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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

The Kugel Hernia Patch and other types of hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. and their subsidiary Davol, have been associated with design defects that could cause severe and life-threatening complications after hernia surgery.

STATUS OF HERNIA PATCH LITIGATION: Over 2,000 hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed as a result of problems with the Kugel Patch mesh. The federal hernia mesh litigation has been consolidated in the United States District Court of the District of Rhode Island.

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MANUFACTURER: C.R. Bard, Inc., and their subsidiary Davol, Inc.

LAWSUIT OVERVIEW: Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches are sold in a variety of sizes for repair of ventral or incisional hernias, which may develop at the site of prior surgical scars.

The Kugel Patch contains a memory recoil ring around the perimeter of the mesh which allows the doctor to fold it during the hernia repair. It is designed to spring open once in place to lay flat. However, design defects may cause the plastic ring to break, resulting in serious internal injury, such as:

  • Intestinal Pain
  • Bowel Perforation
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Additional Surgery
  • Death

KUGEL HERNIA PATCH RECALL: Bard has issued three separate Kugel Patch recalls involving different sizes of their hernia mesh. The recalls were issued in December 2005, March 2006 and January 2007, involving the following mesh products:

  • Bard Composix Kugel Extra Large Oval (8.7″ x 10.7″, 10.8″ x 13.7″, 7.7″ x 9.7″)
  • Bard Composix Kugel Oval (6.3″ x 12.3″)
  • Bard Composix Kugal Large Oval (5.4″ x 7.0″)
  • Bard Composix Kugel Large Circle (4.5″)

Approximately 750,000 Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches have been implanted annually throughout the United States.

OTHER DEFECTIVE HERNIA SURGERY MESH PATCHES: In addition to the Kugel Patch, a number of hernia patch lawsuits have been filed by patients who received other types of hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard and Davol.

In January 2008, the U.S. District Court Judge who is overseeing the consolidated Hernia Mesh Litigation that has been centralized in Rhode Island, issued an order expanding the scope of the multidistrict litigation (MDL), to include several other products manufactured which contain similar technology.

Some of the other types of hernia surgical mesh which have been associated with alleged injuries in lawsuits filed throughout the United States include:

  • Ventralex Hernia Patch
  • CK Parastomal Hernia Patch
  • CruraSoft Patch
  • Composix Mesh
  • Composix L/P Mesh
  • Composix E/X Hernia Mesh
  • Other Kugel products that have not been recalled

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100 comments

  1. R Holmes Reply

    Had 3 hernia repairs between 1999 and 2004, all used mesh, the last one was a “plug” instead of patch?
    The operative reports only named the brand, not the batch numbers.

    After one, there was prolonged drainage, but the Doc let it close up and said things were fine–it looked OK from the outside?
    I took his word on that and made the best of the situation.

    Later dates, sought advice/treatment for discomfort of lower abdomen, was given antibiotics, which solved nothing.

    8/2012, after a few months of extremely inflammed lower abdomen and more antibiotics, it spontaneoulsy ruptured to let out very old infective matter.
    Emergency surgery to remove as much of the mess as possible, showed it was absolutely related to the bad patches, and that the infection ahd been slowly getting worse since those hernia patches were installed.

    Now, L& I is trying to refuse the claim, stating they were not informed before 60 days after event.

    The Doc has informed that there will be on-going difficulties, not the least of which is twice daily deep-wound dressing changes as infection continues, and could involve further surgeries to pick away at the bits that had to be left alone during the emergency surgery.
    Pre-aged gray hair, bone loss of at least 2″ height, extreme fatigue, pain, discomfort are daily struggles.
    Had to take early retirement, losing at least 4 years of owrking income, because can no longer work at job with this condition.

    Where is the help for people in these situations?!?

