Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: New Discovery Order Issued in C.R. Bard Litigation Expected to Facilitate Discovery Process
The Honorable Judge Joseph Goodwin, who presides over the C.R. Bard Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2187), has issued a recent discovery Order with new discovery procedures that will impact the collection and preservation of evidence in the MDL and move the cases forward. In particular, the new discovery Order provides that “discovery in this proceeding may involve the collection, division, storage, preservation, and production of biomaterials evidence for which special handling, division, storage, and preservation would be warranted.” The Order further provides “that all material that has not previously been analyzed or tested… be preserved in a manner that permits the parties equal access to, and analysis of, the material. The parties will not interfere with or circumvent the analysis and preservation of materials by the Facilities to which any of Plaintiffs’ treating physicians have sent or will send the Materials in the usual course of business.”
C.R. Bard faces thousands of claims from women alleging that their transvaginal mesh device caused serious injuries. In particular, women across the nation have reported a number of serious complications stemming from these transvaginal mesh devices, such as device erosion, organ perforation, intense pain, inability to have sexual intercourse and infection. Many of these women have been required to undergo multiple revision surgeries. Federal cases are consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation against C.R. Bard, In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187) that is pending in the Southern District of West Virginia. As of now, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation reports that there are over 9,500 cases pending against C.R. Bard in the MDL.
If you or a loved one has experienced serious injuries as a result of a transvaginal mesh device, please contact one of our experienced attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP toll-free at 1-800-873-5297. We will confidentially evaluate your case for free and without any obligation.
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