New York Bard Ventralight ST Hernia Mesh Attorneys

Bard Ventralight ST Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

The Bard Ventralight ST hernia mesh is a woven polypropylene mesh with a Seprafilm layer added. This is a dissolvable layer which is added to prevent adhesions (scarring), infections and hernia recurrence. Trials are expected to focus on what evidence Bard had that this design prevented scarring and other complications. Some reported complications show that the mesh adheres to the intestines (also called the small bowel) leading to serious complications than include the need to remove part of the intestines.

Our firm has already filed a number of Bard hernia mesh lawsuits throughout the country. We have extensive hernia, pelvic organ prolapse, and stress urinary incontinence mesh litigation, including settlement experience against a number of medical device manufacturers. If you or someone you know has suffered due to a Bard Ventralight ST mesh, the experienced medical device attorneys at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are here to protect your rights.

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Hernia meshes are made of synthetic materials which are implanted in humans for life. Litigation will focus on the issues of mesh failure and related complications, most of which patients and the public have not been fully informed about. These include:

  • Polypropylene is a foreign material that incites an infectious process
  • Polypropylene shrinks, up to 80% of its original size
  • Polypropylene and other materials are not medical grade
  • Films on the mesh, like “ST” Seprafilm Technology, deteriorate and allow the mesh to grow into internal organs
  • Are failure rates for certain meshes notably higher than other meshes?
  • Are complications associated with a certain type of mesh more serious which require a more serious revision surgery?
  • Do failed meshes adhere to the small bowel and require hours of surgery to fix?


  • Infection can occur deep in the abdominal area, especially if it erodes into the small bowel intestines
  • Recurrence of the hernias due to mesh rejection, migration or failure
  • Inflammation and chronic pain
  • Internal scar tissue known as "adhesions" which result from foreign body reactions

Our mass tort attorneys have years of experience in handling medical device lawsuits, including mesh lawsuits. We can help you determine if you have a potential claim. We have handled cases in New York, New Jersey, and nationwide.


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 in New Jersey and 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 (888) 260-0473 to speak with an experienced New York and New Jersey mesh recall lawyer. Our law office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan located at 551 5th Ave.

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