Thousands of people have been injured by recalled hernia mesh patches. Lawsuits have been filed by victims of Ethicon Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur Mesh, C.R. Bard/Davol Composix, and other hernia plugs linked to safety risks.
Do I have a Hernia Mesh Patch Lawsuit? If you or a loved one was injured by complications of recalled hernia mesh, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Recalled Hernia Mesh Risks
The most common complications reported to the FDA from recalled hernia mesh were pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation. Recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications.
Ethicon Pulls Physiomesh Hernia Patch Off the Market
Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, pulled all Physiomesh Composite Hernia Mesh off the market in May 2016. The decision came soon after two large studies in Germany and Denmark associated Physiomesh with higher rates of hernias returning (called “recurrence”) and needing another surgery compared to similar hernia mesh. Ethicon blamed the complications on “multi-factorial issues.”
Was Physiomesh Recalled?
No. In the United States, Ethicon only issued a “market withdrawal” for Physiomesh. That means it was discontinued without an official recall by the FDA. The same action was called a recall in Australia, Europe, and other countries globally.
Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Recall
In August 2013, Atrium Medical issued a Class II recall for C-QUR Edge Hernia Mesh because the Omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil) coating could stick to the inner packaging liner. The company asked doctors to inspect the products but did not pull any off the market.
Since then, over a dozen lawsuits have been filed by people who developed infections, adhesions, organ damage, foreign body reactions, and other side effects.
In one case report published in 2016, a 61 year-old woman developed an inflammatory foreign-body reaction to fish oil-coated hernia mesh. Within 3 months, she had severe pain, dense scar-tissue around the mesh (adhesions), and a hard lump on her chest. She required surgery to remove the mesh and part of her stomach.
Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Recall
Between 2005 and 2007, three separate recalls were issued for the C.R. Bard/Davol Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch due to serious safety risks. The products were commonly used to repair incisional hernias in the abdomen.
Why Was Composix Hernia Mesh Recalled?
The plastic “memory recoil ring” that opens up the mesh inside the patient’s abdomen can break. This can cause chronic pain, infections, bowel perforations, and chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections between intestines and organs). The broken ring can also migrate in the abdomen or into the vagina. One patient died of surgery complications to repair multiple intestinal fistulas from a broken ring.
Kugel Mesh Recall Lawsuit Settlements
Thousands of lawsuits were filed after C.R. Bard recalled Kugel hernia mesh. In 2010, the second federal trial ended in a $1.5 million jury award to a man who was injured. In 2011, C.R. Bard/Davol paid a $184 million settlement to resolve about 2,600 lawsuits.
Counterfeit Marlex Hernia Mesh Recalled
In 2010, the FDA issued several warnings and a Class I recall for counterfeit flat sheets of polypropylene hernia mesh that were falsely labeled under the C.R. Bard/Davol brand-name as Bard Flat Mesh (commonly known as Marlex mesh).
Was Your Hernia Mesh Recalled?
If you are not sure what type of hernia mesh you have, or if you have questions about your surgery, contact your surgeon or the facility where your surgery was performed. The information should be in your medical records. Our lawyers can also review your case for free and help you find out if your hernia mesh patch or plug was recalled.
Do I have a Hernia Mesh Patch Lawsuit?
The Defective Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Hernia Mesh Patch Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by serious side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit, and our lawyers can help.
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