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NJ Hernia Mesh Lawsuit & Settlement Attorneys

A hernia is a common condition that is treated, in many instances, through the use of surgical mesh.

However, plaintiffs in numerous pending lawsuits throughout the United States, have alleged that various types of surgical hernia mesh are defective and have caused grave injuries to patients, leading to extensive revision surgeries and treatments.

Complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh have been reported to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and include;

  • pain,
  • infection,
  • adhesion,
  • obstruction, and
  • bowel perforation.

Claims have been filed nationwide against various manufacturers and distributors of hernia mesh, including Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon (Physiomesh), Atrium (C-Qur), Bard/Davol, Medtronic, and Covidien.

Did you have hernia mesh surgery in NJ? Did you have complications? Are you impacted by the hernia mesh recall?

What is Hernia Mesh?

A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other body part protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally contains it. Hernias can occur in different parts of the body and are described in a variety of ways, including inguinal, hiatal, umbilical, femoral and incisional. The surgical mesh used to repair hernias comes in different forms of sheets, patches and plugs. Hernia mesh is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue. Hernia mesh is often constructed from synthetic materials, which can be absorbable or non-absorbable. When non-absorbable hernia mesh is used, it is considered a permanent implant providing reinforcement to the repaired hernia. Absorbable mesh degrades over time and is not intended to be a permanent repair but instead to temporarily provide support while new tissue growth occurs.

Do I Have a Hernia Mesh Claim in NJ?

If you have had a laparoscopic hernia mesh implant procedure in the state of New Jersey anytime between 2007 and 2016, and have suffered one or more of the following complications, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • Adhesion
  • Fistula
  • Migration
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Organ perforation
  • Infection
  • Seroma
  • Severe pain (documented in medical records)
  • Revision/removal surgery

Have Hernia Mesh Recall Lawsuits Been Filed in New Jersey?

Numerous lawsuits across the nation, have been filed against the manufacturers of hernia mesh. Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers should have warned patients – and their doctors – of the known potential defects in the devices and the side effects of hernia mesh implants.  Further, many of these devices were subject merely to the FDA’s expedited approval process.

The claims against two of these manufacturers have already been consolidated into Multi-District Litigations (MDLs), which centralize pretrial activities for multiple cases to save time, court costs, and attorneys’ fees. Claims against NJ-based Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon related to its Physiomesh products have been consolidated under MDL 2782, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Physiomesh claims have also been consolidated in a multicounty litigation (MCL), designated as MCL 627 in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Claims against Atrium over its C-Qur products have been consolidated under MDL 2753, U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire.

Cases related specifically to Physiomesh assert that its multi-layer coating prevented adequate incorporation of the mesh, causing serious complications. Further, the mesh is allegedly insufficient to withstand normal abdominal forces, causing herniations through the mesh itself.

Cases related to the Atrium (C-Qur) hernia mesh assert that its fish oil gel coating caused complications, including detachment from the implanted device — resulting in adhesions and adherence to internal organs, among other complications. Plaintiffs allegedly experienced severe abdominal pain and a recurrence of the hernia, requiring surgery, and sometimes multiple surgeries, to remove the hernia mesh.

Cases related to Covidien hernia mesh, sold by C.R. Bard, Inc., assert that a resin-based plastic was used in Covidien’s hernia mesh implant. That plastic was the subject of a manufacturer’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which was provided to OSHA to communicate that the plastic should not be used in medical applications involving implantation in the human body or contact with internal body fluids or tissues. The resin-based plastic rings used in these mesh devices are alleged to have caused perforations, pain, obstructions, and infections.

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Are You Impacted by the Numerous Pending Hernia Mesh Lawsuits? You May Be Entitled to Compensation.

If you or a loved one have had hernia mesh implanted and suffered an injury, it is strongly recommended that you seek counsel experienced in hernia mesh claims and injuries.

Stark & Stark’s NJ hernia mesh attorneys are actively seeking hernia mesh settlements and filing surgical mesh lawsuits against manufacturers on behalf of patients injured by these potentially defective devices.

