Know Before you File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
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Abdominal Hernia Mesh Attorneys
Hernias occur when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue protrude through a hole or weak area of the nearby muscle or tissue. There are over one million hernia repairs done each year, 90 percent using hernia mesh implants.
A mesh implant is a surgical implant that is placed around the hernia to provide support to the damaged tissue as it heals. This mesh comes in different forms of sheets or patches and is often constructed from synthetic materials. Some hernias are repaired with non-absorbable mesh, which is a permanent implant that provides reinforcement. Others are repaired with absorbable mesh which degrades over time and is used as temporary support while new tissue grows.
There are different problems and cases in regards to the different types of products. For instance, lawsuits filed against Ethicon’s Physiomesh products claim that the coating doesn’t allow for the mesh to withstand abdominal forces, causing more hernias through the mesh. Cases against Atrium’s C-Qur mesh claim that the coating causes complications that relate to detachment from implant resulting in adhesions to other organs. Another lawsuit claims that Bard used a resin-based plastic that shouldn’t be in the body to fabricate their hernia mesh products. This product results in complications such as perforations, pain, bowel obstructions, and infections.
Thousands of people have filed hernia mesh lawsuits across the nation after suffering from serious complications after surgery. These lawsuits are based on claims that the manufacturers of the products failed to warn of the side effects of these implants.
If you or a loved one has had a hernia mesh implant and has suffered pain or injury, please reach out to the McEwen Law Firm to talk to one of our experienced hernia mesh attorneys.
Types of Hernias
- Abdominal or ventral: Occurs in the abdominal wall.
- Incisional: Occurs at an incision site from a previous surgery or injury and is the second most common hernia.
- Inguinal: Occurs in the groin and is the most common hernia.
- Umbilical: Occurs in or around the navel, usually in the belly button.
- Hiatal: Occurs inside the abdomen towards the upper part of the stomach.
- Femoral: Occurs in the upper thigh, outer groin or labia and most common in women.
Common Hernia Mesh Complications
Because 90 percent of hernias are repaired using mesh products, it is important to know the possible complications of mesh implants. According to the FDA, the most common health effects following a hernia mesh implant are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, and bowel obstruction. Many of the complications that are related to hernia mesh are associated with recalled mesh products that are no longer on the market.
Other side-effects include:
- Internal Bleeding
- Tissue erosion
- Recurrence of hernia at the surgical site
- Movement of the mesh within the body
- Rejection of the implant
- Organ perforation
- Mesh Shrinkage
- Needing additional surgeries
Top Hernia Mesh Manufacturers and Products
|Atrium||C-QUR, Vitamesh, Proloop, Prolite, Prolite UltraQ|
|Bard||3DMax, AlloMaxBard Soft Mesh, Bard Mesh Sheets, Composix, Dulex, Kugel, MK Patch, OnFlex, PerFix Plug, Phasix Mesh, Phasix, Sepramesh IP Composite, Ventralex, Ventralight, Ventrio, Visilex, XenMatrix Surgical Graft|
|Ethicon||FlexHD Structural, Physiomesh, Proceed, Prolene, Ultrapure, Ultrapure Advanced, Vicky, XCM Biologic|
|Covidien||Parietex ProGrip, Parietex Composite, Parietex Lightweight, Parietex Flat, EasyGrip, Parietex Hydrophilic, Surgipro|
Hernia Mesh Recalls
|2005||Bard and Davol||Composix Kugel mesh||Improper packaging|
|2006||Bard Davol Expanded||Bard Composix Kugel Mesh X-Large Patch Oval (various sizes) Bard Composix Kugel Large Oval, 5.4” x 7” Bard Composix Kugel Oval, 6.3” x 12.3” Bard Composix Kugel Large Circle, 4.5”||Potential of ring breaking and causing bowel perforation or fistula|
|2007||Bard Davol||Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch Large Oval with EPTFE, 5.4” x 7” Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch Large Circle with EPTFE, 4.5”||Potential of ring breaking and causing bowel perforation or fistula|
|2010||Ethicon||Proceed Surgical Mesh||Potential to lose laminate coating. This can expose mesh to bowels and cause adhesions or bowel fistulization|
|2013||Atrium||C-QuR V-pack mesh||Packaging defect cause delamination leading to potential adhesions|
|2016||Ethicon||Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh||Coating doesn't allow for the mesh to withstand abdominal forces, causing more hernias through the mesh|
|2018||Atrium||ProLite mesh patches||Possible adhesions|
Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered the implant of hernia mesh, only a qualified personal injury attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit seeking compensation for damages.
If you believe that you may be eligible to participate in a hernia mesh lawsuit, please contact the McEwen Law Firm right away.
At McEwen Law Firm, our team is dedicated to holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions and making sure our clients are fully compensated for their injuries and suffering.
No fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.