Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Hernia mesh can cause serious complications that may require revision surgeries. Thousands of hernia mesh victims have already filed lawsuits to pursue justice for their injuries.

For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought for those harmed by dangerous medical devices and drugs, recovering over $1.6 Billion nationwide. Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn if you may be eligible for compensation from a hernia mesh lawsuit.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Update 2023-2024

Hernias occur when an internal organ or tissue pushes through a weak spot in the muscle or surrounding tissue. To address this, surgeons often use mesh implants to reinforce the weakened area and reduce the risk of the hernia returning.

Since 2007, lawsuits have been filed against various hernia mesh manufacturers following claims of injuries and complications after hernia repair surgeries.

As of September 2023, over 20,000 hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed.

Companies currently being sued for their hernia mesh products include:

  • Atrium
  • Covidien, which is owned by Medtronic
  • C.R. Bard and Davol Inc., which are owned by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
  • Ethicon, which is part of Johnson & Johnson

Hernia mesh litigation alleges that manufacturers defectively designed, inadequately tested, or failed to properly warn users of potential risks associated with the use of hernia mesh.

Bard’s Composix® Kugel Hernia Patch, for example, used a memory recoil ring to keep the shape of the mesh once it was inserted into the body. However, there were multiple reports of the ring breaking off and causing the mesh to fail.

Additionally, lawsuits against Covidien claim the polyester used in their hernia mesh products was more brittle than the material used by other brands, which increased the risk of mesh breakage and fragmentation.

Many hernia mesh products have been recalled in the past, including Atrium’s C-Qur™ Mesh, Ethicon’s Physiomesh™ Open Flexible Composite Mesh Device, and the Composix® Kugel Hernia Patch.

If you suffered an injury after being treated for a hernia, you may be able to file a hernia mesh lawsuit for your pain.

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Contact our team today to learn more about your legal options following a hernia mesh injury. We can help you take the first steps toward justice.

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Do I Qualify for the Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Qualifications for a hernia mesh lawsuit are linked to when you had hernia mesh surgery and what injuries you suffered as a result.

You may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit if you or a loved one: 

  • Had surgery to repair a hernia on or after January 1, 2006
  • Suffered medical complications from the mesh that required revision surgery

Even if your hernia mesh claim was declined or discharged by another firm, we may still be able to help with your case.

You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action for hernia mesh complications. Call (800) 995-1212 now to take the first steps toward justice.

Hernia Mesh Complications & Injuries

Surgical mesh is used to assist with healing and prevent hernias from returning after surgery. However, there are many injuries and complications that have been linked to the use of surgical mesh when treating hernias.

Hernia mesh complications can include: 

  • Abnormal connection between organs or vessels (fistulas)
  • Adhesion of the mesh to other organs or tissue
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Chronic pain
  • Fluid buildup near the surgery site (seromas)
  • Infections from continued inflammation caused by the mesh
  • Migration of the mesh to a different part of the body
  • Organ or tissue perforation caused by the mesh migrating
  • Pinched nerves that result in a burning sensation
  • Recurrence of the hernia, if the mesh fails
  • Swelling and tenderness, if your body rejects the mesh

If serious complications occur, additional surgeries may be required to remedy issues caused by the hernia mesh. In some cases, removal of the mesh is not possible due to the development of scar tissue, which may prolong suffering.

If you underwent surgery to treat complications of hernia mesh, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation for your injuries. Fill out our contact form to learn more about the options available to you — for free.

What to Look for in a Hernia Mesh Lawyer

Hernia mesh manufacturers may attempt to discredit or minimize the injuries caused by their products in order to avoid paying victims compensation needed for medical bills and other expenses.

