Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys

People or loved ones of those who suffered serious complications and side effects of hernia mesh implantation may be eligible for compensation for their medical costs, future costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering through a surgical hernia mesh lawsuit.

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Our Role

Attorneys from Seeger Weiss are part of the Executive Committee and trial teams that are leading the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) against C.R. Bard for injuries and complications caused by Bard Hernia Mesh. In total, C.R. Bard faces more than 18,000 pending lawsuits in the MDL, a procedure which is commonly used to consolidate federal lawsuits into one U.S. district court to allow for the pooling of information and resources, and are guided by a select number of experienced lawyers appointed by a federal judge. Our firm also represents people who have relied on defective hernia mesh products from Ethicon and Atrium Medical in numerous state and federal court proceedings.

  • 9/15/23

    As of September 15, 2023, 20,405 lawsuits have been filed in Re: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation.

  • 7/13/23

    The FDA released a new guide to alert consumers to the risks associated with hernia surgery mesh and assist them in making informed treatment decisions.

  • 6/20/23

    Judge Sargus Jr. denied defendants’ request to replace two of the bellwether trials, Stinson and Bryan, with new cases, finding that the two bellwethers were representative of the MDL’s inventory of cases.

  • 6/15/23

    As of June 15, 2023, 19,707 lawsuits have been filed in In Re: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation.

  • 5/30/23

    Plaintiffs filed a response in opposition to defendant’s request, citing evidence that both the Stinson and Bryan cases should remain as the third and fourth bellwether cases, respectively—as previously ordered by the Court—and should proceed to trial.

  • 5/24/23

    Defendants, C. R. Bard, Inc. and Davol Inc., submitted a brief requesting a change to the bellwether cases, arguing that two of the bellwether trials, Stinson and Bryan, were not representative of the MDL’s inventory of cases.

  • 3/17/23

    The third Bellwether Trial Case, Stinson v. Davol Inc. et al., was rescheduled to October 16, 2023.

  • 12/7/22

    The third Bellwether Trial Case, Stinson v. Davol Inc. et al., was rescheduled to May 15, 2023.

  • 8/17/22

    The third Bellwether trial, Stinson v. Davol Inc. et al. is set to begin on February 23, 2023. The fourth bellwether trial, Bryan v. C.R. Bard, Inc. et al. is set to begin on May 15, 2023.

  • 4/15/22

    Seeger Weiss partner Jeffery Grand was a member of the trial team representing 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.

  • 10/14/21

    The presiding judge again denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment in the second bellwether case, allowing plaintiffs to bring design defect, failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation, and fraudulent misrepresentation/concealment claims for jury adjudication.

  • 9/9/21

    A jury ruled in favor of the defendants in the case of plaintiffs Steven Johns.

  • 9/1/20

    Judge Sargus Jr. denied C.R. Bard’s motion for summary judgment, ruling that there are clear issues of fact as to whether Bard misrepresented or concealed the “substantial risks” associated with using their hernia mesh products that “could lead a jury to conclude they acted willfully or recklessly.”

  • 8/2/18

    The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered claims against C.R. Bard to be centralized before Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. in the Southern District of Ohio. Plaintiffs allege that the company’s polypropylene hernia mesh products were defective, causing serious health complications in patients.