By Greg Ryan (October 8, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- C.R. Bard Inc. demanded attorneys' fees on Friday from a woman who dropped her vaginal mesh lawsuit weeks before a scheduled trial in West Virginia, suggesting she only did so because one of her experts failed a medical board examination.
Plaintiffs Linda and Ronald Rizzo dismissed their suit against Bard without explanation on Sept. 20. The trial, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, was a bellwether in the multidistrict litigation brought by thousands of women claiming Bard's transvaginal surgical mesh implants caused them internal injuries and immense pain.
"An award of reasonable attorneys' fees is appropriate because plaintiffs' approach to...
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