Patients are currently filing lawsuits over allegations that hernia mesh manufacturers have created defective medical devices and have failed to warn patients and doctors of the potential health complications adequately. These lawsuits are being filed against manufacturers such as Ethicon, C.R. Bard, and Atrium Medical Corp.
The claims from patients are complaints that the hernia mesh used for their hernia surgeries have caused health issues such as chronic pain, infection, adhesions, hernia recurrence, bowel perforation, bowel obstruction, mesh migration, mesh rejection, and more. Some patients are required to undergo hernia revision surgery.
Those who require hernia revision surgery or have experienced health complications similar to those listed above have the option of filing a defective medical device lawsuit against the manufacturer. Broughton Partners provides a legal case generation service that helps personal injury attorneys find injured patients who have received defective hernia mesh implants. We deliver pre-qualified leads with retained plaintiffs. The hernia mesh lawsuit leads your law firm will receive are case-ready and have been fully examined for legitimacy. If your law firm is looking to help more patients who have been injured due to harmful hernia mesh implants, call Broughton Partners today and start getting connected with hernia mesh lawsuit leads.
Cases involving the hernia mesh Physiomesh are progressing towards trial. These are part of a multi-district litigation in the Northern District of Georgia. This follows a recall of the hernia mesh made by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The product was recalled because the mesh frequently failed and required additional surgeries to replace the mesh or to repair the hernia. Currently, the bellwether cases are proceeding through the discovery phases of the trial. The cases are about to enter the expert phase where information is obtained from scientific experts regarding their opinion of the product that will be introduced at trial. The bellwether cases are scheduled to begin going to trial in December 2019. Once the initial case concludes, there are an additional ten cases selected from the multi-district pool that will then proceed to trial. When a defendant is unsuccessful during the bellwether phase of the litigation, it gives them an impetus to settle the rest of the lawsuits that they face.
Two recent defective mesh device settlements are listed below:
May 2019 – Patricia and George Mesigian were awarded $80 million in their Ethicon Prolift Pelvic mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
March 2018 – Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $35 million to settle lawsuits over their Prolift Pelvic mesh.
What Hernia Mesh Manufacturers Are Involved?
The hernia mesh manufacturer created the 3DMax hernia mesh. The 3DMax was put on the market in 2009 and is made up of a material called polypropylene. 3DMax did not have to go through pre-market studies and was approved in October 2008 through the 510(k) program.
Bard claims that the 3DMax mesh is fixation-free, easy to position, and reduces pain for patients. However, the polypropylene material has been known to cause many health complications such as chronic pain, mesh migration, and mesh rejection. Some patients even require additional surgery.
C.R. Bard’s Composix Kugel Mesh was another defective medical device manufactured by the company that was recalled. This particular product was recalled in 2005, 2006, and 2007. There has been a plethora of lawsuits involving Kugel Mesh and millions of dollars have been paid in jury awards and settlements.
Other hernia mesh products that have been repeatedly recalled include:
- Bard Composix E/X
- Bard PerFix Plug
- Bard Sepramesh
- Bard Ventralex ST
Many Bard Lawsuits are being filed with allegations that the company is selling defective hernia mesh implants. There are lawsuits in state and federal courts all over the country.
Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson
Ethicon is a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, and in 2016, Ethicon recalled their Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh. This was due to studies that monitored the progress of patients with Physiomesh. Results showed a higher rate of revision surgery or hernia recurrence in patients using the Physiomesh.
This defective medical device was also approved through the 510(k) program, allowing the sale of a composite hernia mesh without clinical trials or studies establishing its safety. Ethicon released a safety notice that lists and provides details on specific hernia mesh devices that were subject to recall. The hernia mesh manufacturer also said on the safety notice that, “Ethicon will not return the ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Composite Mesh product to the market Worldwide,”.
As a result of the complications experienced by patients who used the Physiomesh medical device for their hernia surgery, numerous lawsuits are being filed. Around 1,279 personal injury lawsuits are pending in the case labeled: MDL-2782 IN RE: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation. The judge in the lawsuit, Richard W. Story, issued an order in May 2018 to allow patients to preserve their mesh products for evidence during the trial.
Atrium Medical Corp
The C-Qur mesh, manufactured initially by Atrium but now sold by Maquet, is another defective mesh device that has been recalled. Similar to Ethicon and Bard’s hernia mesh devices, Atrium’s C-Qur mesh was also approved after the controversial 510(k) program was sold to the public without first receiving proper safety tests.
The Omega-3 barrier in the C-Qur mesh is meant to prevent scarring, however, it has been linked to adhesions and other harmful health complications. In 2013, the FDA issued a recall for Atrium’s C-QUR Edge mesh. The FDA received complaints about the Omega-3 barrier sticking to the package lining, which could cause exposure to high humidity levels and increase infection rates.
Broughton Partners will be processing hernia mesh lawsuit leads that involve one of the above hernia mesh manufacturers, however as more defective device reports are released, there may be other manufacturers that can be held liable.
