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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

We are accepting Hernia Mesh cases.

Update August 2021: The first Bard bellwether case is finally in trial. After years of Covid-19 delays, the plaintiffs have begun presenting evidence to a jury. We are accepting hernia mesh lawsuits against Bard/Davol, Covidien, Ethicon/Johnson and Johnson, Atrium, and LifeCell/Allergan. Hernia mesh lawsuits allege the mesh caused painful complications requiring surgery to remove or revise the mesh, additional treatment and medication.  Some, but not all, mesh has been recalled.

Our current criteria:

Hernia mesh implant placed in 2010 or later and have had one of the following since the surgery:

  • Removal surgery;
  • Revision surgery;
  • Presumptive surgery (surgery recommended by a physician at a date certain or a physician; recommendation for, but the surgery cannot be performed because it is too dangerous);
  • An open wound at the surgery site;
  • Infection occurring more than 6 months after the mesh wa implanted or revised; or
  • Repeated nerve blocks to treat mesh-related pain.

Hernia Mesh Complications

  • Abscesses;
  • Mesh shrinkage;
  • Mesh migration;
  • Bowel blockages;
  • Mesh contracture;
  • Hernia recurrence;
  • Erosion of the mesh;
  • Adhesions to the bowel;
  • Mesh rupture and failure;
  • Fistulas (holes or sinus tract);
  • Perforation of organs and tissues;
  • Wound dehiscence (separation of the tissues);
  • Hernia recurrence (as a result of migration and/or contracture);
  • Infection in the surgical site six months or more after the hernia surgery;
  • Chronic Pain (pain in the hernia mesh surgical site months after the scar tissue has healed).

Hernia Mesh Manufacturers

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. Product liability lawsuits are consolidated into an MDL 2783 in New Hampshire federal court before Judge Landya B. McCafferty. The products we are pursuing for revision acceptance criteria include:

  • C-Qur
  • C-Qur Mosaic
  • C-Qur Edge
  • C-Qur TacShield
  • C-Qur Mesh V-Patch
  • Atrium C-Qur Centrifx
  • C-Qur Lite Mesh V-Patch
  • Atrium C-Qur FX Mesh (C-Qur Lite)

Bard /Davol Mesh

CR Bard/Davol Mesh leads the hernia mesh market in the United States. MDL 2846 Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc. Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation was created and ordered before Chief Judge Edmund SargusofColumbus,Ohio,asthetransfereejudgeintheBardHerniaMeshMDL. TheBard/Davolmeshproducts we are currently pursuing for acceptance criteria include:

  • Bard Mesh
  • PerFix Plug:
  • PerFix Light Plug
  • 3DMax Mesh
  • 3DMax Light Mesh
  • Bard (Marlex) Mesh Dart
  • Marlex (AKA Flat Mesh; Bard Mesh)
  • Sperma-Tex
  • Visilex
  • Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Modified Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Composix
  • Composix E/X
  • Composix L/P
  • Ventralex Hernia Patch
  • Ventrio Patch
  • Sepramesh IP
  • Ventralex ST Patch
  • Ventrio ST
  • Ventralight ST

Johnson and Johnson/Ethicon Hernia Mesh

Johnson and Johnson/Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is coated with a gel film never before used in hernia mesh products and was recalled after an alarming rate of complications. Lawsuits are consolidated into MDL 2782 before Judge Richard Story in Georgia Federal Court. We are also litigating against Ethicon in New Jersey state court. Ethicon’s own medical safety team initiated a product recall in response to the complications documented with Physiomesh: J&J’s Ethicon recalls Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh. The Ethicon products we are currently pursuing for acceptance criteria in litigation include:

  • Proceed Ventral Patch
  • Proceed Surgical Mesh
  • Prolene Hernia System
  • Prolene 3D
  • Physiomesh

Covidien

Covidien (acquired by Medtronic in 2015) manufactured multiple products varying in design, pore size, polypropylene or polyester composition, gel layers and microgrips. Many are associated with infections due to a college covering, adhesions, pain, bowel obstruction, tearing at edges, swelling, fixation failures, tearing, ripping, fixation issues, recurrence, foreign body presence. Products we are reviewing for acceptance criteria with revision include:

  • Parietex
  • Symbotex
  • Surgipro
  • Folding Mesh
  • Flat Sheet Mesh
  • Plug and Patch System
  • Composite Ventral Patch
  • Optimized Open Skirt Mesh
  • ProGrip Self-Fixating Mesh
  • Optimized Composite Mesh
  • Lightweight Monofilament Mesh
  • Composite Open Skirt (PCO OS) Mesh
  • Composite Parastomal (PCO PM) Mesh
  • Composite Hiatal Mesh (PCO 2H) Hydrophilic Anatomical Mesh

LifeCell/Allergan

Strattice Tissue Mesh

STRATTICE™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix (RTM) is intended for use as a soft tissue patch to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists and for the surgical repair of damaged or ruptured soft tissue membranes. Indications for use include the repair of hernias/and or body wall defects, which require the use of reinforcing or bridging materials to obtain the desired surgical outcome.

  • Abdominal wall repair
  • Parastomal hernia repair
  • Inguinal hernia repair

This acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is made from porcine (pig) skin that has been processed to remove all living cells – hence the term “acellular”.

Contact us for a free consultation

Contact us to find out which company manufactured your implant before your time runs out or your medical record evidence is destroyed. Each state has a time limit to bring claims, so call us at 1-800-814-4540 or fill out the form on the sidebar.

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