Hernia mesh products have been linked to many severe side effects, including hernia recurrence, damage to internal organs, and blockages in the large and small intestines. Despite these and other risks, doctors continue to use various types of hernia mesh to repair painful hernias.
If you suffered these or any other side effects after doctors used hernia mesh to repair your hernia, you may be able to file a hernia mesh lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages.
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Hernia mesh is an implant that is designed to repair weakened or damaged tissue around a hernia, which occurs when an abdominal organ, fatty tissue or part of the intestine protrudes through the muscle and connective tissue.
Doctors use hernia mesh because it is supposed to lower the risk of hernia recurrence compared to other treatments. This is crucial because once you suffer a hernia, there is a high risk of it recurring, no matter what type of treatment you receive.
Mesh can be used for a variety of types of hernias, such as:
Some of the leading manufacturers of hernia mesh include:
These companies make various types of hernia mesh products, including:
If doctors used Ethicon Physiomesh or any other type of hernia mesh mentioned above and you suffered complications, our defective medical device lawyers may be able to file a hernia mesh lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages caused by your injuries.
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Patients have submitted many adverse event reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about side effects from hernia mesh. Numerous studies have also linked these products to severe, potentially life-threatening side effects, such as:
You may need long-term treatment to recover from these hernia mesh complications. They could also make it difficult to work to support yourself and your family.
Fortunately, our trusted attorneys may be able to file a hernia mesh lawsuit to hold the manufacturer and others accountable for your injuries and to obtain fair compensation.
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While the FDA has not issued any recalls of hernia mesh products, manufacturers have recalled more than 200,000 units of various types of hernia mesh, including:
Ethicon voluntarily recalled this product in May 2016 after studies found that patients who were implanted with it had higher rates of revision surgery than the average rate of revision surgery among hernia patients.
In 2013, Atrium Medical recalled more than 145,000 units, including the following products:
The recall was done to update packaging to alert doctors that exposing the mesh to high humidity could cause the mesh to adhere to the inner packaging liner.
From 2005 to 2007, Bard Davol recalled several types of hernia mesh, including:
This recall was done because there was potential for the memory coil ring to break and cause bowel perforation or chronic enteric fistula.
If doctors used any of these products to repair your hernia, you may be entitled to compensation through a hernia mesh lawsuit.
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Even though the FDA has not issued any recalls of hernia mesh products, it has taken action to help protect consumers from the potential dangers of these implants.
Between 2009 and 2013, the FDA conducted 10 inspections of facilities that produced various types of hernia mesh, including C-QUR hernia mesh. Investigators discovered major violations at these facilities that may have made these products unsafe. In 2015, a federal judge entered a consent decree forcing one of these facilities to stop manufacturing and distributing devices.
In 2014, the FDA issued a safety communication to warn consumers about possible complications from surgical mesh. The communication notes that while hernia patients generally recover quickly after surgery, there have been reports of complications from the mesh. These include:
The FDA advises patients to ask their doctor the following questions if the doctor is considering using hernia mesh for hernia repair:
If you experience any side effects after hernia mesh surgery, contact your doctor immediately so you can be evaluated and treated. Waiting to seek treatment could make your symptoms worse and lengthen your recovery.
After receiving treatment, contact one of our defective medical device lawyers for a free consultation. We may be able to file a hernia mesh lawsuit to pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Numerous studies have found links between hernia mesh and a variety of severe side effects.
A 2009 study found that surgeons need to anticipate mesh shrinking once it is implanted, which is one of the unsolved problems of laparoscopic hernia repair. Shrinkage can cause infections, recurrence of hernias, nerve damage and intestinal complications.
In May of 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study comparing the hernia recurrence rates between patients who were treated with sutures versus those treated with mesh. While there was a slight reduction in recurrence rates for mesh patients, these patients also had an increased risk of seroma and surgical site infections.
Another study came out in June 2016, showing that patients implanted with Ethicon Physiomesh were more likely to suffer hernia recurrence no matter what technique was used to implant the device. Patients also suffered adhesions, where body parts became attached to the mesh.
Studies like these and the vast number of complaints by hernia mesh patients show the potential dangers of this product.
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Medical device companies have a legal obligation to produce safe products and warn consumers and health care providers about all of the dangers of these products.
When they fail in those obligations and consumers get hurt, these companies should be held responsible and the victims should be compensated for their medical care and other damages they have suffered.
Our trusted attorneys are prepared to file a hernia mesh lawsuit on your behalf and manage every aspect of your case from start to finish. We take cases on contingency, which means there is no upfront fee and you will not be charged legal fees unless we obtain compensation.
With a proven track record of success that has resulted in our team of legal professionals recovering tens of millions in compensation for our clients, we work quickly to obtain a fair and just result for your case.
We also offer complimentary consultations to determine the merits of your claim and in most instances, we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
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