Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Hernia mesh medical devices are known to fail at a rate higher than expected. These failures are causing additional surgeries, infections, bowel obstruction, organ damage, scar tissue, chronic pain, and severe allergic reactions.

Below are the news stories and videos we have posted on this topic, including the lawsuits that have been filed.

Hernia Mesh News

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...

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...

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Spike, Injuries Mount – But Alternatives are Available

News about hernia mesh injuries and lawsuits have dropped off the front page in recent months – but the problem remains, as the market for hernia mesh continues to grow, along with the number of corresponding lawsuits. Furthermore, despite the fact that alternatives to mesh repair exist, hernia mesh continues to be...

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...

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...

510(k) Strikes Again as C.R. Bard is Targeted in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Corporate recidivist C.R. Bard, the company behind vaginal meshes, IVC filters, and the Kugel Hernia Mesh is once again a named defendant in a lawsuit over one of its medical devices. This time it is the Ventralex Hernia Patch, a mesh developed by Bard subsidiary Davol.Bard was sued at...

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...

Despite Injury Reports & Lawsuits, Doctors Continue to Defend the Hernia Mesh

Horror stories about patients suffering from injuries due to hernia mesh continue to appear in media sources around the world.  In Australia, a woman who underwent mesh surgery several years ago to correct an incontinence issue says that the complications from a resultant bowel obstruction have taken over her...

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....

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...
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