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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Hernia mesh lawsuits allege the mesh caused painful complications requiring surgery to remove or revise the mesh, additional treatment and medication. Mesh manufacturers include Ethicon Physiomesh, Bard / Davol, Atrium C-Qur, Covidien and others. We have been successfully litigating against these same companies in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation and already have done the research, know the science, and seen horrific 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)

Numerous manufacturers and products are the subject of hernia mesh litigation. Contact us now to find out the name of your hernia mesh manufacturer and whether your claim qualifies.

Bard /Davol Mesh

CR Bard/Davol Mesh leads the hernia mesh market in the United States. Bard offered $184 million to settle 2,600 Kugel patch lawsuits over injuries in June 2011. MDL 2846 Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc. Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation was created and ordered before Chief Judge Edmund Sargus of Columbus, Ohio, as the transferee judge in the Bard Hernia Mesh MDL.  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 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 with 647 lawsuits pending. ETHICON PHYSIOMESH FLEXIBLE COMPOSITE HERNIA MESH .  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. 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. Product liability lawsuits are consolidated into an MDL 2783 in New Hampshire federal court before Judge Landya B. McCafferty. Plaintiffs allege that manufacturing, packing, storing and installing were not in conformity with the current good manufacturing practice requirements for medical devices.  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, so contact us for a free consultation before your time runs out.

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