Published February 25, 2015 by PR Web
St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) February 25, 2015
A St. Louis law firm specializing in defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe reports on a new pretrial order (PTO) that a West Virginia federal court recently filed in the C.R. Bard vaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL). The PTO #167 pertains to cases selected for the bellwether trial process.
As mentioned in the PTO, one of these bellwether cases involving the plaintiff Debra Wise came to a settlement before going to trial. The order does not provide any details on the settlement. The Debra Wise case is Wise, et al. v. C.R. Bard, Inc., 2:12-cv-01378.
Though the PTO reveals nothing about the Wise settlement, the decision on the part of the vaginal mesh manufacturer, C.R. Bard, to settle the bellwether case before the trial start date of February 18, 2015 is important. According to the team of defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe, the decision to settle could have been influenced by a number of factors, including pressure from the court.
A Reuters report from early February 2015 quoted the federal judge presiding over the C.R. Bard MDL as saying that he was “going to kick it into high gear”, in reference to working to resolve the tens of thousands of cases targeted at C.R. Bard and six other vaginal mesh manufacturers.
Carey Danis & Lowe represents women who claim to have suffered injuries from transvaginal mesh. Our team of defective medical device lawyers continue to file transvaginal mesh lawsuits on their behalf.
For legal assistance, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519.
About Carey Danis & Lowe
Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 for more information about our legal services.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, “In Re: C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187, Pretrial Order #167”, February 19, 2015: http://bit.ly/pto-167
Reuters, “U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits”, Jessica Dye, February 5, 2015: http://bit.ly/us-judge-urges-settlement