Injured by Hernia Repair Surgery? A Las Vegas Injury Lawyer Can Help
Did you experience complications after undergoing hernia repair surgery? Defective and dangerous designs have been used in a variety of surgical mesh products resulting in serious injuries for patients. Reach out to an injury lawyer at Van Law Firm to find out if you’re eligible to recover damages. We can review your medical information to find out if a recalled or defective mesh patch was used to repair your hernia. If you qualify, your financial award could be substantial.
Are You Eligible to Recover Damages Caused by Dangerous Hernia Mesh?
It is estimated that more than one million people receive hernia repair surgery each year. Hernia mesh implants are used in many of these patients to strengthen compromised tissue and prevent hernia recurrence. If you have had a hernia repaired with a mesh patch or plug after 2006 and experienced any of the following, you may qualify to recover compensation from the makers of hernia mesh products.
- Bacterial infections
- Mesh migration
- Additional surgeries related to the original mesh
- Abdominal pain or bleeding
- Bowel perforations
- Intestinal blockage and adhesions
Many hernia mesh manufacturers are currently involved in products liability litigation. It is not necessary to know what type of hernia mesh product was used in your surgery.
A hernia mesh recall is not required to file a lawsuit. If you’ve experienced complications after your hernia repair surgery, call the Van Law Firm for a free case evaluation. 702-529-1011.
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Hernia Mesh
Physiomesh hernia mesh manufactured and distributed by Ethicon was withdrawn from the market in 2016 after studies revealed a high failure rate of the product resulting in post-implant injuries for patients. The Physiomesh flexible composite mesh did not undergo FDA review or clinical trials to evaluate its safety before it was placed on the market. Thousands of cases against Ethicon remain and millions in compensation have already been awarded.
C-Qur by Atrium
Thousands of C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed in federal court. The product was allowed to skip rigorous pre-market research and studies because Atrium used the FDA 510(k) clearance program to bring the mesh to the market, claiming it was similar to other mesh products that had already been approved. Despite frequent reports of injuries associated with C-Qur hernia mesh, it remains on the market and continues to be implanted by surgeons nationwide.
Versatex Monofilament Mesh
In February 2018, medical professionals were informed that Sofradim Production had issued a recall for its Versatex Monofilament Mesh due to abdominal hernia recurrence in patients with the implant.
Covidien – Medtronic Devices (H-3)
A number of hernia mesh devices manufactured by Covidien have been linked to a variety of complications including adhesions, infections, bowel complications, and device migration. Some of the Covidien devices under investigation include:
- Parietex Composite (PCO)
- Parietene Macroporous
- Parietene Progrip
- Parietex Progrip
- Parietex Plug and Patch
The list of dangerous hernia mesh devices continues to grow. Despite FDA warnings, many companies continue to manufacture and distribute hernia mesh products with known problems. C.R. Bard and its subsidiary Davol allegedly knew that there could be issues with using polypropylene resin in hernia implants in 1997 but no recall was issued until 2005.
Lawsuit Allegations Against the Makers of Hernia Mesh
We are reviewing cases involving people who suffered debilitating injuries caused by defective hernia repair mesh. Some lawsuit allegations include:
- Failure to warn about hernia patch injury risk
- Failure to adequately investigate reports of complications caused by the mesh
- Failure to promptly issue a recall when problems with the hernia mesh were discovered
- Continuing to design and sell an unreasonably dangerous product