Bard Mesh Patients Cite Slow MDL Pace In Bid To Move Suits

By Jody Godoy (February 3, 2016, 8:43 PM EST) -- A Philadelphia-based firm representing women in cases against C.R. Bard Inc. over allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants argued on Wednesday that six dozen of the suits should be transferred to Pennsylvania federal court since they're not about to be resolved in the sprawling multidistrict litigation in West Virginia.

Kline & Specter PC told U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin that it had negotiated with the medical device maker but had not come close to settling the 72 cases it now seeks to transfer to Pennsylvania.

The suits seek to hold the company liable for marketing and selling what the patients allege is...

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