Bard Faces Thousands of Hernia Mesh Lawsuits as Plaintiffs Seek Compensation for Defective Devices

C.R. Bard, a New Jersey-based medical device company, is currently facing over 18,000 lawsuits alleging that its hernia mesh devices were defective and caused injuries and complications for thousands of hernia surgery patients. The lawsuits are spread across all 50 states, and hernia mesh attorneys are handling these claims.

The latest news and updates on the hernia mesh lawsuit against C.R. Bard and the status of the Bard hernia mesh class-action MDL are as follows:

– In November 2023, the fourth bellwether trial involving Bard is scheduled to begin in April 2024. The trial will focus on a case brought by Jacob Bryan, who experienced complications with the Bard 3DMax hernia mesh.

– Jacob Bryan’s lawsuit alleges design defects in the mesh, which led to its failure and resulted in the need for surgical removal and permanent injuries. The lawsuit also raises concerns about Bard’s failure to provide adequate warnings about the risks associated with the mesh.

– In November 2023, the C.R. Bard hernia mesh class action MDL added another 399 new cases, bringing the total number of pending cases to 20,768. The MDL has been adding an average of at least 300 new cases each month since the beginning of the year.

– Bard has lost three consecutive cases in the MDL, including a $4.8 million verdict in Rhode Island and a $500,000 verdict in Stinson. Despite these losses, there were no punitive damages awarded, which Bard may view as a partial victory.

– The upcoming trial involving Jacob Bryan is expected to put more pressure on Bard, as it is another opportunity for plaintiffs to secure a significant verdict.

– Bard’s strategy of delaying the settlement process by proceeding with trials has not deterred plaintiffs who continue to file new cases at a steady rate.

– The next bellwether trial, Stinson v. C.R. Bard, is set to begin on October 16, 2023. This trial is critical as it could trigger a hernia mesh settlement by forcing Bard to offer reasonable settlement amounts.

– The pace of progress in the Bard MDL has been slow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the MDL is now nearing its conclusion, with potential settlement negotiations on the horizon.

– The estimated average settlement payout in Bard hernia mesh lawsuits is around $80,000, although individual plaintiff compensation will vary based on the severity of their injuries.

If you believe you have a hernia mesh case against Bard, it is not too late to take legal action. Contact hernia mesh attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your options and determine the best course of action.