LOS ANGELES – A California woman alleges a hernia mesh product used in her surgery failed and caused her pain.
Christelle Angelastro filed a complaint on June 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Davol Inc., C.R. Bard; and Does 1-10, alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 12, 2016, she underwent left inguinal hernia repair and was implanted with defendants' 3DMax Light. She alleges the following June, the suit states the device failed and she had it partially removed because it was causing pain and needed another surgery that November.
The plaintiff holds Davol Inc., C.R. Bard; and Does 1-10 responsible because the product was allegedly defectively designed and was not reasonably safe for its intended use in hernia repair.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory and punitive damages, restitution and disgorgement, costs, prejudgment interest, and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Kristy M. Arevalo of McCune Wright Arevalo LLP in Ontario.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-05069-SVW-SS