Hernia Mesh Complications – Could This Be Causing Your Problems?

Categories: Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Lawsuits continue to be filed against various hernia mesh manufacturers, including for example, cases resulting from injuries alleged to be caused by Physiomesh, sold by Ethicon, Inc./Johnson & Johnson, and C-Qur, sold by Atrium Medical Corporation. The lawsuits alleged that various hernia mesh products are defective and that manufacturers such as Ethicon and Atrium failed to warn patients and their physicians about the allegedly increased risk of danger to patients, including inadequate repair, adhesions, infections, hernia recurrence, bowel obstruction, sepsis, and other complications, injuries, or death following hernia surgery. For example, the Physiomesh claimants/Plaintiffs argue:

“Physiomesh has a unique design incorporating five (5) distinct layers: two layers of polyglecaprone-25 (“Monocryl”) film covering two underlying layers of polydioxanone film (“PDS”), which in turn coat a polypropylene mesh. This design has never been used in any other hernia repair product sold anywhere in the world. The multi-layer coating was represented and promoted by the Defendants to prevent or minimize adhesion and inflammation and to facilitate incorporation and fixation of the mesh into the abdomen. However, Plaintiffs intend to demonstrate that the multi-layer coating instead prevented adequate incorporation of the mesh and caused or contributed to a variety of serious complications. In addition, the polypropylene mesh portion of the Physiomesh was insufficient to withstand normal abdominal forces, which often resulted in herniation through the mesh itself, recurrent hernia formation and/or rupture and deformation of the mesh itself. The defendants ultimately voluntarily withdrew the Physiomesh device from the market in May 2016, which Plaintiffs intend to establish was a direct consequence of the frequency and severity of the complications experienced with this product worldwide.”

As indicated above, there are many different hernia mesh products, including for example, Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, Atrium’s C-QUR Hernia Mesh, C.R. Bard’s Kugel Hernia Mesh, 3DMax Hernia Mesh, PerFix Hernia Mesh, Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh, and Sepramesh Hernia Mesh. If you do not know what type of hernia mesh you or a loved one had implanted, we can help you find this out.

How We Can Help:

If you or someone you love has suffered an inadequate repair, adhesions, infections, hernia recurrence, bowel obstruction, sepsis, other complication, injury, or death following hernia surgery, you should be aware of the ongoing litigations. Again, if you do not know what type of hernia mesh was implanted, we can help you find this out.  

Attorney Pamela A. Borgess, the founder of Borgess Law, LLC, has extensive experience with numerous national high-profile defective medical drug/device cases and can discuss your legal options. For more information about the hernia mesh litigation or to discuss a potential claim, contact Borgess Law at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges for initial consultations.  We welcome any questions you may have.