Numerous transvaginal mesh manufacturers have mass tort cases pending in federal and state courts across the country. However, the fourth and final CR Bard bellwether trial is now delayed, according to court documents.
CR Bard Faces Ongoing Delays In Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
The first postponement moved Jones v. CR Bard, originally slated for Dec. 3, 2013, to Jan. 10, 2014. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin signed off on the postponement. However, the Southern District of West Virginia court didn’t give an official reason for that delay. Specialty finance company Case Funding notes that the postponement to Jan. 10 was the third time the case had been delayed.
Plaintiff’s Witness Causes Latest CR Bard Trial Delay
A judge postponed the case again because the plaintiff’s primary witness is unavailable, according to court documents. The plaintiff requested a continuance because expert witness Dr. Donald Ostergard needed to handle his wife’s “emergent medical needs.” As a result, this unexpected delay put the bellwether trial on hold indefinitely. The case is one of more than 6,200 involving CR Bard.
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CR Bard Ruling Could Predict Future TVM Litigation Outcomes
This case’s ruling may provide key insight into transvaginal mesh trials, according to Case Funding. CR Bard already settled thousands of mesh cases prior to this one. Regardless, the company currently faces nearly 5,300 vaginal mesh implant lawsuits. This trial may set the bar for additional future outcomes, if and when it finally happens. Due to this case’s importance to the rest of the company’s litigation, going to trial soon is essential.
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