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The attorneys general of 48 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against CR Bard for $600 million, and states are beginning to recover damages in the case.

The suit is based on claims that the medical manufacturer downplayed the risks of its transvaginal mesh. This misleading information cost states hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicaid and state insurance claims. 

New Hampshire, one state involved in the lawsuit and recently awarded $661,071; the state will allocate the money to its Consumer Protection Bureau. 

Atrium is facing similar lawsuits to Bard for its hernia mesh product line.

Source: New Hampshire Business Review

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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