National Plaintiffs’ Law Firm Parker Waichman LLP is Accepting New Clients Who Were Injured by Bard Hernia Mesh
Hernias are painful, inconvenient, and sometimes even debilitating. Surgery is the only method of repairing them because hernias do not heal on their own. That being said, typically, hernia surgery is supposed to be minor surgery. Unless enormous complications arise and depending on where your hernia grew, you could be out of the operating room and back on the couch convalescing in a matter of hours. You expect that the surgery will go smoothly, especially if the surgeon can do it laparoscopically (sometimes referred to as “keyhole surgery”). Sometimes your surgeons must repair your hernia with open surgery, but even then, you have every reason to believe that you will be back on your feet in no time.
The majority of the people who have hernia surgery come through unscathed. However, there are a substantial number of people who suffered significant personal injuries and illnesses because of defective hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard and Davol.
National law firm Parker Waichman LLP is actively investigating claims that hernia patients suffered severe injuries due to defective hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard and Davol. Parker Waichman’s Bard Hernia Mesh Attorneys are committed to maximizing your opportunity to recover a substantial financial award as compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages stemming from complications arising from having a hernia repaired with defective Bard hernia mesh. Let their experience, track record of success, and reputation for tenaciously seeking justice for their clients help you level the playing field against major medical device manufacturers such as C.R. Bard and Davol.
Claims Against C.R. Bard and Davol
C.R. Bard and Davol (collectively “Bard”) are embroiled in substantial litigation battling allegations that their defective hernia mesh caused numerous people severe, if not life-threatening, injuries. A major lawsuit is pending in the Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence against Bard for damages relating to hernia mesh claims. The Rhode Island Superior Court judge hearing the case established an order allowing plaintiffs to join the proceeding with attorneys who are from out of state, like Parker Waichman LLP. Parker Waichman’s medical device defect attorneys are no strangers to prosecuting their clients’ claims in various courts throughout the United States and can fight for you anywhere in the U.S., especially in nearby Providence, R.I.
The case described above is not the only case out of Rhode Island, which is the home state for the company. In 2011, the Bard told its shareholders that it had proposed to settle litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island for $184 million. That litigation involved Bard’s Composix Kugel product line.
If you do not qualify for joining the Rhode Island lawsuit, you may initiate your suit in a court in your jurisdiction, or you may seek to enter your case with others. For example, plaintiffs have filed claims about pelvic mesh throughout the United States which the U.S. Panel on Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia.
MDL cases are similar to class-action lawsuits but vary in a significant way. In a class-action lawsuit, the named plaintiff represents the entire group of people because all claims are mostly the same. It is, therefore, more efficient to have one plaintiff come to court rather than thousands when the remedy for every plaintiff is the same.
By contrast, MDL cases go through the discovery and motion process, but one plaintiff does not speak for all at settlement or a trial. Every plaintiff is unique and is treated individually as it relates to their damages, but all of the information obtained in discovery and the theories of liability and defense are the same. The MDL procedure allows the presiding judge to become an expert on that particular case. Both sides benefit from this efficient manner of proceeding to trial. The lawyers and counsel will select a few “bellwether” trials out of the collection of cases pending in the MDL. The judge and the lawyers have an opportunity to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of their cases. After a couple of bellwether trials, the parties can determine with reasonable certainty how the remaining claims will go and resolve the cases.
Basis for Legal Claims Against Bard
When a person is injured or suffered adverse side effects from a medical procedure, which does not necessarily mean that the medical device manufacturer is responsible. However, device manufacturers owe a legal duty to their customers. A violation of that duty which causes an injury leads liability for monetary damages.
Hernia mesh manufacturers like Bard have an obligation to:
- Warn patients about all possible side effects. Failing to warn about side effects, such as those which can occur from Bard hernia mesh such as adhesion, perforation, migration, infection, and excessive scar tissue, among other injuries, could lead to liability for the damages flowing from those side effects.
- Thoroughly research their product.
- Design products safely,
- Manufacture products carefully,
- Not exaggerate the product’s effectiveness, and
- Carefully instruct surgeons on the use of the product.
No one should have to worry about whether the device their doctor trusted with their life will work correctly.
Why Choose Parker Waichman LLP?
Parker Waichman LLP has won over $2 Billion in recoveries for their clients. Parker Waichman LLP has earned numerous accolades for superior legal work. Please visit our Client Testimonials and Verdicts and Settlements pages for further information about our happy clients and the successes we had on their behalf.
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Please note that there are stringent time limits on when you can file a claim and delay in acting could result in you forfeiting your valuable rights. If you or your loved one experienced adverse complications after hernia surgery, the difficulties might be connected to defective Bard hernia mesh, and you could be eligible for a financial award. Please visit our Client Testimonials and Verdicts and Settlements pages for further information about our happy clients and the successes we had on their behalf.
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