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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Are you considering a hernia mesh lawsuit? A hernia occurs when intestine, fatty tissue, or an organ pokes through a weak spot or hole in the surrounding muscle or tissue. More than a million hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year, and hernia mesh is used in more than 90 percent of those one million repairs. But some hernia meshes have been linked to serious and dangerous complications.

Trustwell Law is accepting hernia mesh lawsuit cases on behalf of patients who experienced severe complications following hernia surgery and had to have revision surgery—or have been told revision surgery is necessary.

If you suffered severe complications following your hernia surgery, call us at 202-914-1454 or submit your case details online, and someone from our legal team will contact you shortly. You may be entitled to compensation.

Our attorneys have years of experience and a reputation for personalized, compassionate partnering with our clients. We also have access to the expertise, resources, and manpower to fully investigate your circumstances in order to get you the justice you deserve.

What is Hernia Mesh?

More than a million hernia repairs are done annually in the U.S. Hernia mesh is used in the most of them.

Hernia mesh refers to various materials surgeons use to patch, plug, or reinforce their closure of a hernia during surgery. Hernia mesh devices are made from synthetic materials or animal tissue.

Synthetic surgical mesh may be made from absorbable or non-absorbable materials or a combination of both. Surgical mesh made from animal tissue (usually intestines or skin) is absorbable.

Absorbable mesh degrades and loses strength over time. New tissue growth over time is expected to strengthen the repair when absorbable mesh is used.

Non-absorbable mesh remains in the body indefinitely. It is a permanent implant.

Hernia Mesh Complications

As with any surgical procedure, hernia repair surgeries have risks. There are also specific risks and complications associated with hernia mesh surgeries. These include:

  • Infections
  • Mesh migration
  • Adhesion
  • Bowel perforation
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Fistulae
  • Mesh failure
  • Rejection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Recurring or severe pain

Specific Brands of Hernia Mesh Linked to Issues and Complications

There are some brands and kinds of hernia mesh linked to a higher incidence of problems than others.

Brands and types of mesh that have, together, generated hundreds of adverse reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are:

  • Atrium Medical’s C-QUR™ mesh
  • Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Mesh
  • Bard’s 3DMax™, Composix™ E/X, PerFix, Ventralex™ ST, and Sepramesh™ IP Composite meshes
  • Covidien’s Parietex™ Composite, Parietex ProGrip™, and Parietex™ Surgical meshes

The complications reported about these meshes have often required revision surgery to be performed.

Atrium Medical’s C-QUR

Reported issues related to Atrium C-QUR mesh include:

  • Adhesions
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Fistulas
  • Infections
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling

Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh

Shortly after it was approved for use, the FDA began to receive adverse reports about Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. Many were reports of hernia recurrence and failure of the mesh. Ethicon removed Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh for laparoscopic surgeries from the market in May 2016.
Adverse events reported about Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh were:

  • Adhesions
  • Failure to incorporate into the body
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Mesh bunching up or folding
  • Severe inflammation
  • Severe pain

Bard’s 3DMax, Composix E/X, PerFix, Ventralex ST, and Sepramesh IP Composite meshes

Complications associated with these various Bard mesh brands include a high rate of additional surgeries. In addition, if you experienced any of the following specific complications following surgery that involved any of these Bard meshes, you may be entitled to compensation:

  • Adhesion of the mesh to bowels
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Chronic or severe pain
  • Fistulas
  • Mesh failure
  • Migration from the surgical site
  • Perforation of the intestines
  • Seromas – pockets of fluid that build up under the skin

Covidien’s Parietex Composite, Parietex ProGrip, and Parietexx Surgical meshes

Likewise, several brands of Covidien Mesh have caused recipients much pain and suffering, often requiring additional surgeries and greatly impairing their quality of life. These issues have included abscesses, debilitating pain, and nonhealing wounds with exposed mesh. Also reported:

  • Intestinal blockage
  • Severe and chronic pain
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh failure
  • Severe infections

 

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Did You Experience Severe Complications Following Hernia Surgery & Have or Need to Have Revision Surgery?

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