ST. LOUIS – Several individuals have filed a complaint over allegations that a mesh device used in surgeries caused them injury.
Deborah Kostedt, et al. filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against C. R. Bard Inc. and Doe manufacturers 1 to 100 alleging strict liability - failure to warn and other counts.
According to the complaint, Kostedt is a Missouri resident and was implanted with a Bard mesh device in 2009.
The suit states that the mesh products are "biologically incompatible with human tissue" and causes inflammation of the pelvic tissue and can contribute to severe, adverse reactions. Kostedt alleges that she has experienced "significant mental and physical pain and suffering," injuries and needed medical treatment because of the product.
The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to warn of the risks and dangers of the devices and that the products were defective at the time of their manufacture.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek punitive and exemplary damages, disgorgement of profits, and all other relief deemed just and proper. They are represented by Wilson D. Sikes of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Edwardsville, Illinois.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1922cc00184