The number of hernia mesh lawsuits being filed continues to increase as more and more people seek justice for the injuries they have suffered from their hernia mesh. From Alabama to Louisiana, all the way to New Zealand, people continue to report injuries and complications resulting from their hernia mesh implant.
In Alabama, a woman and her husband filed a lawsuit against the device manufacturer. They allege that the wife received a Physiomesh composite implant during her hernia repair surgery. They claim that the product she received was defective and responsible for her injury. They state in the case that she has “suffered and will continue to suffer physical pain and mental anguish as a result of this revision.” (Case: 5:17-cv-02016)
In Louisiana, a man named Randy A. Roberts filed a hernia mesh lawsuit. In his suit, Mr. Roberts claims that after receiving his hernia mesh implant he suffered pain and had to undergo additional surgeries to address the complications. His physicians diagnosed him as suffering from an abdominal wall abscess in the umbilical hernia sac. Regrettably, the surgeries did not immediately resolve Mr. Roberts’ medical issues.
Unable to remove the entirety of the hernia mesh device, which was found to be contaminated, Mr. Roberts was told that part of the hernia mesh had embedded in his body, complicating the likelihood that it could be successfully removed. Later additional surgeries would attempt to resolve Mr. Roberts issues, revealing in 2015 that the situation had continued to degrade and resulted in the development of a fistula. (Case: 2:17-cv-13657)
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Background
These cases are a small cross-section of the lawsuits that continue to be filed against a number of mesh device manufacturers, including C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon.
Multidistrict litigations (MDL) have been established in a number of districts across the United States, including the Northern District of Georgia and the District of New Hampshire.
Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and ensuring that justice is done. Manufacturers who put profits ahead of patient and consumer safety must be held accountable for the injuries they cause.