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Hernia mesh implants still causing injuries to patients

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2015 | Drug & Medical Device Injuries |

Media attention has focused recently on problems with surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. A few years ago, the surgical mesh in the news was that used to repair hernias. Egerton Law continues to receive reports of individuals seriously injured after receiving a surgical mesh implant for hernia repair.

In 2005, device manufacturer C.R. Bard, a subsidiary of Davol, Inc., initiated a recall of certain lots of its Composix Kugel Mesh device. The Kugel mesh, used to repair hernias, is made with a recoil ring that helps the mesh spring into place as it is implanted. It was found that this ring would break, potentially causing internal puncture wounds to individuals receiving the mesh.

Over the next year, Bard expanded the recall to include several additional lots of the Kugel mesh device after continued reports of ring breakage.

Lawsuits filed against Bard were consolidated in a Rhode Island federal court. After years of trial preparation, most of the lawsuits regarding the Kugel mesh devices have been resolved.

During court proceedings, the lawsuit was expanded to address injuries caused by many different types of Bard surgical mesh products. Even products without the recoil ring can cause injuries due to the stiff plastic material, which can become jagged and cause internal damage.

At Egerton Law, we continue to learn of individuals who have been harmed after receiving surgical mesh implants for repair of hernias. These individuals have been forced to undergo multiple surgeries, and are left with permanent injuries. Young people who have been injured by these devices may be unable to work for the rest of their lives.

Our attorneys continue to handle cases alleging injuries caused by hernia mesh products. If you or a loved one has been injured after receiving surgical mesh to repair a hernia, contact Egerton Law at 336-273-0508 or fill out a web contact form to discuss your case with a product liability lawyer.

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