A Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit may be an option for hernia repair patients who suffered severe complications associated with the devices after hernia repair surgery. Surgical hernia mesh is most often used in hernia repair surgery to increase patient outcomes and provide long-term support for the injured area, usually the abdomen. Although hernia mesh is a popular treatment for hernia repair, serious injuries have been linked to the devices, including infection, pain, bowel obstruction and adhesion. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and pursue damages with the help of a Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit attorney.
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What is Ventralex Hernia Mesh?
The Ventralex Hernia Patch is a surgical mesh device made from polypropylene and ePTFE, a type of material that can be placed directly on the viscera. Manufactured by Bard Davol Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, the Ventralex Hernia Patch is designed to be used in all forms of hernia repair that requires reinforcement with a non-absorbable material.
What is a Hernia and How Does Hernia Mesh Work?
Abdominal hernias occur when the intestines bulge through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the majority of hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and weakness within the muscles or connective tissues of the abdominal wall. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the injury and the patient, however, hernia repair surgery is the most common form of treatment.
Hernia mesh is a surgical device used in hernia repair surgery to provide additional support to tissues that may have become damaged as a result of a hernia. According to the Royal College of Surgeons of England, sutures were primarily used to repair abdominal hernias until 1958. Hernia mesh is now the preferred method for hernia repair because it reportedly helps to reinforce the abdominal wall in addition to the formation of scar tissue.
Ventralex Hernia Mesh Complications
Complications associated with the Ventralex Hernia Patch include:
- Allergic reaction to the device’s materials or other substances
- Fistula formation
- Recurrence of the hernia
- Soft tissue defect
Additional complications, such as bowel or skin perforation and infection, may occur if any portion of the surgical mesh is cut or damaged prior to insertion.
Numerous adverse event reports have been submitted by patients, health care professionals and patients’ attorneys to the FDA regarding problems with Bard Ventralex hernia mesh devices. According to one report filed in February 2017, a patient’s attorney claims that the patient continued to have pain and discomfort as well as other complications, including swelling and frequent bowel effects after Ventralex hernia mesh was used to repair a hernia. The attorney further alleges that the patient will need additional medical treatment, including surgery, to remove the patch and treat future complications.
Has There Been a Ventralex Hernia Mesh Recall?
To date, there has not been a Ventralex hernia mesh recall. However, other surgical mesh devices have been recalled due to serious complications and adverse reactions. Those complications have led some people to file lawsuits claiming that the device manufacturers failed to disclose known risks associated with the devices and that patients suffered damages as a result. Failure to warn of side effects of a drug can be a basis of drug company liability, regardless of whether the drug has been recalled.
Ventralex Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Claims
According to a lawsuit filed in October 2016, C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of the Ventralex Hernia Patch, knew of the unreasonable harm the surgical patches could pose when used to repair a hernia. The lawsuit further alleges that Bard failed to properly test and research the device in order to determine and evaluate the risks associated with the patches.
How a Ventralex Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by a Ventralex Hernia Patch may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one with the help of a Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.