Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has suffered severe complications following hernia repair surgery with mesh, you may be entitled to significant compensation through a hernia mesh lawsuit.

Defectively designed and manufactured hernia mesh products have upended the lives of thousands of patients nationwide. Instead of providing a permanent solution, these faulty medical devices can cause debilitating pain, infections, adhesions, bowel obstructions, additional surgeries, and a host of other serious problems. 

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Your Guide to Hernia Mesh Lawsuite

Why Choose TopDog Law for Your Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

The personal injury lawyers at TopDog Law understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that failed hernia mesh takes on patients and their families. You trusted that the hernia mesh would help you heal, only to end up facing a nightmare of new symptoms, costly medical bills, time off work, and an uncertain future. It’s a betrayal that no one should have to endure.

TopDog Law is here to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. We have the experience, resources, and determination to take on even the largest mesh manufacturers in complex litigation. With a track record of success in personal injury cases across the country, we’re prepared to advocate fiercely for your rights and hold the negligent companies accountable. 

You don’t have to navigate this difficult journey alone. Contact TopDog Law today for a free, no-obligation consultation if you’re considering a hernia mesh lawsuit. We’ll listen to your story with compassion, explain your legal options, and work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome. Let us be your voice for justice in the fight against defective hernia mesh.

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What is Hernia Mesh?

Hernia mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue during hernia repair surgery. A hernia occurs when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot or hole in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue, often in the abdominal wall. Hernias can be painful and may require surgical intervention to repair.

During hernia repair surgery, doctors may use hernia mesh to reinforce the weakened area and help prevent the hernia from recurring. The mesh is typically made from synthetic materials, such as polypropylene or polyester, or animal-derived materials, such as pig or cow tissue.

There are several types of hernia mesh, including:

  • Absorbable mesh, which degrades over time and is absorbed by the body
  • Non-absorbable mesh, which remains in the body permanently
  • Coated mesh, which has a protective coating to minimize adhesions or inflammation
  • Composite mesh, which combines absorbable and non-absorbable materials

Hernia mesh is used in various types of hernia repairs, such as inguinal (groin), femoral (upper thigh), incisional (resulting from an incision), and ventral (abdominal wall) hernias.

While hernia mesh has been widely used and can effectively reduce hernia recurrence rates, some specific mesh products have been associated with severe complications, leading to lawsuits against the manufacturers, including:

  • Atrium
  • Bard Davol
  • Covidien
  • Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary)
  • Braun Melsungen (B. Braun)
  • Gore Medical
  • LifeCell Corporation 

Why Are People Filing Hernia Mesh Lawsuits?

People are filing hernia mesh lawsuits because they have suffered serious complications and injuries after undergoing hernia repair surgery with certain mesh products. These lawsuits allege that some hernia mesh devices are defectively designed or manufactured, causing patients to experience severe side effects and health problems.

Common complications associated with defective hernia mesh include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Mesh migration or shrinkage
  • Mesh erosion into nearby tissues or organs
  • Infections
  • Adhesions (scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together)
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Perforations of organs or tissues
  • Seromas (fluid build-up at the surgical site)
  • Recurrence of the hernia
  • Need for revision surgeries to remove or replace the mesh

These complications can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, leading to ongoing medical treatment, additional surgeries, lost income due to missed work, and substantial pain and suffering.

Hernia mesh lawsuits seek to hold the manufacturers accountable for the alleged design defects, failure to adequately warn about risks and the physical, emotional, and financial damages caused by these products.

Many of these lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigations (MDLs) to streamline the legal process. The primary mesh products involved in these lawsuits include Atrium C-QUR, Ethicon Physiomesh, and Bard Davol Kugel Mesh, among others. 

By filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, affected patients and their families may be able to recover compensation for their losses and hold manufacturers responsible for producing and marketing allegedly defective medical devices.

