A new lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, by a plaintiff sues C.R. Bard and its subsidiary, Davol, Inc over Composix Pelvic Mesh Complications. The lawsuit was filed on October 30, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by a woman plaintiff, in which she alleged that she suffered serious pelvic mesh implant complications from the company’s Composix E/X Mesh Hernia Patch.

In the lawsuit filed by the plaintiff and her hernia mesh lawyer it was stated that she was implanted with Bard Composix E/X Mesh Hernia Patch on May 1, 2007, however immediately after 2 years of the implantation, she began experiencing many complications that she counted in her lawsuit. According to the hernia mesh lawsuit filed by the plaintiff, complications that she suffered were:

  • Weakness
  • Severe Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulties with mobility
  • Indigestion

Eventually the problems worsened and it got so bad that she was forced to undergo revision surgery. The revision surgery was conducted on 14, October, 2011 to remove the implant from her body. In the lawsuit the plaintiff and her hernia mesh attorney have brought in a number of counts against the defendant including:

  • Breach of warranties
  • Negligence
  • Defective designing
  • Defective manufacturing
  • Deliberate attempt of concealing relevant information

Menwhile, in her lawsuit the plaintiff has sought for compensatory and punitive damages that she has suffered all the way through and is seeking a monetary compensation of $3,750,000.

About Composix Kugel Mesh Patch

The Composix Kugel Mesh hernia patch is a medical implant manufactured by C. R. Bard, Inc. a leading manufacturer, developer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies across the globe. The device manufactured by the company and marketed as the brand name Composix Kugel Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral hernias. Hernia can occur in any part of the body still most commonly it occurs in the abdomen and usually when we talk about Hernia it is the “Ventral Hernia”. These hernias are caused by post-surgical thinning or stretching of scarred tissue. The hernia patch is generally inserted behind the hernia through a small incision and the “memory recoil ring” of the device allows it to be implanted while in a folded state, then springs open once it has been properly placed. The device was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in the year of 1996 and since then it has received wide acceptance from the consumers across the globe.

However, immediately after its launch in the United Statesconsumers began experiencing many complications and side effects of the device and many hernia mesh lawsuits were filled across the country against the manufacturer and marketer of the device. The side effects of the device include punctured organs, intestinal fistulae, and/or bowel rupture in some patient.

Asides these side effects, one of the major problems with this device is its “memory ring”. The memory coil ring is designed to aid in deployment of the patch. However, it may break when the exerted stress and pressure increases its threshold amount. If the ring breaks, the broken part could poke through the mesh and create bowel perforations and/or a condition called “chronic enteric fistulae.”