C.R. Bard, Inc. ("Bard") faces approximately 8,000 claims that its Avaulta vaginal mesh devices are defective, injuring and maiming thousands of women throughout the United States. On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the second jury trial in a row came done hard on Bard. Jurors in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Virginia awarded plaintiff Donna Cisson $2,000,000.00. $1,750,000.00 of the award was allocated to punitive damages. Not surprisingly, Bard's lawyers reflexively argued they will appeal. The decision comes on the heels of a July 2012 verdict in Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield, California, where a jury ordered Bard and a doctor to pay $5,500,000.00 to compensate Elaine Houghton. Kern County is known for its conservative jury awards. With two multi-million dollar verdicts and another 8,000 cases coming down the pipeline, the reserves Bard's insurance carriers will allocate, or allocated, is likely substantial. Kristensen Weisberg, LLP represents scores of women against manufacturers for defective vaginal mesh implants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at your convenience.