Several medical device manufacturers, including Atrium Medical Corp., C.R. Bard, Inc. and Ethicon, Inc., are facing product liability lawsuits over allegedly defective hernia mesh implants.
You may be entitled to pursue legal action of your own if you or someone you love suffered any of the following complications in the wake of hernia repair surgery that involved the use of a mesh implant:
- Scarring and adhesions
- Bowel obstruction
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Seroma formation
- Fistula formation
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are committed to ensuring that the victims of dangerous medical devices obtain the justice they deserve. Filing a hernia mesh lawsuit may be the only way for you and your family to hold the device manufacturers accountable and recover compensation for the medical bills and other damages related to your injuries.
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Hernia Mesh Products Currently Under Investigation
Gilman Law LLP’s hernia mesh investigation focuses on the following products:
- Atrium Medical’s C-Qur hernia mesh
- Covidien Parietex mesh
- Covidien Parietex composite mesh
- Covidien Parietex ProGrip / Parietex Plug and Patch System
- R. Bard 3DMAX hernia mesh
- R. Bard Perfix Plug
- R. Bard’s VentraLex ST
- R. Bard’s VentraLight ST
- Ethicon Physiomesh
- Ethicon Proceed hernia mesh
- Ethicon Prolene hernia mesh
All of these hernia mesh products were approved through the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) protocols, which do not require human testing for devices that are shown to be substantially equivalent to another device that has already been approved by the agency.
Hernia Mesh Injuries and Complications
The hernia mesh products at issue in this litigation are constructed of polypropylene fibers. Polypropylene is a type of plastic that has also been used to manufacture transvaginal mesh and bladder slings, as well as consumer products like soda bottles.
According to hernia mesh lawsuits, polypropylene is biologically incompatible with the human body and can cause some patients to experience an immune response that results in serious adverse events, as well as hernia recurrence, and the need for revision surgery.
Some of these hernia mesh devices also feature special coatings. For example, Atrium’s C-Qur mesh is made with an Omega3 barrier, which is derived from fatty acids found in fish. These coatings are intended to create a protective barrier between the polypropylene and the body, and most are designed to be gradually absorbed by the body. Products that include a protective coating are known as “composite mesh”.
There is currently no reliable data to support the safety and effectiveness of composite hernia mesh. Plaintiffs who have filed hernia mesh lawsuits charge that these coatings often inhibit incorporation of the mesh into the body, which in turn can cause a range of serious and painful complications.
Legal Help for Victims of Hernia Mesh Complications
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, if you or a loved one developed serious complications following hernia mesh surgery.
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to provide a free, no-obligation review of your potential hernia mesh lawsuit. To arrange for your consultation, please fill out our form or call us direct to speak with one of our attorneys at (888) 252-0048.