C.R. Bard Inc. was ordered to pay $33 million as compensatory damages to the plaintiff by the New Jersey state court in the first C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh trial that began mid-March. The award included $23 million in compensatory damages to plaintiff Mary McGinnis and $10 million to her husband Thomas McGinnis
The Plaintiff is a woman who received Bard’s TVM implants to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (“POP”) or Stress. Urinary Incontinence that left her suffering from chronic pain. She holds Bard responsible, claiming the devices were defectively designed and manufactured.
The current trial in New Jersey took place before Bergen County Superior Court Judge James DeLuca. Following this decision, a second phase would be convened to determine the punitive damages to be awarded.