LOS ANGELES — A patient has filed sued against the makers of a hernia patch after it allegedly caused internal injuries.

Howard Hill filed a complaint on Aug. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Davol Inc., Bard Devices Inc., C.R. Bard and Does 1-10,  alleging that the defendants made false claims regarding their product Ventralex. He cites alleged breach of warranty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in September 2010, he suffered physical injury as the result of the purportedly defective Ventralex patch that was implanted in him. The plaintiff holds Davol Inc., Bard Devices Inc., C.R. Bard and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to disclose to consumers the defective nature of Ventralex, which caused serious health risk to consumers including the plaintiff who used the product for a hernia repair.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to compensate the plaintiff for both economic and non-economic damages including medical expenses, punitive and exemplary damages, interest and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Kristy M. Arevalo of McCune Wright LLP in Redlands.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-01759-DTB

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