Bard Can't Get Memos Excluded From Vaginal Mesh Trial

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 5:36 PM EST) -- C.R. Bard Inc. failed Friday to exclude an employee's proposed changes to vaginal mesh products as evidence in a bellwether trial over injuries allegedly caused by mesh, with a judge finding they touched on the plaintiff's design defect claim.

The ruling came in a suit brought by plaintiff Carolyn Jones in multidistrict litigation over Bard's Avaulta pelvic support devices in West Virginia federal court. The case is scheduled to go to trial on Friday.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin denied Bard's motion in limine to exclude intracompany memorandums from Bard's Bobby Orr, who was head of the company's advanced surgical concepts...

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