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WHAT HERNIA MESH IS USED FOR?

Surgical Mesh. Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue.

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HOW HERNIA MESH WORKS?

A hernia occurs when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue.

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SYMPTOMS & SIDE EFFECTS OF HERNIA MESH

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists several of the complications commonly associated with hernia mesh.

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LATEST HERNIA MESH NEWS & RECALLS

The FDA warns of severe side effects from hernia mesh implants – including organ and intestine perforation, infection, tissue connection, pain, organ blockage, scar tissue, hernia recurrence and pain – but does not recall any specific device.

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LAWSUITS & SETTLEMENTS

Manufacturers have promoted the use of these devices to doctors for years without properly warning of the side effects.

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

If you or a loved one underwent hernia repair surgery in the past 10 years and has suffered complications, it is important to speak with a lawyer to determine your legal rights. Lawyers are now pursuing lawsuits against the makers of the Physiomesh, C-Qur and other hernia mesh devices due to defects that can cause severe injury and the need for corrective surgery.

What HERNIA MESH Is Used For?

Surgical Mesh. Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue. The majority of surgical mesh devices currently available for use are constructed from synthetic materials or animal tissue.

Recent studies have shown that a majority of hernia mesh products are made of a plastic material not intended for permanent implant into the body, or are coated with a harmful substance.

HOW HERNIA MESH WORKS?

A hernia occurs when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Hernias often occur at the abdominal wall. Sometimes a hernia can be visible as an external bulge particularly when straining or bearing down.

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Types of Hernias

The most common types of hernias are:

  • Inguinal: occurs in the inner groin
  • Femoral: occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin
  • Incisional: occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen
  • Ventral: occurs in the general abdominal/ventral wall

SYMPTOMS & SIDE EFFECTS OF HERNIA MESH

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists several of the complications commonly associated with hernia mesh:

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  • Infection in the surgical area
  • Chronic pain
  • Abscesses
  • Organ perforation or puncture
  • Allergic reaction
  • Mesh erosion
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Need for further corrective surgery.

If you have experienced any of these complications after a mesh surgical procedure, the medical injury lawyers at the Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law offer a complimentary evaluation of mesh surgeries to help you understand the extent of your injuries.

Latest HERNIA MESH News & Recalls

Latest news on the hernia mesh litigation.

Lawsuits & Settlements

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Manufacturers have promoted the use of these devices to doctors for years without properly warning of the side effects.

This year, Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson recalled its Physiomesh hernia implants due to higher-than-normal complication and reoperation rates. However, those patients who received the devices weren’t notified.

Also, The FDA has issued several warnings to Atrium Medical over risks associated with its C-Qur hernia mesh. These devices have been linked to severe allergic reactions, systemic infections and complicated removal procedures. However, the company has failed to recall the device.

Many patients who received the C-Qur or Physiomesh devices will need revision surgery.

A Detailed Look

Lawsuits against hernia mesh makers.

IN RE: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORP. C-QUR MESH PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION MDL # 2753, December 8, 2016

Following a hearing on December 1, 2016, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled on December 8th that similar lawsuits alleging injury from the C-Qur polypropylene surgical mesh will be consolidated in the Federal District of New Hampshire under the direction of the Honorable Judge Landya B. McCafferty.

The growing number of lawsuits allege that the C-Qur mesh, which is coated with an Omega 3 fish oil adhesion barrier, caused severe infections, inflammation, organ blockage and adhesion requiring painful corrective surgeries.

QUINN V. ETHICON INC./JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Case No. 6:2016cv01663, (MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA)

This case was filed in September 2016 by a Florida woman, Ms. Quinn, who alleges her Physiomesh device caused severe complications including bowel obstruction, requiring her to undergo painful correction surgery.

MATTHEW HUFF V. ETHICON INC./JOHNSON & JOHNSON, ET AL., Case No. 3:16-Cv-00368-JPG-PMF, (SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS)

This case, originally filed on April 1, 2016, was brought in the Southern District of Illinois Federal Court by a man who underwent surgery in 2013 to repair an abdominal hernia with an Ethicon Physiomesh implant.

Mr. Huff, like many others, alleges that he began experiencing complications from his defective device in 2015, and, after hospitalization for severe abdominal pain, chills and skin rash, was forced to undergo a painful corrective surgery to treat an infection and intestinal perforation, as well as to remove the device.

