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Hernia Mesh Repair Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

The Thing About Hernia Mesh Repair

Mesh devices have been used in practice for more than 50 years as a tool to repair hernias. However, a class action lawsuit investigation claims that some hernias may actually be defective, causing serious infections and other severe complications often leading to additional surgeries.

Hernias occur when there is muscle weakness or hole which allows organs, intestines, or fatty tissues to squeeze through resulting in an externally visible bulge. These can occur in different locations of the body and can be divided into types such as:

  • Inguinal: hernia in the inner groin
  • Femoral: hernia in the upper thigh or outer groin
  • Incisional: hernia through an incision or scar on the abdomen
  • Ventral: hernia in the general abdominal area
  • Umbilical: hernia at the belly button
  • Hiatal: hernia inside the abdomen along the diaphragm or upper stomach area

Are you or a family member suffering from hernia mesh complications? Contact us today to see if you are entitled to compensation from hernia mesh repair lawsuit settlements.

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The Hernia Mesh Complications, Failure, and Recall

Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, manufactured a hernia mesh product withdrawn from the market in May 2016 after studies showing that Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh device had higher revision rates than expected.

Symptoms of hernia mesh complications include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Adhesions
  • Obstructions
  • Mesh migration
  • Bacterial infections
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Additional surgeries to treat hernia recurrence

Serious health complications from defective hernia mesh products are:

  • Recurrent hernia: A hernia may happen against despite mesh repair, meaning further surgery for patients.
  •  Mesh-related complication: A variety of problems can occur with a mesh product that can cause it to reject.
      • Mesh infection: If any bacteria contaminates the mesh during surgery, it may cause a serious infection.
      • Mesh folding: The mesh product may fold inside the body, forming small balls called meshomas. This can also lead to hernia recurrence.
      • Mesh reaction: If the body reacts with the implanted mesh, this can cause pain and other rejection symptoms.
  • Chronic pain: This can be caused by nerve injury, meshomas or mesh reaction, or the recurrence of a hernia.

Lawsuits filed against Hernia mesh products claim that the companies:

  • Failed to perform adequate research of the product
  • Failed to warn about the complications linked to the product
  • Provided misleading information about Physiomesh’s safety
  • Use defective instructions for surgeons
  • Failed to make a safer mesh product.

Do you qualify to join the Hernia Mesh Repair Class Action Lawsuit Investigation? Contact us for your case evaluation.

Editor’s note on the Hernia Mesh Repair Class Action Lawsuit Investigation:

This piece is written about the recent Hernia Mesh Repair Class Action Lawsuit Investigation. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit investigation, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the Hernia Mesh Repair Class Action Lawsuit Investigation has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to Outreach@ConsiderTheConsumer.com, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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