MARY LISI, District Judge
This case is one of a multitude of cases transferred to this Court by the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation as In re Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1842, No. 07-MD-1842-ML (D.R.I.). The multidistrict litigation ("MDL") involves claims surrounding allegedly defective hernia repair patches designed and manufactured by Defendants Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc., (together, "Davol"). Following a 13 day jury trial, the matter is now before the Court on the defendants' motion for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to Rule 50 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or, in the alternative, for a new trial pursuant to Rule 59 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.