Seeger Weiss is proud to announce partner Jeff Grand served on the trial team that secured a jury verdict of $500,000 on behalf of Aaron Stinson, who suffered injuries from a hernia mesh implant. Stinson alleged that the PerFix Plug has caused him lifelong injuries and substantial pain and suffering.
The Ohio federal jury found that although the companies were not proven to act with malice, they failed to adequately warn the plaintiff and his doctor about the risks associated with the Perfix Plug hernia repair device. The jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff on claims of negligence, negligence for failure to warn, and strict liability for failure to warn.
The verdict follows a two-week trial, which marked the third bellwether trial in the Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, a federal multidistrivt litigation (MDL). Grand previously represented Antonio and Alicia Morz De Milanesi in the second bellwether trial, securing $250,000 in damages for the plaintiff and $5,000 in loss of consortium damages for his wife. Currently, there are more than 20,000 cases consolidated before Chief U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus in the Southern District of Ohio.
One of the nation’s preeminent plaintiffs’ law firms, Seeger Weiss is best known for multidistrict mass torts and class actions in both state and federal court—and especially for taking those cases to trial. With the resources and dedication to take on the world’s largest corporations, the firm has an impressive track record of victories against companies like Merck, Monsanto, and 3M—and a reputation for sticking with a case from beginning to end. From offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, the firm has represented over 10,000 individuals, companies, and governments across the United States who have been injured or defrauded on a massive scale. Since its founding in 1999, it has led many of the most complex and high-profile cases in the country: the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, which the Washington Post called “the largest federal court case in U.S. history”; the ongoing “Dieselgate” scandal; the sprawling multistate litigation on behalf of survivors of child sexual abuse; and the history-making National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation.
Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome in any future matter.