Jasper manages Jones Ward’s Class Action cases as well as managing all metal-on-metal hip implant litigation for recalled products such as the DePuy ASR, Zimmer Durom, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, and allegedly defective metal-on-metal hips made by companies like Zimmer, Biomet, Smith & Nephew and Wright. He also manages the firm’s pharmaceutical cases involving injuries from drugs such as Xarelto, Benicar, low testosterone products, Actos, vaginal mesh and other drug and device cases.
Jasper was recently named in a survey of fellow members of the Louisville bar as “Best In Louisville” in both class action and personal injury litigation. In 2014 and 2015, Ward was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Ward currently serves on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the Stryker Hip Recall MDL, and recently completed service on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in MDL No. 2407, In Re: Higher One OneAccount (which involved student loan banking deceptive trade practices lawsuits). He is co-lead counsel in the Nutek Baby Wipes Recall litigation, which affected baby wipes sold at Walgreens, Sam’s Club, and Family Dollar. From 2010 through final settlement in 2012, Ward represented the largest group of plaintiffs remaining in MDL No. 1836, In Re: Mirapex Products Liability Litigation, pending in the District of Minnesota.
Jasper recently served as co-lead counsel on class actions in Kentucky regarding a train derailment in West Point, Kentucky, through final approval of the settlement.
Jasper is currently lead counsel on approximately 100 Reglan/Metoclopramide cases that he is litigating in Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis and Atlanta. Jasper is pursuing both the generic drug manufacturers as well as the product education monograph (PEM) companies for failing to warn his clients about the dangerous tardive dyskinesia disease.
Before co-founding Jones Ward PLC, Jasper had his own practice at Bahe Cook Cantley& Jones, PLLC, and was an associate at Tachau Meek, PLC, one of the top commercial litigation firms in Kentucky. Jasper graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 and from University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2007, with honors.
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