BD Scores a Victory in Bard 's Hernia Mesh Case

Becton Dickinson, which acquired C.R. Bard at the end of 2017, scored a victory in New Jersey Superior Court this week. The court's appellate division refused to reinstate a product liability lawsuit involving Bard's 3DMax polypropylene mesh, which is used for hernia repair.  Plaintiff Kemuel Goodson was implanted with the product in 2006 and alleged that the mesh caused multiple complications that required extensive medical care, including several additional operations. Goodson claimed in his original complaint that defective design, negligence, and fraud and misrepresentation were to blame for the complications he suffered after receiving the mesh implant. The three-judge appellate panel noted in their decision that the company has continued to be in compliance with FDA requirements, and has never had to recall the 3DMax product from the market. Mark Middleton, MD, who performed Goodson's surgery in Hiram, Georgia, testified that he was aware of the risks and benefits of using synthetic mesh, including the risks of chronic pain, infertility, and nerve ingrowth. Middleton also said he discussed the risks of numbness and chronic pain with Goodson before the surgery, but did not read the instructions for use. He testified that he had experienced fewer problems with the 3DMax mesh than any other mesh products he has used and that he does not believe the device caused Goodson's complications. “In the instant case, none of the experts specifica...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Design Source Type: news

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Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
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Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Bayer Source Type: news
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