Hernia Mesh Device Failure Lawsuit

Doctors have used surgical mesh tens of thousands of times to treat hernias. The mesh is meant to promote healing and prevent hernias from coming back.

Unfortunately, thousands of people have suffered severe complications from hernia mesh, such as organ damage, infections, device migration and bowel obstruction.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries or complications from hernia mesh or needed revision surgery, our defective medical device lawyers may be able to help you. We are investigating hernia mesh lawsuits against Atrium, Covidien and Ethicon, companies that are facing thousands of legal claims from victims. This litigation is ongoing and cases continue to be added.

Contact Lynch Law Firm, PC today to learn more about these cases and whether you may able to join the ongoing hernia mesh litigation. Your initial legal consultation is free, and there are no upfront costs to engage our services.

Call today to discuss your injuries and potential legal options. Phone: (800)-518-0508.

Injuries and Complications From Defective Hernia Mesh

Hernia mesh is designed to support damaged, weak tissue around hernias. The problem is hernia mesh products have been linked to many severe injuries and complications, which are often treated with revision surgery. Some of the complications and issues include:

  • Migration of the mesh out of its original position, which can damage surrounding tissues and organs
  • Device adhesion to other organs and tissues
  • Obstruction of the bowel
  • Pinched nerves, which can cause burning pain in the groin or testicles
  • Fistulas, which happen when there are abnormal connections between organs and blood vessels
  • Infections, caused by contaminated mesh or the body’s rejection of the mesh
  • Device failure causing recurrence of hernias, which the mesh is supposed to prevent
  • Chronic pain
  • Buildup of fluid near the surgical site, also known as a seroma

These complications can cause prolonged pain and victims often need revision surgery. Additional surgery prolongs your recovery and puts you at risk for further complications.

If you or a loved one has dealt with any of the complications listed above, call Lynch Law Firm, PC to discuss potential legal options. We can discuss a hernia mesh lawsuit against Ethicon, Covidien or Atrium. We are also investigating C.R. Bard hernia mesh lawsuits.

Who Can File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Anyone who experienced the injuries or complications detailed above from Atrium, Ethicon Physiomesh or Covidien hernia mesh, may have the right to file a lawsuit. Generally, you must have experienced these complications from a hernia surgery that occurred on January 1, 2006, or later.

However, you need to review your situation with a licensed attorney in a free legal consultation. A lawyer must determine if your claim is still allowed by the relevant statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations passes, you lose the right to seek compensation.

Sometimes one law firm says a victim does not have a case while another determines the victim has a valid claim.

There are numerous factors to consider about your eligibility for a hernia mesh lawsuit, so you should call Lynch Law Firm, PC right away to discuss your situation.

Call today to set up your free legal consultation. Phone: (800)-518-0508.

What Damages Can I Include in a Lawsuit?

Victims of a defective hernia mesh may be able to pursue compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Past and future medical treatment of your complications
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the hours your injuries kept you from working
  • Pain and Suffering: These damages refer to the physical pain you have endured, along with the emotional distress caused your complications and resulted medical treatment.

If you have questions about the value of a hernia mesh lawsuit, or the merits of your claim, call Lynch Law Firm, PC. Medical device manufacturers that produce defective products should be held accountable for the damages they cause.

Have Any Manufacturers Recalled Hernia Mesh?

Yes, manufacturers have taken various hernia mesh products off the market. If doctors implanted any of these recalled products and you were injured by them, call Lynch Law Firm, PC to discuss a hernia mesh lawsuit.

Atrium C-QUR Recall

In August 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled tens of thousands of the following Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh patches:

  • 32,834 units of C-QUR Mesh
  • 15,630 units of C-QUR TacShield Mesh
  • 95,296 units of C-QUR V-Patch Mesh
  • 1,501 units of C-QUR Edge Mesh

The recall was issued because of problems with packaging. These issues damaged the Omega-3 coating, making the mesh more likely to fail and cause complications and injuries.

Ethicon Physiomesh

Between 2005 and 2014, Ethicon recalled 18,000 Proceed hernia mesh units. The recall notice said the packaging could cause the mesh to lose its coating, creating a higher risk of bowel fistulas and adhesions.

Ethicon also recalled its Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh in Australia and Europe in 2016. Technically, these products were not recalled in the U.S. The company did a market withdrawal, sending out a safety notice telling doctors to stop using Physiomesh in laparoscopic surgery. The notice said the rate of hernia recurrence and revision surgery was higher than other similar hernia meshes. This data was from large independent registries in Denmark and Germany.


Back in October 2018, Covidien issued a recall of more than 7,000 units of the Parietex Composite Parastomal Mesh because of device failure. Patients experienced more hernias, pain and bulging.

Did you suffer injuries or complications from any of these hernia mesh products? Call Lynch Law Firm, PC to discuss a potential hernia mesh lawsuit.

Ongoing Hernia Mesh Litigation

There are four hernia mesh multidistrict litigations (MDL) including tens of thousands of cases. A multidistrict litigation combines similar cases into one legal action in one court. MDLs are meant to help speed up the legal process, especially discovery.

As of April 1, 2024, these are the numbers of pending legal actions in each MDL:

  • Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation – 21,673 cases pending
  • Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation – 2,535 cases pending
  • Covidien Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation – 1,089 cases pending
  • Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation – 92 cases pending

There have been several bellwether trials in these MDLs. A bellwether trial can be thought of as a test trial, although the results are legally binding. These trials help to give both sides a better idea about how juries are likely to rule in future cases involving the defective product.

Bellwether trials in the Covidien MDL could take place in early 2025.

What Do These Lawsuits Allege?

While there are thousands of cases, they all make similar allegations. The plaintiffs claim the hernia mesh products made by these companies are more likely to break down and injure patients, such as by moving or adhering to organs or tissue.

Plaintiffs also allege the manufacturers failed to properly warn patients and doctors about the risks. This exposed patients to an unreasonable risk of serious injuries.

Have There Been Any Notable Settlements?

There have been several settlements of hernia mesh lawsuits, including:

  • Confidential settlement of cases in the Ethicon MDL in September 2021
  • Atrium reached a confidential settlement that some sources reported as $66 million
  • Bard Davol reached a settlement of 2,600 lawsuits over Kugel hernia mesh patches worth $184 million

Contact Lynch Law Firm, PC To Discuss a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

If you have suffered complications from hernia mesh, you might feel overwhelmed by the idea of a hernia mesh lawsuit. That is why you need to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer.

Victims of hernia mesh or other defective medical devices do not need to go through the legal process alone. They can be guided by licensed attorneys who manage every step on their behalf, and there are no upfront costs to pay.

If you think you may have a case, contact Lynch Law Firm, PC to discuss your injuries and legal rights.

Free initial legal consultation. Call today: (800)-518-0508.

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