Hernias are extremely painful injuries, usually located in the abdominal wall, which occur when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue pokes through a hole or weak spot in the muscle or connective tissue surrounding it. For several decades, doctors have been using surgical mesh to repair hernias. In the best cases, surgical mesh decreases operative time, reduces the length of the healing process, and increases the chance that a hernia will reoccur.
However, the rise of hernia mesh has led to several problems, as well. Made of synthetic material or animal tissue which may or may not be absorbable depending on the brand and product, over 12 kinds of hernia mesh have been recalled since 2005. Ethicon Physiomesh, TIGR, and Atrium C-Qur have all been taken off the market because of various side effects, ranging from infections to bowel perforation.
The most common negative consequences of surgical mesh are:
- Autoimmune reactions
- Nerve damage
- Fluid buildup at the site
The range of problems caused by hernia mesh products has opened the floodgates for potential lawsuits. In 2016, surgical mesh victims scored a major victory in the courts when the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated Atrium C-Qur litigation into the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Lawsuits from across the U.S. were consolidated in the District of New Hampshire, resulting in 21 individual lawsuits being litigated in one federal court, rather than through a class action suit.
Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers Is Here to Take on the Medical Establishment
Defective surgical mesh can result in additional surgeries and medical complications. At Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers, our Dallas hernia mesh lawyers believe no one should not have to bear extra costs and experience additional pain and suffering because a product manufacturer failed to do their job correctly. Our product liability attorneys have a history of securing favorable results for clients, and are available 24/7 to answer any questions and concerns. Don’t let a hernia go from bad to worse because of a defective product. Call today, and hire a lawyer who will fight to secure full compensation for your medical bills
Our firm is available by phone at (214) 739-0100, or you can contact us online for a free consultation.