Hernia Mesh Update 2019
To repair hernias, many patients opt for surgical mesh products. While they work well for most people, some patients have had to undergo subsequent surgeries after using one product in particular. The FDA reports that Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily recalled its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh product from the global market in May 2016 after studies showed that an unusually high number of patients had to undergo revision surgery in order to repair or remove the product after it had failed.
Nadrich & Cohen and our legal teams have reviewed over a thousand hernia mesh cases.
Our hernia mesh attorneys continue to review cases daily.
Our legal teams are actively filing suits in federal and state courts.
- Ethicon Physiomesh.This is the only product that has been officially recalled by a mesh manufacturer. Cases involving Physiomesh are active and ongoing.
- Ethicon Multi-Layered Hernia Mesh Products. This includes the Proceed surgical mesh, the Ventral Patch Mesh, the Prolene hernia system, and the Prolene 3D mesh. Those who have had these meshes implanted have had their cases removed to federal court. They have been consolidated in New Jersey State Court. Our law firm teams are active in the New Jersey state court cases.
- Bard Hernia Mesh Products. This includes Composix, Ventralex, Perfix, Kugel and the Sepra mesh product lines. These cases are being filed in Rhode Island State Court.
- Atrium C-QUR.This mesh product causes post-implantation infections due to an acid coating. Injuries are infections which require hospitalization. They develop between 90 days to several years after implantation. We have been in taking cases involving this mesh product for over 18 months.
Our team of Hernia Mesh Lawyers is currently filing lawsuits on behalf of hernia mesh patients who had an Ethicon, Bard, Covidien or Atrium C-Qur mesh or plug product implanted and subsequently suffered a hernia recurrence, developed a serious infection, or required revision surgery. We are currently investigating legal claims for the following hernia mesh manufacturers/models.
- Aspide Surgimesh WN
- Aspide Surgimesh XB
- Atrium C-Qur
- Bard 3DMax Mesh
- Bard Composix
- Bard Composix EX
- Bard Composix Kugel
- Bard Generic Bard Mesh
- Bard Kugel
- Bard Marlex
- Bard Perfix Plug
- Bard Sepramesh
- Bard Spermatex
- Bard Ventralex
- Bard Ventralight ST
- Bard Ventrio
- Bard Ventrio ST
- Bard Visilex
- Covidien Parietex
- Covidien Surgipro
- Ethicon Physiomesh
- Ethicon Prolene Hernia System
- Ethicon Proceed
- Gore Dualmesh
- Gore Dualmesh Plus
- Now accepting all Covidien Products
We are proud of our Mesh and related Medical Device Victories and Settlements we and our co-counsel have obtained. Some of our Mesh settlements are as follows:
The above is meant to be illustrative of our efforts and not an indication of what your case is worth. It is meant to show you the type of law firm that Nadrich & Cohen, LLP and its partners are and what we have previously accomplished on behalf of Mesh clients.
Hernia Mesh Complications
Infections: Removal of hernia mesh is usually the mandatory treatment for hernia site infections.
Adhesions: Scar tissue can form between the bowel and the hernia mesh device. This complication is most commonly associated with ventral hernia repairs where a coated mesh product was used.
Bowel Obstruction: Patients experience irregular bowel habits and/or constipation.
Leg, Groin, Abdominal, and Testicular Pain: can be an early indication of infection, adhesions nerve damage or bowel issues and is most commonly associated with inguinal hernia repairs.
Seroma: A fluid pocket forms around the hernia mesh.
Kidney Failure: has been reported in patients who were implanted with large coated hernia mesh products.
Liver Damage: has been reported in some patients where coated hernia mesh products were implanted.
Migration: occurs when the hernia mesh becomes displaced, contracts, rolls or “bunches up.” The patient will often develop a hard mass on/near the affected body part. These masses are called meshomas.
Hernia Mesh Failure Symptoms
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms, which may indicate possible mesh failure:
- Bacterial infection
- Pain or swelling at the incision site
- Abscesses in the abdomen or groin
- Perforation of organs or blood vessels
- Recurrence of hernia
How To Know If You Have A Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
The first step to determine whether you have a valid claim is to determine what hernia mesh device was implanted? Was it one of the hernia mesh or hernia plug devices in the list above? Was the device assigned one of the catalog/manufacturer codes included on this list? To locate this information, you will need to request a copy of your operative report.
If you believe that you or a loved one has a valid claim, or if you have questions about a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit, contact the attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys have successfully pursued hundreds of defective and recalled hernia mesh claims. We are here to answer your questions.
Call us today for a free consultation. The consultation is 100% confidential and there is no obligation to hire us. Call us at 1-800-718-4658. Don’t wait, as there are strict time limitations for filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. Call now.
Two studies were conducted to review how Physiomesh performed when used for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. One study was performed by the German Medical Registry, the other by the Danish Medical Registry. The studies compared Physiomesh to other similar hernia mesh products on the market. In many instances, Physiomesh failed earlier than the other mesh products, with patients reporting serious side effects.
The Physiomesh product can fail when the mesh material breaks down earlier than anticipated. When the mesh breaks down or prematurely “erodes,” it can cause a bacterial infection, organ perforation, hernia recurrence or other serious side effects.
A few weeks before the Physiomesh hernia product was taken off the market in May 2016, Johnson & Johnson faced its first lawsuit involving the defective product. The plaintiff claims that he suffered several serious side effects following implantation of the Physiomesh hernia device, including severe abdominal pain, nausea, fever, chills and abdominal redness. He was later hospitalized for a bacterial infection also caused by the hernia mesh. The infection subsequently led to an intestinal fistula and abdominal abscesses which required surgical intervention.
The plaintiff continues to suffer serious complications from the infection and subsequent abscesses. His open abdominal wounds require daily cleaning and care. In his lawsuit, he claims that the Physiomesh hernia product is dangerous and unsuitable for use.
The Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh was implanted in patients from June 2010 until February 2015. We are handling cases throughout the country and California which requires revision surgery, problems with adhesions, bowel obstruction repair, and bowel resection.
Kugel Composix and Ventralex
These products were sold from 1990 to December 2005 and have been associated with bowel perforation, bowel blockage, fistula and mesh contraction. We are handling cases in which the patient had or has been told that he or she needs revision surgery due to adhesions, bowel obstruction repair or bowel resection.
There are many Bard products listed above which were manufactured, distributed and implanted from Fall 2005 to the present. These products can cause bowel perforation, bowel blockage, nerve damage and severe inflammatory reactions. We are actively taking clients who have had or are scheduled to have revision surgery or who have been told they need that revision surgery but it is too dangerous. These revision surgeries would be for adhesions, bowel obstruction repair, and bowel resection.
We are representing victims of the Covidien hernia mesh products which were implanted from Fall 2005 to the present. These products can also cause bowel perforation, bowel blockage, nerve damage and inflammatory reactions. We are handling Covidien cases nationwide on behalf of patients who have had a revision surgery, who have been told revision surgery is too dangerous, or who have been scheduled for revision surgery. The revision surgery is most commonly required due to adhesions, mesh migration, mesh movement, bowel obstruction repair or need for bowel resection
Contact Us So We Can Help
If you or a loved one had a hernia mesh surgery and now have complications or have had a second surgery please contact one of our hernia mesh team members now to see if you may have a monetary claim. We have successfully represented many hernia mesh victims. We have the resources to fight against all the manufacturers on your behalf, whether you are in California or anywhere else in America. We promise we will obtain for you the maximum recovery.
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