Bard Ends 97 More Suits In Pelvic Mesh MDL

Law360, Boston (May 26, 2017, 2:39 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Friday dismissed dozens of pelvic mesh cases against C.R. Bard Inc. after the New Jersey company reached settlements.

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin said 97 suits “have been compromised and settled.” Thousands of cases against the mesh maker for allegedly selling defective mesh products were consolidated in West Virginia, just a smaller part of tens of thousands of cases against companies like Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific.

Bard faced the first jury trial in the MDLs over the use of transvaginal surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence....

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