Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been injured by hernia mesh implants. Lawsuits against certain hernia mesh manufacturers claim that patients have had had long term complications and revision surgery after implantation with defective hernia mesh.
Patients undergoing hernia repair surgery often receive a hernia mesh implant to improve recovery and minimize the chances of hernia recurrence. Hernia mesh is a flexible implant that provides support to the abdominal wall. Hernia mesh is intended to remain in place for the duration of the patient’s life.
Hundreds of thousands of patients have reported adverse health conditions related to hernia mesh. Hernia mesh may be defective because of defective material or problems in how it interacts with the patient’s body. Many patients have had revision surgeries to replace defective implants and to repair damage done by hernia mesh. The risks of hernia mesh include mesh erosion, shrinkage and disintegration, faulty mesh adhesion to tissue or muscle, poor mesh resettlement in the body, and mesh weakening and hardening.
Lawsuits have been filed against hernia mesh manufacturers for manufacturing and design defects. Plaintiffs have also accused hernia mesh manufacturers of failing to warn patients about the health complications of hernia mesh. Claims have been consolidated into several MDLs and multi county litigations.
Defective hernia mesh can create several health complications including pain in the abdomen, hernia recurrence, lightheadedness, loss of consciousness, fever, internal bleeding, and revision surgery. Many patients require prolonged medical intervention after surgery with defective mesh.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Hernia Mesh, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
Manufacturers of hernia mesh have voluntarily recalled hundreds of thousands of hernia mesh implants from 2005 to 2019. The majority of the recalls involved hernia mash manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, C.R. Bard, and Atrium. Some of the recalls were related to complications including adhesion, damaged organs, device migration, and obstruction of the bowels. Other devices were recalled due to high malfunction rates after implantation.
The hernia mesh recalls were classified as a Class II recall. This means that a person may experience temporary adverse health consequences as a result of using the recalled product.
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation.