Ventralex ST: Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Bard Ventralex Lawsuit

Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh Logo

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.

Product identification sticker for the Ventralex ST hernia patch

FDA Approval of Bard’s Ventralex

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

Sept 2015: Umbilical Hernia Repair: Analysis After 934 Procedures.

Jan 2014: Intraperitoneal Tension-Free Repair of a Small Midline Ventral Abdominal Wall Hernia: Randomized Study with a Mean Follow-up of 3 Years.

Oct 2011: Retrospective Analysis of Umbilical, Epigastric, and Small Incisional Hernia Repair Using the Ventralex Hernia Patch.

Jan 2011: Open Intraperitoneal Versus Retromuscular Mesh Repair for Umbilical Hernias Less Than 3 cm Diameter.

Dec 2010: Can Infected Composite Mesh Be Salvaged? 

Jul 2009: Open Intraperitoneal Mesh Repair for Umbilical Hernias. A Technical Note.

Ventralex: Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Please call (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 (800) 701-3672 for a Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit evaluation.


Content Created By:

C. Brett Vaughn RN, BSN, JD