Bard Ventralex Lawsuit. Many victims who were implanted by surgeons with Ventralex hernia mesh medical devices are now pursuing mesh lawsuits against Bard and Bard’s subsidiary, Davol Inc. Ventralex mesh is a patch composed of polyproplene. There is no Ventralex mesh class action. There is currently no Ventralex mesh recall by the FDA.

Hernia mesh lawsuit update January 1st, 2024: There is a Bard / Davol multidistrict litigation, including Ventralex mesh, which is underway in Federal Court in the Southern District of Ohio. This consolidated hernia mesh lawsuit is for all victims who have Bard mesh made of polyproplene. Thousands of ventralex lawsuits are also pending in a consolidated lawsuit in Rhode Island state court.  Will there be a global Ventralex lawsuit settlement? Hundreds of Ventralex lawsuits have settled in the Rhode Island state court lawsuit. There will be more Ventralex settlements in the near future.

Ventralex hernia patch lawsuit

Ventralex hernia patch lawsuit

It strains credulity to believe that Bard and its subsidiary Davol Inc. continue, to this day, to manufacture and market Ventralex hernia mesh patches. Say it ain’t so Bard / Davol ! Bard is facing hernia mesh lawsuits as a result of its allegedly defective hernia mesh patch medical device, Ventralex. The hernia mesh litigation seeks damages against Bard and of course its subsidiary, Davol Inc. If you are seeking a hernia mesh lawyer to pursue a Ventralex mesh lawsuit or a ventralex st mesh lawsuit, contact a top Ventralex mesh law firm. It is crucial that victims do not delay filing a hernia mesh lawsuit or they may miss a deadline / hernia mesh statute of limitations. If a hernia mesh lawsuit is filed too late then the manufacturers’ hernia mesh law firm will seek to dismiss the mesh lawsuit on the grounds of the mesh statute of limitations.

Hernia mesh lawsuit update

August 29, 2022- “Becton, Dickinson and Co’s C.R. Bard Inc subsidiary must pay $4.8 million in a lawsuit brought by a Hawaii man who said he suffered serious complications after being implanted with the company’s hernia repair mesh, a Rhode Island jury found Monday. Trevino alleged in his 2018 lawsuit that the so-called Ventralex hernia repair mesh, made of the plastic polypropylene, burrowed into his tissue, causing pain and inflammation and ultimately requiring corrective surgery.” Reuters

April 15, 2022-  A jury in the Federal Court system in the Southern District of Ohio issued a hernia mesh verdict against the hernia mesh manufacturer, C.R. Bard, in favor of the victim. Bard is a subsidiary of the parent company Becton Dickinson. Bard was ordered by the trial justice to pay a verdict of $255,000 to the mesh victims, Antonio Milanesi and his wife, Alicia Morz De Milanesi. Sadly, only $5,000 of those damages were for the loss of consortium claim of Mr. Milanesi’s wife. Mr. Milanesi asserted that the Ventralex mesh that was implanted inside of him was defective and unreasonably dangerous. The  Federal jury issued a verdict in favor of Mr. Milanesi on his defective design claim. However, the miserly jury declined to award Mr. Milanesi punitive damages. The hernia mesh manufacturer selected the first “bellwether” trial to go to the jury and won the trial. Mr. Milanesi’s trial was the second bellwether trial which was selected by the victim’s hernia mesh attorneys. The trial  verdict sheet (PDF), indicated that the federal jury ruled in favor of the Plaintiff on counts for negligent design defects and loss of consortium. However, the federal mesh jury denied claims for strict product liability, negligent failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent misrepresentation and gross misconduct. Mr. Milanesi’s hernia mesh lawyers filed his lawsuit in 2018. Mr. Milanesi had complications and side effects with a Bard Ventralex Hernia Patch. The mesh was implanted in 2007.  Mr. Milanesi had an infection and problems with a small bowel fistula. The mesh was removed in 2017 in a hernia mesh removal / revision surgery.  Evidence was presented to the jury that there was mesh that adhered to the small bowel. Mr. Milanesi alleged that there was mesh erosion and he required a small bowel resection as well as an anastomosis. Mr. Milanesi asserted that the complication lead to the mesh removal and severe pain and suffering.

1/10/22- The first Bard trial in the Rhode Island Hernia mesh consolidated lawsuit settled on the eve of trial. Over 5000 individual Bard lawsuits settled in Rhode Island. There are still thousands of cases in Rhode Island that were not settled. The manufacturer prevailed in the first Bellwether Jury trial, Johns v. Bard, in Ohio Federal Court. The first bellwether trial was a lawsuit selected by the manufacturer.

