HANNIBAL — A Linn County man is suing the manufacturer and distributor of PerFix Plug mesh, citing alleged failure to warn of the defective condition of the product.
Jonathan Greenwood filed a complaint June 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Northern Division against Davol Inc., C.R. Bard Inc. and Red Oak Sales Inc., alleging that the defendants failed its duty to provide complete disclosure of all risks and the extent of the danger and severity of any potential injury involved with the medical product.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered injuries due to a mesh that was implanted in his groin when he underwent a surgical hernia repair May 23, 2003. The plaintiff claims the defendant's product must be removed, resulting in additional surgery, associated risks, pain, and tissue and nerve damages.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to use reasonable care in designing, manufacturing, testing, packaging, labeling, warning of risks, promoting, distributing and selling the product for hernia repair and continued to market the product with the knowledge of the risks and the extent of the danger and severity of potential injuries involved with the product.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages that exceeds $75,000, exclusive of interests, costs, punitive damages under all applicable legal standards. He is represented by Mary Coffey and Genevieve Nichols of Coffrey & Nichols in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Northern Division case number 2:17-cv-00039-JMB