Video: Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Information
Patients across the U.S. are filing lawsuits alleging serious complications after implant of defective hernia mesh devices. Langdon & Emison is reviewing potential lawsuits on behalf of hernia mesh surgery patients who suffered serious injuries and the need for additional surgeries to remove the mesh.
What is hernia mesh?
Hernia mesh is a medical device used to repair a hernia. Hernia repairs are one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, with hundreds of thousands performed each year. Doctors often use a hernia mesh device to strengthen support for weakened or damaged tissue and to minimize time spent in surgery and recovery.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), mesh devices have grown in popularity as a hernia repair technique since the 1980s. Hernia mesh devices are typically made of synthetic materials or animal tissue. Surgical mesh made of synthetic materials can be absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of the two. Non-absorbable mesh is intended to stay in the body indefinitely and is considered a permanent implant.
Hernia mesh devices can cause severe complications if defective. Lawsuits filed nationwide allege serious complications after implant of defective hernia mesh devices. Langdon & Emison is accepting lawsuits on behalf of hernia mesh surgery patients who suffered serious injuries and the need for additional surgeries to remove the mesh.
What symptoms or complications are associated with hernia mesh?
While complications can vary depending on the type of hernia mesh product, many devices contain a type of plastic called polypropylene that is non-absorbable and alleged to degrade and contract. Hernia mesh made of polypropylene can cause severe side effects, including:
- Migration or movement of the device.
- Chronic pain.
- Bowel obstruction or blockage.
- Perforation or tear of the bowel.
- The need for additional surgeries.
What are some of the surgical mesh devices that have been used for hernia repairs?
Multiple companies manufacture hernia mesh devices and many brands of hernia mesh are currently still on the market, while some have been recalled or withdrawn.
Below is a list of some of the products Langdon & Emison is investigating:
- Composix, Kugel, Sepramesh, 3DMax, PerFix – All manufactured by C.R. Bard subsidiary Davol and allegedly linked to several types of complications depending on the mesh involved. Davol recalled several of its Kugel mesh devices between 2005 and 2007.
- Physiomesh – Manufactured by Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market in May 2016 following the company’s review of two unpublished studies that showed a higher failure rate of Physiomesh compared to that of other hernia repair devices.
- C-Qur –Manufactured by Atrium Medical Corp., a division of Getinge AB subsidiary Maquet. One of the facilities Atrium used to make several types of the C-Qur devices was shut down by the FDA in 2015. Lawsuits allege the device incites an inflammatory response and causes additional severe complications.
How do I know if I have a potential hernia mesh lawsuit?
Many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh have been reported to the FDA. In fact, several hernia mesh products have been recalled in the last decade or so.
If you had hernia repair surgery and later experienced complications, you may be able to take legal action against the surgical mesh manufacturer. Claims for injuries caused by defective hernia mesh may result in compensation.
To find out if you have a potential claim, contact Langdon & Emison for a free case evaluation at 800-397-4910, click on the chat button or complete the form on this page. We are currently accepting hernia mesh cases from patients across the country.