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Hernia Mesh Mass Torts Trials to Begin in 2020

The US District Court, Southern District of Ohio, issued an order in late November indicating that trials would begin in 2020 for C.R. Bard polypropylene mesh defective product lawsuits. The trials will come from a discovery pool the court will create for cases linked to hernia mesh complications.

Plaintiffs in the case allege that they have experienced pain, infection, and even hernia recurrence as a result of a deficiency in Bard’s hernia mesh product. Similar cases have been brought forward in hernia mesh cases with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh, in which plaintiffs experienced similar complications.

There is, however, still a long process ahead for plaintiffs before their day in court. The court will need to create a discovery pool that will include 12 representative cases of hernia mesh complications. A list of 6 cases on behalf of the plaintiff and defense counsels will be submitted on January 31, 2019 at the earliest. Once discovery has concluded, the court will form a bellwether pool of 6 lawsuits from the initial 12 to try in early 2020. Currently, there are at least 209 pending hernia mesh lawsuits filed in the Southern District of Ohio.

If you or a loved one is suffering due to complications involving a hernia mesh procedure, the experienced mass torts attorneys at Laborde Earles Law Firm are ready to advocate on your behalf. These procedures should exist to alleviate pain, not create more suffering. Our compassionate and diligent legal team is dedicated to holding negligent corporations responsible. We are prepared to partner with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Reach out and schedule an appointment to discuss your legal options.