DePuy Hip Implant Lawyers

More than 20,000 lawsuits have been filed against DePuy over its failing hip implants, resulting in billions of dollars in compensation paid to victims.

If you received a DePuy hip implant that was recalled by the manufacturer (ASR Hip Resurfacing System or ASR XL Acetabular System) or one of the Pinnacle implants that was discontinued, and it failed or caused other medical problems that required revision surgery, such as damage to surrounding bone, muscle or other tissues, or severe pain, you be able to file a claim for damages.

There is no cost to review your situation in a free consultation with a licensed DePuy hip implant lawyer at TSR Injury Law. Over more than 20 years, we have obtained over $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Partner Nate Bjerke has fought for injured people against numerous large corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Amazon, General Motors and American Family Insurance. Bjerke is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Your consultation is free and there are no upfront fees for our services – we do not get paid unless you do.

Call TSR Injury Law at (612) TSR-TIME.

Do I Have a Case Over My Injuries?

This is something you should consider discussing with a licensed DePuy hip implant lawyer, as there are many things we need to know about your situation, such as:

  • The type of DePuy hip implant you received
  • Whether the implant was part of the 2010 recall
  • Whether you needed revision surgery
  • The injuries you suffered
  • Damages caused by your injuries
  • When you began receiving treatment for injuries caused by your failing implant

After reviewing these and other factors, we would have a better idea on whether you have a case. There is no fee or obligation for having a meeting with one of our attorneys.

We are here to help and answer your legal questions. We understand there are a lot of things victims want to know.

Compensation for Hip Implant Injuries

If you have a case and hire our firm to represent you, we may be able to file a claim for various damages you have suffered as a result of your failed hip implant.

For example, you may be able to claim past, current and future medical care. This could include the cost of your revision surgery, prescription medications for pain, physical therapy or ongoing appointments with doctors, and other expenses for necessary treatment of your injuries.

Our attorneys have obtained over $1 billion in compensation for our clients and understand how to calculate the full value of a claim, including the cost of future medical care victims may need.

Other damages that could be claimed in a DePuy hip implant lawsuit may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost companionship
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Lost earning capacity

Punitive damages may also be available – a large percentage of most of the DePuy hip implant settlements are punitive damages. These are meant to punish the at-fault party and deter others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.

Have questions about the potential value of your claim? Contact TSR Injury Law for a free consultation. (612) TSR-TIME

Hip Implant Recall

In late August of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., part of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its hip replacement devices: ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular System. These devices had been implanted in more than 93,000 people across the world and 30,000 people in the U.S.

The company initiated a recall because data from Australia said these implants had a failure rate that was higher than expected when used in traditional hip replacement on patients with small stature, which may include women and those who have weak bones.

DePuy’s statement also included statistics from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales – 13 percent of those who received the XL Acetabular implants and 12 percent of those who received the Hip Resurfacing implants needed revision surgery after just five years. Most hip implants are expected to last 15 years.

Between 2008 and 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had received about 300 complaints about ASR hip implants, with many of the patients who made those complaints needing to have the device replaced soon after implantation.

DePuy also took its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants off the market in 2013 after the FDA tightened its regulations of these types of devices. These devices were linked to the same problems as the ASR implants.

Side Effects and Complications From DePuy Hip Implants

When DePuy’s metal-on-metal hip implants went on the market, it was hoped they would be long-lasting implants. Unfortunately, many patients who received these implants required revision surgery much sooner than expected. When the products were recalled, the company estimated that about 10,000 patients would need revision surgery.

Another complication patients have experienced is metallosis, which can destroy bone, muscle and tissue near the implant site. Metallosis occurs when metal rubs on metal and creates metallic debris, which can lead to severe inflammation in the tissue around the implant. This inflammation can make revision surgery more difficult.

The metal in DePuy’s recalled hip implants contains cobalt, and when excessive amounts of cobalt move into surrounding tissue, it can cause numerous health problems, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Deafness
  • Blindness
  • Vertigo
  • Convulsions
  • Nerve damage
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Elevated levels of cobalt could also harm a pregnant woman’s baby.

Those who needed revision surgery often experienced pain when walking, standing up or putting weight on the side of the body with the implant. Patients also experienced pain in the hips and groin.