Because of this, it’s important to find an experienced hernia mesh lawyer with the knowledge and resources needed to stand up to medical device companies and fight for justice on your behalf.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms: 

  • Over 45 Years of Experience: At Sokolove Law, we have decades of experience holding manufacturers accountable for producing and distributing dangerous medical devices.
  • Proven Track Record of Success: We’ve secured over $9.4 Billion total for our clients across all cases, including over $1.6 Billion from claims involving dangerous medical devices and drugs.
  • Nationwide Reach: Regardless of where you’re located in the U.S., Sokolove Law can help. Our attorneys can file hernia mesh claims in all 50 states.
  • No Financial Risks: Our hernia mesh lawyers don’t charge any hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs. We only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Let us get you the money you deserve. Contact Sokolove Law now to learn how we may be able to help you take legal action after a hernia mesh injury.

How to File Hernia Mesh Injury Claims

At Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a lawsuit as stress-free as possible. Our hernia mesh lawyers can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.

During the hernia mesh lawsuit process, your legal team can:

  • Verify your eligibility to take legal action during a free case review
  • Build a strong case with evidence like your medical records and testimony
  • File your hernia lawsuit within any statutes of limitations or state deadlines
  • Negotiate a hernia mesh settlement with the defendant(s)
  • Present your case in a court trial if a hernia settlement is unable to be reached

Big corporations should be held responsible for their faulty products — and Sokolove Law has the experience and resources necessary to fight for justice on your behalf.

Our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Call (800) 995-1212 now for a free, no-obligation case review.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Settlements & Verdicts in 2024

Filing a hernia mesh lawsuit may result in compensation in one of two ways:

  • Hernia Mesh Settlements: When your legal team and the defendant(s) can agree to an amount of compensation for your injuries, it’s known as a hernia mesh settlement.
  • Hernia Mesh Verdicts: If a hernia mesh settlement isn’t reached, your case may proceed to a trial in court, where a judge or jury will hear the claim and decide the outcome in a verdict.

Regardless of whether your case results in a hernia mesh settlement or goes to court, the hernia mesh lawyers at Sokolove Law are prepared to fight for you.

Our Past Hernia Mesh Settlement Amounts

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $9.4 Billion for thousands of clients across the country — and we may be able to help you too.

A few of our many past hernia mesh settlement amounts include:

  • $800,000 for an Alabama woman in her 70s
  • $560,000 for a man in his 40s in Florida
  • $475,000 for a Utah man in his 50s

The amount of compensation you receive from a hernia mesh lawsuit will depend on many different factors, including the severity of your injuries and the cost of your related medical bills.

Our hernia mesh attorneys will fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.

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Our hernia mesh attorneys can pursue compensation on your behalf. Get started today with a free case review.

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What Is the Average Settlement for a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Generally speaking, results can range from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. It can be difficult to calculate the average settlement for a hernia mesh lawsuit, as multiple settlements between victims and hernia mesh companies have been kept confidential.

A few payouts for hernia mesh complications that have been made public:

  • A Davol Inc. and C.R. Bard hernia mesh lawsuit led to a $4.8 Million verdict for a Rhode Island man who suffered severe gastrointestinal injuries and underwent multiple corrective surgeries from complications linked to Bard’s Ventralex™ hernia mesh
  • An Ohio jury awarded $255,000 in 2022 to a man who claimed his hernia mesh patch adhered to his abdominal wall, leading to serious infections and a bowel abscess
  • A $180 Million Bard hernia mesh settlement was paid out to multiple plaintiffs in 2011, who alleged their Kugel Patches migrated and caused bowel obstructions, organ punctures, and tissue punctures

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if you may qualify for hernia mesh compensation.

Our Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys Can Help in All 50 States

If you or a loved one suffered serious complications from a hernia repair surgery with mesh implants, our dedicated hernia mesh attorneys are prepared to fight for justice on your behalf.

As a national law firm with over 45 years of experience, Sokolove Law has decades of experience helping thousands of clients hurt by defective medical products. To date, we’ve successfully secured over $9.4 Billion total for our clients across all case types.

There is no financial risk to working with our hernia mesh lawyers. You don’t pay anything unless we successfully secure compensation for you.

Don’t wait to pursue the compensation you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form now for a free, no-obligation case review.

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Mesh for Hernia Lawsuit FAQs

What hernia mesh is being sued?

