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A federal judge in West Virginia ordered C.R. Bard, Inc. to pay $2 million to Donna Cisson, who blamed Bard’s Avaulta mesh devices for causing organ damage and making sexual intercourse difficult when the device eroded, according to media reports.

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin left the jury’s verdict intact, finding that the jury had reasonable evidential basis to find for Ms. Cisson in her claims that the Avaulta mesh was defective, and Bard failed to warn doctors and consumers of risks known to them.

According to Bloomberg News, the Charleston, West Virginia jury deliberated for two days before finding that Bard was liable.

Bard pulled Avaulta mesh implants off the market after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered manufacturers of vaginal mesh products to investigate rates of organ damage, infection, and pain occurring during sexual intercourse.


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