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Hernia Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

Hernia Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by defective hernia mesh patches. In recent years, a growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by Ethicon Physiomesh and Atrium C-QUR Mesh.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting hernia mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know needed surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Atrium C-QUR Mesh Lawsuits

Atrium Medical Corp. sells a variety of C-QUR hernia mesh products that are coated in Omega-3 (fish oil). This coating is advertised as an “anti-adhesion” barrier, but lawsuits claim it actually causes inflammatory allergic responses that increase the risk of side effects. The first lawsuits (PDF) were filed soon after Atrium recalled C-QUR mesh.

C-QUR Mesh Class Action

At least 15 lawsuits are now pending against Atrium in federal courtrooms nationwide. These lawsuits are not part of a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that are centralized in one federal court, under one judge — Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2753) in the U.S. District Court for New Hampshire under Judge Landya B. McCafferty.

Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits

Ethicon Inc. recalled Physiomesh Hernia Mesh in May 2016 in countries outside the United States. In the U.S., the FDA issued a “market withdrawal” rather than a recall, which is why patients were never warned.

According to a Field Safety Notice (PDF) to surgeons, the recall was issued after a study in Germany and Denmark found higher rates of hernias returning and needing another surgery (called “recurrence and re-operation”) for Physiomesh compared to similar hernia mesh on the market.

Ethicon was hit with several lawsuits in the U.S. after pulling Physiomesh off the market. Lawsuits were also filed before it was withdrawn — the first case was filed by a man from Illinois and it is set for trial in 2018.

C.R. Bard Kugel Composix Mesh Lawsuits

In 2011, C.R. Bard/Davol paid $184 million in settlements to approximately 3,000 lawsuits involving the Kugel Hernia Mesh Patch. The mesh was recalled three times between 2005 and 2007 because a plastic ring that helps the mesh “spring” open inside a patient could break, posing a serious risk of bowel perforation and other injuries.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a hernia mesh class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who developed serious complications, such as:

  • Infections
  • Chronic pain
  • Mesh erosion or migration
  • Body rejects mesh
  • Scar tissue (adhesions)
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ damage
  • Surgery to remove mesh

About Class Actions

Class actions are great when a lot of people have very similar, but relatively minor legal claims — for example, seeking refunds for purchasing a defective product. Everyone joins together, collectively seeks compensation, and shares the payout equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Class actions can have disadvantages for people with severe injuries. They may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorney fees. This is why most people who are injured by a defective medical device file individual lawsuits.

Our lawyers focus on maximizing compensation for individuals with severe injuries. If you had a severe side effect from hernia mesh, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, permanent injuries, and more.

Do I have a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting hernia mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know needed surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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