Houston Hernia Mesh Lawyer

Do You Qualify For a Defective Medical Device Lawsuit?

In the case of many dangerous and defective medical devices, the issue simply involves one specific device and one specific manufacturer. But in the case of hernia mesh, there are multiple medical device companies and dozens of medical devices involved in multiple class action lawsuits. For this reason, it can be difficult and overwhelming to understand your case. We are here to help, from the first step to the last, to understand and resolve your hernia mesh legal issues.

The Dangers of Hernia Mesh

Hernia mesh was first used in 1958, but it using mesh to repair hernias was not popularized until the 1980s. While repairing hernias with mesh at first seemed like an ideal way to prevent future hernias and repair organs, it was not long before doctors and their patients began to report serious complications and side effects–some of which would not appear for years or even decades after the original surgery took place.

Complications included:

  • Hernia recurrence
  • Mesh adhesion to tissue or organs
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh failure
  • Mesh rejection
  • Infection and sepsis
  • Organ puncture, such as bowel perforation. 
  • Organ rupture
  • Organ obstruction
  • Fistula formation
  • Chronic pain
  • Internal bleeding
  • Fluid build up

Any of these adverse effects could lead to serious medical actions, including mesh revision surgery, mesh removal surgery, organ removal, and hospitalization. Some patients have even died from these complications, especially sepsis and organ obstruction.

These conditions are not only dangerous and deadly, they are also painful, traumatic, and expensive. They can result in years of chronic pain, disability, lost wages, and loss of quality of life. Making repairs through surgery can also be costly, keep you from work, and involve significant recovery times.

Who is to Blame For Hernia Mesh Injuries?

Hernia mesh is made from polypropylene, a substance that is toxic to the body. Some hernia mesh is then covered in a protective substance, but these substances may also be harmful or ineffective. Over the years, hernia mesh products have come under fire and the FDA has issued warnings and alerts over the defective devices multiple times. Over the years, a number of hernia mesh products have also been recalled by both government agencies and manufacturers. However, some medical device companies continue to sell hernia mesh, simply by changing their products slightly as problems emerge.

While patients have filed a number of lawsuits against a number of different medical device companies, the major ones include:

  • Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson – Physiomesh
  • Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson – Proceed mesh
  • Covidien – Paritex
  • Atrium – C-QUR
  • C.R. Bard – Kugel
  • Bard – Sepramesh
  • Bard – 3DMax
  • Bard – PerFix

If these companies knowingly sold hernia mesh without informing doctors and patients about the risks of their medical devices, they may be responsible for all related damages, which could include related medical costs (past and future), lost wages and lost earning potential, and pain and suffering.

Talk to a Houston Hernia Mesh Attorney Today

When you went to the doctor with a hernia, you were expecting help, not ongoing medical complications, pain, and uncertainty. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by hernia mesh, it’s time to talk to an attorney about your case. At the Freeman Law Firm, we are committed to helping families affected by defective medical tools get the justice and compensation they deserve under the law. To learn more about your case, contact us today for a free, private consultation with one of our attorneys.