Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Our experienced legal team is now filing lawsuits against several medical companies who manufactured and sold defective hernia mesh patches that have caused a lot of complications and injuries to patients following their hernia surgery. While working on the transvaginal mesh and bladder sling cases over the past 10 years, our legal team received many calls from people around the country reporting severe hernia mesh complications. At that time, we were solely focused on the enormous task of helping women injured by defective transvaginal mesh and bladder sling mesh. Because many of those mesh cases have now settled with money compensation having been paid to our clients for their mesh related complications and injuries, we have now turned our attention to helping both men and women who have suffered complications and injuries from the mesh hernia patches implanted in their bodies during hernia surgery.
In our work on the transvaginal mesh and bladder sling cases, we learned a lot about mesh implants in general and on how the body reacts to a foreign mesh material after it is implanted in the body. We worked with some of the top doctors and scientist in the world as experts on our previous mesh cases and understand many of the problems tied to the transvaginal mesh and bladder slings are also being seen with hernia mesh. The problems are the greatest when a hernia mesh has a coating over the polypropylene fibers. There are a number of scientific studies that are now documenting the hernia mesh problems and we have included links to some of these studies on our website. A brief summary for each hernia mesh study is included; however, due to copyright laws, often only the summary of the study is available publicly and the full text is only available if your purchase it.
The following complications are frequently seen following a hernia surgery where a mesh patch was implanted into the body:
- Slowly healing wounds
- Chronic Pain
- Additional repair surgeries
- Rejection or movement of the mesh patch
- Organ Perforation, such as a hole in the bowels
- Foreign Body Response, such as encapsulation of the mesh with scar tissue.
The FDA & Hernia Mesh
The FDA has not been focused on hernia mesh implants until recently. More of the FDA’s focus in the past was on the transvaginal mesh implants. In April of 2016, the FDA published an article on hernia surgical mesh implants. Unfortunately, the FDA still does not understand the seriousness of the hernia mesh problem and just how dangerous current hernia mesh products are to the public. In the April 2016 article, the FDA wrote:
“Many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh that have been reported to the FDA have been associated with recalled mesh products that are no longer on the market. Pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation are the most common complications associated with recalled mesh. In the FDA’s analysis of medical adverse event reports to the FDA, recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications.”
Despite the claim by the FDA that the claims related to hernia mesh complications involved mesh products that had been taken off the market, this is just not correct. There are several hernia mesh products still on the market with higher than acceptable complication rates. In fact, one large hernia mesh manufacturer, Ethicon, which made the mesh product, Physiomesh ® recalled that product in May of 2016, just a month after the FDA publication, due to high rates of post-implant complications. Other products, such as the C-Qur mesh products have similar high complication rates and are still on the market today.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Current Hernia Mesh Lawsuits We Are Filing
- Ethicon Physiomesh®
- Atrium C-Qur® Hernia Mesh
- Bard Ventralex® Hernia Mesh
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits We Are Investigating
- Davol Sepramesh® Hernia Mesh
- Bard 3DMax® Hernia Mesh
- Novus Scientific TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh