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