  2. harold Reply

    i had a hernia repair in nov. of 2011 ever since then i hurt,just in that spot.it wakes me up in the night.(im hurting now), still have a knot there , not as big as before, loss of appitite,cant lean against nothing on that side,because it hurts,but not sure if its mesh or not, but pain is sure from that area an i know they used somekinda mesh HELP!!!

  3. tedzia Reply

    Same here. Had hernia surgery done in June 2010 and for a while I was fine. Then, out of nowhere ended up in the hospital with intestinal blockage and close to death experience. Now, for the past 4 months I am having pain in the repaired area. The pain is severe and wakes me up at nights. More importantly, the same bulge that caused me to opt for the procedure is not back with more pain and discomfort.

  4. Cheri Reply

    I had gone in to the emergency room on Halloween 2011 with what turned out to be a gall bladder incident which ended up requiring surgery the very next morning. While the surgeon was in there he noticed and repaired two hernias. All I know is he used some kind of mesh. It starting hurting yesterday and I am very sure it’s the mesh but I don’t know what he used.l All I know is they were both bigger hernias.

  5. Nichole Reply

    I actually had an emblical hernia surgery with mesh (some kind) on March 25th, 2011. And I hate to admit but I actually had to turn myself into jail the same day for a couple months. My pain started while being there, I started bloating and having stomach cramps. The doctors there said it was all natural and had me taking 800mlg Ibprofin every 4 – 6 hours. So i’ve grown to be use to the mild pain. The ibpropfin stops the swellen. But now once in awhile I have real striking, stabing feeling right in my belly button. And my boyfriend happen to see the end of a commerical about recall mesh patches, so that brought me here. With confusion and questions

  6. Caroline Reply

    I had an Inguinal hernia repaired using the mesh about July 2011, after having 4 C-sections and a over hang tummy, i tried losing weight but tore into the scar tissue and ended up with the hernia. I am STILL in alot of pain 8 months on :( I had a CT scan and it showed it seems to be just scar tissue, but i also had my GP get me to do xrays which i am seeing him about tomorrow, i am starting to think perhaps the mesh didn’t work, hearing all these stories :(

  7. Mary Reply

    I had the Kugel mesh with the memory ring to repair an abdominal hernia in 2004. The ring busted and the mesh balled up. The mesh and ring were explanted in 2010 in an emergency surgery. I am part of the alleged settlement by Davol and Bard but have yet to receive any compensation!

  8. Susan Reply

    I have had ventral hernia repair a total of five times so far with the last one being done on March 7, 2012. I am not sure what type of mesh was used but I do know that mesh was used each time. These last four repairs were done by two different surgeons and before this last one Iwas told that I had another new one (been told that each of the last four times) and that I was what they called a hernia producer or grower. After reading these posts I have to wonder if the mesh is the problem and not me. Is there something I am not being told???

  9. Louise Reply

    I had a ventral hernia mesh surgery in February, 2012, now my incision feel like concrete in the incision and my stomach is very swollen.

  10. Brian Reply

    Sounds like we all got some of the same problems with these damn patches. Mine feels like double ice picks in the groin. Such fun. Bottom line is Its not our fault they put these things in our bodies. So fix them and pay us. I’m not shy fuckin pay me, it may make the pain seem less. I wanna know how much I can expect.

  11. scares shitless Reply

    anyone who has has a memoy ring mesh exlanted from them, PLEASE, let me know how you are doing now, after surgery. I am scheduled for surgery may 16. I am the class action lawsuit, and they want me to settle for 5000.00 before my surgery. then they say iam able to get more in a separate limited fund ( devided by 156 claiment in my attorneys office., and them, of course.) I call bullshit! 10 years of suffering and in a wheelchair in exscruitating pain,,,sure ill take 3500.00 and sign away my rights to further litigate. If they cant wait 4 days to see the outcome of my surgery…doesnt seem like they have my best interest. I am out…Please respond with your explant stories..Mine is poking my bladder right now ..that we know of….scarres shitless

