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Mesh Lawsuits Update 2024

Update 2024 – We are accepting bladder sling, pelvic mesh and hernia mesh removal or revision cases. 

Mesh lawsuits have been ongoing over decades due to complications with the medical devices. The synthetic mesh products have been linked to nerve damage caused by nerves entrapped in the scar tissue, fistula openings between the colon and vagina or the urethra and vagina, inflammation leading to adhesions and scar formation, infections localized around the implant or more serious infections causing life-threatening sepsis, organ perforation and erosion through the tissues.

Does My Case Qualify?

If you haveCall us for your free medical legal consultation at 1-800-814-4540 or fill out the Contact Us Form and tell us about your claim. Consultations are free and there is a time limit to file a claim, so act now.

How Much Is My Claim Worth?

Over the past 13+ years, transvaginal mesh jury verdicts ranged from $100 Million to $0 and hernia mesh verdicts ranged from $4.8 Million to $0. Most verdicts are appealed by the losing party and are reversed, remanded or completely taken away and the claimant settles for a much lower amount.

There are many factors to consider in a medical product liability lawsuit. Each case is evaluated based upon the injuries caused by the implant and the liability associated with the product. Much of this evidence is contained in the surgical records and medical treatment records, which is why a medical device attorney is critical.  Most verdicts are appealed by the losing party and are reversed, remanded or completely taken away and the claimant settles for a much lower amount.

The product liability, complications and injuries associated with one manufacturer’s products, does not apply to another manufacturer’s products. The product liability and complications associated with a pelvic organ prolapse mesh product does not necessarily apply to a stress urinary incontinence sling product. The plaintiffs must prove that\the products are defective, that the defective products caused the injuries, and the manufacturers failed to warn of the dangers of the products.

Hernia mesh claimants complain of chronic pain, abscesses, infections, adhesions into the bowel or colon; bowel and intestinal blockages, perforation of organs and tissues, fistulas creating openings into the intestine and bowel, mesh erosion through the tissues, mesh rupture; mesh shrinkage; mesh migration into other areas of the body; mesh contracture; wound dehiscence with separation of tissues; hernia recurrence (as a result of migration and/or contracture).

Pelvic mesh and sling claimants complain of erosion or extrusion of the sling or mesh through the vaginal tissue, urinary tract or kidney infections caused by shrinkage of the sling causing obstruction of the urethra, recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse because the mesh failed to hold the organs, intestinal, bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion of the mesh,

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlements

Over $8 billion in transvaginal mesh verdicts and settlements has been paid out to compensate injured people. We continue to accept cases and help injured people although most law firms no longer accept cases after the Pelvic Mesh Multi-District Litigation Court was dismantled by Judge Goodwin in 2018. We have not abandoned people injured by medical products. To find out if you have a case, contact a medical device attorney at 800-814-4540 or

What is surgical mesh?

Mesh used during surgery is composed of synthetic polymers, like polypropylene, or biological material. Surgeons use mesh products to repair hernias that have protruded, repair tears or support pelvic organs that have prolapsed and fallen and support the urethra for stress urinary incontinence.

What are the problems with mesh?

Potential complications include chronic pain, erosion, infections, fistulas, tearing of organs,  adhesions to the bowel or other organs, bowel blockages, perforation of organs and tissues, erosion, mesh migration and contracture, recurrence, mesh rupture and failure.

Colovaginal fistula is a serious, uncommon case of postsurgical colovaginal fistula following mesh pelvic floor repair has been reported in some patients. This typically requires additional surgery to remove the mesh and close the opening between the colon and vagina.

What are the mesh lawsuits about?

The plaintiffs believe the manufacturers knew or should have known about the risks of injuries, problems and complications, 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, some of the mesh manufacturers refused to notify patients and doctors and warn of serious complications. Many of the mesh products have been removed from the market and some have been recalled, yet surgeons are still implanting mesh in patients today. We are accepting hernia mesh, bladder sling and pelvic mesh complication cases if the mesh has been removed or revised. 

