Hernia mesh complications have led to more than 50,000 lawsuit cases pending in state and federal courts. Tens of thousands of legal claims from individuals across the United States alleging that hernia mesh implants have caused everything from serious pain to infection. Many of these hernia mesh lawsuits allege that manufacturers of these implants were well aware of the dangers of their products and didn’t properly warn doctors and consumers of potential complications.
Surgeons rely on hernia mesh to help reduce the high recurrence rate of hernias. While hernia mesh has been a popular surgical solution for many years, the safety of these implants have been questioned on numerous occasions after patients faced serious complications.
The FDA has documented dozens of adverse event reports against mesh implants, including events where the mesh was broken into pieces, had a hole in the center, ruptured after surgery, and presented bowel obstruction among other problematic events. In some of these reports, the surgeons even stated that the surgical mesh was a failure. As a result of some of the complications arising from these surgical meshes, the FDA has recalled a variety of hernia mesh implants over the years.
The current suit alleges that “The surgical mesh used in the surgery was known as the "Ventralex Hernia Patch" … and it was designed, manufactured, packaged, labeled, marketed, sold, and distributed by Defendants C.R. Bard and Davol…The Product was made of materials that are biologically incompatible with human tissue and react negatively and sometimes dangerously with a large number of those on whom it is used.”
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries as a result of a hernia mesh implant, you may be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.
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