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Recent Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Allege Manufacturer Ethicon Was Aware of Problems – and Took No Action

A lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in New York earlier this month alleges that Ethicon, Inc., manufacturer of the Physiomesh hernia repair system, was aware of serious problems associated with the device, yet “failed to warn or notify doctors, regulatory agencies and consumers of the known severe...

Popular Hernia Mesh Product Incompatible With Human Tissue

A new lawsuit claims that one of the most profitable forms of hernia mesh is 100% incompatible with human tissue, causing irreparable harm to consumers. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this issue.Transcript:Mike Papantonio: The stories we cover are stories that you can't find in corporate...

Bard Medical is At It Again With Defective Hernia Patches

Once again, Bard Medical – the company that brought defective products to the health care market that include the Avulta pelvic mesh (among several other models) and the Vena TechTM LP IVC filter – is facing lawsuits over yet another device that has been injuring and killing patients.The...

Surgical Mesh: A Brief (and Checkered) History

Surgical mesh consists of a loosely woven sheet, made from both biological and artificial materials that have been used in a variety of corrective surgeries. Primarily, surgical mesh is employed for hernia repair and the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).Some of these...

How Common Are Hernia Mesh Complications?

Despite the number of horror stories of hernia patients who have suffered debilitating pain and even died as a result of hernia mesh repairs, the market for this questionable medical device continues to grow – and mesh procedures still have defenders and apologists in the medical profession. Those who defend the...

Hernia Mesh Complications and Lawsuits

When painful or growing hernias strike, one medical treatment physicians might turn to is the implanting of hernia mesh. These medical devices are used in open repair surgeries to support weakened tissue or to seal off openings through which a hernia passes. Ideally, the mesh will fortify...

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Moves Ahead

Steven Johns’ case has been chosen for a bellwether trial against hernia mesh maker C.R. Bard. His case is one of more than 8,000 product liability claims against the company, all of which allege that Bard’s hernia mesh devices are defective. According to U.S. District Judge Edmund...

Despite Injury Reports and Lawsuits, Some Doctors Still Consider the Surgical Mesh an “Important Tool”

When surgical mesh first came onto the market back in the 1990s, medical device manufacturers touted it as a faster and simpler method for treating conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and later, hernia repair. It was a minimally-invasive procedure that could be performed quickly and, most importantly, inexpensively....

Hernia Meshes are Causing the Same Issues They were Intended to Prevent: Some Personal Stories

In December 2013, Bill Tedford, a resident of Jefferson County, Alabama, underwent surgery in order to repair a hernia. His doctor used the Physiomesh Hernia Patch, a device that manufacturer Ethicon claimed was designed to prevent inflammation and the formation of scar tissue resulting in adhesion. Instead, that is...

When it Comes to the Hernia Mesh the FDA is Falling Down on the Job

While injuries and deaths due to the use of hernia meshes continue to rise and lawsuits against manufacturers pile up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is either demonstrating total incompetence – or it is turning a blind eye to what is happening. It raises the question of just...