Cases involving the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh devices are the subject of coordinated litigation in Federal Court (the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire) before the Hon. Landya McCafferty, and in State Court (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Superior Court) before the Hon. Charles Temple. Atrium Medical Corporation, which designed and manufactured the C-Qur devices (before merging with its Swedish parent corporation, Getinge AB), had its corporate headquarters in New Hampshire, which is where the coordinated C-Qur litigation is located.
When several individuals have suffered similar injuries from the same product or similar products, their cases are often assigned to a single court. Coordinating litigation before a single court is intended to promote efficiency and economy, and to conserve resources. When related cases are coordinated before a single court, important work necessary for the development of these cases does not have to be duplicated, and court rulings that can affect all cases are consistent. When related cases are before a single court, the lawyers who represent plaintiffs are able to work together to achieve their clients’ common goals.
BBGA is co-counsel for several of the plaintiffs in the New Hampshire state court litigation, and BBGA supported the creation of a Federal MDL for coordination of the C-Qur cases filed in the New Hampshire Federal court. BBGA partner Jim Matthews has recently been nominated to serve as State Court Liaison Counsel in the Federal MDL. BBGA looks forward to the opportunity to help in the efforts to move this important litigation forward.
- On March 19, 2017