Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

FOLLOW US: 

January 2, 2020

First Hernia Mesh Injury Trial in Bard MDL Set for May 2020

Bellwether Trial To Address Injuries Caused by Defective Bard Hernia Mesh


The judge presiding over all U.S. Bard hernia mesh injury lawsuits recently scheduled the first bellwether trial in the litigation for May 11, 2020. With thousands of injury lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard over their medical mesh products, parties will be closely watching this initial trial to see how juries will react to evidence brought forth by both plaintiffs and defendants in hopes of reaching a settlement.

Over 4,500 product liability lawsuits have been filed against Bard for their polypropylene mesh products frequently used in hernia mesh repair surgeries. Each of these claims raise similar complaints that Bard’s hernia mesh products contain dangerous design flaws causing the mesh to buckle, fail, and injure patients with the mesh.

Allegedly, mesh complications caused hernia repair patients to need invasive and painful revision surgeries to remove failed meshes. Specific Bard brands named in these lawsuits include Bard Composix, Bard Perfix, Bard Ventralex, and other polypropylene meshes sold by Bard in recent years.

The nearly 5,000 Bard hernia mesh injury claims were centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in order to most efficiently resolve the lawsuits, which raise similar questions of fact and law. U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. was selected to preside over these cases in the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division and since established a bellwether process to address claims. As part of the bellwether trial process, three representative claims will be heard by juries throughout 2020 so parties can work towards a possible settlement to the Bard litigation.

On December 12, Judge Sargus filed a court order announcing the May 11, 2020 trial date, which will be the first bellwether trial in the Bard litigation. The following two bellwether trial dates will be held in July and September 2020, the specific dates to be determined.

Source: AboutLawsuits.com

Recent Posts

J&J Discontinues Talcum Baby Powder in US and Canada

Johnson & Johnson announced their decision to discontinue their talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada due to the fall in demand from mounting lawsuits of their baby powder causing cancer. On Tuesday May 19, the pharmaceutical and consumer goods giant announced that sales J&J baby powder have fallen due to allegations of […]

Read More
Texas Jury Trial Proceeds Over Zoom during Coronavirus Pandemic

It what may be a first in the U.S., Texas judges requested a jury pool to a court proceeding via video teleconference due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the country. On May 18, a panel of judges and lawyers picked a jury over a Zoom conference video for a “summary jury […]

Read More

Contact Us Today for your free, in-depth case evaluation

We're on Your Side
We're available 24/7
no fees unless you win

Free in-depth 
no obligation case evaluation

ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT: Not available in all states, Andrew Van Arsdale, supervising attorney is licensed only in California, Montana and Nevada, but associates with attorneys throughout the country, Principal office: 3667 Voltaire Street, San Diego, California 92106. 

Consult a doctor on all medical decisions. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services performed is greater than the quality of the legal services performed by other lawyers. AVA Law Group, Inc. not accepting cases in states where this advertising conflicts with laws or state rules. Legal representation is not offered or available in Tennessee. While AVA Law Group, Inc. maintains joint responsibility, most cases are referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility.
envelopephone-handsetmap-markerarrow-right
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram