With more than 8,000 lawsuits already filed against C.R. Bard over defective hernia mesh devices, the company does not need another headache from their product line. Yet, with the Ventralex hernia mesh, that is exactly what they got.
The Ventralex is composed of composite mesh with layer of polypropylene and ePTFE (fabric Teflon aka “goretex”). The problem arises when the ePTFE shrinks faster than the polypropylene and pulls the mesh off the internal muscle wall. This contraction leads to a tangling with the intestines and causes scarring and erosion into the intestines resulting in infection and the need for surgical resection of the intestine.
These medical complications are a direct result of a defective medical device that causes more issues than is solves. The result of such an error can lead to excruciating abdominal pain, serious infection, and further surgery to remove the damage caused by the medical device.
If you’ve had a Ventralight hernia mesh inserted into you for hernia repair and are now facing surgery, you should make sure the defective mesh is preserved and in your custody. Preserving removed mesh is a crucial step if you are considering litigation, especially because mesh is your property as a patient. Therefore, you may request preservation or delivery of your mesh, to either you or your legal representative. Make sure you don’t sign a medical release with your doctor, as it may state your doctor has the right to return the mesh to the manufacturer–without notifying you.
Have you or someone close to you have been harmed by a hernia mesh? We at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are currently helping lead the hernia mesh litigation throughout the country. Our firm offers you the advice and communication you require to find comfort during this challenging time. Please contact us today online or by telephone at (212) 684-1880 to speak with an experienced nationwide hernia mesh recall lawyer. Our law office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan at 551 5th Ave.