Hernia Mesh Recalled for Flaws & Injuries

Medical device lawyers explain the hernia mesh recall.Hundreds of men and women implanted with the mesh file complaints.

Last year, a product used to repair hernias was removed from American market. Patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh were suffering higher-than-normal failure rates, infections, and hernia recurrence, because the mesh was defective.

Yesterday, a man filed a lawsuit against another type of hernia mesh, the C-Qur. The man and his wife say the mesh is incompatible with human tissue and caused him chronic pain and numerous surgeries.

Our medical device lawyers are now accepting clients who have suffered from hernia mesh.

Studies Confirm Problems & Complications

Two studies caused Johnson & Johnson to recall its hernia mesh. The studies compared the Physiomesh with other hernia mesh products, and found that Physiomesh patients had much higher rates of hernia recurrence and reoperation.

Doctors started using meshes to repair hernias in the 1980s. The mesh is implanted – either through open or noninvasive surgery – to strengthen weak or damaged tissue in the abdomen or bowls. Normally, the mesh stops hernias from recurring.

The Physiomesh, on the other hand, was recalled because it didn’t do its job.

Patients with this particular kind of mesh suffered complications like:

  • Infections
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Removal surgeries
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Chronic pain

Patients File Lawsuits

The Physiomesh and C-Qur were approved without any kind of safety testing. Hernia patients are now suffering because of this.

The lawsuits they’re filing are similar to the cases against transvaginal mesh and pelvic mesh. These mesh products were also approved without proving to be safe and effective, and have harmed hundreds of thousands of American men and women.

There are 62,000 transvaginal and pelvic mesh cases in court right now, and more than half are against the same Johnson & Johnson company that recalled Physiomesh. In the first pelvic mesh lawsuit, a woman who underwent 20 surgeries because of the defective mesh won an $11 million jury verdict.

Our medical device attorneys encourage anyone with a hernia mesh to learn more about these lawsuits and the reason patients are filing them. Our legal services – everything from the phone call to court proceedings – are free. We only get paid if we win you a settlement or verdict. We accept clients nationwide. Call now to learn more.

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