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Did you suffer serious injuries including adhesions, hernia recurrence, intestinal blockage, mesh migration, organ perforation, and infection more than 30 days from the original date of surgery?

If so, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

Investigations are underway regarding Johnson & Johnson’s sister company Ethicon and the medical device firm Atrium Medical is defective and causing severe harm to individuals who have had surgery. Imagine you recently underwent hernia repair surgery and received surgical mesh. In that situation, you risk suffering from adverse health impacts and complications, including bowel obstruction, mesh adhesion to tissues, hernia recurrence, and more.

Call (888) 491-0444 to see if you qualify for compensation for enduring these severe injuries.


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Why are people complaining about hernia mesh, and what is it?

To remove the defective hernia mesh, those who have experienced complications from it generally need many procedures. A hernia mesh is a medical device that replaces loose or damaged tissue after surgery to repair hernias. Both Atriums C-QUR and Ethicon physiomesh hernia mesh implants reportedly caused significant harm in patients undergoing hernia surgery – from pain and infections to adhesions to tissues and bowel obstruction.

There are now approximately 20 hernia mesh physiomesh lawsuits filed in federal courts and 24 C-QUR cases. A Florida lady sustained permanent injuries as a result of having an Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh put into her body during a hernia repair treatment, claims a Quinn v. Ethicon, Inc. suit was filed in the Middle District of Florida’s U.S. District Court.

According to the lawsuit, physiomesh is a defective product that can eventually embed itself in human tissue and was “not adequately conceived and engineered to be used for hernia repair” creating an unreasonable risk of harm to patients. For example, a Georgia woman suffered seroma (a buildup of fluid inside the body) and neural injury in her abdomen after receiving a defective C-Qur implant, according to Bryant v. Atrium, a lawsuit entered in the Middle District of Georgia’s U.S. District Court. Resulting of the mesh and subsequent removal of the implant, the plaintiff would lose six weeks of work and develop a scar tissue buildup in her abdomen.

The suit alleges that the C-QUR mesh Omega 3 gel coating, made of fish oil, is the main flaw in the design of the implants, as it causes the implant to bend and warp over time, leading to severe inflammation and injuries.

Additionally, patients injured by defective hernia mesh typically need repeated surgeries to remove the device. In 2013, FDA issued a class II recall on one of Atriums C-QUR hernia mesh products, finding the product fish-oil coating can flake and adhere to the interior of its packaging when exposed to excess moisture. The same fish oil coating is allegedly responsible for the mesh’s curling and warping inside the body.

In addition, Ethicon voluntarily recalled some models of Physiomesh in 2016, according to the medical devices trade journal MassDevice, after studies showed a higher incidence of hernia recurrence among patients with that specific type of mesh implant.


Can I File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

If you had surgery to repair your hernia and received hernia mesh implants, our attorneys want to hear from you, even if you are unsure which type of hernia mesh you have been using. Hernia surgical mesh, you conducted a laparoscopic hernia repair treatment. The operation was on January 1, 2008, or later. You underwent or were going to undergo hernia revision surgery. Remember to write down any adverse symptoms you might experience following hernia surgery. This information will be necessary should you decide to pursue litigation.


What Can I Collect In a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Bringing a case against Atrium and Ethicon will allow you to recover medical expenses from the past and the future, missed wages, and other losses. Your participation also serves to hold these medical manufacturers accountable for placing faulty products on the market. To learn more about joining the lawsuit, contact us today.

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If you or someone you love has been injured, contact our toll-free helpline twenty-four hours a day by calling (888) 491-0444 or completing the free case evaluation form on this website.

The Law May Limit The Time You Have To File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Under the legal rule known as “the statute of limitations,” any claim stemming from a hernia mesh surgery must be filed within a specific period of time, otherwise, the injured person’s legal claims are barred, and their right to bring suit is lost for all time.

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