JPML Creates MDL Docket for Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Unit Cases in Minnesota

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has transferred all cases alleging injuries caused by Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming units or blankets to Minnesota federal court for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings.

In a Dec. 11 order, the panel explained that the actions involve common questions of fact and centralization will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.

Showard Law Firm represents the only Arizona plaintiff in the consolidated MDL and will be filing additional claims in the MDL.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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