Joseph H. Saunders

Inferior Vena Cava Blood Filter Lawsuit Going to Trial in March 2018

The first bellwether trial regarding thousands of IVC (inferior vena cava) filter lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. is set to in March. It is tentatively scheduled to go to trial on March 13, 2018, assuming the Court is able to resolve […]

James Humann


On January 9, 2018, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young issued a Scheduling Order in Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2570. This is the second bellwether case scheduled for trial against Cook Medical for injuries caused by its inferior vena cava filter products.

Roopal Luhana

First Two Bair Hugger Bellwether Trials Scheduled to be Ready to Go by April 2018

In December 2015, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally-filed Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits into one court in the District of Minnesota for pre-trial proceedings. Since then, the litigation has grown, with over 1,000 cases […]

James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bard Blood Clot Filter Litigation

According to the Order issued in Multidistrict Litigation 2641 (MDL 2641) the first BARD IVC Filter bellwether case – Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474) – is set to begin trial on March 14, 2018.

Roopal Luhana

Some Plaintiffs Oppose Centralization for Heater-Cooler Lawsuits

On November 6, 2017, LivaNova Deutschland GmbH and Sorin Group USA, Inc. filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to request the consolidation of all federally-filed personal injury lawsuits involving the 3T Stockert Heater-Cooler in […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Florida Woman Has to Undergo Plastic Surgery to Repair Mesh Damage

On October 13, 2017, a Florida woman filed a hernia mesh lawsuit against C.R. Bard, Inc. and Davol, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Florida. The plaintiff claims that after she was implanted with the Ventralex […]

T. Thomas Metier

When Expert Testimony is Excluded, When Is It Abuse of Discretion?

In Redd v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., No. 16-3428, (8th Cir., 2017) the United States Court for the Eighth District answered that question. In 2008 Judith Redd (“Redd”) received a total hip replacement. She was five feet tall, weighed 302 pounds, […]

Roopal Luhana

Massachusetts District Court Outlines Process for Stryker LFIT Bellwether Trials

In April 2017, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally-filed Stryker LFIT hip implant lawsuits into one court in the District of Massachusetts. Since then, the parties have been working toward preparing a select group of […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Aesculap and Attune Knee Implant Failure Lawsuits Filed

Another artificial knee implant has come under scrutiny after 25 plaintiffs filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court over allegedly defective knee replacement devices marketed by B. Braun’s Aesculap Implant Systems subsidiary. The lawsuit alleges that B. Braun concealed from […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Mexico Woman Has to Have Infected Parietex Mesh Removed

On October 5, 2017, a New Mexico woman filed a Covidien hernia mesh lawsuit in the District of New Mexico. She claims that after she was implanted with the mesh, she experienced serious injuries that required additional hospitalization. She seeks […]