Bard Strikes $60M Multistate Deal Over Pelvic Mesh Marketing

Law360 (September 24, 2020, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker C.R. Bard Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to a $60 million settlement with the attorneys general of 48 states and Washington, D.C., to end claims the company deceptively marketed its transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients by downplaying serious risks.

"Neglecting to disclose risks or side effects of medical products is dangerous, irresponsible, even deadly," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in announcing the settlement with Bard over its mesh device marketing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement Thursday that Bard misled women...

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