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Bard Hernia Mesh Design Flaw, Warning Claims Cleared for Trial

Sept. 2, 2020, 4:17 PM

C.R. Bard Inc. and Davol Inc. must face most of a Utah man’s claims in the first test trial in multidistrict proceedings over its polypropylene hernia mesh devices, the Southern District of Ohio said.

And Steven Johns may seek punitive damages, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio held Tuesday, saying he raised fact issues concerning alleged misrepresentation or concealment of certain risk information that could lead a jury to conclude the companies acted willfully or recklessly.

Thousands of case are pending in the MDL.

Johns alleged defective Ventralight ST mesh products used in two hernia repair ...

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