Are You a Hernia Mesh Victim?
If you or a loved one had hernia surgery in which a mesh was implanted into your body and complications have arisen, the attorneys at Oshman & Mirisola can help you. Recent reports have shown that men and women have suffered illnesses, injuries and severe damages to internal body tissues that could carry life-threatening complications. On this web page you will learn more about the facts involving recalls, warnings, and a better understanding of why these products are likely doing more harm than good.
At this time, some victims have chosen taking action by filing hernia mesh lawsuits against the manufactures. They have suffered from infection and painful revision surgeries, which have impeded their quality of life. If you wish to speak with a lawyer that is thoroughly familiar with hernia mesh products, you may contact us today at (800) 400-8182.
The Mesh Products
Two specific mesh products are being investigated by our firm: the Ethicon Physiomesh and the Atrium C-Qur (pronounced “secure”), and if you are unsure which product you have, and even if you believe it may not be one of the aforementioned mesh products, we can help you find out and at no cost. It is believed that hundreds of thousands of these meshes have been implanted into Americans perhaps just like yourself.
- The Ethicon Physiomesh went on the market in April 2010, before being recalled in May 2016. Ethicon sent a letter to doctors, ordering the voluntary recall of Physiomesh products.
- The Atrium C-Qur mesh went on the market in March 2006, before the FDA sent out a warning letter regarding the product in October 2012. Then, on August 9, 2013, the FDA issued a Class 2 recall of the C-Qur Edge product.
If you’ve been affected by a hernia mesh product, you are not alone. Our firm has been investigating claims involving mesh products since it was discovered that the mesh could be defective and lead to injury. Our firm helped to coordinate the transvaginal mesh litigation and resulting settlements, representing thousands of women nationwide from Hawaii to Maine. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys at Oshman & Mirisola are truly experienced in this specific matter, and can answer you questions immediately. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 800-400-8182.
Just the Facts
- The mesh products were fast-tracked to market.
The FDA launched a program called the 510 (k) approval program, which both the Ethicon Physiomesh and Atrium C-Qur products qualified for, ultimately allowing the manufacturers to bypass rigorous safety tests and bring the mesh products to market. This allowed the products to be sold quicker, resulting in profits to the company and less expense in human testing.
- Issues with transvaginal mesh.
Between 2009 and 2013, lawsuits were filed against companies, including Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, due to organ perforation — an incredibly serious injury that can cause death. Specifically, organ perforation can release bacteria into the body. Therefore, if you are currently in pain due to an implanted mesh, it’s recommended you seek medical attention immediately.
- Only 133 days to develop and launch a new product.
It’s suspected Ethicon was aware that the Physiomesh was defective. However, instead of recalling the product, they continued manufacturing while developing a new mesh product: the Physiomesh Open. Due to the 510(k) approval method, Ethicon submitted its application on June 12, 2014, and obtained approved for sale to the public on October 23, 2014 — just 133 days later.
You may be unsure which kind of mesh you have, and that is commonplace. At Oshman & Mirisola, we can help you determine which product was implanted into your body at no-cost, and if you qualify for a lawsuit.
Do you Suffer from These Complications?
A wide range of injuries and complications have been reported in connection to the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh and Phsiomesh, such as:
- Foreign Body Response
- Abdominal and Bowel Adhesion
- Severe Chronic Pain
Is There an Active Lawsuit?
Yes, there is a lawsuit and more people are joining in the lawsuit every week. The current Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuit alleges that are problems with the Omega-3 Fatty Acid (O3FA) coating, as it has been known to cause severe allergic reactions. The mesh can even lead to life-threatening systemic infections due to lack of sterilization. Once the mesh has been implanted into the body, it’s difficult to remove, with the potential of future complications.
Furthermore, the lawsuit is against the Atrium Medical Corporation, and argues that the company failed to warn against its defective mesh. You may not have experienced negative effects of your Atrium C-Qur mesh yet, but that doesn’t mean you’re not eligible for compensation.
Complaints about the Ethicon Physiomesh product have been mounting and it is likely that lawsuits will be filed shortly, and so these mesh products are also being investigated by our firm on behalf of our clients.
Due to time constraints, it’s imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. The statute of limitations varies from state to state, however if too much time passes (usually 1-3 years) you may lose your eligibility to be compensated. There are some instances where we can advocate to bypass this legal rule, however this is one of the fundamental reasons we suggest contacting us immediately. The guilty party should be held accountable for their actions, and we can help to ensure you are compensated for the following:
- Medical visits, including ambulance rides
- Revision surgery and hospitalization
- Post-operative recovery
- Loss of work or ability to earn an income
- The daily pain and suffering
You Need an Advocate
Atrium and Ethicon are global corporations, selling products in more than 50 countries and generating tens millions of dollars in revenue each year. In 2011 alone, Ethicon generated over $4 billion USD in revenues. Given the controversy of Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh product, the Gynecare Prolift, having an advocate to protect your rights can be beneficial during litigation. These companies recruit and hire many talented and highly-paid lawyers to create legal teams whose job is to reduce company exposure and pay as little as possible, if any. Make no mistake, these are companies seeking to profit from their products.
Having an experienced legal team who has litigated against these companies before is a prudent decision. Even if you choose not to take legal action, making an informed decision is important to determine if you move forward and collectively send a message that companies can not rush products to market which may cause unnecessary harm.
Call an Attorney Today
Bottom line: You need an attorney on your side. As each person’s case is different a consultation with a lawyer will help you understand the best course of action on your behalf. If you plan to pursue legal action against the company that marketed the faulty product, then securing an advocate is imperative. Your main focus should be on recovering, healing, and getting back to enjoying an active life. Let Oshman & Mirisola shoulder the burden of paperwork, medical records and phone calls. Not only do we ensure an easy, convenient process, but we also work on a contingency-fee agreement. Therefore, you won’t have to pay a dime until a settlement or verdict is granted in your favor.
You deserve relief for the pain and suffering you’ve had to endure. Contact us using a web form, or call the experienced attorneys at Oshman & Mirisola at (800) 400-8182 today! We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so you’ve got nothing to lose.