Hernia Mesh Injury

If you or a loved one have been harmed by a hernia or abdominal mesh patch you may be eligible for compensation.

The makers of the mesh patch were aware of a serious potential malfunction that has resulted in serious injury and even death for patients.  The FDA has issued a full Class One recall for some popular mesh patch brands and have pulled product from the market.

What is Surgical Mesh?

Surgical or hernia mesh is a product use in abdominal surgical procedures to stabilize the repaired area after surgery.  In the US just under 1 million hernia repairs surgeries are performed each year and a mesh product is used in about 90% of all surgeries.  Some patients have complications or severe side effects as a result of the use of the hernia mesh product.   

These mesh products are constructed from synthetic natural material like products.  The synthetic product material like polypropylene, a type of plastic may degrade after the surgery causing complications.  These synthetic products are also used in the surgical reaped .  These materials were also used in other surgical repair products including many transvaginal mesh and bladder sling devices which have resulted in thousands of medical injury lawsuits.

Manufacturers like C.R. Bard, Ethicon, and Atrium were aware of problems with the patch and many victims are now filling hernia mesh lawsuits. 

Hernia mesh may cause serious side effects including:

  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Infection
  • Bowel blockage
  • Tissue fusion
  • Mesh migration
  • Organ perforation
  • Mesh shrinkage
  • Hernia recurrence

Many patients have required additional surgeries to remove or repair the original defective devices or to reconstruct damaged tissue caused by the defective mesh.    These additional surgeries place patients at increased risk of illness and requires additional lengthy recovery periods.

Surgical Mesh Product Withdrawal?

Only a few mesh products have been removed from the market despite thousands of serious adverse events.  The FDA has issued a class 1 recall for some major mesh brands that remain in the market.

In Mid 2016 thousands of patients report series injury due to the use of these mesh products and a clinical study showed a higher than normal rate of revision surgeries, an emergency safety alert was issued by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division which withdrew its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh products from the market, but other Ethicon hernia mesh products are still available.

Other mesh products including Atrium C-QUR mesh has been the subject of numerous warning letters regarding the sterility of its products, and potential manufacturing defects.

Surgical Mesh Side Effects:

Hernia mesh may have been responsible for thousands of injuries, some of which are severe or life-threatening.  You may qualify for compensation if you or a loved one received a hernia mesh implant and were diagnosed with:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Fistula
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Sepsis
  • Organ perforation
  • Bowel paralysis or obstruction

Have you or a loved one had complications with a surgical mesh product?

Our partners law firms are looking into claims that the manufactures of mesh products knew about defects in the products that caused damage to patients.  If you or a loved one received a surgical mesh product made by C.R. Bard, Ethicon, Atrium Medical or another company and had complications you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacture which could help you recover compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Disability 
  • Other damages

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