  12. michael Reply

    In augst. of 07 I had a 6″x8″ sepramesh by genzyne corp. put in to repair a hernia. A week after getting out of the hospital I woke up in great pain in my abdoman. I was rush to the ER by ambulance with red light and sirings because I was in bad shape. They did a CT and found fluid in the right side, my feavor had went up to 103 and blood presure was very high. I was put in ICU And my abdoman was huge by now. All of a sudden the staples let go and a brown fluid shot out of the incesion site. I mean shot out, IT HIT MY FEET and had a foual smell. I freak out and the nurses called the DR. and 45 min. later I was in the OR. The screen mesh had cut in to my small intesten and filled my abdoman with bile and what I had ate. needless to say I got very sick, spending 7 days in ICU and 7 in a normal room. that number 1 In march of 08 due to mutipl. hernias along the scare from the first surgury they had to put another screen back in. This one is a bard composix mesh with goretex and it 8″x12″ oval and I have had nothing but truoble scence it was put in me . I have scarp pain on the right side in three spots lower rt. middle rt. and upper right below the right nipple below the rib cage. I have trouble eating, standing,sitting, walking for to long and going to the bathroom. I have complaned with pain proplem right after it was put in, I was told it the sutures pulling or now it scare tissue or it your back. With all the trouble and pain I have and how bad it gets I’ve been taken to the ER for heart problems or the pain in my abdoman gets so bad Igo to the ER . One DR did a CT and said I have another hernia, other have done CT and said nothing. I have had full heartstudys done in in the last 6 mo. and been check for colen cancer and thier nothing wrong with eather. Im tired of living in pain and I know it has somthing to do with the large mesh screen they put in me because I have been do a lot of research and all so readin storys of people in the same boat I am.

  13. Betty Reply

    I had a double hernia repair in November 1994 in which Ethicon Prolene Hernia Mesh was used. In 1996 a piece broke off and punctured my bladder the size of a quarter. In 2001 the mesh became entangled and my colon was twisted around it. In 2003, while lifting thirty pound boxes at work, my intestines dropped down into three different sections of the mesh. I was told that I had another hernia, but it turned out to be a triple blockage and I had to have a foot of my colon removed. I became obstructed from the surgery and developed two abcesses.

    This one surgery cost me six additional surgeries and lots of complications. If anyone knows of an attorney handling cases prior to the year 2000, involving the Ethicon Prolene Hernia Mesh, please let me know.

  14. Lois Reply

    I had a Herina removed on June 25,2012 I have alot of pain and when I cough or sneeze .I get bloated real bad.Ive been sick at my stomach The pain is so several it wakes me up in the night Ive woke being all wet from where my kidneys has went and it is embrassing.And ive had lots of surgerys and never have done this before.I have take to a pillow with me everywhere i go cause if I cough or sneeze it feels like my inside r going to fall out I wake up crying cause the pain is so bad. A friend of mine said it could be cause of the mesh.So i found this web site on the computer. How do i find out if all that is happening from the mesh. I dont know what to do i want the pain to go away.I dont know for what kind of mesh they used.If you got any advice please email me thanks its been misable

  15. Stacci Reply

    need help from a surgeon who is capable of removing two layers of
    the recalled mesh. Can’t work, sick continually, losing large amounts
    of weight, need help immediately. I don’t have any insurance due to
    the fact that I can’t work, single mom, losing everything, but most important
    my health. 660

  16. Donna Reply

    Was told in February that I had an umbilical hernia and needed to have it repaired immediately. The doctor told me that he would make 1 or 2 small incisions and that would be it……Same day surgery. Well, when I woke up from the surgery, I had 8 incisions and was in excruciating pain. I was told that the mesh was 19inx21in. I went home and the daily pain was unbelievable. I lost my job because I could not return back to work after 2 weeks. As of today, 7/29/12, I still have pain, I can’t bend down properly, I get pulling sensations when I move certain ways, have trouble sleeping….It’s been a nightmare. I am also a single mom. I can’t get to a doctor because I no longer have insurance, due to loss of job. I don’t know what type of mesh that was used and also don’t know what to do. Any suggestions would be much appreciated

