MP Investigation: Davol – C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Reportedly Causing Significant Injuries

MP Investigation: Davol – C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Reportedly Causing Significant Injuries

The attorneys at Montgomery Ponder are investigating injuries related to hernia mesh implants and filing suit on behalf of clients nationwide. If you or a loved one has had complications related to a hernia repair, contact Montgomery & Ponder, LLC at (205) 377-5004.

The attorneys at Montgomery Ponder are investigating hernia mesh claims for clients across the country. The manufacturers of hernia mesh include Ethicon – Johnson & Johnson, Covidien – Medtronic, Atrium – C-Qur, and Davol – C.R. Bard. We will be discussing Davol – C.R. Bard today and the last manufacturer, Covidien – Medtronic, in a future blog post. We have previously discussed Ethicon – Johnson & Johnson and Atrium – C-Qur.

Davol – C.R. Bard

Mesh products manufactured by Davol – C.R. Bard have been reported to cause significant injuries. The specific mesh products include:

  • Bard 3D Max Inguinal Hernia Mesh
  • Bard Davol Sepramesh Composite
  • Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch
  • Bard Ventralex ST Hernia Patch
  • Bard Mesh PerFix Plug

Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh

The Kugel Mesh Patch was recalled as a result of serious injuries suffered by patients who had the mesh implanted. Many thousands of patients were implanted with the Kugel Mesh Patch prior to the recall.

Bard 3DMax Hernia Mesh

3DMax hernia mesh has caused thousands to suffer chronic, debilitating pain. 3DMax is made of polypropylene, which is known to erode. The combination of known hernia mesh erosion and the specific use of 3DMax mesh in inguinal hernia repair surgery puts patients at a high risk for spermatic cord injury, infertility, and testicle amputation. Men are frequently reporting sexual dysfunction associated with the 3DMax hernia mesh.

Sepramesh IP Composite Mesh Problems

Sepramesh has not been recalled. Sepramesh is made of a lipid coating that incites high levels of inflammation once implanted. Chronic inflammation caused by the Sepramesh leads to slow wound healing and chronic infection. Some of the most common complications reported with this mesh include adhesion to organs around the application site such as the liver, colon, kidney, bowel, bladder, rectum, and spermatic cord.

Complications

As a result of the following side effects, surgery is often necessary to remove the mesh:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Seromas (fluid buildup under the skin)
  • Infections
  • Mesh failures, including mesh migration or hernia recurrence
  • Need for removal surgery/surgeries
  • Revisions
  • Spermatic cord injury
  • Infertility
  • Testicle amputation

If you or a loved one is suffering from the following side effects after a hernia repair, contact Montgomery & Ponder, LLC at (205) 377-5004.

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