This Case involves:
Anyone who has experienced complications that developed after being implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon PhysioMesh hernia mesh device, as well as from hernia meshes produced by other manufacturers. Lawsuits that have been filed against the makers of hernia mesh devices claim that they are not designed properly and that medical providers were not warned about the risk of serious complications and device failures.
While thousands of lawsuits are currently pending (but have yet to go to trial) in state and federal multidistrict litigations against hernia mesh manufacturers, still thousands more new suits are likely to be filed. Settlements in prior comparable hernia mesh cases of between $500,000 to $1 million could mean that verdicts in currently pending cases could result in similar amounts. However, mass tort settlements are not decided until several like cases are tried before a jury, whereby manufacturers’ financial risks are made clear. Therefore, it is not known at this time exactly what settlement amounts can be won for plaintiffs.
Hernias occur in the abdomen, belly button, groin, and upper thigh. A hernia mesh is a woven patch that is placed under or over, or inserted like a plug in, the weakened area of a hernia. Meshes implanted by surgeons are primarily comprised of polypropylene, a sterile, synthetic, plastic-like material. Although there have been warnings against the dangers of implanting polypropylene products in the human body, it is still widely used. The material tends to erode inside the body, which can require additional surgeries, infections, procedures to remove meshes, and more. A few of the most common hernia mesh complications are: severe pain; fatigue; fever; adhesions that bond the mesh to the bowel, causing obstruction; abdominal pain caused by adhesion, infection, and nerve damage; diarrhea, constipation, and nausea; severe headaches caused by infections from mesh implantations; autoimmune disorders; and more. They can occur between a few days and years after implant surgeries.
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