If you or a loved one received a DePuy hip implant and are experiencing significant pain and difficulty walking, or are experiencing symptoms of metallosis, contact your doctor immediately for treatment. After that, contact a licensed attorney from TSR Injury Law for a free consultation.

You may be eligible to file a DePuy hip implant lawsuit.

Lawsuits That Have Been Filed

More than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed over defective or failed DePuy ASR hip implants. There is a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Northern District of Ohio with 1,104 actions pending as of December 2019.

The lawsuits that have been filed claim the company sold implants that were prone to fail prematurely and cause other health problems, such as metallosis, severe pain and limited mobility.

Victims also claim the company knew for years about problems with some of their implants but did not take steps to correct the problem. Documents that came out in one of the cases seem to show executives knew the implant was faulty but decided to keep it on the market anyway.

More than 10,000 lawsuits have also been filed over DePuy Pinnacle hip replacements, and as of December 2019, 9.977 were still pending in the MDL in the Northern District of Texas.

Lawsuits filed against DePuy have resulted in approximately $6.2 billion in jury awards to victims (some of the awards were later reduced):

  • November 2013 – DePuy agrees to pay $4 billion to settle 8,000 lawsuits over ASR implants
  • March 2015 – DePuy settles another 1,800 ASR cases for $420 million
  • March 2016 – The second bellwether trial in the Pinnacle MDL results in a jury award of $502 million that is later reduced to $151 million
  • December 2016 – Third pinnacle bellwether trial results in a jury award of $1 billion that was later reduced to $543 million
  • November 2017 – The fourth bellwether trial results in a jury award of $247 million that was later reduced to $245 million

Contact a DePuy Hip Implant Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Medical devices can make life a lot easier for those with certain medical problems. Patients put a lot of trust in doctors who implant these devices and the companies that manufacture them.

When these devices fail and cause injury, victims may be able to file a lawsuit not only to pursue compensation for medical bills and other damages, but also to hold the manufacturer liable.

Our experienced attorneys at TSR Injury Law are dedicated to helping injury victims as they look to recover and move forward with their lives. We understand how important compensation can be in managing physical, financial and emotional damages.

Schedule a free consultation today. No obligation and no upfront fees for our services. Call (612) TSR-TIME.

Stryker Hip Implant Injury Lawsuits

Since 2012, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Stryker over its defective hip implants. Patients have suffered severe complications and injuries, including metal poisoning, joint dislocation and bone fractures.

If you have suffered pain or illness following your Stryker hip implant surgery, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages.

Call TSR Injury Law to schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys. We are prepared to review the details of your situation and discuss whether you may be able to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit. Our legal services are contingency-based, which means you do not pay us anything up front. We only get paid if you do. We have decades of combined legal experience and a proven track record of recovering compensation for our clients.

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Do I Have a Case Against Stryker?

Anyone who suffered severe injuries after receiving a Stryker hip implant may have a case for compensation. Some of the most common injuries resulting from Stryker hip implants include:

  • Broken bones
  • Severe pain in the hip, groin or leg
  • Walking difficulties
  • Swelling of the hip joint
  • Implants becoming loose within a few months
  • Malfunctioning or shattered implant
  • Metal poisoning
  • Skin rashes
  • Impaired kidney function
  • Progressive noises with movement, such as squeaking, popping or clicking sounds
  • Dislocation of the artificial joint requiring corrective surgery and additional recovery time

If you have experienced some of these symptoms or injuries following your Stryker hip implant replacement, we encourage you to contact a member of our experienced legal team to learn more about whether you may have a case. There are many factors our Bloomington defective product lawyers need to review.

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Compensation Available After a Hip Implant Injury

There are economic and non-economic damages that may occur after receiving a defective hip implant. That is why the law allows victims to pursue compensation for these damages, if they can prove another party is at fault for them.

Common examples of damages from a defective product case include:

  • Cost of revision surgery
  • Cost of follow-up treatment and appointments with doctors
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medication
  • Assistive devices
  • Cost of future treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Lost companionship

You may also be eligible to receive punitive damages, which are meant as punishment for severe or intentional negligence. Many of those large settlement awards you read about or hear about on the news include punitive damages.

There is limited time to take legal action, so it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to find out if you have a valid case. Once the clock runs out, you may lose your right pursue compensation.

Contact TSR Injury Law with your questions about the legal process.

