3DMax Lawsuit: Who is the FDA Protecting?

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Bard 3DMax Lawsuit

The 3Dmax hernia mesh lawsuit is against Bard and its subsidiary Davol Inc. The 3DMax inguinal hernia repairs. Inguinal hernia’s are located in the groin and occur most frequently in men. The 3DMax hernia mesh has caused thousands to suffer chronic, debilitating pain. The 3DMax also frequently erodes into the spermatic cord in men, which attaches to the testes. Men are frequently reporting sexual dysfunction associated with the 3DMax hernia mesh. Removing the 3DMAx can cause additional problems, such as necessitating the removal of a testicle. Bard came out with the 3DMax light in 2009, which uses light-weight polypropylene. Because polypropylene causes so many complications, many manufacturers tried to use less polypropylene (lighter weight) in hopes of reducing complications. Unfortunately, both heavy-weight and light-weight polypropylene hernia mesh are problematic. We are currently building the 3DMax page, bookmark this page and check back in soon for even more information.

Product identification sticker for 3DMax hernia mesh

3DMax: A Defectively Designed Hernia Mesh

Outer Sealed Edge and Polypropylene Prone to Tearing

Sealed edge broken on 3DMax hernia mesh made by Bard Davol

Bard touts its 3DMax hernia mesh as having a sealed outer edge. The purpose of the 3DMax’s sealed outer edge is to prevent the rough edges of the polypropylene from cutting into a patients tissue. The 3DMax’s sealed outer edge also helps hold the entire hernia mesh together, without the sealed edge the 3DMax beings to fray and tear. Many surgeons have reported the outer sealed edge of the 3DMax to already be torn when they opened the package. Other surgeons have reported the outer sealed edge of the 3DMax tearing while implanting the hernia mesh. Both the heavy-weight 3DMax and the 3DMax light are prone to tearing.


Is the FDA Aware that the Bard 3DMax’s Outer Sealed Edge is Prone to Tearing?

Prone to Folding Over on Itself and Migrating

Bard Davol's 3DMax hernia mesh fold up

Most hernia mesh products are flat meshes. The 3DMax is a curved cup that claims to be fitted for the inguinal canal. Like many other hernia meshes, the 3DMax is made of polypropylene. Over time the polypropylene degrades and shrinks. When the 3DMax shrinks, it commonly folds on top of itself due to its curved design. The Hollis Law Firm’s hernia mesh lawyers have identified a unique type of mesh failure in the 3DMax.

Is the FDA Aware that the Bard 3DMax is Prone to Folding Over on Itself and Migrating?

3DMax hernia mesh still in see-thru packaging

3DMax: Dangerous Materials

In addition the the defective design of the 3DMax, it utilizes a cheap plastic called polypropylene. Once implanted polypropylene begins to degrade. As polypropylene degrades it cracks, pieces break off, and it starts to shrink. Polypropylene can also erode through soft tissue and damage nearby nerves. If the polypropylene erodes through enough tissue, it will eventually attach to the spermatic cord in men. A highly skilled surgeon can carefully dissect the 3DMax from the spermatic cord if it is treated early. Eventually, the 3DMax max will erode into and through the spermatic cord. If the damage to the spermatic cord is too great, the testicle will also have to be removed. The pain caused by the 3DMax is so severe and debilitating that thousands of men have opted to have their testicle removed to alleviate the pain.

3DMax hernia mesh made by Bard Davol. Used for inguinal hernia repair.

3DMax Lawsuit

Contact our hernia mesh lawyers for a free 3DMax case evaluation. An attorney and a medical professional will look over your case and let you know what they believe the best course of action is for you. The Hollis Law Firm does not handle class actions. Each claim is an individual lawsuit. The specific facts of your lawsuit will determine if your lawsuit is compensable and to what amount. The Hollis Law Firm represents clients and files lawsuits nationwide. All case evaluations and consultations are FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, and carry NO RISK or OBLIGATION. Call 1-800-701-3672 for a 3DMax hernia mesh lawsuit evaluation.

Content Created By:

C. Brett Vaughn RN, BSN, JD