Needing a hernia mesh can be a difficult time in your life. Some hernias can be repaired through regular stitches and patients have few complications, which is the ideal situation for a person who needed hernia surgery. When the hernia is more serious, though, a patient might need more invasive surgery.
More specifically, ventral hernias can be more complicated to repair because they’re in the abdominal wall and are typically a result from a previous surgery. Hernia mesh was created to make the procedure to repair the ventral hernia less invasive, but it can have some complications within itself as well.
Hernia meshes are patches made of a porous material known as prolene polypropylene mesh. They allow surgeons to connect the sections of separated muscle and provide a barrier to keep everything else from poking out. The problem with certain hernia meshes is that they caused patients severe pain, recurring hernias, and more serious side effects.
Hernia Mesh Problems
You might not exactly know what a ventral hernia is. This is when the tissues or organs behind your abdominal muscles poke through an opening where the muscles are too thin, weaken, or have split apart. It might seem like the organs and other tissue can simply be pushed back through the opening, but that’s not the case. It also can’t stay that way because the blood flow is being stopped because of the muscles.
That’s why you would need surgery to repair this problem—it’s not easily fixed through non-invasive techniques. The longer you go without treatment for your hernia, the harder it is to fix as well. You might suffer from more complications the longer you have your hernia, which is why you will likely need the help of a surgeon to repair the hernia.
Your surgeon will need to go into your abdomen to repair the problem. Hernia mesh was created to mend a ventral hernia as well as create a reinforced barrier for the abdominal wall to prevent tissue from pushing back through the muscle.
While a hernia mesh seems like the perfect solution, there are some problems that could arise from them. Some meshes have been defectively designed by their manufacturer but were still implanted into patients. Sometimes the manufacturer is at fault for the problems because the design was safe, but they manufactured the mesh improperly or with the wrong material. If the company failed to warn the public about the potential problems with their product, then patients could be hurt by their hernia meshes.
That’s why many patients have gotten involved in this lawsuit—they experienced pain and other complications from a negligent hernia mesh manufacturer. Our California hernia mesh lawyer is here to guide you through the claims process so that you can get justice for your damages.
Different Manufacturers and Their Defective Models
If you’ve had a hernia surgery, you might have gotten a hernia mesh implanted. You should know if the mesh inside your body has been involved in a lawsuit and if you have grounds to file a claim if you suffered damages from the defective medical device. Here are the different brands and models of hernia meshes that are involved in class action lawsuits:
- C-QUR Mesh
- C-QUR Edge Mesh V-Patch
- C-QUR Lite Mesh V-Patch
- C-QUR OVT Mesh
- C-QUR RPM Mesh
- C-QUR TacShield
- C-QUR V-Patch
- C-QUR Mosaic
- PerFix Mesh
- 3DMax Mesh
- Ventralex Patch
- Ventralex ST Mesh
- Sepramesh IP Composite Mesh
- Composix E/X Mesh
- Composix L/P
- Bard Mesh Dart
- Ventralight ST
- Ventrio ST
- Ventrio Patch
- Kugel Hernia Patch
- Modified Kugel Hernia Patch
- Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
- Any other polypropylene brands
- Parietex Surgical Mesh
- Parietex Composite Mesh
- Parietex ProGrip Mesh
- Parietex Composite Ventral Patch
- Parietex ProGrip Self-Fixating Mesh
- Parietex Optimized Composite Mesh
- Parietex Plug and Patch System
- Parietex Composite Open Skirt (PCO OS) Mesh
- Parietex Optimized Open Skirt Mesh
- Parietex Composite Parastomal (PCO PM) Mesh
- Parietex Composite Hiatal Mesh (PCO 2H)
- Parietex Hydrophilic Anatomical Mesh
- Parietex Folding Mesh
- Parietex Flat Sheet Mesh
- Parietex Lightweight Monofilament
- Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh
- Prolene 3D
- Prolene Hernia System
W.L. Gore & Associates
- Gore-Tex DualMesh
You might recognize your hernia mesh listed above, which means you could have grounds to take part in the lawsuit. If you don’t recognize your hernia mesh listed above, but you still have all other symptoms of a defective mesh, then you should ask your attorney if yours could be included in the lawsuit. Our hernia mesh lawyer at Frost Law Firm will support you and answer all your questions.
Side Effects from a Defective Hernia Mesh
Other than identifying which hernia meshes are part of the class action lawsuits, you should also know the symptoms associated with a defective hernia mesh. Here are some of the reactions you might be experiencing after having your mesh inserted:
- Severe pain
- Adhesions, or scar tissue joining two tissues that should be separate
- Seroma, or fluid buildup under the skin
- Inflammation and swelling
- Mesh tearing
- Mesh migration
- Hernia recurrence
- Failure of tissue to grown into the mesh, as it was advertised to do
- Bowel obstruction
Any of these symptoms could be a sign of mesh failure, which would require another surgery for you to have it fixed. These all point to you being eligible to take part in the lawsuit. The trials all start at different dates, depending on which brand was the cause of your injuries. Here are the dates you should know:
- Atrium trials are set to begin July 7, 2021
- Bard Davol trials were scheduled for April 2021 and a second trial in summer 2021
- Ethicon trials were set for March 2021, June 7, 2021, and September 13, 2021
As of publication, many of these dates have passed, but that doesn’t mean you’re too late to get involved in these lawsuits. When you have a California hernia mesh lawyer from Frost Law Firm, PC on your side, you’ll be able to ask questions and they’ll inform you whether or not you are eligible to join in on the lawsuit against these negligent companies.
You’ll want to reach out to us as soon as possible so we can ensure you can get your claim in on time. Contact us today and we will get started working for you right away.