Stryker Recalls Hip Implants

Stryker began receiving complaints about a number of issues with its hip replacement devices as far back as 2005. In spite of these reports, Stryker did not immediately take steps to correct or address the issues. However, after 60-plus patient complaints of metal poisoning and the need for corrective surgery were received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2012, Stryker issued recalls for its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem implant devices.

Currently there are thousands of lawsuits involving Stryker hip implant devices pending in both state and federal courts. If you suffered illness or injuries following a Stryker hip implant surgery, we are prepared to help. If you have a case, our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to aggressively work to recover compensation for your damages.

Problematic Stryker Models Named In Lawsuits

There are several Stryker hip replacement models with reported issues that have been named in lawsuits, including:

  • ABG II and Rejuvenate hip implants – Both of these models are modular hip stems that are implanted into the patient’s femur bone during a Total Hip Replacement surgery (THR). Reports of multiple complications, including soft tissue inflammation at the implant placement site and corrosion – or wearing away (called fretting) – of the component have resulted in a class action lawsuit against Stryker. The metal-on-metal corrosion of these components can be especially dangerous because the metal can flake off and be released into a patient’s bloodstream, causing metallosis, a type of metal poisoning.
  • LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads – This device, called a taper lock, is a component that is used to connect the femoral neck and femoral head during hip implant surgery. There are various sizes and models of this component, but those made before 2011 have had an abnormally high failure rate. Unfortunately, when this component fails, it causes the patient to suffer mobility issues, along with pain, inflammation and other complications. Additionally, the taper lock can corrode and lead to metal poisoning and further joint instability. Patients with a failed taper lock will have to undergo additional revision surgery. Allegedly Stryker knew about this issue yet continued to allow more than 100,000 of these devices to be surgically implanted into patients. If you had Stryker hip replacement surgery and are suffering pain or other symptoms, we recommend that you seek medical attention and contact one of our knowledgeable lawyers to see if you may be eligible for compensation, including reimbursement if you require surgery.
  • Tritanium Acetabular Shell implants – This is a hip socket replacement component that was designed to promote new bone growth and encourage the device to fuse to a patient’s own bones over time. However, with many patients, the hip implant loosened instead, causing new pain and the need for corrective surgery.

Additional models with known issues include the Accolade TMZF, Citation TMZF and Meridian TMZF. If you received a Stryker hip implant device and suffered any adverse issues, you may be eligible for compensation.

Call to Discuss a Possible Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit

Stryker failed to warn consumers, physicians and others about the dangers associated with some of its hip implant devices. When a manufacturer fails in its duty to take reasonable steps to protect consumers from an unreasonable risk of injury, they should be held liable for any injuries that result.

If you or someone you care about was injured, suffered severe complications or became ill following a Stryker hip replacement surgery, we may be able to help you pursue compensation for any damages incurred. The legal team at TSR Injury Law has decades of combined experience and we are prepared to fight to protect your best interests and legal rights.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

If you received a transvaginal mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence and suffered serious complications, such as severe pain, organ damage or device migration, you may be eligible for compensation. Tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed over complications from these implants and victims have been awarded millions in compensation.

Talking with an experienced defective product lawyer is an important step in the legal process. The attorneys at TSR Injury Law have been defending the rights of injury victims and their families throughout Minnesota for over two decades. Our firm has recovered $300 million in compensation awards on behalf of our clients, including a $3,750,000 settlement for a victim of a defective product.

Your consultation is confidential and you will not be obligated to let us represent you. You will not be charged any fees unless we win fair compensation for your claim.

Call TSR Injury Law today at (612) TSR-TIME.

Do I Have a Case for Compensation?

When a medical device like a transvaginal mesh implant causes an injury, victims should discuss it with an attorney, because there are many factors to review to determine if there may be a case for compensation, such as:

  • Evidence of whether the product was excessively dangerous for its intended use
  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether your injuries were directly caused by the mesh implant and would not have occurred otherwise
  • When you received the implant
  • Warnings provided by the manufacturer about the risks of the device

Transvaginal mesh implants have been made by several companies, including:

  • C.R. Bard
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coloplast
  • Cook Medical
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson

Some of the side effects and injuries from transvaginal mesh implants include:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal shrinkage and scarring
  • Infections
  • Implant failure
  • Recurring incontinence
  • Pain during sex
  • Problems urinating
  • Neuromuscular issues
  • Mesh erosion

These side effects/complications have happened to patients being treated for conditions like anterior compartment prolapse (cystocele), pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Cystocele and POP are known to cause pelvic organs such as the bladder to move and press up against the vagina, which can cause pain and discomfort. This usually happens because the connections between the ligaments and pelvic floor muscles can weaken over time. Women usually suffer from these conditions after surgery or childbirth.

