Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiffs Seek MDL for Product Liability Claims Involving C.R. Bard’s Polypropylene Devices, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
NEW YORK, April 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that seeks centralization of all federally-filed hernia mesh lawsuits involving propylene devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. and its Davol, Inc. subsidiary. (IN RE: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2846)
According to the April 10th filing, there are currently more than 50 hernia mesh lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard and Davol in federal courts around the country, all of which involve injuries allegedly related to the companies’ polypropylene implants, including the Ventralex and Perfix products. Plaintiffs similarly allege that the devices were defectively designed and caused them to experience debilitating complications and adverse reactions.
The motion contends that centralization of the docket in a single U.S. District Court will improve judicial efficiency, reduce duplicative discovery, avoid conflicting pretrial rulings from different judges and serve the convenience of the witnesses, the parties and the courts. Plaintiffs have proposed the U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, or alternatively, the Western District of Missouri, as possible venues for the multidistrict litigation.
“Our Firm has heard from numerous individual who suffered serious injuries and complications allegedly related to polypropylene hernia mesh marketed by C.R. Bard and other medical device companies. This litigation has the potential to be large and will likely benefit from centralization,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who experienced recurrence and revision following implantation of polypropylene hernia mesh devices.
Hernia Mesh Litigation
C.R. Bard is only one of the medical devices manufacturers currently facing litigation over polypropylene hernia mesh implants.
Nearly 700 hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon, Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh products are currently centralized before a single judge in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Ethicon announced a worldwide market withdrawal of these products on May 25, 2016, after unpublished registry data indicated that Physiomesh was associated with higher recurrence and revision rates when used in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair compared to other mesh implants. (IN RE: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2782)
Atrium Medical Corp. is facing at least 30 lawsuits involving its C-Qur hernia mesh implants, all of which have been centralized in a multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire. Plaintiffs involved in this litigation claim that the C-Qur design causes an inflammatory response that may result in improper fixation, bowel adhesions and other severe complications. (IN RE: Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2753)
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to patients who were allegedly injured by polypropylene hernia mesh implants manufactured by C.R. Bard and other companies. To learn more about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to once again be named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country. This year’s nomination marks the thirteenth year the firm has been named to this prestigious annual list.
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