Do I Have a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

To be successful in a hernia mesh lawsuit, you must meet certain criteria. Our lawyers would like to assess your case if:

  • You have had a non-biologic mesh product implanted in 2014 or later 
  • You have had revision surgery on that same hernia 
  • Your revision surgery was at least one month after the initial hernia repair with a hernia mesh implant
  • You have had no more than five revision surgeries on the hernia in question 

When you talk with our lawyer, you will need to have a copy of your medical records showing any previous surgeries dating back to 2004. We will be unable to assess your case and represent you if any of the following apply:

  • You had surgeries prior to 2014 with no proof of medical records
  • You only had biologic mesh implanted 
  • Your hernia was operated on more than five times
  • You underwent revision surgery less than one month after your initial hernia repair surgery where hernia mesh was implanted
  • You developed an infection within a month of your initial hernia repair surgery
  • We are not accepting cases involving hernia repair surgery in children

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Hernia Mesh Manufacturers & Products


  • C-Qur
  • C-Qur Mosaic
  • C-Qur Mesh V-Patch
  • C-Qur Lite Mesh V-Patch
  • C-Qur TaoShield
  • C-Qur Edge
  • C-Qur OVT Mesh
  • C-Qur RPM Mesh


  • Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh
  • Prolene 3D Mesh
  • Proceed Mesh
  • Prolene Hernia System (PHS) Mesh
  • Ultrapro 


  • Composix
  • Composix EX
  • Composix Kugel
  • Kugel
  • 3D Max
  • Sepramesh
  • Ventrio
  • Ventrio ST
  • Ventrialex
  • Ventralex ST
  • Perfix Plug
  • Spermatex
  • Visilex


  • Parietex
  • Parietex Composite Ventral Patch
  • Parietex Composite Open Skirt Mesh
  • Parietex Composite Hiatal Mesh
  • Parietex Composite Parastomal Mesh
  • Parietex Optimized Composite Mesh
  • Parietex ProGrip
  • Parietex Plug & Patch System
  • Parietex Surgipro
  • Symbotex
  • Parietex Folding Mesh
  • Parietex Optimized Open Skirt
  • Parietex Flat Sheet Mesh
  • Parietex Anatomical Mesh
  • Parietex Lightweight Monofilament Mesh
  • Parietene
  • Parietene ProGrip

Why Do Hernia Mesh Complications Occur?

Hernia mesh can cause numerous complications due to several factors related to the devices’ design, materials, and implantation.

Some of the main reasons for these complications include:

  • Defective design: Some hernia mesh products have been poorly designed, making them prone to failure or causing unintended harm to surrounding tissues. For example, certain meshes may have inadequate pore sizes, leading to reduced tissue integration and increased risk of complications.
  • Unsuitable materials: Polypropylene, a material used in some hernia mesh devices, can degrade, erode, and cause inflammation in the body, leading to chronic pain, infections, and other complications.
  • Inflammatory responses: The body’s immune system may recognize the hernia mesh as a foreign object and mount an inflammatory response. This inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and damage to nearby tissues.
  • Mesh migration: In some cases, the hernia mesh may move or shift from its original placement, causing pain, perforation of organs, or bowel obstructions. This migration can be due to improper fixation during surgery or mesh degradation over time.
  • Mesh shrinkage: Certain hernia mesh has shrunk or contracted after implantation, putting tension on the surrounding tissues and leading to pain, recurrence of the hernia, or other complications.
  • Adhesions: Scar tissue can form around the hernia mesh, causing tissues and organs to stick together. These adhesions can lead to chronic pain, bowel obstructions, and difficulty with future surgical procedures.
  • Inadequate testing and regulation: Some hernia mesh products may have been inadequately tested before being released to the market, or they may have been approved through the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) controversial 510(k) clearance process, which allows manufacturers to market devices without rigorous safety testing if they are substantially equivalent to existing products.
  • Surgeon error: In some cases, complications may arise due to errors during the surgical implantation of the hernia mesh, such as improper placement or inadequate fixation.

Not all hernia mesh products are defective or prone to complications. Many patients have undergone successful hernia repair surgeries with mesh and have experienced no adverse effects.