The 2nd Bellwether trial in Ohio Federal Court was Antonio Milanesi v. Bard. The second bellwether jury trial, Antonio Milanesi v. C.R. Bard, was scheduled before justice Edmund A. Sargus on Monday, January 10th, 2022. This hernia mesh lawsuit was selected by the victim’s lawyers. The 2nd bellwether trial is a ventralex mesh lawsuit.  As a result of a medical issue of the manufacturer’s lawyer, the January 10th trial was postponed. The postponement resulted from an unexpected surgery of one key member of defense counsel. The court postponed the trial to March 21st, 2022. The Antonio Milanesi v. C.R. Bard pertains to design defect allegations pertaining to Ventralex. The victim alleges that the design defect resulted in an infection and a small bowel fistula. The victim alleges that the mesh adhered to the small bowel, causing erosion. This allegedly resulted in a small bowel resection, anastomosis and mesh removal surgery. The victim alleged the Ventralex implant lead to permanent and life altering injuries.

Where are Ventralex mesh lawsuits being filed?

  • Many Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuits are being pursued in Rhode Island State Courts. Victims who may have missed a Ventralex hernia mesh statute of limitations may enjoy a nearly endless statute of limitations if a Bard surgical mesh case is filed in RI State Court. Other victims are taking advantage of 12 percent interest on Rhode Island Bard Judgments, going back to the date of the injury.
  • Other Ventralex mesh lawsuits have been filed in various Federal Courts across the county. “According to the April 10th , 2018 filing, there were more than 50 hernia mesh lawsuits pending against C.R. Bard and Davol in federal courts around the country, all of which involve injuries allegedly related to the companies’ polypropylene implants, including the Ventralex and Perfix products. Plaintiffs similarly allege that the devices were defectively designed and caused them to experience debilitating complications and adverse reactions…A motion was filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that sought centralization of all federally-filed hernia mesh lawsuits involving propylene devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. and its Davol, Inc. subsidiary. (IN RE: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2846)” PR NewsWire These mesh lawsuits were eventually consolidated into the MDL that is now pending in the Southern District of Ohio.
  • Before the MDL commenced, the hernia mesh defense law firms requested that the cases be consolidated in Federal Court in New York or New Jersey.
  • The Bard  polypropylene MDL was ultimately approved and is currently active in Federal Court in the Southern District of Ohio.( 2:18-md-2846 — IN RE: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation)
  • Many Ventralex lawsuits have, in all likelihood, been filed in various State Courts across the Country.

Despite the known dangers of polypropylene mesh and the fact that Bard is facing thousands of lawsuits as a result of different types of polypropylene mesh, Ventralex mesh is still being implanted in victims by surgeons! Ventralex is a polypropylene hernia mesh patch. Not surprisingly, Bard’s transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products also are made using polypropylene mesh. Bard and its subsidiary Davol ignore and overlook the dangers and risks of polypropylene mesh. It is important to note that there is no Ventralex mesh class action nor has there been a Ventralex recall by the FDA. There has also been no widespread or global Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit settlement. Will there be a hernia mesh recall related to ventralex in 2022? Victims should always be searching to learn about whether there has been a hernia mesh recall of the particular surgical mesh implanted in their body.

Bard / Davol Ventralex hernia patch lawsuits

According to Bard Davol Inc.’s website “The Ventralex™ Hernia Patch is a self-expanding polypropylene and ePTFE patch that allows for an intraabdominal, tension-free repair. This technique is designed to eliminate the lateral dissection typically required for preperitoneal placement, which may help minimize post op pain. Deep placement of the prosthetic also allows for a strong repair and less chance of recurrence.”  Davol company propogandaC.R. BARD, INC. of 100 Sockanossett Crossroad, Cranston Rhode Island submitted an FDA  510(k) Premarket Notification on 05/28/2002.

In 2002, the FDA approved Bard’s application clearing Ventralex to be sold in United States markets. The controversial 510k process utilized by Bard allowed Bard / Davol to fast track Ventralex without human testing.

What is Ventralex hernia patch?

