Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Hernia mesh is a medical device commonly used in hernia repair surgery. However, some patients who received a hernia mesh implant suffered from infections, hernia recurrence, and additional surgeries.
If you or someone you love has suffered from complications caused by a defective a hernia mesh, you may have the option to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. The defective product attorneys at the Phillips Law Group are currently investigating claims concerning defective hernia mesh implants. We provide all potential clients with a free, no obligation consultation and will determine if you can pursue legal action for compensation. Our firm requires no upfront fees for our services, and we will only charge you if we recover compensation for your claim.
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Patients Suffer Severe Side Effects
Hernias are a common medical condition that occurs when an organ or tissue pushes through an opening in the abdomen because of increased abdominal pressure. Many people suffer from this condition and experience symptoms that include swelling or a bulging lump and pain and discomfort.
Approximately one million people in the U.S. undergo hernia repair surgery each year, either laparoscopically or through open surgery. In most operations, a hernia mesh device is used to strengthen damaged and worn tissue.
Although hernia mesh was designed to help patients, several brands of the product have been reported to have caused serious complications. Many patients have required additional operations to surgically remove the mesh to prevent it from causing further damage.
Patients who received a defective hernia mesh device often reported experiencing:
- Organ perforation
- Mesh shrinkage
- Obstructions (blockage of the intestine)
- Nerve damage
- Mesh migration and rejection
- Pain and bleeding
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel or intestinal blockage
Many hernia mesh complaints filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concern products that have been recalled and are no longer on the market.
However, these products were used for several years before action was taken against them and many patients still suffer from these defective medical devices. If you or someone you love has experienced severe complications after a hernia repair surgery, contact our attorneys to discuss a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to determine if you can file a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Hernia Mesh Manufacturers Gained FDA Approval without Proper Testing
Although the FDA usually requires rigorous testing for most drugs and medical devices, it allows low-risk devices like hernia mesh to bypass clinical trials through its 510(k) clearance program.
The FDA requires manufacturers to submit a processing fee and provide basic information about the device. This process is designed to quickly approve medical devices for distribution if they are similar to other approved products. The FDA assumes the device is safe and therefore does not need to undergo testing and clinical trials.
Several hernia mesh products that were approved through this process were later found to cause serious medical complications in patients whose bodies reacted negatively to the product. Many of these products were later recalled or withdrawn from the market.
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Do I have a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
If you have experienced any complications after undergoing hernia repair surgery, it might be possible that you have one of many defective hernia mesh devices.
Products that have often been named in hernia mesh lawsuits because of severe complications include:
Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh
The Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh was designed by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and approved for market distribution by the FDA in 2010 through the 510(k) clearance program.
Physiomesh is made of polypropylene (plastic), which can cause harmful reactions upon contact with human tissue and may cause infections, adhesion to internal organs, and perforated organs and tissue.
Because of this, Physiomesh is coated in Monocryl to protect organs from being exposed to the mesh. However, the coating can also prevent the mesh from integrating with a patient’s body, which can cause it to migrate to different organs and tissue.
In 2016, Ethicon recalled Physiomesh in Australian and European markets after two separate studies found it led to higher rates of hernia recurrence and additional operations when compared to similar hernia mesh products.
However, Ethicon only issued a Field Safety Notice to surgeons in the U.S. in May 2016, advising of the potential danger Physiomesh may pose to patients.
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh
The Atrium C-QUR medical mesh was approved by the FDA in 2006 through the 510(k)-clearance process and was allowed to bypass all forms of clinical testing.
In 2013, the Atrium Medical Corporation and the FDA issued a Class II recall for 1,500 Atrium C-QUR Edge Mesh and more than 95,000 C-QUR V-Patch Mesh units after it was revealed the devices could potentially stick to muscle tissue if they were exposed to humidity for an extended period of time.
Several hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed against Atrium and its parent company Maquet Getinge Group by patients who have suffered chronic infections, nerve damage and fluid buildup in the abdomen, which later required the C-QUR mesh to be surgically removed.
Hernia mesh products were approved and used with the intention of repairing and healing a patient who has suffered from a hernia.
If you have experienced any form of medical complications, such as pain, infections or swelling after undergoing an operation in which a hernia mesh was used, you may be able to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Defective hernia mesh products are dangerous. Call 1-800-706-3000 if you have suffered complications.
Experienced Legal Help for Hernia Mesh Victims
Manufacturers of medical devices are entrusted to design, produce and release products that are safe for patient use and meet the expectations of the medical community. If a device fails to meet these qualifications and causes a patient to suffer, the manufacturer should be held liable.
If you or someone you love has suffered after a defective hernia mesh was used during an operation, you may have legal options. We can help you explore the possibility of filing a hernia mesh lawsuit that may compensate you for your losses and pain.
Our accomplished hernia mesh attorneys have a strong record of holding manufacturers responsible for their negligence and defending those who have been affected by their carelessness.
Our methods have produced millions in verdicts and settlements for our past clients, and we dedicate our full legal resources to your case and help you recover the damages you deserve.
Do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to determine if you can file a hernia mesh lawsuit. We provide all clients with high-quality legal service acquired through decades of experience. We only work on a contingency fee basis, which means our services are provided at no upfront cost, and you only have to pay if we recover damages for your case.
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