  17. jeanne Reply

    had Bard kuegel mesh placed in my abdomen after failed hernia repair, three mos after surgery was unable to eat any type of food without getting sick. Went to see a gastroenterologist and was told first i was lactose intolerant, that test was negative; then i was told i was lutent intolerant that test was negative; during this time i started to also have severe painful bowel movements then i was told i had an autoimmune disease called Chrones disease';tested for Chrones that was negative. It was at this time i started to figure out that my before i was admitted to the hospital i already had an autoimmune disease called hashimoto’s thyroiditis that my body was trying to reject the mesh and it was making me sick. I called the manufacturer and was told it should have never been placed in my body. Now it is twelve mos later and i have been deathly ill ever since have lived on doulbe antibiotics fevers everyday from 99.6 to 102.7 for the last six mos no lawyer will take the case without a piece of the mesh and no doctors want to operate due to the chronic infectionj where is our protection!Where is our help i no i am goung to die in the next year from the cronic infection why are they allowing bard and the doctors still putting these products in cvonsumers bodies when it is deadly!!!!!!

  18. tim Reply

    i had a hernia operation in 05 or06 i felt funny every since now i think it tore because i am in pain now its starting to patrude out again

  19. kim Reply

    my sister has had 4 or 5 surgeries with the mesh. In the last few years she’s literally had and now much worse has these fibers coming out of her whole body. She’s having a terrible time getting the dr. to believe her. Noe she’s to the point where she has almost no hair and she has terrible sores with this stuff shooting out of her body everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE! She too has a huge ball in her stomach. I honestly believe she is going to die. Its like they are suffacating her skin then she will accidently hit her hand or whatever and these fibers shoot across the room! I can’t beleive these drs. are more worried about a class action suit than saving her life. She can’t find anyone to help her and I’m sure if she does’nt off herself from the horrible pain first she won’t be here much longer. Can anyone hepl?

  20. candace Reply

    Dear Kim I am sorry for ur sister and I feel for u and her. Most people exsplain their symptoms to Doctors in many ways, however if the evidence of symptoms are seen with the naked eye it is a problem and must be addressed by a professional. I am recovering from my 3rd hernia repair which surgery was done on the 17th of september 2012. I to have problem with mesh that have been put in my body to help the problem of hernia but seems to make some matters worse with the side affects of mesh usage in the abdomen and other areas in which ur surgeon feels it is needed. I will need another surgery at some point to remove the old mesh that attached itself to a muscle so my surgeon was unable to remove it 9 days ago it is frustrating to feel u r not heard and most people no their bodies and the changes that occur over the years. what I would suggest is for u and ur sister to seek help from a University Hospital with specialists and students who will look at all the symptoms and will try to help u and relieve the problems u r having times r tough people out of work no Insurance I am not sure that ur Doctors r more worried about class action suits toward them as u know the manufacturer is the one responsible for the things put out on the market they also r the ones who show surgeons how it is used and this is all the Medical field can go by until there becomes problem with the manufacturers product. I have felt all emotions most of u have posted however I truly still want to believe that the Physcian still stands by his or her oath to do no harm and to strive to heal all that r in need of their care and service, if we lose faith in our health care as of these days I can see and understand the lack of faith in the care that u recieve u still must hang on to the faith that all will turn out best for each individual that r having problrms from mesh or any other issues from foreign things in the body. Please check out ur state for a University clinics and Doctors and see if u can recieve thecare for ur sister God Bless and hope all works out and she will b helped and healed and pain free.

