Hernias are a relatively common problem that for many requires surgery to alleviate daily pain, discomfort and other symptoms. Unfortunately, some who were promised a solution by having hernia mesh implanted to repair the hernia instead found themselves facing potential infections, mesh removal and more surgeries.
The hernia mesh lawsuits claim the medical devices are defectively designed and the manufacturers have failed to properly warn medical providers of the serious adverse complications and device failures.
Foster & Sear is accepting clients who received a hernia mesh and have experienced additional surgeries, infections, bowel obstruction, organ damage, and/or chronic pain.
Many hernia mesh devices use materials that shrink, contract, harden, migrate, or fail – causing nerve damage, bowel damage, and cause the need for further surgery.
Court documents show the manufacturers of hernia mesh devices have been marketing and promoting the products for unnecessary use, such as the repair of smaller hernias that can be treated through laparoscopic surgery and stitches.
Hernia Mesh Injuries and Side Effects
Abdominal wall hernias often require surgical correction. A surgeon can typically repair a hernia without the use of a mesh product and/or the surgeon can use a material, such as a biologic mesh, that poses less risks than many synthetic products that are currently on the market.
Many of the synthetic hernia mesh products marketed since the year 2005 to the present were rushed to the market using the FDA’s 510k clearance process and were manufactured and marketed with little to no studies as to the safety of the device. Many of these devices have been silently withdrawn from the market or otherwise have been recalled.
These problematic hernia mesh devices contain design defects and undisclosed or under-disclosed risks such as: (1) use of “coatings” on the mesh product that cause adverse reactions and infections; (2) excessive mesh and tissue contraction; (3) tendency of the mesh to migrate, shrink, or turn into a hardened ball or mass; and (4) excess foreign body reaction and rejection of the mesh in the body.
The most common side effects in patients are infections, intestinal obstructions or adhesions, permanent nerve damage resulting in pain, hernia recurrence, and revision surgery to correct complications and remove or revise the mesh.
Foster & Sear is reviewing cases involving several brands of hernia mesh that have reportedly caused severe complications, including Composix® Kugel® mesh patches (manufactured by C.R. Bard subsidiary Davol) and all hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard made of Marlex polypropylene.
If you or a loved one suffered side effects or had additional surgeries after receiving a hernia mesh implant, please call 1-800-631-5908 or click here for a Free Claim Evaluation to see if you are eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.