The Bard® PerFix® Hernia Plug, introduced by Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc., in 1993, is a medical device used to repair “primary and recurrent inguinal hernias.”
According to C.R. Bard, the PerFix® Hernia Plug, “requires less overall dissection” and a “tension-free” surgical technique which “results in increased patient comfort, faster rehabilitation and fewer recurrences.”
Despite this, there have been numerous concerns raised by both patients and physicians that the PerFix® Hernia Plug increases the risk of various health related complications, including but not limited to, Post-Herniorrhaphy Pain Syndrome and possible nerve entanglement, resulting in chronic pain and often the need for extensive treatment and surgical replacement of such medical device.
If you or someone you know has received a PerFix® Hernia Plug and have suffered serious injuries or had to undergo revision surgery to remove the device, contact the experienced defective medical product attorneys at Suthers & Harper for a free consultation.