  21. Veronica Reply

    I had an umbilical hernia repair and I am not sure what mesh they put in me. I have had problems with my stomach for years now. I was in and out of the hospital for stomach pain that they kept saying was irritable bowel movement. I eventually had my gall bladder taken out.. that didn’t help… then I had a total hysterectomy with salpingo oophorectomy…that eased some of the pain.. but my stomach pain is still there.. every so often i get this horrible pain in my right side… shoots up and around .. can’t move.. feels ugly.. It tends to come when i am going to put my pants on.. the angle i am in i guess.. I also have a hard time holding my pee in. I hate that. I am 39, have two children and have to worry about peeing or not being able to control my bowel movement. I would of loved more children and that really makes me sad. I have no idea if after my hysterectomy they inserted a mesh or not but i have no feeling in my lower abdomen, the scar is like one associated with a CSection. How do i find out if I have one of these recalled mesh inside me… can i get it taken out.. and is it been that all this time.. could i have really been misdiagnosed. I was 30 when i had my hysterectomy, that has been hard for me.

  22. JEFFREY Reply

    HAVEING HERTING PAIN ALL THE DOWNE TO MY SCRODUMS.

  23. jackie Reply

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS AS MOST OF U DO. I HAD TO GO TO THE E.R. HAD TO HAVE SURGERY RIGHT THEN . UMBiLiCAL HERNIA REPAiR WITH MESH. BACK IN 2008. AND ABOUT 2 WEEKS AFTER I HAD THE SURGERY . I HAD BLOOD AND NASTY GREEN STUFF COMMING OUT OF MY BELLYBUTTON . I CALLED THE DOCTOR AND HE TOLD HIS NURSE TO TELL ME NOT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL COME STRIGHT TO HIS OFFICE AND HE DID NOTHING FOR ME HE PULLED OUT THE STICHES AND SENT ME HOME. WELL NOW i KNOW WHY . I HURT ALL THE TIME CANT BREATH VERY GOOD.DONT SLEEP AT NIGHT IM SO MESSED UP I CANT DO NONE OF THE THINGS I USE TO DO CANT EVEN WORK BECAUSE I HURT SO BAD IM OUT ON SHORT TERM DISABILITY RIGHT NOW AND THEY ONLY PAY ME WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE IT.AND TO TELL THE TRUTH I DONT THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO WORK I CANT EVEN WALK VERY FAR BECAUSE I CANT BREAH VERY GOOD ANYMORE …MY DOCTOR HAS SENT ME TWO MANY DOCTORS AND THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THING THEY CANT FIND ANY THING WRONG.AND MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT MOST DOCS DONT WANT O FIX OTHER DOCS CREW UPS. AND I THINK SHE IS RIGHT . GOD PEASE HELP US ALL.

  24. jackie Reply

    well going to see another doc to find out if he can help me or just tell me nothing is wrong again. cant take much more of this i cant bend over with out having a bad time trying to breath.my life as i once new it is over. dont think the docs care about us. its all about the money thats all they want.

  25. ShaynaJ Reply

    My heart is heavy reading all of your stories I just had my 11th ventral hernia repair in may 2012 and to no avail I have yet another hernia.I am vicerated each time …..general anethesia….its too much my surgeon has,a different excuse of why I dont heal

    bs i think i have so many medical problems and always ill cant walk or lift vomit alot I too am in fear of another surgery i dont think i can live through it I will wait until i can no longer get up. I have children And A husband thats been seeing me go thru alk tgese

