Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Hernia mesh plaintiffs have filed lawsuits across the nation for complications linked to their hernia mesh implants. Some hernia mesh patients have suffered serious complications, incurring additional surgeries and medication for mesh revisions or removal. Hernia Mesh is frequently implanted during surgical repair in multiple areas of the body with serious complications. Contact us for a free consultation at 800-814-4540 or fill out the contact form to the right or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In June 2011, Bard offered $184 million to settle 2,600 Kugel patch lawsuits over injuries suffered by the claimants.
Parietex and Parietene Mesh
Parietex mesh is manufactured by Covidien with multiple products varying in design, pour size, polypropolene or polyester composition, gel layers and microgrips. Other hernia mesh products with unique designs we are investigating are:
- Parietex, Parietex composite, Parietex plug and patch
- Progrip, Parietex Progrip, Parietene Progrip
- Parietene, Parietene microporous
Bard offered $184 million to settle 2,600 Kugel patch lawsuits over injuries in June 2011. The Bard/Davol mesh products we are investigating include:
- Composix Kugel Mesh- RECALLED
- Ventralex Mesh
- ST products (Sepramesh) Composix Mesh
- Composix E/X Mesh
- Perfix Plug
Physiomesh Hernia Mesh
Physiomesh was recalled over an alarming rate of complications. Manufacturered by Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, an urgent field safety notice on May 25, 2016, advises surgeons to stop using the Physiomesh for hernia repair. Lawsuits are consolidated into an MDL in Georgia federal court with over 236 lawsuits pending.
Physiomesh is 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 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 numerous reports 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. Lawsuits are consolidated into an MDL in New Hampshire federal court.
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 Edge 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.
Do I Have A Case?
With over thirty years of successful litigation, we understand the medical and legal issues you are facing, so call us posthaste to preserve your rights. Our firm has the trial expertise and resources to successfully prosecute these cases to resolution. Providing attorney client privileged reports to our clients and you can actually speak to a lawyer about your concerns. Medical legal consultations are FREE so contact us posthaste at 1-800-814-4540, fill out the contact form to the right of this page, or email carolyn@carolynstclair.
- Revision and Removal surgery;
- Pain; and
Areas of Hernia Mesh
- Inguinal hernia;
- Femoral hernia;
- Umbilical hernia;
- Incisional hernia;
- Epigastric hernia;
- Hiatal hernia;
- Ventral hernia;
- Other traumatic repairs
There are statutes of limitation in each state, so contact us for a free consultation before your time runs out.