Bard Ventralex ST Lawsuit
The Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit is against Bard and its subsidiary Davol Inc. The Ventralex is a hernia mesh patch made from polypropylene. Bard has already faced thousands of lawsuits over its transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products, which are also made from polypropylene. Despite the known risk associated with polypropylene, Bard continues to manufacture the Ventralex with polypropylene.
FDA Approval of Bard’s Ventralex ST
The FDA originally approved Bard’s Ventralex on July 16, 2002. Bard used the FDA 510(k) approval program for the Ventralex. The FDA 510(k) approval program allowed Bard to skip pre-market clinical studies and research intended to ensure the safety of the Ventralex hernia mesh. In order to get approved, Bard claimed the Ventralex was substantially similar to its Kugel mesh. Bard recalled the Kugel mesh in March of 2006. To date, Bard has only recalled a limited number of Ventralex hernia mesh.
Scientific Articles on Ventralex ST
Case report of a circular Ventralight ST mesh migrating 21 months after implantation, causing a fistula, which resulted in necrotizing fasciitis. The surgeons explained the process of mesh migration: “Secondary migrations are slow and gradual movement of mesh through transanatomnic planes. These are secondary to foreign-body reaction-induced erosion. In this case the migrated mesh transversed different anatomic planes and created a vesicocutaneous fistula, which implies secondary migration more likely.”
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Ventralex: Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Please call 1-800-701-3672 to speak to one of our trained hernia mesh team members. An attorney and a medical professional will look over your Ventralex hernia mesh claim 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 hernia mesh 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 hernia mesh victims nationwide. All case evaluations and consultations are FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, and carry NO RISK or OBLIGATION. Call 1-800-701-3672 for a Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit evaluation.
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