Maine Hernia Mesh Lawyers

Securing compensation for people harmed by hernia mesh implants

For more than 50 years, hernia mesh implants have been used to repair abdominal hernias. Some mesh manufacturers, like Ethicon’s Physiomesh and Atrium’s C-QUR, use polypropylene which is known to deteriorate and cause infection, inflammation, and adhesion.

It’s well documented that polypropylene should not be considered a permanent solution for the human body, but manufacturers have their bottom line as a priority. These companies developed coatings for the polypropylene meshes in an attempt to absolve complications instead of testing new, potentially safer mesh solutions. Ethicon has issued a permanent recall of the Physiomesh implant. Atrium’s C-QUR has a “natural Omega 3 gel coating” and still remains on the market regardless of being linked to numerous side effects.

Hernia mesh implants can cause permanent injuries to patients

Similar to other medical devices, hernia mesh can cause serious adverse reactions and sometimes permanent injuries to a patient. The FDA released a Safety Communication in 2014 outlining that complications may occur with surgical mesh for hernia repair. Polypropylene mesh can degrade and enter the bowels causing the need for further surgical procedures to remove the mesh and damaged tissue.

Complications associated with polypropylene hernia mesh implants include, but are not limited to:

  • Bowel perforation or obstruction
  • Sepsis
  • Removal surgery
  • Mesh migration, rejection or shrinkage
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Abdominal infection
  • Adhesions
  • Organ removal
  • Nerve injury
  • Blood vessel damage

Berman & Simmons represents clients who developed harmful complications due to the use of hernia mesh implants. There are statutes of limitations in medical device lawsuits, so it’s important to get in touch with us as soon as possible if you believe you have a potential hernia mesh lawsuit.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation.

For polypropylene hernia mesh lawsuits, talk with a local Maine law firm you can trust.

If you, a family member or someone you know has been harmed by complications caused by a polypropylene hernia mesh, a lawyer at Berman & Simmons can help. We have the expertise and resources to make sure you receive full compensation for the harm done to you, and to hold manufacturers accountable for their actions.

We’re proud to be the trusted firm in Maine for people who have been seriously injured, and families that have suffered losses, through no fault of their own. We are recognized as the best personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine and among the best in the U.S. We have obtained several of the largest jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

What compensation can I receive if I’ve had polypropylene hernia mesh complications?

Under state and federal law, victims of dangerous medical devices have the right to recover financial damages for various categories of loss, including:

  • Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, past and future
  • Interference with your enjoyment of life
  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Time lost from work
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Wrongful death damages (for the estate)

Studies and Investigation Associated with Polypropylene Hernia Mesh:

2016: Springer study compares Physiomesh and Ventralight ST Mesh: Though this clinical trial ended sooner than expected, the results indicated that that Physiomesh patients experienced greater hernia recurrences and postoperative pain.

2017: The Importance of Registries in the Postmarketing Surveillance of Surgical Meshes: The results from this study showed that Physiomesh patients experienced a higher level of postoperative complications a year after placement.

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