Your Guide to Hernia Mesh Litigation Webinar | The American Association For Justice

Your Guide to Hernia Mesh Litigation Webinar

October 10, 2018
Program Information:

Sponsored by Burford Capital

About the Webinar:

Join the leaders of the hernia mesh plaintiff bar to learn about the science behind these dangerous devices. The webinar will provide an overview of the products and defendants in litigation, as well as tips for case selection, discovery strategies, and how it may impact your cases and clients, and the current status of MDLs and state actions.

Registration Fees: 

$179 for AAJ Members
$65 for additional AAJ Members using the same computer

Online registration for this webinar has closed. Please call AAJ Education at 800-622-1791 to register.

Contact AAJ Education: 800-622-1791 | 202-965-3500, ext. 8612 |​​

Invited Faculty:

Michael G. Daly

Michael G. Daly represents individuals throughout the country in class action and mass tort claims involving consumer fraud, environmental harm, defective medical devices, and harmful pharmaceuticals. Currently, Mr. Daly serves on the Law & Briefing, Science, Discovery, and Generic committees in the Zofran birth injury MDL for which Pogust Braslow & Millrood serves as co-lead counsel. In addition to being counsel for bellwether cases in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy and GranuFlo dialysate MDLs, Mr. Daly continues to serve as trial counsel in the multiple vaginal mesh coordinated actions throughout the country. In the vaginal mesh cases that share similar factual and legal scenarios to hernia mesh, Mr. Daly has engaged in dozens of case-specific and expert depositions, as well as responded to extensive Daubert and dispositive briefing. Mr. Daly is a co-applicant to lead AAJ’s Hernia Mesh Litigation Group and generously donates to AAJ PAC. Pogust Braslow & Millrood, an AAJ Leaders Forum member, is located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. 

Adam M. Evans

Adam M. Evans is his firm’s lead attorney in the C-Qur hernia mesh litigation and is on the executive committee for the C-Qur MDL in New Hampshire. He is currently traveling through the United States and Canada to consult with surgeons, materials experts, infections disease experts, regulatory experts, and others in relation to hernia mesh. Mr. Evans serves on the Volunteer Attorney Project, a program that provides pro bono legal services to Kansas City’s elderly and indigent citizens. He received the Rutgers University School of Law – Camden Dean’s Academic Excellence Award, has been listed as a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2014, and was listed as at “Top 40 under 40” attorney by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Evans is a member of the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Hernia Mesh Litigation Group, Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group, Public Affairs Committee, and generously donates to AAJ PAC. The Hollis Law Firm is located in Prairie Village, Kansas. 

Kathleen A. Farinas

Kathleen A. Farinas is a partner at George & Farinas, LLP, where the focus of her practice is injuries caused by toxic exposures and dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals. She has served on counsel in numerous catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, toxic tort, and asbestos personal injury cases. She has been listed in the National Trial Lawyers Association’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” every year since 2014 and was  Ms. Farinas is a sustaining member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Indiana Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus. She is co-chair of the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Hernia Mesh Litigation Group, and a member of AAJ’s Product Liability Section, Asbestos Litigation Group, and Section on Toxic, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts. Ms. Farinas generously donates to AAJ PAC. George & Farinas, LLP, an AAJ Leaders Forum member, is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Jonathan D. Orent

Jonathan D. 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. Mr. Orent is a member of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Litigation Funding Litigation Group and Litigation Group Leaders Council and serves as a co-chair of the Hernia Mesh Litigation Group. Motley Rice, LLC is an AAJ Leaders Forum member and Mr. Orent works out of their Providence, Rhode Island office. 



Program Location:

This webinar streams online through GoToWebinar software.
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
Check-in: 1:55 pm Eastern Time
12:55 pm—Central Time
11:55 am—Mountain Time
10:55 am—Pacific Time
Note: Parts of Arizona and Hawaii do not observe daylight savings.  Please be sure to note correct time for the webinar you register for.

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Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email within one day of registration. Access instructions, course materials, and CLE information for this webinar will be sent to you via email one day before the program.

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MCLE/NCA Requirements:

This webinar is currently in the process of being credited for 1.3 hours of CLE credit.

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