Hernia mesh, a medical device that is placed following a hernia repair, is employed in over 90% of surgeries throughout the country. It has the purpose of providing support to the damaged tissue surrounding the hernia repair. However, because the mesh can deteriorate, shrink or migrate within the body, it can cause numerous complications, many of which require a second surgery.
The main 4 defective hernia mesh manufacturers against which injured people filed claims are Johnson & Johnson, Atrium, C.R. Bard, Inc. and Davol, Inc. The products which led to severe complications are:
If you suffered personal injury because of a defective hernia mesh, and you have had revision surgery after 2005, or you were recommended to undergo revision recently, contact us as soon as possible. We will do the best in our power to help you find out if you are eligible to file a claim and recover the compensation you deserve. It will only take 10 minutes to examine your medical records and decide whether your condition is eligible for compensation. The side-effects which qualify for filing a claim are:
In 2011, C.R. Bard announced that it would pay $184 million to resolve more than 2,000 claims over problems with its hernia mesh, including bowel perforation, intestinal fistulas, sepsis, and abdominal abscesses. Just a few years later, the company paid another $319 million to settle 6,000 additional lawsuits over serious hernia mesh complications. Many federal hernia mesh lawsuits have been consolidated for coordinated pretrial proceedings as part of multidistrict litigations in New Hampshire, Georgia and Rhode Island, and a number of class-action lawsuits have also been brought against hernia mesh manufacturers by multiple plaintiffs with similar cases against the same defendants, including Johnson & Johnson and Atrium.
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