Hernia Mesh Surgery Lawsuit

If you sustained injuries from defective hernia mesh, you could be owed significant compensation. Speak with a skilled hernia mesh attorney right away to discuss your rights and legal options. To learn more, contact Mass Tort Alliance for help.

Many patients undergoing hernia mesh surgery have endured avoidable injuries post-surgery. The defective mesh implant has caused physical harm, requiring more surgeries and additional treatment to heal. Companies like Atrium Medical are responsible for supplying doctors and patients with an inherently dangerous product. The manufacturer is supposed to test the hernia mesh for safety and be sure it meets quality standards before placing it on the market. Unfortunately, they failed to notify users of the known risks they could face.

People around the country are filing lawsuits against companies that manufactured and sold defective hernia mesh implants. Contact Mass Tort Alliance today to find out if you’re eligible to file a lawsuit.

What Is Hernia Mesh?

A hernia is an internal organ or body part that protrudes through a wall of tissue or muscle. A hernia mesh implant aids in repairing a hernia and provides support to the damaged tissue. It’s also helpful in preventing hernias from recurring.

Three types of hernia mesh are available:

  • Plugs – Inserted into the hole in the tissue.
  • Patches – Placed under or over the damaged tissue.
  • Sheets – Customized for the specific patient’s hernia.

Three primary materials used in hernia mesh are:

  • Synthetic – Implant made from polyester, polypropylene, or another synthetic material.
  • Biologic – Device made from materials like pigskin, cow heart, or pig intestines.
  • Composite – A combination of biologic and synthetic materials.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the mesh over the area around the hernia and attaches it with staples, glue, or stitches. Depending on the patient’s condition, the doctor might use a permanent mesh that stays in the body to provide continued support and healing. Some people only require an absorbable mesh that repairs the hernia while new tissue grows. Eventually, the device will degrade.

Common Complications Caused By Hernia Mesh

Various injuries and medical problems could occur after a person receives a hernia mesh implant. The implant can contain defects that prevent the device from supporting the damaged area or helping the hernia to heal. When the hernia mesh isn’t effective, complications can arise, causing additional pain and injuries to the patient.

The most common complications include:

  • Seroma – A buildup of fluid beneath the skin at the incision site.
  • Adhesion – Mesh sticks to tissues or organs due to the formation of scar tissue.
  • Infection – A defective device can lead to infections, causing headaches, fever, and sweating. If left untreated, an infection can result in
  • sepsis.
  • Erosion – The immune system detects foreign objects and attacks them. This can lead to the mesh degrading in the body.
  • Bowel obstruction – If the mesh migrates or adheres inside the body, it can prevent the proper functioning of the bowels. Common
  • symptoms of obstruction are constipation and diarrhea.
  • Migration – The mesh moves away from the original implantation site to another part of the body.
  • Perforation – Hernia mesh can puncture nearby organs or tissue.
  • Abdominal pain – Repairing a hernia in the abdominal cavity could result in bowel obstruction, nerve damage, infection, or adhesion, which
  • may cause pain in the patient.
  • Cancer – Cancer might develop from chronic inflammation and infection.
  • Recurrence – Additional surgeries are necessary when a hernia comes back despite the prior use of a hernia mesh device.

Revision surgeries can add to the financial burden you’re already facing. Additional medical costs you weren’t expecting could lead to significant debt and cause a great deal of stress. Mass Tort Alliance is ready to take your call and connect you with an experienced attorney who can help you secure the monetary award you need to afford these expenses.

Compensation You Can Recover in a Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit takes time and patience. It’s a complex process that many people aren’t equipped to handle alone. You need a legal team familiar with state laws, filing deadlines, and other aspects of a product liability case. Without sufficient evidence, you won’t receive the maximum available compensation from the manufacturer. Your lawyer could help you seek a financial award that covers your past and future losses, such as:

Medical expenses

Out-of-pocket costs

Pain and suffering

Lost wages

Lost earning capacity

Emotional distress or mental anguish

Lost enjoyment or diminished quality of life

Loss of consortium

Physical impairment or disfigurement

There’s a strict deadline you must follow called a statute of limitations when filing a lawsuit. Once the statutory deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to sue the manufacturer for monetary compensation, so it’s crucial that you contact Mass Tort Alliance immediately so your lawyer can begin working on your case. The deadline for product liability cases depends on where you live. They can be anywhere from one year to six years.

