Device manufacturers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled several types of surgical mesh implants used in hernia repair. Patients who received these mesh implants have reported many complications associated with the devices, and revision surgery was necessary for many patients.
Recalled Hernia Mesh Products
Over the last two decades, surgeons relied on a number of hernia mesh products to make the area around the hernia repair stronger. In theory, this mesh patch should prevent hernia recurrences. In reality, though, patients have experienced other complications from the mesh implants.
The FDA issued several warnings previously, but some companies continued to market hernia mesh implants.
In fact, there are reports that C.R. Bard and its subsidiary Davol knew in 1997 that there could be issues with using polypropylene resin in hernia implants. It was not until 2005, however, that the recalls began.
Here are some of the hernia mesh recalls since 2005:
2005 Hernia Mesh Implant Recalls
- R. Bard and Davol recalled Composix Kugel mesh products from the market starting in 2005.
2010 Hernia Mesh Implant Recalls
- Ethicon Proceed Surgical Mesh was recalled.
2013 Hernia Mesh Implant Recalls
- C-QuR V-pack Mesh made by Atrium Medical Corporation was recalled.
2016 Hernia Mesh Implant Recalls
- Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh was recalled.
2018 Hernia Mesh Implant Recalls
- Limited number of Atrium Medical Corporation’s ProLite Mesh patches were recalled.
- Versatex Monofilament Mesh by Sofradim Production was recalled.
There have been reports of complications associated with other hernia mesh products too.
Just because the mesh used in your hernia repair is not on this list does not mean you do not have a case. If you underwent hernia repair surgery and suffered complications or required additional surgery, we can help. Let us review your case for free. Call 865-546-1111.
Problems Associated With Recalled Hernia Mesh Products
Reports of complications link the recalled hernia mesh products to a number of concerning issues. These include:
- Chronic pain
- Increased risk of infection
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh patch migration
- Adhesion to the bowel
- Perforation of the bowel or intestines
- Bowel obstruction
- Increased need for revision surgeries
If You Suffered Injuries From Hernia Mesh, We Can Help You
If you or a loved one required additional surgery or experienced other complications associated with a hernia mesh implant, a hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer at our firm can help. We understand how defective medical product cases work and can offer you advice and guidance.
We can find out if the FDA issued a medical device recall or the manufacturer voluntary recalled the mesh patch used in your hernia repair. We can review your medical documents to identify the product code, product name, and manufacturer who made your mesh implant. We will check for recalls and similar cases against the manufacturer of the patch.
We know how to build a strong case to support a lawsuit in these complex cases, and will pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf. Call us today to get started right away.
The defective medical device team from the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC is standing by to review your case and explain your legal options. Call us today at 865-546-1111 for your free consultation.
Compensation in a Hernia Mesh Recall Lawsuit
Since the first hernia mesh recalls, there have been thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturers of these patches. Some settlements have reached several million dollars.
The damages you might recover in this type of case will depend greatly on the details of your case. However, a winning settlement or verdict may allow you to collect compensation for:
- Medical care costs
- Lost wages for time already missed from work
- Lost wages for future time away from work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Emotional distress
Talk to a Lawyer About Your Hernia Mesh Recall Case Today
If you suffered complications because of a mesh implant, contact us today. You only have a limited time to act. The attorneys from the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC can help build a case to hold the product manufacturer liable for a defective medical product used in your hernia repair surgery.
Our team offers compassionate care, thoughtful guidance, and immediate access. We can explain your rights and file a lawsuit on your behalf. Call us today at 865-546-1111 for your free case evaluation.