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Hernia mesh failures occur. Surgeons place hernia mesh in patients to repair hernias. For decades we have seen vast hernia mesh failures. These hernia mesh failures lead to hernia mesh lawsuits.

As of 2024, thousands of lawsuits exist across the country. These lawsuits are against manufacturers such as C.R. Bard, LifeCell (Strattice), Covidien, and Atrium Medical Corp. The KBA team is led by Partner Robert Price and Attorney Keith Smith

The claims from patients are complaints that the hernia mesh used for their hernia surgeries have caused health issues such as chronic pain, infection, adhesions, hernia recurrence, bowel perforation, bowel obstruction, mesh migration, mesh rejection, and more. Some patients had to have the mesh removed or undergo hernia revision surgery.

If you have experienced any of these symptoms due to hernia revision surgery, then contact KBA Attorneys for professional legal assistance.

Who are plaintiffs suing in hernia mesh lawsuits?

     Allergan/LifeCell

LifeCell made a mesh from pig tissue called Strattice. Thus, it’s a biologic mesh. It also made a product from dead humans called Alloderm. There was litigation about that product years ago, which resolved. A NJ state court consolidated cases around 2014. Defendants successful eliminated some of the plaintiffs’ claims.

KBA Attorneys filed lawsuits with their co-counsel, Cohen and Malad (“CM”), against LifeCell concerning the Strattice mesh. This litigation is consolidated in NJ state and federal court. Plaintiffs recently survived Defendants’ challenges to various claims. LifeCell Must Face Trial in N.J. Bellwether Strattice Hernia Mesh Case, Judge Rules | HarrisMartin Publishing. KBA is proud of attorneys Robert Price and Keith Smith, along with attorneys at CM, for this victory.

The first trial went Defendants’ way in state court in New Jersey. We are appealing some rulings. Another trial will take place there this fall, and then in federal court in 2025.

     C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh

Bard has the largest hernia mesh market share. This hernia mesh manufacturer created the 3DMax hernia mesh. The 3DMax was put on the market in 2009 and is made up of a material called polypropylene. The 3DMax did not have to go through pre-market studies and was approved in October 2008 through the 510(k) program.

Bard claims that the 3DMax Mesh is fixation-free, easy to position, and reduces pain for patients. However, the polypropylene material has been known to cause many health complications such as chronic pain, mesh migration, and mesh rejection. Some patients even require additional surgery.

C.R. Bard’s Composix Kugel Mesh was another defective medical device manufactured by the company that was recalled. This particular product was recalled in 2005, 2006, and 2007. There have been a plethora of lawsuits involving Kugel Mesh. Other hernia mesh products that have been repeatedly recalled include:

  • Bard Composix E/X
  • Bard PerFix Plug
  • Bard Sepramesh
  • Bard Ventralex ST

Many Bard Lawsuits are being filed with allegations of the company selling defective hernia mesh. These lawsuits are in state and federal courts all over the country. If you have experienced complications because of a C.R. Bard hernia mesh medical device, then contact a professional attorney today.

          Bard hernia mesh products KBA Attorneys are litigating:

  • Bard Mesh (Flat Sheet; Flat Sheet w/Keyhole)
  • Composix
  • Composix E/X 
  • Composix L/P 
  • Composite Prosthesis/Composix 
  • Composix Kugel (only if the product was removed within the last three years unless the product reference/cat numbers are 0010201, 0010203, and 0010205)
  • Kugel
  • Marlex  
  • Perfix Plug 
  • Perfix Light Plug 
  • SepraMesh – if manufactured after 12/14/2007 by Bard
  • SpermaTex 
  • Ventralex 
  • Ventralex ST 
  • Ventralight ST 
  • Ventrio 
  • Ventrio ST  
  • Visilex 
  • 3DMax 

Covidien Hernia Mesh

Medtronic now owns Coviden. Based in MA, Covidien created a line of hernia mesh years ago. They had a fairly large market share.

There are two broad Covidien hernia mesh categories, monofilament (“mono”) and multifilament (“multi”). There are Covidien hernia mesh lawsuits in a few places including state court in MA, a federal MDL, and Minnesota, we believe. KBA Attorneys are active in the MA venue where we have filed well over a thousand cases.

