The mounting number of Hernia Mesh cases against C.R. Bard urged a group of plaintiffs to file a motion with the JPML to centralize all Bard Ventralex and Bard Perfix hernia mesh lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
At least 60 hernia mesh lawsuits are pending in a number of different U.S. District Courts, each sharing one common factor: they are all made of synthetic polypropylene. Allegations raised are that polypropylene used in hernia mesh was dangerous and defective, leading to more chances of failure and need for a hernia revision surgery; individuals implanted with the mesh also experienced painful and debilitating complications.
A hearing is set for May 31 in Chicago or July 26 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when the U.S. JPML is expected to schedule oral arguments for the motion for consolidation.