  26. Brenda Reply

    I had breast cancer in 2004 where I had to have a masectomy. The surgeon who performed my mascetomy told me that I should wait one year or longer before I did reconstruction. He is a great doctor whom I love at trust so I waited. I went into the Hospital in 2005 and had tram flap surgery to reconstruct my breast and to have sury on my other breast so they would be uniformed. About three days after the surger was done the new breast done with the tram flap. turhed purle and black, the breast was getting infected. The surgoen who did the surgery after coming into my room numerous time with other doctors told me he had to do emergency surgery to removed the infected breast immediately. He removed the breast and later on I got infection in my stomach. I overheard him mention to another doctor something pretaining to a mesh, which at the time I didn’t know what mesh was. Needless to say I ended up in the hospital for about three months fight a flesh eating infectio where my stomach was left open to heal from the inside out. I later as this doctor do he think this mesh thing I overheard him talking to another doctor could be the cause of my problems, he said it could be. My sister who was staying with me in the hospital took pictures because she didn’t like what was going on. After leaving the hospitaL I had to have a home heal;th care nurse visit me during the wekk to change the dressing and to empty a wound pump that continuously sucked out infection everyday, twenty-four hours a day. I had to learn to clean and change my bandages on the weekend. I contacted lawyers here in Georgia but they said it would cost a lot of money to pursue my case. I asked for my medical records from the hospital. they told me it would be $800.00 to get just a portion oof my records which I didn’t have nor did any family or friends because they were trying to help me financially. After seing information on television in 2011, I tried contacting lawyers who told me the statue of limitations had run out. After doing investigating on the web, I found information on a poll law that I think states you may sue if you just found out about information about a product you can start from that date. I have records from the plastic surgeon who did my reconstruction sating he had used a mesh when doing my surgery. I alsao have the pictures thanks to my sister. I also fgound out my plastic surgery specalized in hand surgery not breast surgery and have later talked to many women who has had bad expriencing with this doctor for breast surgery. I am currntly going to the doctor with pain, and uti infection, and my stomach does not eliminate my food properly and I sometime have to take raglan to empty my stomach and this medicine interferes with the citroplam, and lorazepram I had to get on in order to be able to take test that require me to have to use a machine for the test. I do appreciate being alive even though my standard of living has decline. But I am also tired of suffering. I work in a prison and this is hard along with my health problems. I need help and I need a doctor who will listen and knows how to fix my problem and a lawyer that may also be able to help me. I have also been dianosed with PTSD. Inned help and I don’t know where to turn. I trust and believe in God and I know there is help out there some where.

  27. Jimmie Reply

    I had a hernia repair in 2009 , within 6 months the hernia reopened. It was repaired with a mesh patch, which again reopened about a year later, I now have had the third repair , each hernia has been larger than the last, thus surgery was done in June of this year, I have pain almost continuously at each point where the incisions were made. I also have had small particles if what I can only assume to be mesh work it’s way out of my skin, there is another spot that us trying to ” expel” this material .i also am having a lot of stomach upset and bowel problems , should I be concerned, are these things related to the surgery? Help!

  28. Yolanda Reply

    I had 3 hernia repairs in 2010. Also the Dr. performed a Nissen Fundiplication during the surgery. I have been in constant pain every since. Also had surgical mesh implanted because of the hernias. I experience incontinence during the night, and when I lift something. My stomach stays swollen, and hurts, especially after I eat or am on my feet for any length of time. My job requires lifting, pulling, pushing, and pulling. By the end of my shift, I am in excruciating pain. The surgeon that did the procedure has left the state. Because of his botched work on some surgeries I can’t get another surgeon to even help me. Please advise me, on whom I should talk too.

  29. Missy Reply

    My mom had Hernia surgery 3 years ago. Now she just had surgery for fishula. Witch is caused from the hernia surgery. No her mesh is infected and she is laying in hospital sick. Please help my mother. I love her so much. Thank you, Her daughter, Missy Crippen

  30. Duayne Reply

    I had umbilical hernia repair surgery around October 2003 at Kaiser in Panorama City, CA; in 2005, after a slight cough, I felt it pop out again, right under my navel. The little bastard was back! When I heard of a class-action lawsuit a few years ago, I investigated the details of my surgery through Kaiser; this is what I found (according to Kaiser):

    There was no O.R. Record # of my procedure;
    There was no Lot # on the mesh product they used;
    There was no written evidence of ANY KIND to support that they had ever performed the procedure.

