California Man Files Hernia Mesh Failure Lawsuit

A California man has filed a hernia mesh failure lawsuit alleging that the makers of the popular hernia mesh product have a defective medical device on the market that puts patients at risk.

According to the hernia mesh failure lawsuit filed by William K., the surgical implantation of an allegedly defective Ventralex ST mesh product, manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc., led to severe and lasting injuries for the patient. The lawsuit was filed against C.R. Bard, and the subsidiary company Davol Inc.

According to the hernia mesh failure lawsuit, both of those defendants were responsible for the manufacture, design, inspection, production, marketing, testing, advertising, promotion, and taxing of the mesh that led to the plaintiff’s injuries.

The lawsuit details that many different patients have suffered the unfortunate consequences of an inflammatory response after having the device implanted.

The hernia mesh failure lawsuit says that numerous side effects and problems have been reported by patients, including scarification, encapsulation, deformation, excess adhesion formation, rejection, erosion, and migration.

The lawsuit says that the defendants are responsible for failing to warn patients and the medical community about the dangers of the impermeable coating.

That coating allegedly prohibits appropriate tissue in-growth, and causes a tissue reaction in the human body that serves as a high risk for infection and adhesion type reactions.

The plaintiff alleges that he has suffered numerous different side effects as a result of this medical device, none of which he was warned about prior to receiving the implantation surgery.

He says that he suffered economic and non-economic damages. Had to undergo extensive medical treatment and corrective surgery, followed by hospitalization, and sustained permanent injuries as a result of the C.R. Bard product.

The patient originally received the device after undergoing hernia repair surgery in February 2016. In June 2016, that same plaintiff had to go through surgery to remove the failed ST Bard mesh device.

hernia-meshThe prompt for that surgery was allegedly hernia mesh failure.

According to the hernia mesh failure lawsuit, the manufacturer of the device should have warned the medical community, as well as all patients considering this device, about the possibility of total device failure.

The lawsuit says that due to the fact that the defendants were responsible for design, research, testing, development, and more, appropriate warnings should have been included on the product to allow for an informed decision process.

Originally the hernia mesh product associated with this lawsuit was approved through the FDA’s 510k clearance process, which had much less stringent requirements than traditional avenues for approval.

The Hernia Mesh Failure Lawsuit is Case No. 5:18-cv-01375, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

If you’ve been injured due to a defective hernia mesh, contact the attorneys at McDonald Worley for a free case review.

Disclaimer: McDonald Worley is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.


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