CR Bard Can't Duck Its Part Of $5.5M Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (November 19, 2014, 6:35 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a $5.5 million verdict against C.R. Bard Inc. and a gynecologist that found the two responsible for a woman's injuries from a vaginal mesh implant in the first such case to go to trial.

The panel rejected Bard's argument that the negligence theories submitted to the jury were erroneous, finding instead that the jury correctly considered whether Bard, as the designer of the medical device, could face negligence claims even if it wasn't found responsible under strict liability claims, according to the decision.

Bard had contended that the theory presented to the jury that...

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