    I thought that was rather convenient. Here I am, some 7 years later, still doubling over in pain from time to time, still pushing it back into my abdominal wall (when it decides to go back in), and I can’t even exercise properly to get back into shape to keep the weight off. I have no medical coverage as I did at the time of the initial procedure (just starting out again at minimum wage after being unemployed for 3 years); I don’t suppose I have any legal recourse at this juncture…

  31. sekhar Reply

    I have an umblical hernia for past over 15 years which has not been causing any major problems. Off-late there is more projection as the intestine get into it a bit more. It goes down on its own when i lie on back by little pressing. Should I undergo surgery as I am told hernia can recur even after open surgery and the mesh.

  32. randall Reply

    .I tohad mesh put n too years ago ben n pain cents adomanal feels like someone stabing me I try walk it bens me over takes my breath away no doc will take it out plus it exploded n me my heart goes out everyone whos life it hurt all my prayers

  33. jennifer Reply

    I have had 33 sugerys done on my stomach alot had to do with my mesh am in consent pain no surgen will touch me now.

  34. Jessica Reply

    I have had a bulge sticking out of my right side for about a year. They took a CT scan and an ultra sound and couldn’t find anything,they would send me home saying it was my bowels and I need to take laxatives. I went to a specialist and he decided to do exploratory surgery on October 1, 2012 and found out that I had a hernia that was big in size. He put a mesh over it and today I still see the same bulge on my right side now its even bigger and more painful than before. I went to the emergency room and they gave me a CT scan and said it was my bowels again and sent me home. I’m still in a lot of pain. I’m a mother of nine and can’t take care of my kids because of the pain every time I move it stops me in my tracks. Can anyone help me

  35. Becky Reply

    I have had 4 surgeries for a hernia repair with a Bard mesh starting on 7/3/12. I still have an open wound as of 4/16/13. I have had an infection most of the time, but right now I do not (that I know of). I had the mesh finally replaced on 2/19/13 and have been in the hospital 2 more times for infection, one of the times was very serious and a huge loss of blood. I work part-time and do not get paid when I am off and have been off quite a lot in the past year, plus I have a lot of medical bills. I have been to a wound care clinic (no help), home health nurse (some help), used a wound vac twice (no help) and I am finally (I think) healing on my own with the help of a friend who is a dr. and knows a lot about nutrition.

  36. DONNA Reply

    i HAD 4 HURNIA SURG. 7 OPERATIONS 6 INCHES OF DEAD BOWEL AND 1 TIME INFECTION OF THE MESH IN THE ADOMIAL AREA.i COULD NOT FIND ANYONE TO HELP SUE IN DAYTON OHIO.

  37. kimberly Reply

    i haveve ve a problem i have 21 surgey and can not find a lawyer and still going through them they use doal bard composix mesh in me in 2005 and mess my life so bad i can.t work my life is a mess now am ashame of my body and it hurt each time i look at myself please help me someone please they need to pay for their mistaka

  38. Daniel Reply

    These products still do not recall outside of United Stetes. Many patient will take risk for using them. The company should conduct clinical trial, and determine the long term effectiveness and safety. The other bad behavoir of Bard you should know of it. C. R. Bard also have corrupt activity in China. Please pay attention on that:
    The corrupt activity of Vice president of C.R. Bard in China.

    Bard China is a subsidiary company of C. R. BARD. The headquarters of C. R. Bard is in New Jersey. The Corporate senior vice president, name is John Deford, he had a visiting activity in hospital of China when he visits in Shanghai on 9th May this year, and he gave gifts (price more than $100 USD, that’s two of Tiffany gifts) to a physician during visiting time, and the physician immediately used the product (name Lifestent vascular stent, price above $3,000USD) of Bard Company for patient at that time. After the visiting, he gave others gifts to marketing manager of Bard China, and let the marketing manager give those gifts to the other physician. I think that his behavior violate the FCPA and laws of China.

  39. cheryl Reply

    I had the mesh put in in 07 HD a few stitches but had to have it done again in 2013 with pain discomfort and 37 staples so I wanna join the law suit.

