Ben C. Martin lives in Dallas, Texas. His practice extends across the country and he represents people in all fifty states, having tried cases in many of them. From day one he has dedicated his career to representing people who have been harmed by the negligence of corporations including those companies manufacturing dangerous products, medical devices, drugs, and machines.
Transvaginal mesh litigation is a focus of his firm, Martin Baughman’s, day to day activities. He and his partner, Laura Baughman have represented neurologically injured women from vaginal mesh for years and for years to come intend to afford justice for those with these catastrophic injuries. Mr. Martin has settled numerous TVM cases and is serving as lead counsel in ongoing litigation in many more cases involving neurological complications caused by the transvaginal mesh products that have tragically left many victims in their wake. Preparations are being made by Mr. Martin and Martin Baughman to try cases the firm has filed in both state and federal courts around the country.
Mr. Martin serves in national leadership positions in medical device litigation including his current position as co-lead counsel of the Cook IVC Filter Multi-District litigation, co-lead counsel of the Rex-Argon state court consolidated proceedings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and serves on several other steering committees in medical device litigation. His recent 3 million dollar verdict obtained against Cook Medical with Laura Baughman and their team is the first design defect verdict in an IVC filter case and was the largest actual damages award that had ever been entered in any IVC filter case.
Mr. Martin is board certified in both civil trial law and personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This double board certification is held by less than one percent of all Texas lawyers. He is a frequent speaker both nationally and internationally on the topic of pharmaceutical device litigation and products liability. He has served as president of the Dallas chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of the executive committee for that chapter. For many years he served as adjunct professor of law, trial advocacy, at Southern Methodist University Law School.