HOW HERNIA MESH IMPLANTS ARE FAILING
Ethicon initiated a voluntary product recall on their surgical meshes used in laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) ventral hernia repairs, succeeding the conclusion of unpublished data from two European registries. This data indicated the recurrence and revision rates following laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs were higher with the device than rates associated with the comparator set of mesh. The voluntary recall has been communicated to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Competent Authorities.
Based on data, Ethicon believes the recurrence and revision rates are higher due to multifactorial issues, such as possible product characteristics, as well as operative and patient factors. The individuals who experienced these recurrences or revisions may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Specific symptoms victims of recurrences or revisions may suffer from include:
- Rejection/Failure to incorporate
- Wound dehiscence
- Allergic reactions
- Chronic seroma
- Chronic and severe pain
- Bowel adhesions
- Sinus tract or fistula formation
- Organ perforation
Because Ethicon’s mesh implants were substantially equivalent to some of their other products approved by the FDA, human clinical trials were not required for the Atrium C-Qur or the Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh.
Do you feel as if you’ve been affected by a hernia mesh implant? If so, then contact the attorneys at Schneider Hammers. Even if you’re unsure about which type of implant you received, we can still assist you. Right now, your only focus should be on healing and getting better. Reach out to our team of attorneys for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
IS AN ATTORNEY NECESSARY?
If you plan to take legal action against Ethicon for their faulty products, securing an attorney to assist you will be imperative. These types of cases often get weighed down with paperwork, medical records, phone calls and other sorts of obstacles — you shouldn’t have to face these burdens alone. We will do everything in our power to help ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible. The last thing we want is to inconvenience you even more. It’s time to focus on your health.
The attorneys at Schneider Hammers are backed by years of experience and exceptional results. To date, we’ve recovered more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our skills and expertise allow us to assist injured parties nationwide. And now we want to help you.
Not only are we passionate about fighting for those who have been wronged, but it’s also our goal to get the company responsible for your pain and suffering to pay. Of course, compensation won’t completely make up for your negative experience, but Ethicon should still be held accountable for their actions. Contact the attorneys at Schneider Hammers today to find out what we can do for you.