An abdominal hernia occurs when part of an organ or tissue bulges through a weak spot in the wall of muscle that surrounds the abdomen. An inguinal hernia is a type of abdominal hernia that occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles near the groin area. The resulting bulge from an abdominal hernia can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over, or lift a heavy object. Abdominal hernias typically do not heal on their own and can lead to health complications. This is why doctors will recommend surgical treatment for hernias, and surgeons often use hernia mesh to patch the weak tissue. This mesh is often made from synthetic materials.
Some brands of surgical mesh can create increased risks of complications after surgery. The FDA has issued a public safety notice about the risks that hernia mesh may cause. These symptoms can include:
Injury to nearby organs
Patients may sometimes need to go through revision surgery, including removal of defective mesh, to treat complications such as infection, perforation of nearby organs, adhesions, or obstructions. Our attorneys are standing by to offer a free, no-obligation review of your potential hernia mesh case. You can chat with us immediately online via the chat box below, or send us an email here, or you can call us toll-free any time at 1-866-931-2115, and ask to speak with our hernia mesh attorneys.
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 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hernia mesh devices and many brands of hernia mesh are currently still on the market, while some have been recalled or withdrawn.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.
Manufactured by Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market in May 2016 following the company’s review of two unpublished studies that showed a higher failure rate of Physiomesh compared to that of other hernia repair devices.
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.