U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Ranks Georgia Personal Injury Firm Among Nation’s ‘Best Law Firms’

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The Athens, Georgia-based personal injury law firm of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., a national leader in the area of defective transvaginal mesh litigation, receives highest recognition in recently released rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

The Athens, Georgia-based law firm received Atlanta Tier 1 rankings in the practice areas of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Product Liability Litigation.

The Georgia personal injury attorneys of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., have been named among the nation’s top law firms in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

The Athens, Georgia-based law firm received Atlanta Tier 1 rankings in the practice areas of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Product Liability Litigation. The law firm also was ranked in the areas of Commercial Litigation (Atlanta Tier 3).

According to U.S. News, the rankings evaluate a law firm’s expertise, responsiveness, cost-effectiveness and civility as well as whether the firm deserves to be recommended for its work.

The rankings are based on evaluations from clients and lawyers along with additional information provided by the firms. They are broken into 75 different practice areas, while as many as 119 practice areas are represented in rankings that are arranged by metropolitan area.

Since 2006, the defective medical device and product liability lawyers of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., have pursued claims throughout the U.S. involving defective transvaginal mesh products, including handling attorney referrals from co-counsel across the country.

Henry Garrard III, the Georgia law firm’s managing partner, currently is serving as lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the In re Avaulta Pelvic Support Systems Product Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The MDL includes several pelvic mesh products sold by C.R. Bard, Inc. and designed and manufactured by one or more subsidiaries of Covidien, plc – the Avaulta Biosynthetic, Avaulta Plus, Avaulta Solo, Pelvicol, PelviLace, PelviSoft, Pelvitex, Uretex and / or Align products that were implanted in the female pelvic region for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Garrard previously served as lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the In Re Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products Liability Litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (MDL No. 2004). In June 2010, following one week of consolidated jury trial, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., successfully resolved the claims of more than 100 women in that case.

Established in 1984, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., is one of the largest law firms in the Northeast Georgia area. In addition to the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® rankings, the firm has been recognized for its ethics, skill and professionalism by Martindale-Hubbell®, American College of Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Media/Atlanta Magazine.

For more information about the firm’s Georgia personal injury lawyers, including its defective surgical mesh litigation team, call (866) 354-3544 or use the firm’s online contact form.

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