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Hernia mesh makers accused of negligence

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 28, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A couple is seeking damages after the husband sustained an infection from mesh used during a surgical procedure. 

Denise Sanders and Reginald Sanders filed a lawsuit on Nov. 22 against C. R. Bard Inc. and Daval Inc. in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Reginald Sanders was diagnosed with a hernia in August 2004 at the Touro Infirmaru Hospital. He was hospitalized on Aug. 6, 2004 and underwent surgery for the condition. Following the procedure, the plaintiff began to have discomfort and pain near the surgical site. 

In 2013, the plaintiff had another surgical procedure done in order to repair abdominal wall abscesses. It was discovered during the procedure that he had an infected hernia repair site due to the negligence of the defendants, who had manufactured the mesh used in the initial repair process.

The defendants are accused of negligence and failure to manufacture a safe product.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Richard R. Richthofen Jr., of Richthofen & Associates in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 2017-11264

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