Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Injuries Caused by Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants
Made from synthetic materials or animal tissue, surgical mesh is a type of medical device used to provide support to weak or damaged tissue. When implanted properly and made of the appropriate type of material for the hernia repair, surgical mesh can prevent recurrence and even allow for a shorter recovery time for a patient. Surgical mesh has also been associated with serious side effects.
Meyer Wilson is currently investigating claims involving side effects caused by hernia mesh. When hernia mesh is made from cheap plastic polypropylene, it may cause severe complications. The FDA addressed these in an April 2016 article, which cited complications associated with recalled hernia mesh products. Even so, some manufacturers may still use polypropylene for their mesh products.
If you or someone you love suffered from mesh erosion, infection, or other complications after a hernia repair, now is the time to discuss your options with our skilled attorneys. We can advise you of your right to compensation for medical treatment, ongoing care, and possibly more.
Call (888) 592-8455 to discuss your hernia mesh lawsuit and how Meyer Wilson can help.
Hernia Mesh Litigation in the U.S.
Due to the number of patients adversely affected by defective mesh products, consolidated lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers and other responsible parties. These include multi-district litigations (MDLs) and multi-county litigations (MCLs), and class actions.
The largest MDL involving hernia mesh is IN RE: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2846, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. This case involves more than 20 different mesh products used for hernia repairs, and the outcome of this case will most likely influence the outcome of countless future hernia mesh lawsuits. Bellwether trials are set to begin in May 2020.
Hernia Surgical Mesh Complications
Defective hernia mesh may cause such complications as:
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel obstruction
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage
- Organ perforation
- Abdominal swelling
- Bowel removal
These complications can be extremely painful and may present a real danger to a patient. Emergency surgery may be required in some cases to address mesh migration, erosion, or organ perforation. Continued complications could arise from such conditions, and all areas of a patient’s life may be adversely affected. The recovery of fair compensation from the at-fault party can help a patient rebuild to face a more stable future.
Hernia Mesh Recalls
Due to their potential to cause serious complications, some types of surgical mesh used for hernia repair have been recalled by the FDA. Others have been voluntarily recalled by their manufacturers. Whether the surgical mesh used in your repair has been recalled, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Our hernia mesh attorneys can review your particular claim to determine how to proceed.
The following types of hernia surgical mesh have been recalled:
- Composix Kugel mesh
- Ethicon Proceed Surgical Mesh
- C-QuR V-pack Mesh
- Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh
- Atrium ProLite Mesh patches
- Versatex Monofilament Mesh
- Bard Flat Mesh
Whether you see your brand or type of mesh included in the list above, you can get experienced insight regarding your legal rights by involving our team at Meyer Wilson. We have handled thousands of cases and have recovered more than $350 million for our clients.