Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Hernia mesh lawsuits are filed in courts across the nation due to patient and doctor complaints and safety concerns. Certain hernia mesh products have been removed from the market after patients suffered the following serious complications:
- Revision and Removal surgery;
- Pain; and
Hernia Mesh is frequently implanted during surgical repair of the following operations:
- Inguinal hernia;
- Femoral hernia;
- Umbilical hernia;
- Incisional hernia;
- Epigastric hernia;
- Hiatal hernia;
- Ventral hernia;
- Other traumatic repairs
Physiomesh Hernia Mesh
Physiomesh, manufacturered by Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, released an urgent field safety notice May 25, 2016, to advise surgeons to stop using the Physiomesh for hernia repair. Physiomesh Composite Mesh was placed on the market in April 2010 based upon the testing of previous hernia mesh products. However, Physiomesh is also coated with a gel film not previously utilized in hernia mesh products. Ethicon’s own medical safety team initiated the product recall in response to the alarming rate of complications documented with Physiomesh.
The lawsuits allege the manufacturers knew or should have known about the risks of injuries, yet never warned patients and the medical professionals of the dangers. Despite the alarming rates of removal and revision surgeries, infections, adhesions, intestinal blockages, perforations and other serious injuries, the manufacturers refused to notify patients and doctors.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
Atrium C-Qur Edge Mesh, was recalled by the FDA on February 3, 2015, alleging that Atrium introduced adulterated medical devices into interstate commerce. Further, the manufacturing, packing, storing and installing were not in conformity with the current good manufacturing practice requirements for medical devices. Various C-Qur mesh products are composed of polypropylene mesh, and gel coating made from omega 3 fatty acids, (O3FA). Other safety notices were issued involving mesh products, including:
- October 11, 2012, the FDA issued a safety warning letter
- August 9, 2013, the FDA issued a Class 2 recall of Edge mesh
- February 3, 2015, the FDA filed an injunction to stop production of certain hernia mesh
Despite the warnings, the manufacturer continued to introduce products for use in hernia repair, chest wall reconstruction and treatment of wounds, including:
- Atrium C-Qur Mesh
- Atrium C-Qur FX Mesh (C-Qur Lite)
- Atrium C-Qur V-Patch
- Atrium C-Qur Centrifx
- Atrium C-Qur Mosaic
- Atrium C-Qur TacShield
The lawsuits allege the manufacturers knew or should have known about the risks of injuries, yet never warned patients and the medical professionals of the dangers. Despite the alarming rates of removal and revision surgeries, infections, adhesions, intestinal blockages, perforations, the manufacturers refused to notify patients and doctors.
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