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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Hernia Mesh lawsuits are filed against Bard/Davol, Ethicon/Johnson and Johnson, Atrium Medical, Covidien, Gore-Tex and other medical device manufacturers. There have been no trials, however, bellwether trials are scheduled beginning in 2020. The litigation of the Hernia Mesh manufacturers include the following:

  1. Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh casea are consolidated inMDL 2782 before Judge Richard Story in Georgia Federal Court.

 In RE: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh.

There are 2377 filed cases as of mid August 2019 with bellwether trials beginning in 2020. There are also cases filed in New Jersey state court.

  1. Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc. Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigationin MDL 2846 before Chief Judge Edmund Sargus of Columbus, Ohio.

MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION 2846 | Southern District of Ohio 

On September 12, 2019, In Person Status Conference will be held at the court.

  1. Atrium C-Qur Mesh Cases are consolidated in MDL 2783 in New Hampshire Federal court before Chief Judge Landya B. McCafferty

Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation

  1. Covidien Hernia Mesh Cases have not been consolidated in an MDL and are filed in individual courts.
  2. Gore-Tex Hernia Mesh have not been consolidated in an MDL and are filed in individual courts.

Hernia mesh lawsuits allege the mesh caused painful complications requiring surgery to remove or revise the mesh, additional treatment and medication.  Contact us to find out which company manufactured your implant before your time runs out or your evidence is destroyed. We have successfully litigated against these same companies in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation and know the science and research plus witnessed the injuries caused. Complications include:

  • Chronic Pain,
  • Abscesses,
  • Infections.
  • Adhesions to the bowel;
  • Bowel blockages,
  • Perforation of organs and tissues,
  • Fistulas (holes or sinus tract),
  • Erosion of the mesh,
  • Hernia recurrence,
  • Mesh shrinkage;
  • Mesh migration;
  • Mesh contracture;
  • Hernia recurrence (as a result of migration and/or contracture);
  • Mesh rupture and failure;
  • Wound dehiscence (separation of the tissues)

Bard /Davol Mesh

Bard offered $184 million to settle 2,600 Kugel patch lawsuits over injuries in June 2011. 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 before Chief Judge Edmund Sargus of Columbus, Ohio.  There are over 2490 cases pending. The Bard/Davol mesh products we are currently pursuing for acceptance criteria include:

  • PerFix Plug: 
  • PerFix Light Plug
  • 3DMax Mesh
  • 3DMax Light Mesh
  • Bard (Marlex) Mesh Dart
  • Marlex (AKA Flat Mesh; Bard 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 coated with a gel film was recalled after an alarming rate of complications.  Lawsuits are consolidated into MDL 2782 before Judge Richard Story in Georgia Federal Court with over 2230 cases pending. The first trial is set for January 2020.  ETHICON PHYSIOMESH FLEXIBLE COMPOSITE HERNIA MESH .  There are also cases pending consolidated in New Jersey state court. Ethicon’s own medical safety team initiated a product recall in response to the complications documented with Physiomesh. 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

    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.   Over 1450 lawsuits are consolidated in MDL 2783 in New Hampshire federal court before Judge Landya B. McCafferty.  Trials are set for February 2020. Despite the warnings, the manufacturer continued to introduce products for use in hernia repair, chest wall reconstruction and treatment of wounds. The products were are pursuing for revision acceptance criteria include:

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

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

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.

Hernia Mesh Areas

  • Inguinal hernia,
  • Femoral hernia,
  • Umbilical hernia,
  • Incisional hernia,
  • Epigastric hernia,
  • Hiatal hernia,
  • Ventral hernia,
  • Other traumatic repairs

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 your case to resolution. 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. There are statutes of limitation in each state and hospitals destroy records after a certain time period, so contact us for a free consultation before your time runs out or your evidence is destroyed.

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