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Why People File Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Hernia mesh implants have become a widely popular solution for patients facing any kind of hernia. These types of repairs are common, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimating there are over one million hernia repairs each year. In general, hernias may be treated by simple observance to determine if there are worsening symptoms or complications from the injury or with a surgical repair, which may or may not entail the use of hernia mesh.

These medical devices, which can be made out of a number of materials, can help add support to the weakened or damaged tissue.
For the most part, surgeons rely on hernia mesh to help reduce the high recurrence rate of hernias and also potentially reduce recovery time. It’s estimated that today more than 90% of groin hernia repairs use surgical mesh.

By the early 2000s, however, patients began to experience a variety of complications and injuries from many types of hernia mesh implants, which called into question the safety of these products and if they were being properly tested by manufacturers.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts
Companies have paid more than $1.1 billion in vaginal mesh and hernia mesh lawsuit settlements. Prior settlements and verdicts for hernia mesh and vaginal mesh lawsuits can give claimants an idea of what to expect in future cases.

With thousands of lawsuits against these hernia mesh devices, there have been many notable settlements and verdicts already.
Many of the current lawsuits against manufacturers of surgical mesh have been consolidated under two multidistrict litigation (MDL) procedures in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior settlements and verdicts in hernia mesh lawsuits and similar lawsuits against vaginal mesh implants may help pave the way for what claimants can expect in these lawsuits moving forward.

Engelman vs. Ethicon – $20 Million Verdict
In a related 2017 lawsuit, Ethicon was found liable in the case of a New Jersey woman who experienced complications as a result of their transvaginal mesh implant, the TVT-Secur transvaginal tape. Much like their hernia mesh devices, Ethicon’s TVT-Secur was made with a polypropylene mesh and moved to market in 2006 through the FDA’s 501(k) clearance program, meaning the product didn’t have to undergo numerous clinical trials for approval.

The Philadelphia jury concluded that Ethicon had made a defective product. In fact, in 2012, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily removed the product from the market, like they later had to with their Physiomesh hernia mesh product. Ethicon faced a verdict in this trial of $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $17.5 million in punitive damages.

Johnson & Johnson – $120 Million in Settlements
While Johnson & Johnson has refused to settle many of the lawsuits against them, like their ongoing trials against their talcum powder products, the company decided to settle 2,790 mesh lawsuits in 2016. The allocated $120 million for these lawsuits was again against vaginal mesh products produced by the company’s subsidiary, Ethicon. Even after making this large settlement, the company is still facing thousands of vaginal mesh and hernia mesh lawsuits.

Endo International & C.R. Bard Pay Over $1 Billion in Settlements
In 2014, manufacturer Endo International paid out $830 million to settle 20,000 lawsuits against their vaginal mesh implants. Just a year before, the company had paid $54 million to settle an undisclosed number of claims also against their transvaginal mesh devices, though the company continues to stand by their products.

That same year, C.R. Bard settled 6,000 mesh lawsuits with $319 million. C.R. Bard has faced thousands of claims against many of their mesh implants for hernias and pelvic surgeries for being faulty and causing serious complications. A few years before settling these 6,000 claims, the company paid nearly $200 million for a few thousand other similar claims. Even with these large payouts, the manufacturer continues to face a mounting number of lawsuits.

In one of the most recent related cases against Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson was found liable with a $35 million verdict, which included $25 million in punitive damages. The lawsuit was brought against Ethicon’s Prolift surgical mesh implant after the plaintiff suffered post-implant injuries.




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