SUI is also referred to as stress incontinence and causes a person to lose urine unintentionally. Urine loss could occur both with simple movements like sneezing or coughing or with intense physical activity like heavy lifting or running.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation. We know how to determine if you may have grounds for a lawsuit and what your case may be worth.

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What is the Value of a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?

This is a difficult question to answer without reviewing the specifics of your situation in a free consultation. Victims of defective products generally pursue compensation for things like medical expenses and pain and suffering.

For example, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the cost of revision surgery to remove the implants and to repair damage caused by the implant, such as internal organ damage. You may be able to seek compensation for the cost of prescription medication for pain management and to treat infections and other complications.

Our experienced attorneys are also prepared to seek compensation for the cost of future medical care after the conclusion of your case, along with compensation for the physical pain and emotional suffering you have endured.

In cases of severe negligence by product manufacturers, we may be able to pursue punitive damages. These are a form of punishment for negligent product manufacturers.

The damages that may be available depend on the specifics of your claim. Our firm is committed to pursuing the full value of your damages so you can obtain the treatment you need to begin moving forward with your life.

We are here to answer your legal questions.

FDA Stops Sale and Distribution of Transvaginal Mesh

In the spring of 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required makers of surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of anterior compartment prolapse to immediately stop the sale or distribution of these products.

The FDA’s order said the manufacturers did not provide reasonable assurance that the mesh is safe or effective, which they have been required to do since the FDA reclassified these products as class III on Jan. 5, 2016. Devices in this class are considered high risk and are subject to the FDA’s strictest device review process.

The FDA order also said patients who received a transvaginal mesh implant should see a health care professional if they experience any complications, such as pelvic or groin pain, pain during sex or persistent vaginal bleeding or discharge.

2011 Update

This was not the first time the FDA warned about the dangers of these products. In 2011, the FDA released an update on the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh implants for treating pelvic organ prolapse.

The report stated that the risk of serious side effects associated with transvaginal mesh is not rare, which contradicts what was stated in the FDA’s 2008 Public Health Notification. The FDA identified 3,979 reports of injuries, deaths or malfunctions between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2010.

The FDA also looked at peer-reviewed scientific literature, including all randomized controlled trials and some observational studies of data on adverse events associated with mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse.

The review raised many safety concerns, including pain due to vaginal shortening, tightening and mesh contraction. They also found that patients who received mesh implants were suffering from complications not experienced by patients who underwent surgery without mesh.

Performance data also failed to show an improved clinical benefit of using transvaginal mesh over non-mesh repairs.

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Lawsuits Against Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

More than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh by women who suffered injuries and complications after receiving these implants. The lawsuits make many allegations against the manufacturers, such as:

  • Failing to test the devices properly
  • Failing to conduct adequate research about the risks
  • Failing to create a safe method for removing the mesh
  • Failing to properly warn patients about the risk for complications and injuries
  • Misleading the FDA about the safety and effectiveness of these products, along with patients and the medical community

Tens of thousands of cases were consolidated into multidistrict litigations (MDLs), including lawsuits against Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and Ethicon. These MDLs consolidated a total of 83,346 cases, but as of Jan. 2020, just 2,006 cases were still pending. Most of the cases were either settled, went to court and had juries reach verdicts or they were dismissed.

The first company to lose a transvaginal mesh lawsuit was C.R. Bard, back in 2012, when a $3.6 million verdict was awarded to a woman who suffered complications after receiving the mesh implant.

There have been several settlements that were kept confidential. However, there have also been some large verdicts for victims, including:

  • $57 million from a Philadelphia jury for a woman who suffered severe, life-altering injuries from a Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh product, including $7.1 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages
  • $20 million from a Pennsylvania jury for a woman who suffered severe side effects from an Ethicon transvaginal mesh device, requiring several surgeries to remove the mesh
  • $120 million from a Philadelphia jury for a plaintiff who suffered severe incontinency and chronic pain, among other severe injuries
  • $80 million in damages, including $50 million in punitive damages for a woman who suffered pain during sex and vaginal bleeding after receiving a mesh implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse
  • $120 million to settle 2,000-3,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson

Our dedicated team of legal professionals is ready to answer any questions you may have about your transvaginal mesh implant claim.

