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 a 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 more than $150 million 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 more than $150 million 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.