HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Mesh Litigation Faculty
Henry G. Garrard III is a dedicated Athens personal injury and plaintiffs’ litigation lawyer at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. Throughout his extensive career, he has handled a wide variety of complex injury claims, including those involving medical malpractice and products liability, as well as qui tam litigation, tort liability, and class actions. Additionally, he has experience handling very complicated litigation, including multidistrict litigation.
Henry attended the University of Georgia where he graduated cum laude in 1968 with his B.B.A. degree. Following this, he obtained his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1970. During his time at school, Henry was a member of Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key, and was on the Editorial Board for the Georgia Law Review from 1969-1970.
Jonathan Orent litigates for people alleging harm by defective medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, including all aspects of discovery and expert development. He represents women suffering from painful side effects associated with pelvic mesh/sling products in thousands of filed cases against multiple corporations, as well as hernia patients harmed by mesh repairs.
Jonathan was appointed lead counsel of hernia mesh litigation In re Atrium Medical Corp. C-QUR Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL #2753. He serves as co-liaison counsel in transvaginal mesh litigation In re C.R. Bard Inc. in New Jersey state court and as state court liaison counsel in Massachusetts. He is a member of the litigation team that successfully tried the Barba case to a $100 million verdict in Delaware (later reduced by appeal to $10 million). Jonathan also led the successful appeal to the Massachusetts Court of Appeals, which allowed key evidence relating to Boston Scientific’s alleged knowledge of the potential harm caused by its products. Jonathan is co-chair of the AAJ Hernia Mesh Litigation Group.
Crystal Utley, Vice President of Case Development, Garretson Resolution Group , Charlotte, NC