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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Update 2024 –  We are accepting Hernia Mesh removal and revision cases.

Bard hernia mesh cases are ordered to mediation by the U.S. District Judge presiding over Bard Hernia Mesh MDL  The cases will begin mediation during the Spring of 2024. The purpose of these mediations is to negotiate a global settlement that will resolve thousands of claims on the docket. To date, the Defendants have not offered to settle large numbers of cases so they are still waiting on the court’s docket to be tried. The judge has signaled that if mediation does not resolve the cases, they will be transferred to other courts.

Close to 21,000 product liability lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard throughout the federal court system, each involving similar allegations that users suffered painful and debilitating injuries caused by design defects associated with various polypropylene products sold in recent years, including the Bard Ventralight, Bard Ventralex, Bard Perfix Plug, Bard 3DMax, and other similar systems.

As the hernia mesh lawsuits involve common questions of law and similar injuries, the litigation is centralized before U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus in the Southern District of Ohio.  The MDL was created in August 2018, where the parties have conducted three bellwether trials to help determine how juries view evidence and testimony that may be repeated throughout the claims. The verdicts in the Bard hernia mesh trials ranged from $0 to $4.8 million for the plaintiffs.  One case was tried in Rhode Island state court, outside of the MDL. These cases are summarized below.

$500 Thousand Bard Hernia Mesh Verdict

$500 thousand was awarded in a Bard Prefix Plug inguinal hernia mesh trial in Ohio. Aaron Stinson suffered after a Bard mesh was implanted during an inguinal hernia repair. Years later, the implant was removed due to the mesh bunching up and causing severe nerve pain. Unfortunately, the surgeon implanted a Bard Extra-Large PerFix Plug mesh after revising the previous Bard product.  The jury did not add punitive damages to punish the Bard/Davol Corporation.

$4.8 Million Bard Hernia Mesh Jury Verdict

Hernia mesh lawsuit update: $4.8 million was awarded in a Bard Ventralex hernia mesh trial by a Rhode Island jury. Paul Trevino, of Hawaii, suffered multiple complications and mesh revision and removal surgery after he was implanted with Ventralex in 2018. There are over 30,000 Bard hernia mesh cases and many files are currently under settlement review.

$225 Thousand Bard Hernia Mesh Jury Verdict

August 2022: $225 thousand was awarded in a Bard bellwether trial. After years of Covid-19 trial delays, the plaintiffs presented evidence to a jury of a gentleman injured by a hernia mesh. The mesh had to be surgically removed due to the man’s pain and suffering.

We are accepting hernia mesh lawsuits against Bard/Davol, Covidien, Atrium, and LifeCell/Allergan. Hernia mesh lawsuits allege the mesh caused painful complications requiring surgery to remove or revise the mesh, additional treatment and medication.  Some, but not all, mesh has been recalled.

Our current criteria

Hernia mesh implant placed in 2011 or later and have had one of the following since the surgery:

  • Removal of the mesh surgery;
  • Revision of the mesh surgery;
  • An open wound at the surgery site;
  • Infection more than 6 months after the mesh was implanted or revised.

Hernia Mesh Complications

  • Abscesses;
  • Mesh shrinkage;
  • Mesh migration;
  • Bowel blockages;
  • Mesh contracture;
  • Hernia recurrence;
  • Erosion of the mesh;
  • Adhesions to the bowel;
  • Mesh rupture and failure;
  • Fistulas (holes or sinus tract);
  • Perforation of organs and tissues;
  • Wound dehiscence (separation of the tissues);
  • Hernia recurrence (as a result of migration and/or contracture);
  • Infection in the surgical site six months or more after the hernia surgery;
  • Chronic Pain (pain in the hernia mesh surgical site months after the scar tissue has healed).

Hernia Mesh Manufacturers

Bard /Davol Mesh

CR Bard/Davol Mesh leads the hernia mesh market in the United States. MDL 2846 Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc. Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation was created and ordered before Chief Judge Edmund SargusofColumbus,Ohio,asthetransfereejudgeintheBardHerniaMeshMDL. TheBard/Davolmeshproducts we are currently pursuing for acceptance criteria include:

  • Bard Mesh
  • PerFix Plug:
  • PerFix Light Plug
  • 3DMax Mesh
  • 3DMax Light Mesh
  • Bard (Marlex) Mesh Dart
  • Marlex (AKA Flat Mesh; Bard Mesh)
  • Sperma-Tex
  • Visilex
  • Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Modified Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Composix
  • Composix E/X
  • Composix L/P
  • Ventralex Hernia Patch
  • Ventrio Patch
  • Sepramesh IP
  • Ventralex ST Patch
  • Ventrio ST
  • Ventralight ST


Covidien (acquired by Medtronic in 2015) manufactured multiple products varying in design, pore size, polypropylene or polyester composition, gel layers and microgrips. Many are associated with infections due to a college covering, adhesions, pain, bowel obstruction, tearing at edges, swelling, fixation failures, tearing, ripping, fixation issues, recurrence, foreign body presence. Products we are reviewing for acceptance criteria with revision include:

  • Parietex
  • Symbotex
  • Surgipro
  • Folding Mesh
  • Flat Sheet Mesh
  • Plug and Patch System
  • Composite Ventral Patch
  • Optimized Open Skirt Mesh
  • ProGrip Self-Fixating Mesh
  • Optimized Composite Mesh
  • Lightweight Monofilament Mesh
  • Composite Open Skirt (PCO OS) Mesh
  • Composite Parastomal (PCO PM) Mesh
  • Composite Hiatal Mesh (PCO 2H) Hydrophilic Anatomical Mesh

Cases are in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts before Judge Patti Saris. The Covidien Multidistrict litigation is MDL 3029.


Strattice Tissue Mesh

STRATTICE™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix (RTM) is intended for use as a soft tissue patch to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists and for the surgical repair of damaged or ruptured soft tissue membranes. Indications for use include the repair of hernias/and or body wall defects, which require the use of reinforcing or bridging materials to obtain the desired surgical outcome.

  • Abdominal wall repair
  • Parastomal hernia repair
  • Inguinal hernia repair

This acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is made from porcine (pig) skin that has been processed to remove all living cells – hence the term “acellular”.

Contact us for a free consultation

Contact us to find out which company manufactured your implant before your time runs out or your medical record evidence is destroyed. Each state has a time limit to bring claims, so call us at 1-800-814-4540 or fill out the form on the sidebar.

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