Federal Panel Consolidates Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuits into MDL

Federal Panel Consolidates Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuits into MDL

A federal panel has consolidated 122 Bard Davol hernia mesh lawsuits that are currently pending in federal court into a multidistrict litigation (MDL). MDLs allow a large number of similar cases to be combined to allow them to move more efficiently through the legal system. The panel said another 69 cases in federal court may also qualify. Another 180 lawsuits over Bard Davol hernia mesh are pending in state court, and the total number of hernia mesh lawsuits in MDL now total more than 1,800.

Plaintiffs in these cases allege that the designs of Bard hernia mesh products (polypropylene or plastic hernia patches including Bard Ventralex, Perfex, and Composix) are flawed in ways that can cause severe and potentially life threatening injuries to the patient. Patients who suffer as a result of these defects typically are required to undergo additional surgeries to remove or revise the mesh.

In a 2011 MDL involving Kugel Composix hernia mesh, Bard agreed to resolve the majority of the 3,600 cases with a $184 million settlement. In the early 2000’s there were tens of thousands of transvaginal mesh cases against Bard and many other manufacturers that caused severe injuries to patients. Despite Bard continuing to claim that their products are safe, evidence shows that they continue to cause serious complications in patients. Due to the widespread use of the medical device, hundreds more people could come forth with injuries.

Injuries listed in lawsuits related to Bard Davol hernia mesh:

  • Adhesions (sticking to internal organs)
  • Inflammatory and allergic responses
  • Mesh rejection
  • Migration (the mesh moved in the body)
  • Organ damage
  • Infections

Bard hernia mesh brands include:

  • 3DMax
  • AlloMaxBard Soft Mesh
  • Bard Mesh Sheets
  • Composix
  • Dulex
  • MK Patch
  • OnFlex
  • PerFix Plug
  • Phasix Mesh
  • Sepramesh IP Composite
  • Ventralex
  • Ventralight
  • Ventrio
  • Visilex
  • XenMatrix Surgical Graft

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury as a result of Bard Davol hernia mesh, please contact the attorneys at Montgomery & Ponder, LLC. 

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