About Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
C.R. Bard is a medical products company that manufactures several different medical products used in surgical procedures. C.R. Bard has many lawsuits filed against them for their defective hernia mesh products. Bard hernia mesh may be responsible for thousands of injuries in patients who had hernia repair surgery.
Hernia injuries often require surgery in order to repair the underlying cause. In this instance up to roughly 90% of around one million hernia repair surgeries involve surgical mesh. Hernia mesh products are used to stabilize the tissue. The idea is that they are used to reinforce the weakened tissue so that the injury isn’t worsened. Also, this gives it time to heal.
C.R. Bard, and its Bard Davol Division manufactures hernia mesh. However, they have been in trouble with the FDA over the last several years. They have been cited for several safety violations. They have also been warned several times by the FDA. Additionally, they have had several recalls of their hernia mesh products, because they cause injuries to hernia repair patients.
What Bard Hernia Mesh products cause injuries?
C.R. Bard has several lines of hernia mesh products that have been known to cause injuries and complications in hernia repair patients. The following list of products has poor safety records. Check with your doctor if you have had hernia repair surgery using any of the following hernia mesh products:
- Modified Kugel
- Bard Mesh
- Composix EX
- Composix LP
- Perfix Plug
- Perflix Light
- 3D Max
- 3D Max Light
- Ventralex Hernia Patch
- Ventralex ST Patch
- Ventralight ST
- Ventrio ST
C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Information
Bard hernia mesh products are considered as being class II medical devices. This means that they have had very little medical testing. The way that these products make it onto the market without rigorous testing is via a 510(k) pathway for approval. This means that Bard can pass by the FDA by saying that their products are very similar to products that have already been approved by the FDA for use. Unfortunately, most of C.R. Bard’s hernia mesh products were not even tested in humans before being released to the public, to be used in medical procedures.
Problems with Bard mesh products
One of the main issues with Bard mesh products is that they used plastic materials that are not for use in humans. Materials such as Chevron Phillips resin and Marlex plastic are both plastic products that are not intended for use in humans. Additionally, it has been proven that C.R. Bard knew about it and even went as far as to hide the fact that they were using these materials in their products.
Composix Kugel, one of Bard’s main surgical mesh products, had several recalls issued. There were several instances where the plastic would break apart and migrate away from the original hernia repair site. In 2005 and again in 2007, a Class 1 recall was issued by the FDA. This is the highest level of recall that is issued for a product.
Bard Hernia mesh complications
Hernia repair procedures involving Bard hernia mesh products resulted in side effects and complications such as:
- Severe pain
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel obstruction
- Mesh migration
- Organ perforation
In addition to pain and suffering from side effects after using C.R. Bard’s hernia mesh products, people else had to hernia mesh revision surgery. Additionally, some had to have the mesh removed altogether. As a result, some patients even had to undergo several surgeries to repair the damage caused by these products.
Should you file a Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
If you have experienced complications after having hernia mesh surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Check with your doctor to find out what hernia mesh products were used in your procedure. If it is a C.R. Bard product, there have been several recalls issued. Thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits were filed against them already. If you’ve had to endure additional surgeries, pain, suffering, and lost wages, you are entitled to compensation for your damages.
Talk to a Bard Hernia Mesh Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered complications or required revision surgery after a Bard hernia mesh product was used in your repair surgery, the team from the Law Offices of Betz and Baril is here to help. We offer free case reviews and can help you understand your legal options.
We handle all hernia mesh cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.
Call us today at 888-333-1599 for your free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.