C.R. Bard Hernia mesh lawsuits continue to be filed against manufacturers for dangerous complications they have developed after having Bard hernia mesh surgery (Hernioplasty). There have been more than 21,000 lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, hernia mesh manufacturers for wrongful death, infections, organ damage, and more. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury or harm due to hernia mesh, call our Houston Bard hernia mesh lawyers today for a free consultation about your case. (800) 298-0111. The consultation is 100% free and out attorneys and cocounsel charge no fees or expenses to you unless a recovery is made on your behalf.
Important Facts To Know About Your Claim
Bard hernia mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in MDL 2846 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. In Ohio, the statute of limitations to bring a product liability claim is two years from the date of the injury. This can be extended to run starting the date the Plaintiff knew or should have known of the injury. Your claim may be subject to the SOL and related rules in the state where your injury occurred.
Latest Update on Bard Hernia Mesh
Motion to Remand for Trial
1/2024 Plaintiffs have filed a motion to remand the remaining cases in the Bard Hernia Mesh case to the federal courts from which they were transferred to be set for individual trials.
Hernia Mesh Settlements
12/2023 Hernia mesh lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson & Ethicon have entered into a settlement out of court in a Georgia MDL that resolved roughly 225 cases. They also resolved about 160 earlier in MDL 2782. Whether or not Bard will settle the Bard hernia mesh lawsuits remaining in the MDL has yet to be seen.
Bard Hernia Mesh Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hernia Repair Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a surgical implant that is used to repair damaged areas in the muscle or connective tissue. Usually, a result of an abdominal organ, intestine, or fatty tissue breaking through a weakened area, the screen-like design of hernia mesh provides extra support to the damaged wall. Hernia mesh products come in many different shapes and sizes, designed for different kinds of surgical repairs.
What are the Complications of Bard Hernia Repair Mesh?
There are many complications that may develop after undergoing hernia mesh surgery. When Bard hernia mesh implant is inserted incorrectly, some have seen that the mesh implant migrates from its original position. Others have developed Seromas, which are pockets of fluid that require surgery to be removed. There have also been reports of the mesh moving and perforating other organs as well as becoming stuck to internal tissue.
What Injuries are Associated with Defective Hernia Mesh?
The medical conditions associated with defective hernia mesh include erosion of the mesh, mesh migration, sepsis, bowel paralysis, perforation of internal organs, fistula, seroma, pelvic inflammatory disease, severe abdominal pain, hematoma, severe allergic reaction, infections, bowel obstruction, and reopening of the hernia itself.
What are the Results of the C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trials?
To date, four Bard Hernia Mesh bellwether trials have taken place with three resulting in Plaintiff’s verdicts.
- In December of 2021, a bellwether trial against C.R. Bard resulted in a defense verdict after a 4-week trial.
- The second bellwether trial in January 2022 resulted in a $250,000 verdict.
- The third Bard hernia mesh trial to take place was not part of the MDL and was not a true bellwether trial. It took place in Rhode Island in August of 2022 and resulted in a $4.8 million dollar verdict.
- The third bellwether trial concluded in October of 2023 with a $500,000.00 verdict in favor of the plaintiff.
- The next bellwether trial is set for April 8, 2024, involving a Florida resident who received the Bard 3D Max Hernia mesh.
At present, there is a fifth bellwether trial set for January 2024. This case was originally selected by the defense but they later attempted to postpone it because the plaintiff’s injuries are worse than they initially anticipated.
Talk to a C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been severely injured as a result of C.R. Bard’s hernia mesh, you may be entitled to recover damages. Contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. today at (713) 932-0777 to set up a free consultation and learn more about your case. When we handle your case, our firm charges no attorney’s fees or litigation expenses to you unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor. The firms we partner with work on the same terms.
*Some mass tort cases are handled in association with other law firms as cocounsel.