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Hernia Mesh Complications

Physiomesh Lawsuit and Recall

Different types of hernia mesh devices made by various manufacturers have been associated with design defects that could cause severe and even life-threatening complications after hernia surgery.

Surgical mesh lawsuits have been filed alleging the various meshes that do not work as they were intended and that are linked to serious complications.

Multiple hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed recently as a result of problems with the Ethicon Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, and Kugel Patch brands.

Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary company, announced a recall for Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh on May 25, 2016, after data from European hernia registries disclosed higher rates of hernia recurrence and re-operation in patients who received Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh when compared to patients who received a similar mesh product for hernia repair.

Manufacturers of hernia repair mesh failed to adequately research their products post-surgical effects and properly warn patients and doctors about risks associated with these devices

In many cases, it appears the manufacturers knew or were warned about these problems before the hernia mesh device was released to the market.

Do you qualify to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Financial compensation may be available for individuals who have experienced complications after hernia repair surgery.

Patients who were implanted with hernia mesh and suffered severe complications as a result of this surgery may qualify to file a Hernia Mesh lawsuit.

If you or your family member has suffered complications after a hernia repair surgery, contact us today.

We will connect you with a lawyer who has experience in dealing with such cases. Our experienced hernia mesh lawyers have the required knowledge to review the facts of your situation to help determine if a recalled mesh could have caused the complications in your specific case. All of our hernia mesh attorneys dealing with hernia mesh lawsuits provide free consultations.

If your answers meet the requirements for a Surgical Mesh Lawsuit, you may become eligible to receive a financial settlement to compensate you for hernia mesh complications, after a lawsuit has been filed.

Settlements for Hernia Mesh Problems Averaged $70k

In 2011 Bard Offers $184M to Settle Hernia Patch Suits.

Manufacturer of surgical mesh had tentatively agreed to pay $184 million to settle the majority of claims in a Rhode Island multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective hernia patches.

Multiple hernia mesh lawsuits are currently being filed throughout the U.S. against surgical mesh manufacturers for failing to disclose possible complications that can occur after a hernia mesh has been implanted, and settlement amounts for these types of lawsuits are likely to be substantial.

What is a Surgical Mesh?

Surgical mesh is a loosely woven sheet used as a permanent or temporary support for organs and other tissues during surgery. Surgical mesh is created from synthetic and/or biological materials. Surgical mesh is designed to provide support for tissue and organs that have been weakened or damaged. Abdominal surgical mesh (a.k.a. hernia mesh) is used to help repair hernias in the patient’s abdomen.

Surgical mesh has been used in hernia repair surgeries since the 1950s. In the United States, hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgeries, with more than a million people having this surgical procedure done every year.

Hernia Mesh Complications

Multiple studies and research results have shown the following possible complications from using hernia mesh devices like Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, Kugel Patch and some others:

  • Severe groin pain
  • Need for surgical revision
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Infection
  • Mesh folding
  • Mesh migration or movement
  • Tissue adhesion
  • Seroma or Fistula

If you or your loved one was implanted with a hernia mesh after 2006 and suffered from any of these symptoms, please submit the form or call The Relion Group Legal Network immediately. You may be entitled to financial compensation.

Hernia Mesh Problems

According to a study published in Research Gate journal, 10% of the people who were implanted with hernia mesh experienced infections after surgery.

“Patient reported recurrence (4.8%), seroma (4.5%) and hematoma (1.6%).”

An independent review “Mesh Infection and Hernia Repair” published in March 2016 stated that “The use of a prosthetic mesh to repair a tissue defect may produce a series of post-operative complications, among which infection is the most feared and one of the most devastating”

FDA Hernia Mesh Recall

In October 2014, the FDA issued an official warning about problems related to use of hernia mesh devices:

“FDA wants to inform you about complications that may occur with the surgical mesh that is sometimes used to repair hernias”

In 2010, the FDA issued a Class I Recall and Safety Investigation of Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh.

“On June 2, 2010, FDA classified the distributor’s voluntary recall as a Class I recall. Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death”

The American College of Surgeons stated in its internal session “Infected Mesh: Prevention Strategies and Management” that “The problem of mesh infection has grown as the accepted practices of incisional and ventral hernia repair include the use of mesh in almost all circumstances”

The Huffington Post ran an article in 2001 with the alarming title “FDA Says ‘No More Mesh’ for Hernia Repairs — What Are the Consequences?

“The FDA announced that mesh, used during surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse, has an extremely high rate of erosion (up to 10 percent) and probably shouldn’t be used.”

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Commercials

Have you seen a commercial about Hernia Mesh Lawsuits? You may have seen our “Hernia Repair Surgery with Mesh reinforcement” commercial on one of your favorite nationally televised shows.

“Some have experienced Infection, chronic pain, mesh failure, and other complications after being implanted with a hernia mesh device. If you or a loved one have had hernia repair surgery with mesh reinforcement and suffered infection, chronic pain, mesh migration, mesh failure, organ damage or needed additional surgery, call the Relion Group right now. You may be eligible to receive a cash award for your medical expenses.”

ETHICON PHYSIOMESH® Flexible Composite Mesh is a registered trademark of JOHNSON & JOHNSON

C-QurTM is a registered trademark of Atrium Medical Corporation

Bard®, PerFix®, 3DMax®, Composix®, Dulex® and Kuge®l are registered trademarks of C.R. Bard Inc. or an affiliate

Ventralex® and CruraSoft® are trademarks of C.R. Bard, Inc. or an affiliate Davol Inc.

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