Contact TSR Injury Law About a Possible Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Our experienced defective products lawyers are ready to review your situation in a free consultation to determine if you may have a viable case.

Partner Nate Bjerke, has been named a Top 100 Super Lawyer each year since 2014 and he is also part of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Nate has represented injured people against large corporations such as Walmart, Amazon, Ford Motor Company, BMW, Audi, Kia Motors, Kawasaki, General Motors, Michelin and Caterpillar.

Call us today to schedule your free case review. There is no risk involved as you will not be obligated to hire us for your case and you will not have to pay for any legal fees unless we win compensation for your claim.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Hernia mesh is a surgical implant used to repair torn or damaged tissue to quicken the recovery process after hernia surgery. However, some patients that have received a hernia mesh implant have suffered severe complications that damaged their intestines, bowels and abdomen.

If you or a loved one needed revision surgery due to complications caused by a hernia mesh implant, you may be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. Thousands of lawsuits are currently pending against multiple manufacturers, most of which are part of federal multidistrict litigation.

The Bloomington defective product lawyers at TSR Injury Law are currently investigating these kinds of claims. We are prepared to review your situation and discuss your legal options during a free, no-obligation consultation. Over more than two decades, our firm has recovered over $1 billion for our clients, including a $3.75 million settlement in a defective product case. Co-founder and managing partner Steve Terry is on the Minnesota Association for Justice Board of Governors.

Our consultations are completely free and there are no upfront legal fees if we represent you. Our lawyers do not get paid unless you obtain a recovery.

Call anytime day or night to schedule a consultation about a possible hernia mesh lawsuit (612) TSR-TIME.

Do I Have a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

This is not any easy question to answer until we learn more about your particular circumstances. Our attorneys need to review several factors to see if you may qualify to take legal action and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages:

  • Date you underwent hernia repair surgery that used hernia mesh
  • The manufacturer and brand of the hernia mesh product
  • Name and location of hospital where implant surgery was done and the doctor who performed it
  • Types of complications suffered, such as mesh migration, perforation, infection or organ damage
  • Date when complications appeared and/or were diagnosed by a medical professional
  • Date you had hernia mesh removed or revision surgery to correct complications

Some of the most popular hernia mesh products that have injured patients include:

  • C-QUR polypropylene mesh, made by Atrium
  • 3DMax hernia mesh, made by C.R. Bard
  • Ventralex ST, made by C.R. Bard
  • Composix Kugel Mesh, made by C.R. Bard
  • Ethicon Physiomesh (Ethicon is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)

If you have a case, there is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit and if you fail to do so before the deadline passes you may forfeit your rights entirely. This is why it is in your best interest to speak to an experienced lawyer as soon as you can.

The consultation is 100 percent free and confidential. Call (612) TSR-TIME today.

How Much Could My Case Be Worth?

Complications from defective hernia mesh can result in mounting medical bills, painful revision surgery and other damages. A qualified lawyer from our firm is ready to help determine the full scope of your damages.

You may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Medical expenses (past, current and future)
  • Lost wages from missed time at work
  • Out-of-pocket costs, like the cost of traveling to and from doctor appointments
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional anguish

To determine an accurate value of your damages, our legal team will also need to consider the severity of your hernia mesh injury, your medical prognosis, the expected length of your recovery, whether you have a disability, scarring or disfigurement, and how the injury affects daily activities or relationships with loved ones.

Why Seeking Legal Help May Be Beneficial

Manufacturers of medical devices are expected to produce products that are safe and effective to use. If a product fails to meet fulfill its intended purpose and causes harm, the manufacturer could be held liable.

Our licensed defective product lawyers have a proven track record holding negligent parties responsible for their actions and defending injury victims and their families who have been affected by these companies’ carelessness. We have the knowledge and resources to conduct a detailed investigation and gather supportive evidence to help build a strong case for compensation.

Do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation to determine if you may be able to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. We have helped many injury victims over the past two decades obtain fair compensation. While no amount of compensation can change what happened, it can hopefully aid in your medical recovery and help you move forward with your life.