Who can claim compensation?

A plaintiff may qualify if the mesh has beencaused injuries and damages to the person. The plaintiff needs to prove the claim with the mesh operative records and implant product identification, along with the mesh removal or revision operative records.

What is surgical mesh made of?

Materials used for surgical mesh include:

  • Non-absorbable synthetic polymers (polypropylene)
  • Absorbable synthetic polymers (polyglycolic acid or polycaprolactone)
  • Biologic (acellular collagen sourced from cows or pigs)
  • Composite (a combination of any of the three previous materials)

What surgeries use mesh? 

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in women
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in women
  • Inguinal hernia repair ( inner groin)
  • Femoral hernia repair ( upper thigh, outer groin)
  • Incisional hernia repair ( incision or scar )
  • Ventral hernia repair (abdominal/ventral wall)
  • Umbilical hernia repair (belly button)
  • Hiatal (abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm)

 What mesh products are involved?

Bard /Davol Hernia Mesh

  • PerFix Plug:
  • PerFix Light Plug
  • 3DMax
  • 3DMax Light
  • Bard (Marlex)  Dart
  • Marlex (AKA Flat; Bard )
  • Bard
  • 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

Covidien Hernia Mesh

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

Transvaginal Mesh

Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh

  • T-Sling-Universal Polypropylene Sling
  • Aris-Transobturator Sling System
  • Supris-Suprapubic Sling System
  • Novasilk-Synthetic Flat Mesh
  • Suspend-Tutoplast Processed Fascia Lata
  • Exair-Prolapse Repair System
  • Axis-Tutoplast Processed Dermis
  • Restorelle
  • Smartmesh
  • Omnisure
  • Minitape
  • Restorelle

Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

  • The Uphold Vaginal Support System – off market
  • The Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit – off market
  • The Prefyx PPS System – off market
  • The Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System
  • The Advantage Fit System
  • The Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System
  • The Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System
  • The Solyx SIS System
  • Upsylon Y Mesh

Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh

  • Gynemesh PS
  • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
  • Secur TVT
  • Prolift+
  • Prolift +M
  • Prosima
  • Abbrevo
  • Exact TVT
  • Gynemesh TVT

Bard Products – no longer on the market

  • Align Urethral Sling
  • Avaulta Anterior BioSynthetic
  • Avaulta Posterior BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta Plus Anterior BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta Plus Posterior BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support
  • Avaulta Solo Posterior Synthetic Support
  • InnerLace BioUrethral Support System
  • Pelvicol Acellular Collagen Matrix
  • PelviLace BioUrethral Support System
  • PelviLace TO Trans-obturator BioUrethral Support
  • PelviSoft Acellular Collagen BioMesh
  • Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
  • Uretex SUP Pubourethral Sling
  • Uretex TO Transobturator Urethral Sling
  • Uretex TO2 Transobturator Urethral Sling
  • Uretex TO3 Transobturator Urethral Sling

 What should I do if I am in pain?

If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, call 911 or go the Emergency Room at the hospital or Emergency Clinic. We are not your healthcare providers and don’t give medical advice, so you should follow up with regular check-ups and examinations. Let your healthcare provider know if you have symptoms such as pain, bleeding, swelling, discharge, radiating nerve pain during activities. Tell your doctors about any surgical mesh implants if you plan to have surgery to treat a related condition or another type of operation. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about any health issues.

My doctor says I shouldn’t get involved. What should I do?

We depend on doctors for medical advice, not legal advice. The only way to find out which mesh you now, or in the past, have had implanted, is to discover your hospital records which contain the product identification. This label contains identifying information with the name, manufacturer, model and lot numbers of your particular implant and may be buried in your medical records. We can assist or retrieve these records for you.

Do I Have a Case? 

Free Medical Legal Consultation

Call us for your free medical legal consultation at 1-800-814-4540 or fill out the Contact Us Form and tell us about your claim. Consultations are free and there is a time limit to file a claim, so act now.

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