A jury in Bergen County, New Jersey, on April 13 awarded $35 million in punitive damages in a suit against C.R. Bard over defective pelvic mesh products. With the $33 million award for compensatory damages from the same jury on April 12, the total award to Mary McGinniss and her husband comes to $68 million.

The jury found that Bard’s Avaulta Solo Prolapse Repair System and the Align Transobturator Stress Urinary Incontinence Repair System were defectively designed and failed to contain adequate warnings. The jury found that as a result of the defects in these two medical devices, Mary McGinniss underwent several surgeries and has been left with permanent pain and serious injuries.

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