Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Settlement Amounts | December 2020 Update
Certain types of hernia mesh are associated with several adverse health issues. Thousands of hernia repair patients have reported complications and injuries. Common complaints include hernia recurrence, infection, and organ damage after getting a hernia mesh implant. Many patients even require revision surgery to replace the defective mesh and repair any damage that it caused.
Patients want hernia mesh manufacturers to be held accountable for the harm caused by the dangerous and defective mesh. Tens of thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits have already been filed in state and federal courts across the country. These lawsuits accuse the manufacturers of selling a defective product and failing to warn patients about potential risks.
What is the Average Hernia Mesh Settlement Amount?
As of December 2020, more than 15,840 hernia mesh lawsuits have been consolidated into Multi-District Litigations (MDLs) across the country. Others are pending separately in state courts. However, there haven’t been any mass settlements yet. Why? Hernia mesh litigation is still relatively young. Lawsuits are continually being filed against hernia mesh manufacturers.
Courts are working around the clock to merge similar cases into these MDLs, which are still in the early stages. Bellwether trials, which are used in MDLs to determine the average value of hernia mesh injury cases, are just getting started. Once these bellwether trials are over, the likely value of a hernia mesh claim will be much clearer.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit News – December 2020 Update
Covid Delays Start to Start of Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trials
Bellwether trials in the three major hernia mesh MDLs were originally scheduled to get underway during 2020. However, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, those plans never came to fruition. That’s set to change in 2021.
Bellwether trials in the Bard polypropylene mesh MDL were initially scheduled to begin in May 2020. Then the litigation was moved to September 2020. Now, the first trial is scheduled to commence on January 11, 2021.
Litigation in the Atrium MDL was originally scheduled for May of 2020. Due to COVID, that first bellwether trial date was postponed. The court announced that the first trial would begin on January 20, 2021. Some or all of the court proceedings may be conducted remotely, due to ongoing concerns about the health of those involved.
There are currently 3,223 Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits pending in an MDL in the Northern District of Georgia. Four of those cases have been chosen as “bellwethers.” The first of the Physiomesh bellwether trials is set to begin on January 25, 2021. The second and third bellwether trials are scheduled to get underway on March 29, 2021, and June 7, 2021, respectively.
Bellwether trials are incredibly important to MDL proceedings. How these initial cases are resolved will ultimately set the stage for the thousands of other plaintiffs waiting in the wings.
Three Prominent Medical Device MDLs Face COVID-19 Delays [Expert Institute]
First Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Scheduled
Atrium is currently facing more than 1,400 Atrium C-Cur hernia mesh lawsuits across the nation. Most of those lawsuits have been consolidated in an MDL in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. The first of the bellwether trials in that MDL is scheduled to begin on May 20, 2020. By the end of the summer, cases from all three major hernia mesh MDLs will be underway.
Bard Hernia Mesh Cases Leading the Charge to Settlements in Hernia Mesh Litigations [National Law Review]
C.R. Bard Bellwether Trials Set to Begin in 2020
According to a federal court judge, the first bellwether trials in the Bard hernia mesh MDL will begin on May 8, 2020. A second trial will get underway on July 13th, and a third bellwether trial will begin on September 14th. The results of these three bellwether trials will likely set the tone for the remaining pool of litigants. Today, there are more than 3,500 civil suits pending in the MDL in the Southern District of Ohio.
Bellwether Trials To Begin in 2020 For C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh [Neural IT]
Physiomesh Lawsuits Set to Go to Trial in June 2020
More than 2,300 people are part of an Ethicon Physiomesh MDL in the Northern District of Georgia. The first of those cases is scheduled to go before a jury on June 22, 2020. The federal court must determine the manner of the proceeding and decide which of the plaintiffs’ cases will be selected for the bellwether trial by the end of January.
Legal-Bay Presettlement Funding Outlines Mass Tort Funding List [Yahoo! Finance]
Why Will Hernia Mesh Companies Settle?
Hernia mesh companies – including Bard and Ethicon – are very familiar with surgical mesh lawsuits.
Over the past decade, these manufacturers have paid out billions of dollars for injuries caused by their defective mesh devices.
Courts and juries have regularly sided with patients and held mesh manufacturers accountable.
The verdicts prompted companies to acknowledge that settling cases privately would save time, money, and public embarrassment in the long run.
Today, companies may be inclined to settle hernia mesh lawsuits. Companies will want to avoid the same outcome with the rising number of hernia mesh cases.
How Much is My Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Worth?
The value of hernia mesh lawsuits is still being debated and argued in courtrooms across the country. Since every injury and every case is unique, it can be difficult to pinpoint precisely how much a hernia mesh case is worth.
However, several factors will influence the value of your hernia mesh case. These include.
- Your specific injuries
- The extent of your injuries
- The cost of your medical treatment and recovery
- Other financial costs
- How your injury has affected your quality of life
- How your injury has affected your ability to work
- The specific device used in your hernia repair surgery, and
- If your device was recalled by the FDA.
An experienced hernia mesh injury attorney will be able to tell you your hernia mesh case is worth. Contact Rosen Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation today. Our attorneys will carefully review your case and help you understand your legal options.
Get Help With Your Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Today
Are you struggling with a hernia mesh injury? You may be entitled to compensation. Thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits have already been filed across the country. At Rosen Injury Lawyer, we can help you file a lawsuit of your own to recover the money you deserve.
Call our law firm today for your free, no obligation consultation. Our hernia mesh lawyers will explain your legal rights and answer any questions you have.