Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Helping Those Harmed by Ethicon Physiomesh, Bard Composix Kugel Mesh and Other Hernia Mesh Products
The Driscoll Firm, P.C., currently is reviewing cases involving patients who have experienced complications after receiving a synthetic mesh implant for treatment of their hernia.
We believe that thousands of patients across the country may have suffered severe pain, infections, recurrence of their hernia and many other problems after being treated with recalled synthetic mesh implants. These products include:
- Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh
- Bard Composix Kugel Mesh.
Our firm’s experience lies in complex litigation. Through the years, we have litigated thousands of defective medical device product liability cases on behalf of clients from coast to coast. We have also resolved numerous large consumer class action cases where corporations concealed the dangers of their products.
We can get to work for you today by providing a free and confidential consultation. We will charge no fees unless we secure a financial recovery for you.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective hernia mesh product, call or connect with us online today to talk about your case.
What Complications Are Linked to Ethicon Physiomesh?
Even after undergoing surgical repair, many patients are susceptible to suffering a recurrence of their hernia. For this reason, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many doctors have turned to using synthetic mesh products to provide extra support to patients with damaged or weakened tissue in the area where the hernia occurred.
Unfortunately, many of these hernia mesh products have been recalled due to defects such as mesh deterioration, migration, contraction, perforation of the abdomen and adhesion, which occurs when scar-like tissue sticks together.
The FDA reports that these defects have led to problems such as:
- Recurrence of the hernia
- Bowel obstruction.
The Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is among these mesh implants. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is the product’s manufacturer.
In May 2016, Ethicon voluntarily recalled the product due to unpublished data from large independent hernia registries in Germany and Denmark.
The registry data indicated that there was a high rate of hernia recurrence – and the need for revision surgery – among those who received Physiomesh implants after undergoing “laparoscopic ventral hernia repair,” which is a minimally invasive surgery to repair a hernia in the general abdominal area.
If you have experienced any complications after undergoing this procedure, you should contact The Driscoll Firm to learn more about your legal rights and the options which may be available to you.
What Complications are Linked to Bard Composix Kugel Mesh?
Composix Kugel Mesh patches are manufactured by Davol, which is a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc. Three major recalls have been issued for this line of hernia mesh products:
- December 2005 and January 2006 for extra large patches
- March 2006 for large patches.
These mesh patches are inserted during minimally invasive surgery. They feature a “memory recoil ring,” or PET recoil ring, which is supposed to open and spread over the area of tissue in need of support. The manufacturer chose to voluntarily recall the Kugel mesh patches due to numerous reports that the ring had broken or buckled.
This failure could be dangerous to patients, causing complications such as:
- Bowel obstruction or paralysis
- Organ perforation
- Migration through the wall of the abdomen
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Sepsis (when bacteria enters the bloodstream).
Although Bard settled more than 2,500 Kugel mesh lawsuits in 2011 for reportedly $185 million, claims can and still are being filed in courts across the country.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by the implant of a Kugel mesh patch, The Driscoll Firm would like to help you. We can provide a free review of your case today.
How Can Our Lawyers Assist with Your Defective Hernia Mesh Case?
When you contact us about your defective hernia mesh implant case, we will ask some basic questions about what happened to you, including:
- When was the mesh implanted?
- Where in your body was the mesh implanted?
- What doctor (and hospital) performed the procedure?
- What complications have you experienced?
- Has the mesh been removed?
We realize that most people do not know the brand name of the mesh implant that was used on them or the manufacturer’s name. We can determine this by reviewing your medical records.
We may also consult with experts in order to determine the link between your complications and the mesh implant as well as to determine the extent of harm you have suffered.
As your case moves forward, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf in the proper state or federal court, and we can ensure that all forms and other paperwork are accurately and timely filed.
If a settlement offer is made in your case, The Driscoll Firm will provide you with full information about the terms of the offer and advise you accordingly. Keep in mind: The decision to accept a settlement will be yours alone to make.
Keep in mind: We will charge no costs for investigating and litigating your case and no attorney fees unless we obtain full and fair compensation for you through either a settlement or a verdict.
Contact Our Defect Hernia Mesh Lawyers Today
Through the years, we have been fortunate to have been appointed to serve in leadership roles in numerous defective medical product cases, including serving as class counsel, state liaison counsel and as members of committees of lawyers in charge of making key decisions about how a case proceeds.
We have successfully resolved claims for thousands of clients from across the country.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective hernia mesh implant, it is important to take prompt action. Contact us today by phone or online to receive a timely, free and confidential consultation.