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Surgical Mesh Lawsuits

Surgical mesh is routinely used to provide muscle and tissue reinforcement in hernia repair procedures. The use of mesh products has become standard practice for many hernia repair surgeons. Surgical mesh lawsuits are steadily increasing as patients and physicians are becoming aware of the risks and complications associated with the use of certain mesh products. The United States Food and Drug Administration, referred to as the FDA, issued a warning statement on July 13, 2011 regarding severe medical complications associated with the use of mesh for hernia repairs. Reported complications include allergic reactions to the mesh and adhesions that may cause portions of the intestines and bowel to adhere together or become intertwined in the mesh. Lawsuits have been filed in federal and state jurisdictions alleging injuries or damage to adjacent organs, soft tissues, blood vessels and nerves, many of which can be permanent in nature. The majority of recently reported complications are directly linked to previously recalled mesh products, including those manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. and LifeCell Corp.

Current lawsuits against C.R. Bard, Inc., the manufacturer of the Bard Composix Kugel Mesh patch allege defects in the design of the plastic recoil ring that surrounds the mesh device. Breakage and fragmentation of the ring is linked to life-threatening complications caused by piercing or tearing of the abdominal wall, resulting in severe organ damage and infection. Federal multi-district litigation alleges that C.R. Bard, Inc. and its subsidiary Davol, Inc. failed to adequately test mesh products before promoting their use in hernia repair procedures. Lawsuits also allege that Bard and other companies such as LifeCell Corp., the manufacturer of AlloDerm, a mesh matrix developed from human donor tissue, failed to warn the public of risks and complications despite FDA recalls and warnings. In the AlloDerm cases, it is alleged that the protocol for sterilization and purification was not strictly followed, resulting in infections due to live cells remaining in donor tissue. The company has also come under scrutiny for failure to maintain proper documentation regarding tissue received from donor tissue organizations.

Patients who have experienced complications from surgical procedures involving the placement of mesh products are encouraged to seek legal consultation immediately. Financial compensation is available for reimbursement of past and future medical expenses, which may involve additional surgical procedures for removal of the mesh and repair of damaged organs and tissues. Reconstructive surgery may be necessary to repair intestinal or bowel adhesions. Damages are available for past and future loss of earnings, especially in cases of disability caused by mesh failure or infection. An attorney proficient in surgical mesh litigation will fight for a moral and well-deserved settlement to alleviate the injustice caused by manufacturers of defective products.

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"I appreciate all your firm did for me and my family to help us recover for our bills and explain our legal options in getting a settlement. I'm very glad you were able to resolve our case after so much time."

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"I've been really satisfied with all the work done by my attorney, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone dealing with medical problems from hernia surgery like mine."

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