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Ventrio Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

investigating hernia mesh injury & complications

Hernia mesh injuries can be totally debilitating and life-changing, and completely unsuspected. Most patients assume hernia mesh repair surgery will improve their well-being, though complications and serious side effects are common. Bard’s Ventrio and Ventrio ST hernia mesh products may lead to serious hernia mesh injury and revision surgery.

Ventrio hernia mesh devices are manufactured and distributed by C.R. Bard, a medical products company now facing thousands of lawsuits for its defective hernia mesh products. Plaintiffs and attorneys have claimed the mesh products have led to the following injuries and complications:

  • Infection
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Fistula
  • Seroma
  • Chronic pain
  • Mesh migration
  • Organ perforation
  • Hernia recurrence

The majority of Bard Hernia Mesh patients are relatively free of injury, though a percentage of mesh recipients suffer badly after the product is implanted. Bard and other mesh product companies have issued recalls and warnings due to serious injury, though the products are still on the market.

Joe Lyon is a Cincinnati, Ohio Medical Device Injury Lawyer reviewing Ventrio mesh injury and hernia complications for plaintiffs nationwide.

Bard Hernia Mesh Injury

One side of the Ventrio patch faces toward the weakened muscle is made of a plastic mesh called polypropylene. The polypropylene mesh is meant to irritate the muscle so it creates scar tissue and grows into the muscle pores. But experts say the Bard Ventrio patch is defective because the polypropylene mesh can oxidize, erode, and shrink.

Polypropylene is a cheap material, and is not meant to be implanted in the human body. As the mesh shrinks, it pulls on the abdominal muscles, leading to serious pain and other problems. It may detach and migrate.

Ventrio Mesh Lawsuits

Bard’s safety record is not perfect, though no Ventrio mesh product has seen a widespread FDA recall. But due to the ease of approving certain medical products, Bard has been able to release numerous products without long-term clinical testing.

In lawsuits filed, Bard has been accused of defective product design, failing to properly test their products, failing to warn about the injury risks, and placing profit before safety.

The Lyon Firm is proud to represent plaintiffs in hernia mesh defect cases following injury, infection, or revision surgery. Hernia mesh producers have oftentimes released dangerous products and consumers are the ones that pay the price of a defective product.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why are these cases important?

Defective medical device litigation helps to improve patient safety and holds medical device companies accountable when defective products injure plaintiffs and clients.


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Questions about Bard Ventrio Mesh Litigation

What hernia mesh products have allegedly caused injury?
  • Gore DualMesh
  • Aspide Surgimesh
  • Ethicon
  • Physiomesh
  • Proceed
  • Prolene
  • Covidien 
  • Parietex
  • Parietene
  • Permacol
  • Surgipro
  • Atrium
  • C-Qur
  • ProLoop
  • Bard/ Davol
  • Visilex
  • Composix
  • Marlex
  • Ventralight
  • Spermatex
  • 3D Max
  • Sepramesh
  • PerFix Plug
  • Ventralex
  • Kugel
How common is hernia recurrence?

Regardless of treatment, hernias have a high rate of recurrence, and surgeons often use surgical mesh to strengthen the hernia repair recurrence rate. The use of meshes is thought to reduce dramatically the incidence of hernia recurrence.

However, up to 50 percent of hernias may reoccur with an implanted device. This is commonly due to inadequate fixation during the original operation or shrinkage of the mesh. Light-weight meshes may have a higher risk due to their increased flexibility and movement.

Two-thirds of recurrences occur after three years. It is not clear if the type of mesh used has any effect on durability. All mesh products appear equally limited in effectiveness.

what are the different types of hernias?
  • Inguinal: occurs in the inner groin. The most common of abdominal hernias. Sometimes muscles that attach to the pelvis leave a weakened area and if there is a stress placed on that area, the weakened tissues can allow a portion of small bowel to slide through that opening, causing pain and producing a bulge. Inguinal hernias are more likely to occur in men.
  • Femoral: occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin. Femoral hernias tend to occur more frequently in women.
  • Incisional: occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen. Incisional hernias occur as a complication of abdominal surgery, where the abdominal muscles are cut to allow the surgeon to enter the abdominal cavity to operate.
  • Ventral: occurs in the general abdominal/ventral wall
  • Umbilical: occurs at the belly button and are very common in newborns and often do not need treatment unless complications occur. Some umbilical hernias enlarge and may require repair later in life.
  • Hiatal: occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm
  • Obturator: the least common hernia of the pelvic floor, mostly found in women who have had multiple pregnancies or who have lost significant weight.
How is a Medical Device Defined as Defective?

Ohio Definition of Defective

Under Ohio law, a medical device is  defective if it is unreasonably dangerous for its intended use. A legal cause of action can be based on several types of medical device product defects. Most jurisdictions a version of one or more of these cause of actions. 

(1)  Manufacturing/ Construction Defect of the medical device:

(2) Defective design and/or formulation of the medical device:

(3) Failure to warn or inadequate warning or instruction associated with the medical device:

(4) Misrepresentation on the Safety or Efficacy of the Medical Device:

(5) Fraud Related to the Safety or Efficacy of the Medical Device

(6) Negligent Distribution or Testing of the Medical Device


Why should I hire The Lyon Firm?

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

 Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Defective Device Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Defective device lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in medical device cases.  He has litigated cases successfully against some of  the largest companies in the world including:  Johnson & Johnson, Biomet, Ethicon, Stryker, Coloplast, Smith & Nephew, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Guidant, Bard, & Bayer. 


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