Surgical hernia repairs are common, and more than one million hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year. Hernias have a high rate of recurrence and surgeons use mesh to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the recurrence rate after repair.
Wright & Schulte is reviewing cases for hernia mesh products causing severe side effects including infection, hernia reccurrence, mesh migrations, and the need for additional hernia repair surgeries.
Wright & Schulte’s Involvement in Hernia Mesh Litigation
Wright & Schulte attorney, Richard W. Schulte, was appointed a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Physiomesh hernia mesh multi-district litigation, In re Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation and a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the C-Qur hernia mesh multi-district litigation, In re Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation. Richard Schulte has held many diverse leadership positions in these types of cases.
Wright & Schulte is also reviewing cases for additional hernia mesh products causing severe complications including Bard products and Covidien Parietex mesh.
Hernia Mesh Implant Side Effects
Hernia mesh products may cause serious side effects including:
- Need for additional hernia repair surgeries
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh migration
- Severe pain
- Mesh shrinkage
Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Physiomesh®
Ethicon Physiomesh was approved in April 2010 under FDA 510(k) clearance. Under FDA 510(k) clearance, the FDA does not require medical device manufacturers to conduct clinical test on humans if the manufacturer can prove that their devices are substantially equivalent to other FDA approved devices already on the market. The hernia mesh device was voluntarily withdrawn from the global market in May 2016 by Ethicon after published studies showed a higher rate of failure resulting in hernia recurrence than similar hernia mesh devices. The company made the decision to remove the product after reviewing two European studies.
Current Hernia Mesh Litigation
On June 2, 2017, the Juridsdictional Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued a transfer order consolidating pretrial proceedings for Ethicon Physiomesh Fleixble Composite Hernia Mesh. Plaiintiffs cases in the lawsuit in the U.S. Distrrict Court for the Northern District of Georgia under the Honorable Judge Richard W. Story.
Many plaintiffs more specifically allege that the multi-layer coating in Physiomesh prevented adequate incorporation of the mesh and caused or contributed to a variety of serious complications, and that the polypropylene mesh portion of the Physiomesh was insufficient to withstand normal abdominal forces
Wright & Schulte is currently representing injuried patients and reviewing claims for hernia mesh surgeries, including the following mesh products:
- Ethicon Physiomesh®
- Atrium C-QUR®
- Covidien Parietex®
- C.R. Bard polypropylene mesh products
Contact a Hernia Mesh Attorney
The attorneys of Wright & Schulte work every day to preserve the rights of personal injury victims, one case and one client at a time. If you or a loved one are suffering from any of the side effects listed above following a hernia mesh surgery and you’re looking for a personal injury law firm that will guarantee the caring, personalized, and loyal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte today. For a free, no obligation legal evaluation of your case, fill out the online form, or give Wright & Schulte a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.
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