A new lawsuit has been filed against C.R Bard INC. and it’s subsidiary company, Davol INC. by a Missouri woman claiming she developed critical and painful adhesions due to a defective hernia mesh implant. Bard and Davol are just a one of many medical manufacturing companies that have been slammed recently with product liability lawsuits due to faulty hernia meshes.
Rebecca Eli of Missouri filed a complaint in the U.S District Court on February 14th 2018 after the Bard Ventralex ST hernia Patch was inserted in attempt to heal an incisional hernia post-surgery. The hernia device failed which then required Eli to undergo hernia mesh revision surgery which would not be the last surgery she would have to undergo due to the doctor’s discovery of notable adhesion formation.
“As a result of the defective design and/or manufacture of the ST Bard Mesh, there was an unreasonable risk of severe adverse reactions to the mesh or mesh components including: chronic pain; recurrence of hernia; foreign body response; rejection; infection; scarification; improper wound healing; excessive and chronic inflammation; allergic reaction; adhesions to internal organs; erosion; abscess; fistula formation; granulomatous response; seroma formation; nerve damage; tumor formation; cancer; tissue damage and/or death; and other complications,” the complaint states.
The FDA 510k program had cleared the device to make available for sale without clinical trials being conducted on humans.
If you or someone you love is suffering for a faulty or defective hernia mesh device, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Alonso Krangle LLP specialize in product liability claims and will assist you in receiving the justice you deserve. There are currently hundreds of lawsuits filed against medical device manufacturers at the moment.