MDL Judge Urged To Move Ethicon, Bard Mesh Suits To Philly

By Matt Fair (June 19, 2015, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Hundreds of plaintiffs suing C.R. Bard Inc. and Ethicon Inc. over alleged injuries from pelvic mesh implants have asked that their cases be moved from a crowded West Virginia multidistrict litigation program into Pennsylvania federal court so that their claims can be dealt with more quickly.

The Philadelphia-based Kline & Specter PC argued on Wednesday that clients it represents in some 570 cases spread across two separate MDLs against Bard and Ethicon should have their claims moved to Pennsylvania given the extensive backlog faced by the West Virginia federal court.

"Given the large case inventory and the unlikelihood of a prompt...

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