Hernia Mesh

death, abscess, bowel obstruction, mesh migration, perforation
hernia Mesh

ABOUT THE DEVICES

Major international corporations such as C.R. Bard, Atrium Medical Corp, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, B. Braun Melsungen, AG, Gore Medical, LifeCell Corporation and Medtronic are the most common names associated with hernia mesh manufacture. The devices are designed to repair or prevent tissue or internal organs from protruding through weak or damaged abdominal muscles, navel, groin, or diaphragm. Surgical intervention seemed to be the only promising hernia treatment option. And, all these manufacturers promised that their products will not just prevent recurrence but are also the only preferred method of treatment.

Hernia mesh products are available in a number of shapes such as sheets, patches and plugs. Some devices can also be absorbable or not, and may be coated or not. Although some patients have recovered with this treatment, there are many who suffered from serious complications.

PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCTS

Hernia mesh medical devices are the standard medical care for treating abdominal hernias. They are designed to mend and prevent tissue or organs, such as the intestines, to swell through weak areas in the abdominal muscles.

WARNINGS

In 2014, the FDA issued warnings that caused several manufacturers to issue hernia mesh recall based on negative events, packaging and other serious issues.

Complications from Hernia Mesh Implants

The victims who suffered from the complications, stated they had serious complications such as -

  • Erosion of the implant device causing fever, pain, infection, and nausea
  • Migration where the mesh moves from the original implanted site
  • Adhesion where the mesh sticks to the internal tissue
  • Abdominal pain accompanied by nausea
  • Bowel obstruction as the faultily designed mesh particles migrate and/or adheres to the tissue, preventing in proper evacuation of bowels
  • Chronic infections resulting in severe headaches and fever and eventually sepsis
  • Perforation of the neighboring organs
  • Seromas, where fluid collects under the epidermis
  • Mesh failure, where the flawed designed mesh leads to mesh removal

SAFETY ISSUES

There have been numerous independent studies between 2009 and 2016 which highlighted the risks risks and failure associted with hernia mesh products. There is over 30 percent of failure rates in the recalled hernia meshes. Journal of the American Medical Association described in its study how these meshes can cause deeply harmful infections, which may result in further surgical intervention.

HOW BERNSTEINMARSHALL PLLC CAN HELP

Hernia mesh attorneys argue that several of the hernia mesh products have been defectively designed and are caused unnecessary repairs and injuries that could have been avoided with substitute mesh product or sutures.

Recent successful lawsuits have alleged that C.R. Bard, Atrium Medical Corp, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson and others knew of the risks associated with the hernia mesh products they were heavily marketing. C.R. Bard has already settled a group of approximately 2,000 claims for $184 million, with more cases being filed each month.

Our attorneys can help you get compensation for the following should you have been wrongly affected by the hernia mesh implant surgery -

  • Past and future medical expenses like the expenses of the revision surgery or other treatment required to cure the hernia mesh complications
  • Past and future pain and suffering resulting from the injuries and the subsequent recovery
  • Wage loss or capacity to earn
  • Punitive damages, if appropriate.

If you have had a hernia mesh product surgically implanted and have suffered from pain, bleeding, injuries or are concerned that you may have undiagnosed injuries, contact us immediately for a no-cost case evaluation. You may be entitled to financial damage awards.

We believe that medical device makers who marketed and branded unsafe products to the public must be held accountable. Our legal team will find out your medical history, document the injuries you suffered from the defective hernia mesh products and explore your chances for compensation. Upon proper evaluation, you might either need to file an individual lawsuit against the medical device maker or a mass tort.

Hernia Mesh

death, abscess, bowel obstruction, mesh migration, perforation

ABOUT THE DEVICES

It is more common that not that hernia mesh medical devices are manufactured by several major international corporations, including but not limited to: C.R. Bard; Atrium Medical Corp; Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson; B. Braun Melsungen, AG; Gore Medical; LifeCell Corporation; and Medtronic. The devices are designed to repair or prevent tissue or internal organs from protruding through weak or torn abdominal muscles, the navel, groin, or diaphragm. The only method of addressing hernias is through surgical means. Although a hernia mesh is not required to prevent recurrence, it is the stand of care and a preferred method by many doctors.

Hernia mesh products are sold in several shapes. These shapes include sheets, patches and plugs. Some devices can also be absorbable or not, and may be coated or not.

PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCTS

Hernia mesh medical devices are the standard of care for the service of certain types of abdominal hernias. They are designed to mend and prevent tissue or organs, such as the intestines, to bulge through weak areas or tears in the abdominal muscles.

WARNINGS

In 2014, the FDA issued warnings that caused several manufacturers to issue recalls based on negative events, packaging and other serious issues.

SAFETY ISSUES

Numerous independent studies between 2009 and 2016 have identified dangerous risks and failure rates of hernia mesh products over 30 percent. Performed by clinicians and researched and published in prestigious journals such as Journal of the American Medical Association, these independent studies describe products that cause deeply harmful infections, which may result in further surgical intervention, harm and added risk with little or no benefit compared to newer, better designed alternatives.

HOW BERNSTEINMARSHALL PLLC CAN HELP

Recent successful lawsuits have alleged that C.R. Bard; Atrium Medical Corp; Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson; and others knew of the risks associated with the hernia mesh products they were heavily marketing. C.R. Bard has already settled a group of approximately 2,000 claims for $184 million, with more cases being filed each month.

If you have had a hernia mesh product surgically implanted and have suffered from pain, bleeding, injuries or are concerned that you may have undiagnosed injuries, contact us immediately for a no-cost case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation. The irresponsibility on the part of these manufacturers is outrageous. Consumers and their families should understand the risks and how to protect themselves, and be entitled to compensation if these products have affected you - or continue to affect you - in a way that may cause long-lasting harm.

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