The DUDLEY LAW FIRM announces that Plaintiff’s attorneys have discovered Bard documents showing that Bard was using a prohibited, industrial use only resin to make its medical grade pelvic mesh products. This raw polypropylene resin is normally sold for use in making carpet backing and has NEVER, EVER been APPROVED FOR MEDICAL USE. Plaintiff’s requested the Judge reopen discovery on this issue as discovery was closed pursuit to pretrial discovery schedules and the upcoming trial dates. On May 2, the Magistrate Judge Cheryl Eifert of U.S.D.C. for the S.D. West Virginia found that the “sheer volume of the production” of documents by the defendants prevented plaintiffs from discovering these executives communications concerning the resin. In fact, the BARD company is alleged to have formed a shell company to buy the toxic resin because the resin company refused to sell it to Bard once they found out that it was being used in an implantable medical device. This explains some of the severe infections and inflammatory, immune reactions that women are experiencing. How outrageous that a medical device company would do such a thing to the women of this country and to the physicians who believed in this product! Depositions on this issue will hopefully shed some light on the extent of Bard’s misconduct and which devices used this resin as a component. The real question is how many other manufacturers of pelvic mesh products tried to cut corners and used this same toxic, industrial grade resin in their products??? LIZ DUDLEY, Nurse-Attorney, with THE DUDLEY LAW FIRM, is representing women implanted with BARD pelvic mesh and other manufacturers products and has previously litigated and resolved pelvic mesh lawsuits.