Devices named in hernia mesh lawsuits include:

  • Atrium’s C-Qur™ Mesh
  • Covidien’s Parietex™ and Symbotex™
  • C.R. Bard’s® polypropylene mesh products
  • Ethicon’s Physiomesh™ Open Flexible Composite Mesh Device

Plaintiffs allege that the mesh used in these products is more likely to break down or cause injury by migrating or adhering to other parts of the body, and that manufactures failed to properly warn users of these risks.

If you experienced complications following a hernia repair surgery, you may be able to pursue compensation through a hernia mesh lawsuit.

Contact Sokolove Law now to learn more about the options available to you.

Has anyone won a hernia mesh lawsuit?

Yes. Multiple hernia mesh victims have received favorable verdicts in court or settlements from the manufacturers.

In 2022, two hernia lawsuits resulted in significant compensation for the plaintiffs, and thousands of other lawsuits are currently pending against the makers of various hernia mesh products.

Is there a hernia mesh class action lawsuit?

Yes. There’s currently a multidistrict litigation (MDL) or class action lawsuit for hernia mesh. An MDL consolidates thousands of claims from victims who were hurt in the same way or by the same product, which can make the trial process easier.

You may still be able to join the hernia mesh lawsuit — but the time to file a claim is running out. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started.

How do I know if I qualify for the hernia mesh lawsuit?

You may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit if you had surgery to repair a hernia on or after January 1, 2006 and later experienced serious complications that required additional surgery, even if you were unable to undergo it.

At Sokolove Law, we can provide you with a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.

How far back can you sue for hernia mesh?

The hernia mesh lawsuit statute of limitations is a deadline to file a claim that varies from state to state. These deadlines are often established based on when you first discovered the medical complications linked to your hernia mesh.

To learn if you may still be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit based on the statute of limitations in your state, contact Sokolove Law now.

What is the average payout for the hernia mesh lawsuit in 2023?

The average payout for hernia mesh lawsuits can be difficult to determine since some hernia mesh lawsuits may have settled for a confidential amount, and many others are still pending.

Examples of hernia mesh payouts from 2022 include:

  • $4.8 Million for a man who required corrective surgery after hernia mesh complications
  • $255,000 for a victim who developed an infection and bowel abscess before undergoing corrective surgery

Our hernia mesh attorneys will fight for the most compensation possible in your case.

What determines hernia mesh settlement amounts?

Hernia mesh settlement amounts depend on a variety of factors in each claim, including the:

  • Cost of past and future medical bills
  • Number of corrective surgeries required
  • Physical and emotional suffering
  • Severity of the injury
  • Wages lost due to related health complications

Settlements for hernia mesh lawsuits will be unique to each case, and payouts are typically higher for victims who suffered more severe injuries.

How much do the best lawyers for hernia mesh lawsuits cost?

Our top hernia mesh attorneys charge no upfront or hourly fees. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means our lawyers only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you. 

Call Sokolove Law right now at (800) 995-1212 for a free case review.

How can I find hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers near me?

At Sokolove Law, our nationwide network of hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers can handle claims in all 50 states. 

If you suffered hernia mesh complications after surgery, seeking the help of an experienced hernia mesh lawyer can be the best way to level the playing field between you and those responsible for your injuries.

Regardless of where you are located, we may be able to help. Get a free case review now to learn more about surgical mesh lawyers near you.

Is the hernia mesh lawsuit still going on?

Yes. As of December 2023, there are still thousands of active hernia mesh lawsuits pending against the manufacturers of these medical devices.

What do the lawsuits allege about the hernia mesh products?

Hernia mesh lawsuits claim defects in product design and manufacturing.

Additionally, these lawsuits allege that manufacturers failed to properly warn patients and doctors about risks associated with the use of hernia mesh.

Some victims have also filed medical malpractice lawsuits against their surgeons for implanting the mesh improperly during hernia repair surgery.

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  2. Reuters. “R.I. jury orders Becton Dickinson to pay $4.8 mln in hernia mesh trial.” Retrieved from: https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/ri-jury-orders-becton-dickinson-pay-48-mln-hernia-mesh-trial-2022-08-29/. Accessed on August 30, 2023.
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