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Ohio Federal Judge Stays Ventralight Hernia Mesh Case Pending JPML Ruling

CLEVELAND — An Ohio federal judge has granted C.R. Bard Inc.’s request to stay a Venralight hernia mesh action pending a federal panel’s decision to create a multidistrict litigation docket for arising from the defendant’s hernia mesh products.

On July 2, Judge Sara Lioi of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio explained that without a stay, Bard may face a hardship by having to defend the instant action in different forums. The judge added that the plaintiff will not be prejudiced by a stay because the case is in its early stages.

Lisa Clark alleges she ...

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