At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our hernia mesh lawyers represent patients who have suffered from a hernia recurrence as a result of having hernia mesh -- a controversial medical device -- installed.
When a patient suffers from such complications, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and device manufacturer. These dangerous device lawsuits often result in significant settlements.
A hernia mesh is mainly used to treat a hernia, which occurs when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue.
The majority of surgical mesh devices available for use are constructed from synthetic materials. Surgical mesh made of synthetic materials can be found in knitted mesh or non-knitted sheet forms. The synthetic materials used can be absorbable, non-absorbable or a combination of absorbable and non-absorbable.
What Are The Side Effects of Hernia Mesh?
Ethicon voluntarily withdrew its Physiomesh products in May 2016 due to higher-than-average recurrence and reoperation.
Ethicon decided to withdraw the flexible composite mesh following analysis of data from two large independent hernia registries that showed higher-than-average rates of recurrence after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair compared to other meshes. Patients already implanted with the product should be followed as usual, the company said. The withdrawal does not involve any other Ethicon meshes.
Atrium's C-QUR mesh was recalled in 2013 due to increased infection rates.
According to the FDA, complications that may be caused by failure of the mesh to function as intended may include:
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel obstruction
Some other potential adverse events that can occur following hernia repair with mesh are mesh migration and mesh shrinkage (contraction).
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Though there are several types of hernias, most occur when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weak spot in abdominal muscles. The condition often requires surgery where mesh, which is intended for laparoscopic use, is used to fill in a hole in the abdominal muscle or laid over or under it to prevent any further protrusions.
Intended for hernia repair, Physiomesh is a flexible polypropylene mesh designed to reinforce the abdominal wall, preventing future hernias from occurring.
Independent studies have found Physiomesh to lead to high rates of complications including hernia reoccurrence, organ perforation, mesh migration, sepsis and even death. In May 2016, Ethicon issued a market withdrawal of Physiomesh in the U.S. and recalled the product in Europe and Australia.
Atrium's C-QUR hernia mesh is made of polypropylene with an Omega 3 gel coating. The gel coating was marketed as a way to prevent negative side effects from the device, but allegations have been made that the coating actually resulted in the increased complications and infections reported.
The C-QUR mesh came on the market in 2006 and was recalled in 2013 after the FDA informed the company of increased infection rates. A Class II recall of approximately 1,300 lots was implemented on August 9, 2013.
We are currently investigating cases involving serious injury or death as a result of defective hernia mesh. Below is the current criteria that is taken into consideration when filing a hernia mesh lawsuit:
- Client had a ventral hernia repair using synthetic mesh-Physiomesh, C-QUR, or another composite mesh product
- Hernia mesh was implanted between 2006 and May 25, 2016
- Experienced any of the following complications:
- Additional surgeries to treat a hernia recurrence
- Additional surgeries to treat a mesh-related failure or injury
- Bacterial infections
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh migration
Have Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Been Filed?
Numerous lawsuits have been filed, including in federal courts in Florida, Illinois and Massachusetts. As of March 10, 2017, there have been no jury trials or settlements from hernia mesh cases.
There are strict time deadlines for filing dangerous drug claims so it is important that you do not wait too long to consult with an attorney.
If you miss a deadline your case can be lost forever and you may never be able to recover compensation for your pain and medical bill expenses.
Who Is The Best Hernia Mesh Hernia Recurrence Lawyer?
The hernia mesh hernia recurrence attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all hernia mesh side effects. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients.
It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any hernia mesh side effect.
Contact Our Hernia Mesh Hernia Recurrence Lawyers
Our hernia mesh drug lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases, injuries suffered and their treatment. This is essential to understanding to achieving the best possible settlement or jury verdict for our affected clients.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who had a hernia recurrence due to hernia mesh.
For more information about dangerous drug claims or to get help from our top-rated hernia mesh hernia recurrence lawyers, call our law firm at (888) 797-8787.
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