Feeling that more progress must be made in the C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL), the presiding judge decided to begin reviewing similar cases in bulk sets, what the court is calling “Waves”, to expedite the resolution process for both plaintiffs and defendants. One of the primary reasons for Judge Joseph R. Goodwin’s decision is the ever increasing number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits being consolidated not only into the C.R. Bard MDL, but also into the other six transvaginal mesh MDLs in West Virginia, all of which are being managed by Judge Goodwin.
According to pretrial order (PTO) #131, there are around 9,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the C.R. Bard MDL.
Judge Goodwin noted in the PTO that there are over 60,000 cases in all seven of the transvaginal mesh MDLs being heard in a U.S. District Court in West Virginia.
In order to uphold the reason for an MDL’s existence, which in part is “to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding”, a rule that Judge Goodwin included in the PTO, the judge ordered that cases in “Wave 3” involve only those wherein the plaintiff received only a C.R. Bard Avaulta product.
After removing cases from Wave 3 that involve products not manufactured by C.R. Bard, the court expects to transfer cases to a federal district court if the cases were filed directly into the C.R. Bard MDL. If the cases were transferred to the MDL, the plan is to transfer those cases back to the federal district court in the state from which the case originated.
The St. Louis law firm of Carey Danis & Lowe is encouraged by Judge Goodwin’s adherence to efficiency in acknowledging that more measurable progress needs to be made in the C.R. Bard MDL. Through sound legal management, such as that displayed by Judge Goodwin, cases can be more swiftly resolved, closing what is for many a chapter of extreme pain and suffering.
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Carey Danis & Lowe practices defective medical device litigation, and represents women from all over the U.S. who allege injury from C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh products.
If you or someone you love sustained an injury from C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh, or another transvaginal mesh product, our law firm invites you to explore your legal options and compensation eligibility during a free case evaluation.
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