Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Thousands of people have filed lawsuits over the past decade blaming hernia mesh for severe complications. People filing lawsuits claim products such as Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite products and Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh were not properly designed and caused serious internal injuries, allowed hernias to recur or other complications.
If you had a hernia mesh surgery and suffered one of the following complications, you may be entitled to compensation.
- Chronic pain
- Infections or abscesses
- Hernia recurrence
- Scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together (adhesion)
- Blockage of the large or small intestine
- Organ perforation
- Allergic reaction
- Foreign body reaction
- Mesh migration or erosion
- Mesh shrinkage (contraction)
- Needing another surgery
Hernia Mesh Recalls
The FDA has announced several manufacturer recalls, and the agency issued a Safety Communication in 2014 to warn the public about adverse events linked to hernia mesh.
Some recalls were for packaging errors, but others were for poor mesh performance or reports of adverse events. Patients injured by hernia mesh have filed lawsuits against manufacturers claiming the mesh is faulty and poorly designed and that the devices’ makers hid the risks. Companies who issued recalls of their hernia mesh products include Atrium Medical Corporation, Bard Davol, Covidien and Ethicon.
If you are unsure of the type of mesh your doctor implanted, you may contact Capitol Legal or ask your healthcare provider.
Patients who have sustained harm from their devices are filing hernia mesh lawsuits in both federal and state courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from their hernia mesh manufacturers. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.
Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting hernia mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by surgery complications, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.