Hernia Mesh Recalls

Different companies recalled over 211,000 units of hernia mesh between 2005 and 2019. Manufacturers decided to pull their products from the market due to injuries and complications ranging from hernia recurrence to punctured organs.

The different manufacturers and hernia mesh recalled or withdrawn from the market are below.


  • Surgical Graft
  • Ventralex
  • Kugel
  • MK Patch
  • Bard Mesh Sheets
  • XenMatrix Surgical Graft
  • AlloMaxBard
  • Ventralex
  • OnFlex
  • Sepramesh IP Composite
  • Ventralight
  • Compoxic


  • Prolite
  • C-QUR
  • Proloop
  • Vitamesh
  • Prolite UltraQ


  • Parietex ProGrip
  • Parietex Compositive
  • Parietex Flat
  • Parietex Lightweight
  • Parietex Hydrophilic
  • Surgipro
  • EasyGrip


  • Physiomesh
  • FlexHD
  • XCM Biologic
  • Vicky
  • Ultrapure
  • Ultrapure Advanced
  • Proceed
  • FlexHD Structural

This list doesn’t include all hernia mesh devices that could cause injuries. If you believe the mesh you received caused your medical issues, Mass Tort Alliance can review your case and determine if the manufacturer should be held liable.

Timeline of Hernia Mesh Products Use


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the C-QUR mesh manufactured by Atrium.


The Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh from Ethicon approved by the FDA.


Atrium Medical received a warning letter from the FDA about their failure to report occurrences of infections and the inadequate sterilization process they were using.


The FDA was granted an injunction against Atrium by the federal court. The demand ordered the company to stop manufacturing and distributing their meshes from the plant in Hudson, NH.


Two European registries reported failure rates higher than average for the Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh.


The FDA determined some of the most severe medical problems were due to recalled hernia mesh.


The FDA received an average of over 500 reports every month detailing adverse events for various types of surgical mesh.

Hernia Mesh Settlements

Countless cases are currently pending against different hernia mesh manufacturers. However, some have settled or reached a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff. Some of the most notable are:

  • Total of $184 million to thousands of plaintiffs against Bard for its Kugel Composix hernia mesh
  • Total of around $900 million for 20,000 lawsuits against Endo International for its transvaginal mesh
  • A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney General awarded $188.6 million paid to multiple states by Boston Scientific Corp for its transvaginal surgical mesh
  • $20 million paid to one woman suffering from constant pain due to the Ethicon TVT-Secur pelvic mesh
  • $13.7 million awarded to one plaintiff from Johnson & Johnson for its pelvic mesh tape
  • Judgment against Boston Scientific for $34.5 million to a couple for complications associated with the Obytrx mesh

These are just some examples of the settlements plaintiffs have received for the harm they suffered due to the negligent manufacturers of surgical mesh. The compensation you receive in a lawsuit will depend on the circumstances of your injuries and resulting expenses. Your attorney will review your losses and discuss the potential value of your case so that you understand what to expect if there’s a favorable outcome at trial.

Why Choose Mass Tort Alliance?

The team at Mass Tort Alliance wants to ensure you receive the best possible legal services available. We know the importance of excellent customer service and of having an attorney who cares about your needs. You can depend on us to thoroughly review your case and provide a lawyer that can achieve your legal goals.

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If you or a loved one suffered complications from hernia mesh, contact Mass Tort Alliance today for a case evaluation. We can review your case, discuss whether you’re entitled to compensation, and help you get the justice you deserve. Reach out to us online to get started.