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$1.5 Million Awarded for Post-Surgery Injury Caused by Hernia Patch

Defective product causes abdomen injuries after surgery

A North Carolina couple has been awarded $1.5 million by a federal jury for injuries the husband suffered when a hernia patch ruptured in his abdomen following surgery, reports The Providence Journal.

If you are using a medical product, a household product or a vehicle, you should be able to count on the fact that the product has been safely designed and works as it was designed.  At Munley Law we have successfully handled cases involving injury or death caused by alleged product defects.

The patch, made by the Cranston firm Davol Inc. was implanted in the 52-year-old man in 2005 to repair an abdominal hernia.  The mesh patches are folded in half and inserted behind the hernia through a small incision.  Once inserted the patch is supposed to open, but the man’s patch broke and traveled inside the body, causing swelling, pain and an abscess which had to be constantly drained.  The man has undergone several surgeries to repair the damage with more expected in the future. He will only be able to lift 5 to 10 pounds for the rest of his life.

The jury found Doval and its parent company, C.R. Bard Inc., had failed to warn about the dangers of the mesh patch.  They awarded $1.3 million to the husband and $200,000 to his wife for the time she spent dressing his wounds.

This case was the second of about 3,000 involving the Kugel Mesh hernia-repair patch made by Davol.

The law firm of Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys has successfully handled cases involving injury or death caused by alleged defective products.  If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to a defective product, please call our experience attorneys or use our online contact form.  There is no cost for evaluating your case.

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