STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor
Covidien Defendants Seek Creation of MDL Docket for Hernia Mesh Actions
June 6, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defendants in actions alleging injuries caused by Covidien hernia mesh products have asked the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation to create a coordinated federal docket for the cases, noting the panel has already established four MDLs for hernia mesh litigation.
In a June 5 motion, defendants explain that a fifth MDL proceeding in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York is needed “for the copy-cat cases that allege manufacturing, design, and warning defects” in the Covidien hernia mesh products.
Plaintiffs in the related actions have alleged that more than 20 different Covidien ...
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