CHICAGO – A patient is suing a microfiber mesh manufacturer and distributor over allegations the product was defectively designed.
David Cheney filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against Aspide Medical and BG Medical LLC alleging strict liability and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges in August 2015, he was implanted with Aspide Surgimesh XB Mesh to repair a hernia. Subsequently, Cheney alleges he experienced pain and hernia recurrence and had to undergo removal surgery in May 2016.
The plaintiff alleges the Surgimesh XB Mesh was defectively designed, not properly manufactured and was inadequate or insufficient to maintain its integrity during normal use.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants did not provide adequate warnings regarding organ perforation, high rate of infection, the need for corrective or revision surgery and other risks associated with the product.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an amount in excess of the court's jurisdictional requisite. He is represented by Allen N. Schwartz of Kravolec, Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago and by Salim-Beasley LLC in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2019L000042