If You Suffered Harm After Hernia Mesh Surgery, You May Be Eligible for a Lawsuit Today.
Hernia mesh (also referred to as surgical mesh) is a medical device implanted into the upper stomach, abdomen or groin to support damaged or weakened tissue around the hernia as it heals. It may also be used to close the opening within the damaged muscle that allows a hernia to pass through. The mesh is surgically placed across the area surrounding the patient’s hernia, and is attached with stiches, staples, or glue. It is estimated that hernia mesh such as Ethicon, Atrium, and Bard mesh, is used in over one million surgeries in the United States, annually.
Millions of hernia surgeries have relied upon the implant, and the failure rate has been significant. Many people do not realize until years after the surgery that the problems they may be suffering are because of their hernia mesh implant. We have come to learn that the mesh can adhere through tissue ingrowth to vital organs and twist around the patient’s bowels and other internal organs, which can result in bowel obstruction and necrosis of the organ tissue. Oftentimes, it is impossible for surgeons to remove the mesh without also removing large portions of the patient’s bowel, causing infection to develop, leading the patient to suffer further complications.
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Complications caused by hernia meshes can be severe, and many people who have suffered adverse effects are claiming that manufacturers did not disclose of the risks of using this medical device to their doctors.
The most common adverse events following hernia repair with mesh are:
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel Obstruction
- Organ Perforation
- Mesh Migration and Mesh Shrinkage (contraction).
The FDA has recalled several hernia meshes because of these complications, including the following: Bard’s Kugel hernia mesh due to the risk of the mesh breaking; Medical C-QUR Mesh by Atrium because of the lack of sterile environment in their manufacturing plants; and Johnson & Johnson stopped selling Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh because of FDA violations.
Presently, there are 3 federal multi district litigation (MDLs) for these products:
Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc.
Polypropylene hernia mesh products liability litigation is consolidated before Chief District Court Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. in Ohio. MDL 2846 currently has 3,569 cases.
Atrium Medical Corp.
C-Qur mesh products liability litigation is before U.S. District Judge Landya B. McCaerty in New Hampshire. MDL 2753 has 1,975 cases.
Physiomesh Flexible composite hernia mesh products are consolidated before Sr. District Judge Richard W. Story in Georgia. MDL 2782 has 2,664 cases.
The New Jersey Supreme Court consolidated 107 Physiomesh lawsuits into multicounty litigation in August 2018.
Hernia mesh litigation in 2020 can expect several bellwether cases going to trial in federal and state courts. Already there are over 8,200+ cases filed in three MDLs against several companies, plus there are thousands of additional cases led in state courts nationwide.
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Our attorneys are nationally recognized and are experienced in all aspects of serious personal injury litigation, including, defective medical device litigation. Our law firm has been in business for over 60 years. We know first-hand how devastating it can be to become seriously and permanently injured or harmed as the result of someone else’s negligence.
We are committed to helping victims receive fair and equitable settlements. Our law firm has secured well over $100 million for our clients in verdicts and settlements. We are solely focused on personal injury law and fighting for the rights of injured people. If you have suffered serious health consequences after a hernia mesh surgery, contact the hernia mesh lawyers at Brindisi, Murad & Brindisi Pearlman. We will fight to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
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