Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit: Do You Qualify?

May 12, 2020 | By Riddle & Brantley Accident Injury Lawyers
Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit: Do You Qualify?

Hernia mesh products manufactured by Bard as well as its subsidiary companies may be responsible for thousands of serious medical problems and injuries. Many Bard hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed as a result. Many Bard hernia mesh lawsuits for complications caused by Bard hernia repair mesh devices have been filed and more are expected in the months ahead. Bard hernia mesh injuries and complications can be damaging and, in some cases, life-threatening. Hernia revision surgery is required in most cases to remove the defective mesh and to repair both the original hernia and any damaged tissue. Sometimes multiple hernia revisions and reconstructive surgeries will be required. These surgeries always present additional risks for post-surgical complications.

Have you been injured as a result of defective Bard hernia mesh?

Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit - Riddle & BrantleyYou may qualify for a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit and be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a FREE consultation with a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below. There is no obligation and there are no attorney fees unless we win your Bard hernia mesh lawsuit and you receive financial compensation. Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your hernia mesh claim.

What is Bard hernia mesh?

Bard hernia mesh is a net-like surgical device. It is constructed of natural or synthetic material, primarily plastics. In most cases, 90% of the mesh used in the roughly one million hernia repair surgeries each year comes from a small handful of companies including C.R. Bard. Bard hernia mesh products include products which have been manufactured by C.R. Bard, Bard’s Davol division, and Becton Dickinson which acquired Bard in 2017. Bard hernia mesh devices include:
  • 3DMax Mesh and 3DMax Light
  • Composix, Composix E/X Mesh and Composix L/P
  • PerFix Plug and PerFix Light
  • Sepramesh IP
  • Ventralex Hernia Patch and Ventralex ST Hernia Patch
  • MarlexMesh
  • Kugel Mesh and Modified Kugel Mesh
  • Sperma Tex
  • Visilex
  • Ventrio and Ventrio ST
  • Ventralight ST
Many of these hernia mesh products may qualify for a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit if they’ve caused serious injury, infection or death. For a FREE consultation with an experienced Bard hernia mesh lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111. There are no upfront costs and absolutely no attorney fees unless we secure financial compensation for you in your Bard hernia mesh injury lawsuit. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your hernia mesh injury claim.
“We anticipate many potentially significant settlements and now is the time to have your hernia mesh claim investigated.”
-Gene Riddle, managing partner and hernia mesh attorney, Riddle & Brantley Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys - Riddle & BrantleyBard hernia mesh may be defective and these products may cause many side effects and complications. Hernia mesh is designed to help stabilize tissue in hernia repair procedures. Originally, this mesh was thought to reduce hernia recurrence. However, since 2000, hernia mesh complications and the need for revision surgery have increased. The side effects related to hernia mesh are similar to other operative procedures which include pain, discomfort and swelling. When hernia mesh is poorly designed or manufactured, complications may occur. Complications with Bard hernia mesh may include:
  • Mesh adhesion
  • Mesh migration
  • Organ perforation
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Death
Bard hernia mesh now comes with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings and recalls. Hernia mesh products produced by C.R. Bard have caused serious concerns. These concerns are with the Composix Kugel patch and other products made using Marlex plastic. This plastic was never intended to be used in human patients. In certain cases, these mesh products have been found to splinter and migrate from the implantation site. Bard Hernia Mesh Recalls In 2005 and 2007 there were two separate Class I recalls issued for the Composix Kugel Patch. A Class I recall indicates the product were likely to cause serious harm or injury. It is the most serious type of recall issued. Marlex plastic’s manufacturer warned Bard against using the plastic in their product. However, Bard continued to use it. This likely resulted in serious injuries and potential deaths caused by C.R. Bard’s products and irresponsible actions.

"Do I qualify for a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit?"