Hernia Mesh Side Effects
- Chronic Pain
- Hernia Recurrence
- Adhesion (Scar-Like Tissue That Sticks Tissues Together)
- Bowel Obstruction (Blockage Of The Large Or Small intestine)
- Bowel Perforation (A Hole Near Organs Or Tissues)
- Hernia Mesh Rejection
- Hernia Mesh Migration
- Hernia Recurrence
- Fistula Formation (Abnormal Connection Between Intestines, Vessels, Or Organs)
- Seroma (Fluid Build-Up Near The Surgical Area)
According to the FDA, many of these health issues are related to hernia mesh products that have been recalled.
The above list of side effects and injuries will be used in Broughton Partners’ qualification process. We run all potential hernia mesh lawsuit leads through customized questions that are based on your law firm’s case criteria. Plaintiffs must have been injured by the hernia mesh device in some way in order to qualify as an eligible lawsuit.
Gore-Tex Hernia Mesh
Another type of hernia mesh lawsuit that Broughton Partners looks for involves the Gore-Tex hernia mesh. Over the years, more patients have received this mesh implant and reports of negative health effects associated with the products continue to surface. Reports from patients and physicians were sent to the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database.
Here are some common complications that have been reported:
- Bowel Obstruction
- Hernia Recurrence
- Severe Abdominal Pain
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Claims
C.R. Bard, Ethicon, and Atrium Medical Corp. are all under fire for personal injury lawsuits involving their defective hernia mesh products. These manufacturers have a responsibility to design medical devices that are safe for patients. When it was discovered that one of these companies sold defective hernia mesh devices, they had to issue a recall. By this time, there are usually thousands of innocent people who have already used their defective product for their hernia surgery and have suffered severe health complications. This has resulted in numerous lawsuits being filed. Those who were harmed have the option to demand compensation to pay for medical bills and personal injuries caused by hernia mesh complications.
Broughton Partners provides law firms with various defective medical device leads. This includes cases that have been going on for years and recently developed defective device cases. The hernia mesh lawsuit claims that our team will be monitoring for include the following:
- Manufacturers have failed to warn patients and doctors of the harmful side effects linked to their defective medical devices.
- Manufacturers sold a medical device that did not perform as was intended by the companies.
- Manufacturers sold a medical device that was the direct reason for revision surgery.
- Manufacturers designed a defective and unsafe medical device.
Surgical Mesh Settlements
2011 – C.R. Bard agreed to pay over $200 million to settle 3,000 cases over their Kugel Mesh implant.
2015 – Boston Scientific agreed to pay a $100 million settlement to a woman who was injured by their transvaginal mesh device.
2017 – Ethicon was ordered to pay $20 million to settle lawsuits over their TVT-Secu transvaginal mesh.
2016 – Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay a $120 million settlement to resolve 2,000 to 3,000 lawsuits over their vaginal mesh implants.
2018 – Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $35 million to settle lawsuits over their Prolift pelvic mesh.
Get Connected With Qualified Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Leads
Hernia mesh victims will begin their search for legal help online. Our legal case generation services begin tracking hernia mesh lawsuit leads the moment potential plaintiffs come into contact with our team online or via a phone call.
We have professionally trained intake associates who will only qualify patients eligible for a hernia mesh lawsuit. Our in-house call center is available 24 hours to allow every hernia mesh victim the opportunity to connect with a personal injury law firm near them.
Our innovative case-acquisition platform is constantly being updated to ensure that our team is only tracking quality hernia mesh lawsuit leads.
Broughton Partners wants to help your law firm by creating an effective campaign for high-quality hernia mesh lawsuit leads and providing you with potential hernia mesh cases to increase your revenue. Our goal is to help victims of defective medical devices find legal help via our network of websites and targeted online advertising.
Fully Vetted & Signed Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Leads
Broughton Partners doesn’t just deliver retained hernia mesh plaintiffs, we go further by providing hernia mesh lawsuit leads with pre-packaged case documents such as hospital files and device information. We want to save your law firm’s time and give you everything you need to start working the case immediately. The hernia mesh lawsuit leads that are provided by Broughton Partners are real victims who have legitimate hernia mesh cases.
It can be difficult to find hernia mesh lawsuit leads, especially leads that are high-quality with retained claimants. Save your law firm’s time and let us do the tedious work for you by examining potential hernia mesh lawsuit leads and delivering only the best cases to your law firm.
Is Your Law Firm Looking For Hernia Mesh Cases?
Broughton Partners finds victims injured by defective hernia mesh implants who need legal help or are actively seeking legal representation. With our lawyer case generation services, we closely partner with your law firm by providing you with retained plaintiffs who are vetted, prequalify, and follow your hernia mesh injury case criteria. You will only receive retained hernia mesh lawsuit leads that match your needs so you can effectively focus on your current clients’ legal needs and leave case acquisition marketing to us.
Call our legal marketing team today at (855) 463-1735, or contact us for your free consultation. Together we can ensure there is No Claimant without a Claim.
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- FDA. “Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants: Information for Patients”, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/hernia-surgical-mesh-implants/hernia-surgical-mesh-implants-information-patients. Accessed February 21, 2019.
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- David Goguen, J.D. “Who Can I Sue for Hernia Mesh Complications?”, NOLO, https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/who-can-i-sue-for-hernia-mesh-complications.html. Accessed February 21, 2019.