“Ventralex Hernia Patch: The Ventralex Hernia patch used to be constructed of two layers of small pore, heavy weight, unsuitable polypropylene mesh that included PET ring between those layers, and both of those layers and ring are stitched to layer of ePTFE using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) monofilament thread. The peripheral edge of the mesh was heat sealed to the ePTFE layer. In or around December 2013, Defendants initiated remedial measure by manufacturing the Ventralex Hernia Patch With PDO absorbable ring encased in small pore, heavyweight, unsuitable polypropylene tube, instead of the PET ring. Ventralex ST Hernia Patch: The Ventralex ST Hernia Patch is constructed of one layer of small pore, heavy weight, unsuitable polypropylene mesh and one layer of Sepramesh Composite IP, that includes PDO ring encased within small pore, heavy weight, unsuitable polypropylene mesh tube that is sewn between the two layers.” STATE 0F RHODE ISLAND SUPERIOR COURT PROVIDENCE, SC IN RE: DA VOL/ CR. BARD HERNIA MESH MULTI—CASE MANAGEMENT Coordination N0. 20 1 7-02 MASTER LONG FORM COMPLAINT AND JURY DEMAND

What is Ventralex ST Hernia Patch:

“The Ventralex ST Hernia Patch is constructed of one layer of small pore, heavy weight, unsuitable polypropylene mesh and one layer of Sepramesh Composite IP, that includes PDO ring encased within small pore, heavy weight, unsuitable polypropylene mesh tube that is sewn between the two layers.” Id.

Here is the applicable information concerning BARD’s VENTRALEX HERNIA PATCH 510k application:

Device Classification NameMesh, Surgical, Polymeric
510(K) NumberK021736
100 Sockanossett Crossroad
Canston,  RI  02920
Applicant ContactBrain A Kanerviko
100 Sockanossett Crossroad
Canston,  RI  02920
Correspondent ContactBrain A Kanerviko
Regulation Number878.3300
Classification Product Code
Date Received05/28/2002
Decision Date07/16/2002
DecisionSubstantially Equivalent (SESE)
Regulation Medical SpecialtyGeneral & Plastic Surgery
510k Review PanelGeneral & Plastic Surgery
Reviewed By Third PartyNo
Combination ProductNo
RecallsCDRH Recalls

List of all 510(k)applications submitted by Bard / Davolventralex hernia patch settlement

FDA 510(k) Applications Submitted by C.R. Bard, Inc.Scholarly articles on mesh:

Retrospective analysis of umbilical, epigastric, and small incisional hernia repair using the Ventralex™ hernia patch.

Can infected composite mesh be salvaged?

Open intraperitoneal mesh repair for umbilical hernias. A technical note.

Has Bard settled ventalex mesh cases in the past?

This is not Bards first rodeo, by any means, as far as mesh medical device litigation settlement is concerned.

Bard settles vaginal mesh claims:

“Bard has agreed to settle almost 3,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against the medical device manufacturer by women who claim the transvaginal mesh systems caused them to suffer perforation in their pelvic floor as well as sustaining other damages to the tissue surrounding the mesh. Although one woman won a $2 million vaginal mesh verdict in 2014, it is expected that the majority of plaintiffs represented in these transvaginal mesh lawsuits will take the proposed Bard settlements rather than continue with further litigation.” Top Class actions

Bard settles Kugel hernia mesh causes of action

““C.R. Bard has reportedly reached an agreement to settle Kugel hernia mesh lawsuits brought by about 2,600 people who experienced severe internal injuries caused by problems with their hernia repair patches, with in an average payout of about $70,000 for each plaintiff. However, the settlement still leaves around 1,000 claims unresolved….” Id. These settlements were negotiated by top hernia mesh product liability attorneys. The Kugel hernia mesh multi district litigation has been dismantled and cases are still pending in State and federal Courts. About lawsuits


Will there be a Hernia mesh settlement in 2024?

Hernia mesh victims including Bard Ventralex hernia patch victims are desperately searching google for information concerning: “Hernia mesh settlement 2024.” Victims are also searching for information about the following:

What hernia mesh cases are we reviewing for hernia mesh lawsuit against Bard Davol Inc?

We are reviewing the following types of hernia mesh manufactured by Bard and its subsidiary Davol for potential hernia mesh lawsuits:

Bard/ Davol:
 Composix
 Composix EX
 3D Max
Perfix Plug
Ventralex mesh
 Kugel
 Composix Kugel
Ventrio ST
 Marlex

Victims seeking Ventralex Mesh lawsuit info

Ventralex mesh victims are searching google for the following information about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit:


Scientific Articles on ventralex mesh

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 mesh : Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Please contact us to consult with Attorney David Slepkow about a Ventralex hernia mesh lawsuit. We will review your Ventralex hernia mesh claim and help you get started to obtain justice and compensation for your injuries and complications. We do not review cases for class actions. Class actions marginalize victims and do not give them justice or their day in court.  All  Ventralex mesh cases are reviewed by hernia mesh  lawsuit lawyers / attorneys for the suitability of an individual Ventralex lawsuit utilizing a top hernia mesh attorney. If we cannot help you get justice as a result of your ventralex mesh case, we will refer you to a top hernia mesh law firm.There is no cost or expense for a consultation. Ventralex hernia patch lawsuit.