  40. kerry Reply

    I had a inguinal hernia repair in January 2009 it got infected while I was in prison and I had to have it removed and during that process I had 2 more surgeries back to back cause the dr cut something during the second time that caused me to have internal bleeding and I was in icu for 5 days and the hospital for 9 days I take medication daily for nerve pain I am constantly in pain I am not sure though what the name of the mesh is I am currently trying to find a lawyer to help me with the process.

  41. Cheryl Reply

    I had hernia repair in Nov of 2011 got infected in July of 2012. Took antibiotics help some as soon as they were done came back twice as bad. Went in Sept 5, 2012 for surgery to have it fixed spent 2 months in the hospital and had 4 surgeries doing that time. Won’t go into all the details here. Got out had to have a wound vac for awhile and then had to have surgery again not sure of the date in the paper work. Then had to have surgery again Nov 4th 2013. Still having trouble keeps filling with fluid. Go in about once a week to have it drained. I’m so tired of this is there anything anyone can do to help.

  42. Patty Reply

    I had my left kidney taken out and then ended up with a hernia. The repair/mesh failed. I then went to mayo in mn and they took out the old mesh and replaced it with the largest mesh they had. I have had a collection of fluid that has had to be drained twice and then they tried to tack the inside of my stomach to the mesh. still have a litter of fluid on my side, hurts all the time, can’t bend etc. they keep telling me to lose weight and maybe that will help. how is weight lose going to help get rid of the litter of fluid. they keep draining and it keeps filling back up. I look pregnant. Nobody will do anything about it because it is the mayo system. I would love help

  43. Sereda Reply

    Yes I have a friend had hernia surgery the doctor put a mesh in and now he is having a lots pain and infection and taking antibiotic.Do any one know any good doctors and good lawers please email me. Thank You

  44. Roy Reply

    I had the hernia plug put in in 2006, I have had nothing but pain afterwards. The Drs. office told me it was because of the surgery, and it should feel better with time……….NOT. At times it hurts so bad I can hardly move.

  45. Tracie Lynn Reply

    I had inscisional hernia repair June 2010. Nothing but problems and pain since. Two CT’s later still no help.

    Please help.

  46. esmeralda Reply

    I had hernia surgery .they put mesh and it got effected and open it again.I need some lawyer to talk to Iam still in a lot of pain.

  47. Debbie Reply

    I had a incisional hernia from breastbone to the groin area.It was repaired late 2001 or early 2002. It was ok till last year.I started getting pain that made me double over and had fever of 104.My stomach area started swelling up and turning red.The surgeon put in a drainage tube for infection and later surgery to take out the infected mesh that put a hole in my bowel.The surgery was several hours long as the surgeon used tweezers to pull the mesh out one strand at a time,as he was afraid some of my organs might be stuck to the mesh.I now have a hernia that cannot be fixed.It is too big and difficult.I have to wear a tight binder at all times,except to take shower,and it has been hell.

  48. Rose Reply

    I had hernia repair in 2011. Been experience stomach pain since 9/2011. Been in and out of the er. It got to a point to were I end up going to the hospital to get my medical records. I have severe stomach pain everyday. I realize now I had Bard Mesh plug in me. It is scare I get where I going to die one day cause the pain get so bad to were I can’t breath. I need a solution to the problem. I call the surgeon who did the sugery the only Tell me to go to the er. Mental this is destory me.

  49. Shanika Reply

    I had a umbilical hernia surgery back in June 2003. The surgery was so painful afterward … I could not keep my food down. Now it’s 11years years after…. I stay with a sniky smelly belly button,Constipation and, feel like Vomiting at time

  50. diane Reply

    I had hiatal surgery in 2010 the hernia caused me to aspirate into my lungs burning them this is sept 2014 and the hernia is back I have to have another surgery the mesh came loose and i’m in a lot of pain

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