Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Attorneys and its legal team over a thousand hernia mesh cases, and represented hundreds of patients who suffered hernia mesh complications. Our hernia mesh attorneys continue to review cases and file lawsuits in federal and state courts on behalf of individuals injured by a defective hernia mesh product.
We are currently pursuing defective hernia mesh claims against the below manufacturers:
If you or a loved one had a hernia mesh surgery and now have complications or have had a second surgery please contact one of our hernia mesh team members now to see if you may have a monetary claim. We have successfully represented many hernia mesh victims over the last decade.
We have the resources to fight against the manufacturer on your behalf, whether you are in California or anywhere else in America. We promise we will obtain for you the maximum recovery. Call us today for a free consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658.
Hernia Mesh Cases We Handle
Bard Ventralex And Other Bard Products
These products can cause bowel perforation, bowel blockage, nerve damage and severe inflammatory reactions. We are actively taking clients who have had or are scheduled to have revision surgery or who have been told they need that revision surgery but it is too dangerous. These revision surgeries would be for adhesions, bowel obstruction repair, and bowel resection.
U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr., on March 9, 2021, indicated that the first bellwether Bard hernia mesh failure trial will begin on August 2, 2021.
We also accept cases involving all other Bard hernia mesh products, including the Bard Perfix Plug, except the Bard Kugel mesh.
Covidien Mesh Products
We are representing victims of the Covidien hernia mesh products which were implanted from Fall 2005 to the present. These products include:
- Parietex Plug & Patch System
- Parietex ProGrip
- Parietex Composite
These products can also cause bowel perforation, bowel blockage, nerve damage and inflammatory reactions. We are handling Covidien cases nationwide on behalf of patients who have had a revision surgery, who have been told revision surgery is too dangerous, or who have been scheduled for revision surgery. The revision surgery is most commonly required due to adhesions, mesh migration, mesh movement, bowel obstruction repair or need for bowel resection.
Two studies were conducted to review how Physiomesh performed when used for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. One study was performed by the German Medical Registry, the other by the Danish Medical Registry. The studies compared Physiomesh to other similar hernia mesh products on the market. In many instances, Physiomesh failed earlier than the other mesh products, with patients reporting serious side effects.
The Physiomesh product can fail when the mesh material breaks down earlier than anticipated. When the mesh breaks down or prematurely “erodes,” it can cause a bacterial infection, organ perforation, hernia recurrence or other serious side effects.
Allergan Strattice Mesh
We are handling cases involving the Allergan Strattice Mesh. For more information, click here.
Hernia Mesh Failure Symptoms
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms, which may indicate possible mesh failure:
- Bacterial infection
- Pain or swelling at the incision site
- Abscesses in the abdomen or groin
- Perforation of organs or blood vessels
- Recurrence of hernia
If you believe that you or a loved one has a valid claim, or if you have questions about a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit, contact the attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers, for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys have successfully pursued hundreds of defective and recalled hernia mesh claims. We are here to answer your questions.
Call us today for a free consultation. The consultation is 100% confidential and there is no obligation to hire us. Call us at 1-800-718-4658. Don’t wait, as there are strict time limitations for filing a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Hernia Mesh Complications
Infections: Removal of hernia mesh is usually the mandatory treatment for hernia site infections.
Adhesions: Scar tissue can form between the bowel and the hernia mesh device. This complication is most commonly associated with ventral hernia repairs where a coated mesh product was used.
Bowel Obstruction: Patients experience irregular bowel habits and/or constipation.
Leg, Groin, Abdominal, and Testicular Pain: can be an early indication of infection, adhesions nerve damage or bowel issues and is most commonly associated with inguinal hernia repairs.
Seroma: A fluid pocket forms around the hernia mesh.
Kidney Failure: has been reported in patients who were implanted with large coated hernia mesh products.
Liver Damage: has been reported in some patients where coated hernia mesh products were implanted.
Migration: occurs when the hernia mesh becomes displaced, contracts, rolls or “bunches up.” The patient will often develop a hard mass on/near the affected body part. These masses are called “meshomas.”
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Updates
The third bellwether Bard hernia mesh trial will start in mid-October 2023. The trial involves allegations from a Maine resident who claims a Bard PerFix Plug failed, necessitating surgical removal and leaving the man with health complications such as chronic pain. The lawsuit alleges the man had an exploratory surgery done to figure out why he had constant groin and leg pain, and that the surgeon found the hernia mesh curled up into a ball of scar tissue. The lawsuit claims Bard knew of the risk of the mesh failing but failed to warn about this risk.
On September 18, 2023, U.S. District Judge Patti Saris agreed to a proposal by plaintiffs wherein six hernia mesh claims will end up being bellwether cases in a multidistrict litigation, with two of the cases selected for early 2025. The defendants wanted all six cases to be prepared at the same time, but the plaintiffs argued this would overburden the court and the judge agreed.
On July 13, 2023, the FDA released information about surgical mesh which is used to repair hernias. The information includes an acknowledgment that the risks of repairing hernias with mesh include shrinkage or migration of the mesh.
In July 2023, an updated schedule for the bellwether trial in the hernia mesh MDL was released. The bellwether trial remains on track to begin on October 16, 2023.
Bard’s request for the two final bellwether cases in the hernia mesh injury to be replaced has been denied by a U.S. district judge. Bard argued that the injuries suffered by the plaintiffs aren’t representative of other claims in the litigation since their injuries worsened since their complaints were filed. One of the plaintiffs lost a testicle because of hernia mesh complications and the other plaintiff will need additional surgeries and may lose a testicle as well.
In May 2023, Johnson & Johnson, as well as Ethicon Inc., told a federal judge in Georgia that they had reached a settlement. The settlement was over 161 cases which alleged that a hernia mesh had a defective design which led to consumers being seriously injured. The judge was asked to dismiss the 161 cases.
In March 2023, U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus rescheduled a bellwether trial in the hernia mesh MDL for October 16, 2023. The lawsuit alleges that a patient suffered painful complications after having a hernia repaired using a Bard PerFix Plug, claiming the device’s design is defective.
In January 2023, a lawsuit was filed alleging that a woman experienced chronic pain and adhesions and needed an additional surgery after having a Covidien Symbotex umbilical hernia mesh implanted inside her. The lawsuit alleges the device is defective.
In August 2022, $4.8 million was awarded by a Rhode Island jury regarding complications from a Bard Ventralex patch. The plaintiff required revision surgery in order for the mesh to be removed, and also required a bowel resection, leaving him unable to work and permanently injured. Reports suggest the $4.8 million may increase to $7.68 million due to interest.
In July 2022, U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus, Jr. rejected a motion which Bard filed in order to attempt to overturn a jury award of $255,000 in a trial regarding a Bard hernia mesh.
In April 2022, Bard was ordered to pay $255,000 to plaintiffs in a lawsuit which alleged that a Bard Ventralex Hernia Patch was defective and caused complications including small bowel fistula, infection and the need for additional surgery.
A March 2022 research letter indicated that 16 percent of patients who need a hernia repair surgery will require an additional surgery within 10 years.
In February 2022, a lawsuit was filed alleging that a Covidien Symbotex hernia mesh was defective and led to an abscess, adhesions, infected mesh, painful inflammation and the need for four additional surgeries.
Do I Qualify For A Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you suffered hernia mesh complications, contact our office today using the live chat feature or contact form on this page. We are contingency attorneys which means that there is never any fee or cost to you unless we first obtain a recovery. Please contact our offices at 1-800-718-4658, 7 days a week including weekends.