The Bard® CK Parastomal Hernia Patch and other types of hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. and their subsidiary Davol, have been associated with design defects that could cause severe and life-threatening complications after hernia surgery
What’s the problem?
The Bard CK Parastomal Hernia Patch is a mesh product that is used to repair various types of abdominal hernias. The mesh allows for the repair of the opening without unduly stressing the fragile tissue around it. The Davol product consists of two layers of mesh surrounded by a flexible memory recoil ring. The ring is supposed to allow the patch to be folded for insertion at the hernia site, and then to flatten back into the proper position on the back side of the opening.
Below is a list of the most common side effects of a Bard CK Parastomal Hernia Patch:
- Bowel perforation
- Bowel obstruction
- Chronic intestinal fistula
- Serious infection
- Unexplained or persistent abdominal pain
- Tenderness at the implant site
- Other unusual symptoms
Hernia patch side effects have shown to be fatal in some serious cases. Class action lawsuits against the company have alleged that the makers were fully aware of the design and manufacturing flaws and did not give proper notice to medical professionals and patients. Hernia patch side effects patients are urged to file a lawsuit by contacting an attorney to receive compensation for your injuries.