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Bard Composix Hernia Mesh Surgical Complications Lawsuit

A man from Pennsylvania has filed a products liability lawsuit against C.R. Bard over claims a hernia mesh patch was defective and failed shortly after implantation, causing adverse health complications.
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January 11, 2019 - The lawsuit states that Plaintiff underwent surgery on August 1, 2013, to repair an incisional hernia [1], and shortly thereafter he began to experience severe abdominal pain and chronic inflammation.

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What’s the problem?

The plaintiff underwent hernia repair surgery at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His surgeon used a Bard Composix L/P (low-profile) hernia screen, a medical patch used to help repair a hernia and achieve longer-lasting results.

Bard promotes the mesh as offering rapid tissue penetration "for a strong repair" and indicates that the device "has more than 12 years of clinical success in reducing tissue fixation."

However, according to the suit, the mesh did not work as expected. Plaintiff claims that shortly after implantation, he began to experience unbearable abdominal pain and chronic inflammation. On October 22, 2016, he had to return to the hospital for a second surgery to remove the mesh.

An incisional hernia is a bundle of muscles and tissues that form during or shortly after an anterior surgical incision. Weight gain and/or early physical activity following surgery may increase the risk of developing this type of hernia.

The surgeon noticed that the mesh was "bathed in pus," indicating an infection and that there were adhesions in the small intestines. He expected that the patient would require additional surgical intervention to repair the damage caused by the hernia mesh.

Plaintiff claims defects in the manufacture of the Bard hernia mesh, and that the company failed to perform adequate clinical trials on the Composix hernia mesh prior to market approval.

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