You may be eligible for a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit if you meet the following criteria:
  • You had hernia repair surgery
  • During surgery, a Bard hernia mesh product was implanted
  • You had an adverse reaction or suffered a side effect after this surgery
  • Your medical conditions were caused by the potentially defective Bard hernia mesh implant
  • The injuries you suffered are monetarily quantifiable
Should the above apply to your situation, you may file a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit for compensation. Many times, victims are not quite sure if one or several of these factors apply to them. Talking to a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be the best way to determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. Please call Riddle & Brantley at 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the form below for a FREE consultation with an experienced hernia mesh attorney. There is never an obligation and the consultation is always free. We will listen to you, discuss your situation, review potential legal options, and answer any questions. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim. The two grounds for hernia mesh lawsuits against Bard include:
  1. Bard’s hernia mesh implants were designed defectively
  2. Bard failed to warn people of the issues and dangers of their mesh implants
Lawsuits against Bard claim their hernia mesh implants were defectively designed. The design problems likely hurt people. The lawsuits argue that the design entitles victims to compensation and are intended to hold Bard accountable. There are four design defects which are prevalent in Bard hernia mesh lawsuits. These include:
  1. Bard hernia mesh products are made of Polypropylene. Polypropylene erodes many times after being implanted.
  2. Bard hernia mesh products are marketed to prevent adhesions but fail to do so.
  3. Most of Bard hernia mesh implants are hard to remove.
  4. Several Bard products have “memory recoil rings.” These rings tend to break.

Polypropylene in Bard Hernia Mesh

Bard hernia mesh lawsuits claim that Bard was aware that polypropylene would erode after being implanted, however, Bard decided to use it anyway. In 2005 Chevron Phillips, the company who makes Marlex polypropylene, found that Bard was using the plastic for implants, knowing that polypropylene was not suitable for implanting in humans. Consequently, Chevron Phillips refused to sell Band any more polypropylene. However, Bard already had approval from the FDA to use polypropylene for its hernia mesh products. Instead of changing materials, Bard used substandard polypropylene from China that oxidizes quickly. Lawsuits claim that these newer mesh designs do not prevent unwanted adhesions and may be more defective than the older ones. Understandably, many Bard hernia mesh lawsuits were filed as a result.

Material Erosion in Bard Hernia Mesh

The backside of some Bard mesh products are made of material designed to prevent adhesion. However, this material erodes after being implanted. Once the material erodes and shrinks it cannot stop adhesion to the now-uncovered side of the hernia mesh.

Difficult Removal of Bard Hernia Mesh

Lawsuits also claim that Bard’s mesh products are defective because the design makes them almost impossible to remove if needed. The polypropylene mesh is made to create what is called “ingrowth.” The ingrowth consists of scar tissue. The scar tissue fills the pores between the plastic strings of the mesh, combining the mesh and the tissue of the abdominal wall, strengthening the internal muscle to prevent another hernia. This ingrowth can make it difficult to remove the hernia mesh implant, sometimes resulting in pain or dangerous infection.

“Memory Rings” in Bard Hernia Mesh

Some Bard hernia mesh products are made with metal “memory rings”. Memory rings allow surgeons to fold the mesh implant and insert it through a small incision. Once the mesh is inserted, the rings unfold the implant to its original shape. Some memory rings break after being implanted which can puncture internal tissue and organs and result in serious health conditions.

Have you suffered injury after being implanted with Bard hernia mesh?

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Claim - Do You QualifyYou may qualify for a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit and be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a Bard hernia mesh injury lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111. We will be happy to review your potential claim and help determine your best legal options. If you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly for the justice and compensation you deserve. Any company that makes medical devices and implants has a legal duty to warn people of risks and side effects associated with their products. Doctors and patients rely on these warnings. However, many medical companies avoid warning people of the dangers of their products. Claims against Bard argue that Bard failed to communicate potential problems and side effects of their mesh products. If you or a love one has been injured by a faulty Bard hernia mesh implant, call Riddle & Brantley today. You deserve justice, and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. The Bard hernia mesh lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have almost 220+ years combined legal experience. Call 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the short form below. Contact us today and see why our valued clients are describing their experience working with us like this:
  • “I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.” -Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client
  • “They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.” -Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client
  • “This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.” -Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
The consultation is always free, and we don’t get paid unless you are compensated. Compensatory damages from your Bard hernia mesh lawsuit or claim may include:
  • Medical bills
  • Future (anticipated) medical bills
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Mental and emotional anguish
  • Physical pain
We anticipate that major settlements may be on the horizon, so now is the time to file a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit if you’ve been implanted with one of these products and suffered injury. Justice Counts.