New Covidien Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed
In a new lawsuit filed in January 2022, the plaintiff alleges that her hernia mesh implant is defective and prone to failure. She claims she has suffered complications related to the mesh which necessitates revision surgery. Covidien is a named defendant in the suit, along with several other medical device companies, concerning Covidien’s Parietex mesh for use in hernia repair surgery.
A surgical mesh device is used to repair hernias, which occur when an organ pushes through the muscle or tissue holding it in place. Treatment often involves patching the bulge with a coated composite mesh to stabilize the weak tissue. However, hernia mesh products such as those manufactured by Covidien, Ethicon, Bard, Atrium Medical Corporation, have been associated with dangerous side-effects. These injuries include abdominal pain, infection, intestinal blockage, device migration, and perforation. Hernias may also reoccur, necessitating a repair procedure or surgical removal of the product. Plaintiffs across the country have filed lawsuits against makers of these mesh products over the alleged defects of the devices. Some hernia mesh products have even been recalled from the market.
How Do I Know If I Have a Hernia Mesh Claim?
If you or a loved one received a hernia mesh implant manufactured by Ethicon (such as Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh), Atrium Medical (such as C-QUR Mesh), Covidien, or Bard and have experienced complications or underwent revision surgery, please call us at (888) 984-7988 or fill out our contact form.