Lawyers for Hernia Mesh Claims
Hernia mesh lawsuits continue to be filed against manufacturers such as Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, and Atrium Medical for dangerous complications they have developed after having hernia mesh surgery (Hernioplasty). There have been more than 20,000 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. (713) 932-0777.
Important Facts To Know About Your Claim
- Venue: Claims against Physiomesh manufacturer, Ethicon, have been consolidated into Multi-District Litigation (MDL) 627 in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Atrium C-QUR mesh claims have been consolidated into Multi-District Litigation 2753 in the United States District Court of New Hampshire.
- Statute of Limitations: In New Jersey, the statute of limitations to bring a product liability claim is two 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. The Statute of Limitations in New Hampshire is three years from the date of injury.
- Statute of Repose: There are no New Jersey nor New Hampshire applicable Statutes of Repose.
- 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
- C-QUR CentriFX
- C-QUR FX Mesh
- C-QUR Mesh
- C-QUR Mosaic
- C-QUR Tacshield
- C-QUR V-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 different kinds of surgical repairs.
Complications 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.
What Injuries are Associated with Hernia Mesh?
The medical conditions associated with defective hernia mesh include erosion of the mesh, mesh migration, sepsis, bowel paralysis, perforation of internal organs, fistula, seroma, pelvic inflammatory disease, severe abdominal pain, hematoma, severe allergic reaction, infections, bowel obstruction, and reopening of the hernia itself.
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 the 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.
Mesh Bellwether Trials
When are the Atrium Medical C-QUR Mesh Bellwether Trials?
The first trial of the Atrium Medical C-QUR Mesh trials was set to begin in July of 2021 following pandemic delays, however, the case settled on the eve of trial.
In December of 2021, Atrium announced a 66 million dollar settlement pertaining to the C-QUR Mesh claims.
When are the Ethicon Physiomesh Bellwether Trials?
The first Ethicon Physiomesh bellwether trial was set to begin on June 7, 2021, but that date has been postponed. Many speculate that a settlement may be in talks.
When are the C.R. Bard Bellwether Trials?
On December 12th, 2021, a bellwether trial against C.R. Bard resulted in a defense verdict. The trial lasted over 4 weeks. The second bellwether trial in January 2022 resulted in a $250,000 verdict and the third resulted in a $4.8 million dollar verdict.
A settlement master has been appointed to explore settlement possibilities in the federal class action.
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 (713) 932-0777 to set up a free consultation and learn more about your case.
*Some mass tort cases are handled in association with other law firms.