The Bard PerFix Plug Inguinal Hernia Mesh is a woven polypropylene mesh that looks like a double-layer dart with a patch overlaid, made by Bard and its subsidiary Davol Inc. The knitted design of the PerFix Plug creates small holes called pores throughout the mesh. These pores are appealing places for the body’s nerves to grow, and so they attach to the mesh soon after implantation. As the mesh erodes, crumples and balls up, sometimes migrating inside the patient, the attached nerves are pulled and stretched, causing extreme and often debilitating pain. Pain of this nature is considered essentially untreatable, as opioids are not effective for managing this nerve pain.
Our hernia mesh attorneys have also come across numerous reports of Bard PerFix Plugs coming unwoven. These unwoven particles are free to migrate in the body, and in many cases, are rejected by the patient’s body. The process of the body’s rejection is slow and results in a wound that does not heal, leading to infection.
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Like the 3DMax (which is also made by Bard), the PerFix Plug in most cases must be removed before it erodes into the spermatic cord in men. Once the mesh erodes into the spermatic cord, removal of the mesh may necessitate removal of a testicle. Consult with a hernia repair specialist if you are experiencing chronic pain after being implanted with the PerFix Plug.
The Bard Perfix Plug Hernia Mesh is usually used for inguinal hernias, or hernias of the groin. When mesh fails and requires further surgery, a patient may experience significant pain, systemic infection, scarring, mesh erosion, urinary issues, nerve entrapment and extended hospital stays.
Our firm has already filed a number of hernia mesh lawsuits throughout the country. We have extensive hernia, pelvic organ prolapse, and stress urinary incontinence mesh litigation and settlement experience against a number of medical device manufacturers. If you or someone you know has suffered due to Bard Perfix Plug Inguinal Hernia Mesh, the experienced medical device attorneys at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are here to protect your rights.
The Bard Perfix Plug Inguinal Hernia Mesh has been associated with extreme debilitating leg and groin pain due to the nerve stretching. It can also cause frequent issues of mesh erosion into the tissue-covered spermatic cord in men, which itself attaches to the testes. Men are reporting sexual dysfunction, the need for surgical removal of a testicle, revision surgery, hernia repair surgery, and severe pain. Unfortunately, even the removal of the mesh can lead to the very same problems as nonremoval, with men reporting that removal of the Perfix Plug mesh can sometimes necessitate the removal of a testicle. Our mass tort attorneys have years of experience in handling medical device lawsuits, including mesh lawsuits. 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.
The Bard PerFix Plug Inguinal Hernia Mesh was recalled in October of 2014 for what the FDA categorized as an error in labeling. The manufacturer, Bard, gave the reason that the patient record peel-off label product code and size did not match the actual product or the other labeling in the packaging. This recall was not connected with any of the severe complications that have been reported in relation to the PerFix Plug. The recall was terminated in late December 2015. If you had hernia mesh implanted between 2000 and 2016, contact your surgeon to see which type it is. If you have implanted mesh which is already removed due to failure, loosening or hernia recurrence, you can contact your doctor or we can obtain medical records for you in order to determine what type of mesh it is.
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 (212) 684-1880 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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