Lawyers are in the process of requesting that the growing number of Physiomesh lawsuits be consolidated to a central multidistrict litigation court similar to that for the C-Qur devices.

1. How do you qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit?

Anyone who received a C-Qur or PhysioMesh hernia mesh implant may have a potential claim, and lawyers are opening investigations into other hernia mesh products every day. If you received one of the affected models, or don’t know what type of hernia mesh you received, you should speak to a lawyer for more information and to investigate your case.

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Patients who received a hernia mesh implant and are having the following symptoms should definitely seek help:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Fluid build-up
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Bleeding
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Scar tissue or organ adhesion
  • Organ or tissue perforation.

It costs nothing to learn if you qualify or file a case. Simply contact us to talk with a lawyer today.

2. Is there a hernia mesh class action lawsuit?

Right now, there isn’t a single hernia mesh class action lawsuit. Instead, lawyers are helping patients file individual lawsuits against the manufacturers, which will likely be consolidated into certain state and federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) courts.

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These MDL courts offer many of the advantages of a class action case but give victims more control over their individual case. For example, they may pick their own lawyer and make decisions on whether or not to settle. Also, MDL cases usually result in greater awards to victims than class action lawsuits.

3. How much are hernia mesh lawsuits worth?

Like all lawsuits, each hernia mesh claim has its own unique value. This usually depends on the specific facts, like the age of the device, the degree of failure and patient complications, and whether the patient has undergone surgery to replace the device. Already, similar lawsuits for vaginal mesh and bladder screens have returned verdicts or settlements for between $40,000 and several million dollars.

4. How long does it take to file a hernia mesh lawsuit? What is involved?

It takes only a few minutes to qualify your case. You can speak to a lawyer today at no cost. Then, they will send you more information and gather your medical records to investigate and file your claim. It can take a year or more to prepare your case for trial or a settlement. However, it is very unlikely you will have to travel anywhere and it costs you nothing unless you receive compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do you qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit?

Anyone who received a C-Qur or PhysioMesh hernia mesh implant may have a potential claim, and lawyers are opening investigations into other hernia mesh products every day. If you received one of the affected models, or don’t know what type of hernia mesh you received, you should speak to a lawyer for more information and to investigate your case.

Patients who received a hernia mesh implant and are having the following symptoms should definitely seek help:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Fluid build-up
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Bleeding
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Scar tissue or organ adhesion
  • Organ or tissue perforation.

It costs nothing to learn if you qualify or file a case. Simply contact us to talk with a lawyer today.

2. Is there a hernia mesh class action lawsuit?

Right now, there isn’t a single hernia mesh class action lawsuit. Instead, lawyers are helping patients file individual lawsuits against the manufacturers, which will likely be consolidated into certain state and federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) courts.

These MDL courts offer many of the advantages of a class action case but give victims more control over their individual case. For example, they may pick their own lawyer and make decisions on whether or not to settle. Also, MDL cases usually result in greater awards to victims than class action lawsuits.

3. How much are hernia mesh lawsuits worth?

Like all lawsuits, each hernia mesh claim has its own unique value. This usually depends on the specific facts, like the age of the device, the degree of failure and patient complications, and whether the patient has undergone surgery to replace the device. Already, similar lawsuits for vaginal mesh and bladder screens have returned verdicts or settlements for between $40,000 and several million dollars.

4. How long does it take to file a hernia mesh lawsuit? What is involved?

It takes only a few minutes to qualify your case. You can speak to a lawyer today at no cost. Then, they will send you more information and gather your medical records to investigate and file your claim. It can take a year or more to prepare your case for trial or a settlement. However, it is very unlikely you will have to travel anywhere and it costs you nothing unless you receive compensation.

HOW TO FILE A CLAIM

Do you want to learn if you have a case? The lawsuits are being filed on behalf of those patients who:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Fluid build-up
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Bleeding
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Scar tissue or organ adhesion
  • Organ or tissue perforation.

Lawyers expect that thousands of patients will ultimately come forward with injuries to file claims. As is often the case with drug injury lawsuits, cases may eventually be consolidated in a central federal court for expedited handling.

A lawyer can speak with you today to determine if your case qualifies, and it costs nothing to investigate or file your claim unless you receive compensation.

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