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2nd surgical mesh trial to begin in Charleston

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Another trial involving a surgical mesh lawsuit is scheduled to begin Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.
The Charleston Gazette reports that Wanda Queen’s lawsuit against C.R. Bard Inc. is the second of thousands of surgical mesh federal lawsuits filed nationwide to go to trial.

The lawsuits accuse the pelvic repair products’ manufacturers of inadequate testing, failing to disclose potential risks and fraudulently promoting the mesh as a safe medical device.

Queen’s lawsuit is one of four bellwether cases being heard by U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin to determine the next step in litigation for the remaining lawsuits.

Last week, a federal jury awarded a Georgia woman $2 million in damages in her lawsuit against C.R. Bard. That case was the first to go to trial.

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