Bard was hit with a lawsuit alleging its hernia mesh corroded a Florida man’s bowels so severely that he will need to use a colostomy bag for the rest of his life. The plaintiff’s hernia mesh complications also required part of the man’s bowel to be permanently removed.
According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Joseph G. had hernia surgery in 2013 and hernia mesh made by Bard Inc. was implanted. The plaintiff says he suffered pain, swelling and other complications.
Joseph had to undergo revision surgery in 2015 because of the hernia mesh complications and doctors discovered that the Bard mesh had corroded into his bowels. The plaintiff alleges that as a result, part of his bowel was removed and he now has to use a colostomy bag for the rest of his life. Colostomy bags are placed at a surgical incision in the colon and people must use them when their bowels are damaged.
“The 20 x 15 cm Bard hernia repair prosthesis placed in Plaintiff’s body was defective and unreasonably dangerous condition at the time the products caused Plaintiff to have pain, inflection and undergo additional surgeries,” alleges the plaintiff in his lawsuit.
“As a direct and proximate result of the defective and unreasonably dangerous condition of the 20 x 15 cm Bard Hernia repair prosthesis did not work properly, causing injuries, pain and permanent damages to the Plaintiff as the product corroded into Plaintiff’s bowel causing removal of the damaged portion of bowel and causing Plaintiff to have to use a colostomy bag,” the hernia mesh lawsuit states.
The plaintiff lodged the complaint against the maker of the hernia mesh, C.R. Bard Inc., alleging that its defective design caused his hernia mesh complications. The plaintiff says the defect also caused a number of other hernia mesh complications including great bodily injury, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, expense of hospitalization, as well as medical and nursing care and treatment.
The plaintiff is seeking compensation for the hernia mesh complications he suffered from the implantation and removal of the Bard product, as well as for future pain and suffering.
Hernia mesh infection symptoms include:
- Intestinal and skin complications
- Nerve damage
- Chronic pain
- Dental problems
- Flu-like symptoms
The FDA has reported that hernia mesh complications have been associated with recalled products over the past several years. Companies with recalled hernia mesh products include Bard, Atrium, and Ethicon.
If you or a loved one have had surgery to implant hernia mesh and you are experiencing any of the above complications, you should contact a doctor.
You should also consider contacting an experienced attorney who can help you decide if you should hold the manufacturer responsible for your hernia mesh complications. Call the attorneys at McDonald Worley for a free case evaluation today..