Bloomberg Law
Aug. 29, 2022, 7:40 PM

Becton Dickinson Must Pay $4.8 Million Over Hernia Mesh Claims

Jef Feeley
Jef Feeley
Bloomberg News

A Rhode Island jury concluded Becton Dickinson & Co. must pay $4.8 million in damages to a man who blamed a hernia mesh sold by one of the company’s units for damaging his bowels and leaving him unable to work, according to his attorney.

  • Jurors in state court in Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday found the Ventralex hernia-mesh kit from Becton’s Davol unit was defectively designed and the company didn’t properly warn about device’s health risks, attorney Jonathan Orent said.
  • Trevino, a municipal worker from Hawaii, sued in Rhode Island because Davol is based there
  • Becton and its units are ...