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Bard Holds Onto Trial Win in First Test Case Over Hernia Mesh

Dec. 22, 2021, 4:21 PM

C.R. Bard Inc. and Davol Inc. kept their win in the first test case over their hernia mesh, as a federal court in Ohio rejected a Utah man’s arguments that violations of evidentiary orders entitled him to a new trial.

Steven Johns alleged Ventralight ST mesh products used in two hernia repair procedures caused abdominal adhesions—a type of scar tissue—that left him with chronic pain.

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio rejected his product liability claims in September.

Johns’s arguments for a do-over were rebuffed Tuesday by Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. of ...