Contact TSR Injury Law to see how we may be able to assist you. (612) TSR-TIME.

Dangers of Hernia Mesh Implants

Hernia mesh is a medical device that is implanted in the upper stomach, abdomen or groin. It is used to support weakened tissue or to close an opening within the damaged muscle that allows a hernia to pass through. Common types of hernia mesh used by doctors include Physiomesh and C-QUR mesh.

Although hernia mesh is supposed to lower the rate of hernia recurrence, some individuals have experienced serious, life-threatening complications, such as:

  • Chronic pain and bleeding
  • Infections, including sepsis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Migration of the surgical mesh
  • Perforation of intestines or bowels
  • Erosion of the implant device
  • Puncture of other abdominal organs
  • Adhesion of mesh material to bowl
  • Tears in the abdominal wall
  • Recurrence of hernias
  • Seromas (fluid collection under skin)

Hernia mesh removal, revision surgeries or additional procedures to improve quality of life and reduce painful complications are often required. Medical bills from hernia mesh complications can be costly, which is why should strongly consider getting a lawyer on your side to handle the legal process for you. We are ready to negotiate a fair settlement or go to trial, if needed.

FDA Action Against Hernia Mesh Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received countless adverse event reports linked to hernia mesh complications, causing the agency to take action against manufacturers for flawed or defective mesh.

From 2009 to 2013, the FDA conducted multiple inspections of facilities manufacturing C-QUR hernia mesh and inspectors uncovered various violations of federal regulations. This included violations of the quality system regulation, the medical device reporting regulation, and the correction and removal regulation.

In 2014, the agency issued a safety update warning consumers about the harmful effects of hernia mesh. A year later the FDA asked the court for an injunction against one mesh manufacturer after the company ignored repeated warnings about problems at its facility. The injunction blocked C-QUR manufacturing and sales until the manufacturer resolved the issues.

By 2018, over 500 adverse events for various surgical mesh products were reported to the FDA each month. This includes more than 300 reports for Physiomesh and 200 reports for C-QUR mesh for the first three months of 2018.

Hernia Mesh Recalls Issued

Brands that have recalled hernia mesh products include Atrium Medical, Bard Davol, and Ethicon. From 2005 to 2018, manufacturers recalled over 211,000 units of hernia mesh or withdrew them from the market.

Some manufacturers have recalled mesh due to packing errors, but most hernia mesh has been recalled due to bowel perforations and bowel obstructions in those who have been implanted with medical device.

Atrium Medical recalled more than 145,000 units, including C-QUR hernia mesh products, for packing problems. Bard Davol issued several recalls of its Kugel Mesh product due to the potential for bowel tears. Ethicon voluntarily withdrew Physiomesh after studies determined that the medical device was more likely to result in a failed hernia repair compared to other similar products.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Filed

Thousands of individuals have filed hernia mesh lawsuits claiming the devices failed or caused serious health complications. After implantation, most hernias came back, the mesh damaged internal organs, and further surgery was needed to remove the faulty mesh. Other allegations include:

  • Designing a dangerous and defective product with an unreasonable risk of adverse reactions
  • Selling a product that failed to reasonably perform as intended and required surgical removal
  • Failing to warn consumers and doctors of known risks associated with mesh products

About 4,780 hernia mesh lawsuits from across the U.S. have been combined into three different mass litigations. Each of the multidistrict litigations or MDLs, involves a separate hernia mesh manufacturer – Atrium Medical, Bard Davol and Ethicon. The number of lawsuits in these litigations continues to grow.

Additionally, the New Jersey Supreme Court has consolidated 62 physiomesh lawsuits into a multicounty litigation. The first hernia mesh trials are not expected to begin until sometime in 2020.

Call TSR Injury Law to See If You Can Take Legal Action

Manufacturers have a legal duty to produce safe and effective products and warn consumers about the potential complications of these products. When they fail in this duty and consumers become injured, these companies should be held accountable and the victims should be compensated for their damages.

If you or a loved one has suffered complications from surgical mesh and required hernia repair surgery, contact the legal team at TSR injury law for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.

Our personal injury lawyers have recovered over $1 billionf on behalf of our clients. It costs you nothing to hire us and we only get paid for our services if you obtain a recovery.

Call (612) TSR-TIME today to discuss your potential legal options.