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Bard Settles Vaginal-Mesh Case Before Second Federal Trial

C.R. Bard Inc. agreed to settle a woman’s claims that its vaginal-mesh implants caused her injuries as the second federal trial of lawsuits over the devices was about to begin in West Virginia.

Attorneys for Wanda Queen of North Carolina notified a judge in Charleston, West Virginia, today that they had settled the case. She said Bard’s Avaulta insert caused pain and forced her to have six surgeries. The accord came a week after a jury ordered Bard to pay $2 million in damages in another West Virginia suit involving the product.