3DMax Hernia Mesh
C.R. Bard designed and marketed mesh implants, which have caused painful injuries and many harmful side effects. Having a hernia can be horribly painful and difficult to manage. However, when you couple that with the excruciating abdominal pains associated with a defective hernia patch, it can become almost too much to bear.
About 3DMax Hernia Mesh
In 2009, Bard and its subsidiary Davol designed 3D Max hernia mesh to fix inguinal hernia repairs using a lightweight polypropylene. Inguinal herniae are located in the groin and occur most frequently in men.
However, the 3D Max also frequently erodes into the spermatic cord in men, which attaches to the testes. Also, men frequently report sexual dysfunction associated with the mesh. Plus, removing the mesh can cause additional problems. Because polypropylene causes so many complications, many manufacturers tried to use less polypropylene in hopes of reducing complications.
Unfortunately, both heavyweight and lightweight polypropylene hernia mesh are problematic. Most hernia meshes are flats. The 3DMax is a curved cup. However, over time the polypropylene degrades and shrinks. When the 3DMax shrinks, it commonly folds on top of itself due to its curved design.
Bard 3DMax Hernia Mesh Injuries
Bard’s 3DMax Hernia Mesh is made of polypropylene, which is known to erode. The combination of known hernia mesh erosion and specifically 3D Max mesh in inguinal hernia repair surgery puts patients at a higher risk for spermatic cord injury, infertility, and testicle amputation.
Side effects include:
- Debilitating pain
- Mesh migration
- Revision surgeries
- Bowel obstruction
- Limited mobility
- Nerve damage
- Leg numbness
We Want to Help Hernia Mesh Victims
Furthermore, it is your right for manufacturers to inform you about the long-term risks associated with the medical devices, and it is the responsibility of manufacturers to provide this information. If you or a loved one has suffered any side effects from Essure, you should demand accountability from Bayer. Why did no one tell you?
Of course, we want to help send a message that this is not acceptable. We are advocates for consumers who have been harmed by dangerous products, and likewise, we have the experience necessary to successfully litigate these cases.
Hernia Mesh Litigation
In 2014, Bard agreed to pay $21 million to resolve 500 lawsuits in its first major settlement. Later in 2014, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin warned Bard against taking more cases to trial. With more than 3,000 cases remaining against the company and a precedent of multi-million dollar verdicts, Bard could have been forced into bankruptcy if it did not settle the remaining cases.
Bard recently added $337 million to it’s $660 million reserves for lawsuits, according to a Bloomberg report. There are still many cases in the Rhode Island state court.
How We Can Help
When you experience side effects from a dangerous drug, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement could also provide compensation for your injuries and damages. The types of recoverable losses are:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of an ability to work; and
- Pain and suffering
If a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
If a jury finds the conduct of a company to be highly reckless, they may award punitive damages. This will punish them and deter similar conduct in the future. If you suffered after a hernia surgery, please speak to us to learn more about your rights.
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting cases in all 50 state. Please use the form on this page or call toll-free 24 hours a day at 877-513-9517.