Type: News
Date: 11/09/2023

Taft’s Client Wins $500,000 Verdict in Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, an Ohio federal jury awarded $500,000 to Taft’s client, Aaron Stinson, who had sued C.R. Bard Inc. and its Davol Inc. subsidiary over injuries he sustained from a hernia mesh device that adhered to his insides. The jury found he sustained his claims that the companies failed to warn him about the risks. Stinson’s case is one of many that were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation over this medical device. Taft partner David Butler served as local counsel to Stinson. The case is In re: Davol Inc./C.R. Bard Inc. Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, case number 2:18-md-2846, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Butler is a litigation partner in Taft’s Columbus office. He has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, mass tort class actions, and multi-district litigations. Butler concentrates his practice in federal court, representing companies in a wide range of nuanced, commercial, and mass tort legal matters. He also routinely serves as local counsel in federal court.

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