Reports of dangerous complications from Bard Composix hernia mesh implants are currently being investigated in order for families and loved ones harmed to receive compensation.

The Bard Composix hernia meshes, manufactured by C.R. Bard, are designed to help treat hernias, but have been found to cause hernia recurrence, adhesion, and obstruction in patients.

C.R. Bard has had complications with several of their products, including a recall of Bard Composix Kugel hernia mesh patches. The FDA issued a Class 1 Recall of these devices because they were found to cause PET recoil ring breakage, which can lead to bowel perforation and chronic enteric fistula.

The Class 1 Recall status means that the device can cause serious health problems and/or death.

C.R. Bard has already offered $184 million in settlements to patients who used the Kugel hernia mesh patches. Another $7.5 million in settlements was issued by C.R. Bard to two individuals who used the company’s transvaginal mesh product.

How Does Bard Composix Hernia Mesh Treat Hernias?

A hernia occurs when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue protrudes through a hole or weak spot in the wall of muscle or tissue that normally contains it. There are many types of hernias, but typically, most occur within the abdominal cavity. The protrusion can sometimes be visible as an external bulge, particularly when the body is under strain.

Many hernias are treated with surgery, during which hernia mesh devices are sometimes implanted. The hernia mesh is most often made out of synthetic materials and works to provide extra support and strengthen the weakened tissue that led to the hernia.

The mesh is intended to strengthen the repair and reduce the rate of hernia recurrence.

If the hernia mesh is non-absorbable, it will remain as an implant in the body indefinitely and provide permanent support to the repair site. Absorbable mesh will degrade over time as new tissue grows to provide reinforcement to the repair.

Bard Composix mesh was manufactured to be non-absorbable and provide permanent protection, but instead led to hernia recurrence in many instances.

What Are The Complications of Bard Composix Hernia Mesh?

There are several adverse side effects that can occur following hernia repair surgery with or without the use of hernia mesh, but there are particular complications to look out for when the device is used that could identify the mesh as the source.

According to the FDA, common complications that follow hernia repair with hernia mesh include:

  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesion – occurs when scar-like tissue sticks to each other or the mesh
  • Bowel obstruction – occurs when the small or large intestine is blocked
  • Bowel perforation – occurs when the bowel is punctured and fecal matter and bacteria enter the abdominal cavity
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh contraction

These complications – particularly recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation – often require additional surgeries to be treated. Perforation, specifically, can lead to sepsis and be life-threatening.

Can I File a Bard Composix Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of Bard Composix hernia mesh, you may be entitled to a settlement.

Our top Bard Composix lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states. We can help if you or someone you care about experienced a severe — or possibly fatal — complication from Bard Composix hernia mesh.

Below is the current criteria taken into consideration when filing a Bard Composix hernia mesh lawsuit:

1. Client had ventral hernia repair.
2. Hernia mesh was implanted between 2006 and May 25, 2016.
3. Accepting cases if claimant has suffered:

  • Additional surgeries to treat a hernia recurrence
  • Additional surgeries to treat a mesh related failure or injury
  • Adhesions
  • Obstructions
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Mesh migration
  • Bacterial infections
  • Pain
  • Swelling

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  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a hernia mesh settlement
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How Do I Start A Bard Composix Hernia Mesh Claim?

Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hernia mesh lawsuit claims.

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  1. Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants: FDA
  2. Hernia: Cleveland Clinic
  3. List of Device Recalls: FDA
  4. Class 1 Device Recall Davol Composix Hernia Patch: FDA
  5. Composix E/X Mesh: C.R. Bard, Inc.


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