An Arkansas man has filed a Bard Mesh PerFix Plug lawsuit due to claims that this device caused him to suffer severe pain after a hernia repair. Ultimately, the plaintiff in the lawsuit says he had to go through revision surgery.
The plaintiff argues that the polypropylene material inside the Bard Mesh PerFix Plug is prone to failure in addition to being incompatible with human tissue. When the mesh becomes adhered to nearby tissue, this can allegedly cause pain, inflammation, and even difficulty removing the mesh altogether.
More patients have come forward in recent years claiming problems and pain associated with the Bard Mesh PerFix Plug and other types of hernia repair mesh.
The plaintiff in this lawsuit says that a May 2014 procedure was when he first encountered the Bard PerFix Plug. It was implanted to fix a right inguinal hernia. In December 2016, that plaintiff had to go through revision surgery, however, to have the Bard Mesh PerFix Plug removed.
The doctor in that case identified that the mesh was contracted when it was removed. Mesh becoming adhered to nearby tissue is a serious problem that can lead to inflammation, pain and revision surgery for patients.
The lawsuit alleges that C.R. Bard and its subsidiary knew that the Bard Mesh PerFix Plug could lead to critical complications for patients but failed to warn the medical community and possible consumers about the risks.
It can be difficult to tell which component of a hernia mesh implant is causing problems for a patient until revision surgery is completed. As more lawsuits are filed over these issues, however, common concerns emerge about potential manufacturer defects or dangers about which patients were never warned.
The manufacturer claims that the material in the Bard Mesh PerFix plug is inert, however, a growing body of scientific evidence and adverse event reports filed by patients indicate that the mesh material is not compatible biologically with any human tissue and leads to an immune response experienced by a number of different patients who have had this implanted.
A number of hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed in courts across the country, alleging that the manufacturers of these devices failed to warn consumers and doctors about the problems and the risks.
The lawsuit alleges failure to warn, breach of warranty, manufacturing defects, design defects, gross negligence, violation of consumer protection laws, constructive fraud, negligent infliction of emotional stress and unjust enrichment.
The Bard Mesh PerFix Plug Lawsuit is Case No. 6:18-cv-3019, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Patients who have been harmed and had to go through additional procedures may want to consider filing a lawsuit. If you believe you have grounds for a hernia mesh lawsuit, consult with the experienced attorneys at McDonald Worley today.
Disclaimer: McDonald Worley is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.