Group of 24 women files surgical mesh lawsuit over problems following hernia repair surgery

by Michael Heygood

Hernias have a high rate of recurrence, and surgeons often use surgical mesh to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the rate of recurrence. The term “surgical mesh” refers broadly to a medical device that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue.

Hernia repair using a synthetic mesh is a common surgery. Synthetic mesh is made of man-made materials, such as polyprolylene, ePTFE, composite mesh, or polyester fibers. Several companies make a variety of products used for hernia repair surgery.

Twenty-four women have recently filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of hernia mesh products claiming they suffered serious injuries from defects with the mesh. The lawsuit was filed on September 27th in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

The women were implanted with the mesh products in order to repair hernias and allege that the mesh implants were inadequate to maintain integrity during normal use after being implanted. The women allege injuries from the mesh including: pain, infections, abscesses, bowel obstructions, sepsis and chronic intestinal fistulae.

The lawsuit alleges claims against the mesh manufactures for negligence in connection with the design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promotion, marketing, distribution, and labeling of the products. The mesh products involved in the lawsuit include the Composix Kugel Hernia Patch, the Composix E/X Hernia Patch, the Composix L/P Hernia Patch and the Ventralex Hernia Patch.

Similarly, in August 2013, Rosemary S. Roberts filed a lawsuit in West Virginia against C.R. Bard for injuries she suffered from the hernia mesh implanted in her in 2004. According to her lawsuit, she received the Bard Composix Mesh and Ventralex Hernia Patch. Roberts alleges she is experiencing physical pain and suffering and has permanent and substantial physical injuries and deformity. As a result, she has had had multiple surgeries and is expected to undergo more. She alleges lost income, significant medical costs and a loss of the enjoyment of life.

Heygood, Orr & Pearson and Surgical Mesh Cases

If you or a loved one were injured by a surgical mesh product, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive a settlement from the company that manufactured the device. The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have represented hundreds of individuals who have been injured by dangerous medical devices like surgical mesh. Our law firm has won hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and will work to ensure that you receive the compensation for your injuries that you are entitled to under the law.

To receive a free legal consultation about your case, contact the attorneys at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling us toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by filling out the brief case evaluation form located at the top of this page.

by Michael Heygood

Michael Heygood is a licensed attorney and partner at HO&P who focuses on insurance and corporate litigation, and other civil arenas. Michael has been named multiple times to the Super Lawyers List.