          Covidien hernia mesh products KBA is pursuing:

  • Progrip (mono)
  • Parietex (multi)
  • Parietex Composite (PCO) (multi)
  • Parietex Composite Open Skirt (PCO OS) (multi)
  • Parietex Composite Parastomal (PCO PM) (mono)
  • Parietex Composite Hiatal Mesh (PCO 2H)
  • Parietex Composite Ventral Patch (PCO VP) (mono)
  • Parietex Flat Sheet Mesh
  • Parietex Folding Mesh
  • Parietex Hydrophilic Anatomical Mesh (multi)
  • Parietex Lightweight Monofilament Mesh (mono)
  • Parietex Optimized Composite Mesh (multi)
  • Parietex Optimized Open Skirt Mesh (multi)
  • Parietex Progrip (mono)
  • Parietex Plug and Patch (mono)
  • Symbotex (mono)
  • Surgipro – all types (mono and multi versions)

What are some hernia mesh failure symptoms?

The FDA has listed common side effects of hernia surgery complications. The most common symptoms of hernia mesh product failures include removal surgeries and recurrent pain.

Contact a Defective Hernia Mesh lawyer

Do not let these hernia mesh manufacturers escape justice. They are responsible for thousands of injuries, some of which are severe and life-threatening. Each hernia mesh case is different and should be treated separately, however past hernia mesh injury lawsuits have led to hundreds of thousands of dollars and more. One verdict was seven figures. Again, each case is different and past results do not guarantee future results.

Contact a hernia mesh attorney at HerniaMesh@KBAattorneys.com if you or a loved one have experienced any of the below symptoms as a result of a defective hernia mesh product:

  • Infection
  • Bowel Obstruction or Perforation
  • Adhesion (Scar-Like Tissue That Sticks Tissues Together)
  • Bowel Obstruction (Blockage Of The Large Or Small Intestines)
  • Bowel Perforation (A Hole Near Organs Or Tissues)
  • Hernia Mesh Rejection
  • Hernia Mesh Migration
  • Hernia Recurrence
  • Fistula Formation (Abnormal Connection Between Intestines, Vessels, Or Organs)
  • Seroma (Fluid Build-Up Near The Surgical Area)
  • Inflammatory Disease
  • Mesh Erosion

Our team works to protect the people from medical device companies like C.R. Bard, Covidien, LifeCell, and Atrium Medical Corp. Contact KBA Attorneys to learn how you could get compensation for your hernia mesh

What are the allegations?

Plaintiffs allege that these companies – C.R. Bard, Covidien, LifeCell, and Atrium Medical Corp. – have an obligation to design medical devices that are safe for patients. There are thousands of innocent people who have already used their defective product for their hernia surgery and have suffered severe health complications. The hernia mesh lawsuits claim that manufacturers such as Bard, Covidien, LifeCell, and Atrium have:

  • Failed to Warn Patients and Doctors of the Harmful Side Effects Linked to Their Defective Medical Device; for example, the Risks were greater than disclosed.
  • Sold A Medical Device That Did Not Perform as Was Intended by The Companies or Expected by the Consumers.
  • Sold A Medical Device That Was the Direct Reason for Revision Surgery.
  • Designed A Defective and Unsafe Medical Device.

Are you eligible for a hernia mesh lawsuit?

Our initial intake criteria is below, but we encourage you to call us if you are not sure whether your case fits in the criteria.
  • You were over 18 years old when the doctor implanted hernia mesh inside you; 
  • You were not pregnant at the time of implant when the surgeon implanted the hernia mesh inside you
  • A doctor put (implanted) hernia mesh inside your body on or after May 1, 2014
  • If it happened BEFORE May 1, 2024, we will consider your case if you have medical records showing what hernia mesh product the surgeon implanted into you AND showing a surgery to remove or revise/modify that same hernia mesh;
  • A doctor removed or revised (modified) the mesh due to a problem with the mesh

If this is your experience, KBA Attorneys may be able to help. Patients who discover that the hernia mesh used in his or her surgery was recalled should first speak with a medical professional for medical assistance. The next step should be to contact an experienced attorney so they may review your case and give you information about receiving monetary compensation. You can reach the Hernia Mesh team directly at HerniaMesh@KBAattorneys.com, you can also contact us here.

In the meanwhile, here is some additional information about hernia mesh from our blog: