The Bard hernia mesh MDL 2846 now has approximately 19,500 hernia mesh lawsuits in the consolidated action. The most commonly sued Bard hernia mesh devices are as follows:
Ventralight ST Hernia Mesh: 16%. That means over 3,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bard for its Ventralight ST hernia mesh in federal court. The Ventralight ST is a polypropylene hernia mesh with a resorbable coating on one side of the hernia mesh. The resorbable coating on the Ventralight ST is intended to prevent adhesions from forming between the bowel, omentum, and other organs and the hernia mesh. The Ventralight ST lawsuits claim that Bard advertised the Ventralight ST to surgeons as having an adhesion barrier that would last for approximately one month. However, the Ventralight ST lawsuits allege that the resorbable adhesion barrier actually lasted less than one week, resulting in a high number of patients experiencing bowel adhesions, bowel obstructions, bowel resections, hernia recurrences, and hernia mesh removal.
PerFix Plug Hernia Mesh: 15%. That means nearly 3,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bard for its PerFix Plug inguinal hernia mesh in federal court. High rates of severe chronic pain and have been reported with the PerFix Plug. The PerFix Plug hernia mesh lawsuits allege that the dart-like design of the PerFix Plug results in the mesh migrating over time. Many patients have had to have a testicle removed due to complications related to the Perfix Plug hernia mesh. The next Bard hernia mesh trial in MDL 2846 will be a plaintiff that was implanted with the Perfix Plug and then had to have his testicle removed.
Ventralex Hernia Mesh: 14%. That means over 2,500 lawsuits have been filed against Bard for its Ventralex hernia mesh in federal court. The Ventralex hernia mesh is made of both ePTFE and polypropylene. In between the ePFE and polypropylene layers of the Ventralex hernia mesh device is a memory recoil ring. The initial version of the Ventralex contained a permanent memory coil ring, which was subject to breaking and putting patients at risk of bowel perforations. The Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuits allege that the hernia mesh patch buckles and contracts at high rates. Furthermore, the lawsuits explain that the ePTFE + polypropylene combination results in high rates of infections and chronic infections. The second hernia mesh trial in MDL 2846 was on the Ventralex hernia mesh. The Plaintiffs won the Ventralex hernia mesh trial. The jury awarded $255,000 in damages, but did not hit Bard with punitive damages.
3DMax Hernia Mesh: 7%. That means nearly 1,500 lawsuits have been filed against Bard for its 3DMax hernia mesh in federal court. The 3DMax hernia mesh is concaved in shape and advertised as being anatomically shaped for the inguinal canal. The 3DMax hernia mesh lawsuits allege that the concave shape of the 3DMax hernia mesh predisposes the hernia mesh to wrinkling and folding. Many patients implanted with the 3DMax hernia mesh report nerve entrapment and chronic pain. As with the PerFix Plug hernia mesh, patients with the 3DMax hernia mesh have also had to have a testicle removed due to complications related to the implantation of the 3DMax hernia mesh. The fourth hernia mesh bellwether trial in the Bard hernia mesh MDL will be on the 3DMax hernia mesh.
Together, these four hernia meshes make up more than one-half of the total hernia mesh lawsuits in the Bard MDL. Keep in mind that over 10,000 more Bard hernia mesh lawsuits are filed in Rhode Island state court. The most commonly filed hernia mesh lawsuits are also consistent with the hernia mesh lawsuits that have been selected for the hernia mesh bellwether trials. The first Bard hernia mesh trial was on the Ventraligth ST. The second Bard hernia mesh trial was on the Ventralex. The third Bard hernia mesh trial will be on the PerFix Plug. And the fourth Bard hernia mesh trial will be on the 3DMax.
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