Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys
Lawyers for Hernia Mesh Claims
Hernia mesh lawsuits continue to be filed against manufactures such as Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon and Atrium for dangerous complications they have developed after having hernia mesh surgery (Hernioplasty). There have been more than 2000 lawsuits filed against hernia mesh manufacturers for wrongful death, infections, organ damage and more. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury or harm due to hernia mesh, call our hernia mesh lawyers today for a free consultation about your case. 800-298-0111.
Important Facts To Know About Your Claim
- Venue: A Motion to consolidate the herina mesh cases into the New Jersey equivalent of a Multi-District Litigation plan is currently pending in New Jersey. If granted, this will likely make New Jersey the place of consolidation for joint management of these claims. Ethicon and J&J both have a business presence in New Jersey.
- Statute of Limitations: In New Jersey, the statute of limitations to bring a product liability claim is 2-years from the date of the injury. This can be extended to run starting the date the Plaintiff knew or should have known of the injury.
- Statute of Repose: There is no New Jersey applicable Statute of Repose. Thus, it does not matter how long ago you had the device implanted.
- Types of Mesh Included: Only certain types of mesh claims are currently being accepted by attorneys pursuing the claim. These types of mesh include:
- Proceed Surgical Mesh
- Proceed Ventral Patch
- Prolene Hernia System
- Prolene 3D Patch
What is Hernia Repair Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a surgical implant that is used to repair damaged areas in the muscle or connective tissue. Usually a result of an abdominal organ, intestine or fatty tissue breaking through a weakened area, the screen-like design of hernia mesh provides extra support to the damaged wall. Hernia mesh products come in many different shapes and sizes, designed for the different kinds of surgical repairs.
Dangerous Effects of Hernia Repair Mesh
There are many complications that may develop after undergoing hernia mesh surgery. When the mesh implant is inserted incorrectly, some have seen that the mesh implant migrates from its original position. Others have developed Seromas, which are pockets of fluid that require surgery to be removed. There have also been reports of the mesh moving and perforating other organs as well as becoming stuck to internal tissue.
Physiomesh is responsible for some particularly bad cases. Physiomesh was on the market from 2010-2016 before being removed. Physiomesh is designed with large pores in the mesh. There have been cases of the tacks sliding through the pores thereby allowing the mesh to slide or move. The mesh is coated. As a result, it often fails to incorporate into the body by not allowing tissue to come through the pores. In some cases, intestines have become stuck to the mesh and/or come through the pores resulting in obstructions.
Types of Mesh Not Included
Not all Types of Mesh are currently being included in the cases being consolidated into multi-district litigation. Some types of mesh have not currently been scientifically proven to be a likely cause of issues and, thus, we are not currently taking these cases:
- Prolene Flat Mesh
- Prolene Soft Mesh.*
*Other attorneys may still be interested in these cases, thus, a second opinion would be wise.
Talk to a Hernia Mesh Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been severely injured as a result of a hernia mesh surgery involving one of the included hernia meshes above, you may be entitled to recover damages. Contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. today at 800-298-0111 to set up a free consultation and learn more about your case.
Paul Cannon has practiced personal injury trial law since 1995. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law (2005). He has earned recognition as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters in 2017 & 2018, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017. He is a Shareholder, trial lawyer and online marketing manager at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. His legal writings have been published by the Texas Bar Journal, Business.com, Lawyer.com HG Legal Resources, Lawfirms.com, and others. He has been asked to give education talks and media interviews on dog bite law.