Emails Show that Bard Knew of TVM Problems
Court records from this summer revealed that transvaginal mesh manufacturer Bard knew that they were manufacturing their mesh out of plastic that was not suitable for implantation in humans. The medical device manufacturer had been told as much by the suppliers of the plastic resin, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Chevron clearly warned Bard that the material was not intended for permanent human implantation, and Bard knowingly ignored this information, going so far as to write in emails that their intentions to use it anyway should be kept from Chevron. Bard knew that Chevron would be worried about the product liability involved.
Because of these emails, the judge in the Donna Cisson case decided that there were legitimate issues of material fact regarding Bard’s knowledge about the materials they were using in their mesh. The jury ended up granting Cisson $250,000 in compensatory damages, and $1.75 million in punitive damages. They found that Bard’s Avaulta Plus Mesh had a defective design and that they filed to warn physicians of the risks involved.
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