Though hernia mesh products were designed to patch weak spots along the abdominal wall, an untold amount of patients have suffered complications that are allegedly associated with the product.
Settlements associated with hernia mesh products include, but are not limited to, a $184 million payout in 2011 by C.R. Bard, Inc. to settle more than 2,600 claims.
Though much time has passed since then, there have been additional settlements and people are still continuing to file new lawsuits.
Hernia surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States, with approximately 800,000 taking place annually. Doctors used to advise the “watchful waiting” approach – opt for surgery only after symptoms emerge. Nowadays, most patients are advised to undergo surgery as soon as possible because hernias don’t heal on their own.
Mesh products were introduced with the intent of reducing the rate of recursion. Today, hernia mesh products are used in more than 90 percent of groin-hernia-repair techniques as it has become standard procedure.
In recent years, the FDA has announced several manufacturer recalls associated with hernia mesh products. Patients have initiated lawsuits claiming that the products are poorly designed and the manufacturers hid the risks.
Many complications have been reported to the FDA, including pain, infection, as well as recursion. Most of these products are no longer on the market.
If you believe you have experienced any adverse effects associated with hernia mesh products, call the law firm of Hupy and Abraham immediately at 800-800-5678.