However, for those who have suffered complications due to defective hernia mesh, the consequences can be severe and life-altering, prompting them to seek justice through hernia mesh lawsuits.

How Much Money Can I Get from a Hernia Mesh Claim?

The amount of money you can receive from a hernia mesh claim varies depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

Factors that can influence the value of your settlement or award include:

  • The severity and duration of your injuries
  • The extent of your medical expenses, including the cost of revision surgeries
  • Lost wages or income due to missed work during recovery
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • The impact on your quality of life
  • Loss of consortium (damages awarded to a spouse for loss of companionship and support)
  • The strength of the evidence linking your injuries to the defective hernia mesh

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In recent years, hernia mesh settlements and jury awards have ranged from tens of thousands to millions of dollars.

For example:

  • In 2014, Boston Scientific settled two hernia mesh claims for $34.5 million.
  • In 2015, C.R. Bard settled about 3,000 hernia mesh lawsuits related to its Kugel Mesh Patch devices for $184 million. Later that same year, the company paid $200 million to settle 3,000 more cases.
  • In 2016, Johnson & Johnson paid $120 million to settle 42,000 hernia mesh lawsuits. 
  • In 2018, a New Jersey jury awarded $15 million to a plaintiff who suffered complications from Ethicon’s polypropylene mesh.

While these examples provide some insight, each case is unique, and we cannot guarantee a specific settlement amount. 

Many hernia mesh lawsuits are part of larger mass tort litigations or multidistrict litigations (MDLs). In these cases, similar lawsuits are consolidated to streamline the legal process. Global settlements may be reached in MDLs, which can then be divided among the plaintiffs based on the severity of their injuries and other factors. 

To better understand the potential value of your hernia mesh claim, it’s best to consult a knowledgeable attorney who can assess your case and provide guidance based on their experience with similar lawsuits.

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What is the Deadline for Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

The deadline for filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations, varies by state and depends on the date of the injury, the date you discovered the injury, or the date doctors removed the mesh.

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In general, the statute of limitations for product liability cases ranges from one to six years, with most states falling within the two-to-four-year range.

However, when determining the deadline for your specific case, your lawyer will consider:

  • Discovery Rule: Many states have a discovery rule that extends the filing deadline. Under this rule, the statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff discovers or should have reasonably discovered the injury and its connection to the hernia mesh.
  • Tolling Provisions: In some cases, the statute of limitations may be paused or “tolled” due to certain circumstances, such as if the plaintiff is a minor or the defendant has filed for bankruptcy.
  • Specific State Laws: Each state has its own laws regarding the statute of limitations for product liability cases, and some states may have specific provisions related to medical device lawsuits.

Given the complexity of these factors and the importance of meeting the filing deadline, consult a qualified hernia mesh attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can explain what statute of limitations applies to your case and ensure your lawsuit is filed within the appropriate timeframe.

Even if you believe you missed the deadline, speak with an attorney. In some cases, exceptions to the statute of limitations may apply, or you may have grounds for pursuing a claim through other legal avenues. A knowledgeable hernia mesh lawyer can help you explore all of your options and protect your legal rights.

Contact a Hernia Mesh Lawyer from TopDog Law Today

Hernia mesh complications can have devastating consequences for patients and their families. The signs and symptoms of these complications can be severe life-altering, and may require extensive medical treatment or revision surgeries. If you or a loved one experienced chronic pain, infection, hernia recurrence, or other complications following hernia repair surgery with mesh, you may recover significant compensation through a hernia mesh lawsuit.

At TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that defective hernia mesh can take on your life. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of patients nationwide who these products have harmed. We have the knowledge, resources, and determination to take on the large mesh manufacturers and hold them accountable for their negligence.

You shouldn’t have to bear the burden of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by a defective medical device. Let us help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact TopDog Law today at (888) 778-1197 or through our online form for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our compassionate legal team will listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide guidance on your best course of action.

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