Judge Nixes Doctor Chats In Hernia Patch Case

Law360, New York (January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Citing an earlier Vioxx case ruling, a federal judge has rejected the bid of health care products maker C.R. Bard Inc. to speak off the record with the plaintiffs' doctors in the multidistrict product liability case over a purportedly defective hernia mesh patch.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Lincoln Almond on Tuesday denied C.R. Bard and subsidiary Davol Inc.'s motion seeking ex parte contact with plaintiffs' treating physicians, citing an earlier decision handed down in the Vioxx litigation as a major factor in his ruling.

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