Some types of surgical mesh have been pulled from the market, including Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon’s Physiomesh and Atrium’s C-Qur.  If your surgery involved hernia mesh that has been recalled, or you are uncertain which type of surgical mesh was used in your surgery and have questions about your hernia repair, the hernia mesh attorneys at Stark & Stark can help you obtain that information from your surgeon or the facility where your surgery was performed.

Contact a NJ Hernia Mesh Lawyer to Assess Your Claim.

Stark & Stark is committed to holding drug and medical device manufacturers liable when their products improperly endanger the public. Our hernia mesh lawyers are experienced in mass torts MDL litigation cases and in negotiating with medical device and pharmaceutical settlement representatives.

If you or a member of your family has suffered injuries from surgical hernia mesh, you may be entitled to compensation under the MDL litigation process or via settlement.

Please contact Stark & Stark to speak with one of the surgical mesh attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you may have and to help you understand the hernia mesh settlement and lawsuit process.

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Stark and Stark practices in the state and federal courthouses throughout the state, including:

  • Atlantic County (Atlantic City)
  • Bergen County (Hackensack)
  • Burlington County (Mount Holly)
  • Camden County (Camden)
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey (Camden)
  • Cape May County (Middle Township)
  • Cumberland County (Bridgeton)
  • Essex County (Newark)
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey (Newark)
  • Gloucester County (Woodbury)
  • Hudson County (Jersey City)
  • Hunterdon County (Flemington)
  • Mercer County (Trenton)
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey (Trenton)
  • Middlesex County (New Brunswick)
  • Monmouth County (Freehold)
  • Morris County (Morristown)
  • Ocean County (Toms River)
  • Passaic County (Paterson)
  • Salem County (Salem)
  • Somerset County (Somerville)
  • Sussex County (Newton)
  • Union County (Elizabeth)
  • Warren County (Belvidere)

Here is a list of New Jersey hospitals that may have performed the hernia mesh surgery, however this list is not all-inclusive.

Hospital

City

State

Atlantic Health System – Mountainside Hospital

Montclair

NJ
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center

Atlantic City

NJ
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – Mainland Division

Pomona

NJ
Bayshore Community Hospital

Holmdel

NJ
Cape Regional Medical Center

Cape May Court House

NJ
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell

Pennington

NJ
Capital Health System – Fuld

Trenton

NJ
Carepoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center

Bayonne

NJ
Carepoint Health-Christ Hospital

Jersey City

NJ
Carepoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center

Hoboken

NJ
Centrastate Medical Center

Freehold

NJ
Chilton Memorial Hospital

Pompton Plains

NJ
Clara Maass Medical Center

Belleville

NJ
Columbus Hospital

Newark

NJ
Community Medical Center

Toms River

NJ
East Orange General Hospital

East Orange

NJ
Englewood Hospital And Medical Center

Englewood

NJ
Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack

NJ
Hackensack-Umc At Pascack Valley

Westwood

NJ
Hackensack-Umc Mountainside

Montclair

NJ
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center

Hackettstown

NJ
Holy Name Hospital

Teaneck

NJ
Hudson Surgical Center

Kearny

NJ
Hunterdon Medical Center

Flemington

NJ
Inspira Health Center Bridgeton

Bridgeton

NJ
Inspira Medical Center – Elmer

Elmer

NJ
Inspira Medical Center Vineland

Vineland

NJ
Inspira Medical Center Woodbury

Woodbury

NJ
Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City

NJ
Jersey Shore Medical Center

Neptune

NJ
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Medical Center

Edison

NJ
Kennedy Memorial Hospital – Stratford

Stratford

NJ
Kennedy Memorial Hospital – University Medical Center Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill

NJ
Kennedy Memorial Hospital – Washington Township

Turnersville

NJ
Kindred Hospital – New Jersey – Morris County

Dover

NJ
Kindred Hospital New Jersey At Wayne Hospital

Wayne

NJ
Lourdes Medical Center Of Burlington County

Willingboro

NJ
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center

Secaucus

NJ
Memorial Hospital Of Salem County

Salem

NJ
Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch

NJ
Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus

Lakewood

NJ
Morristown Memorial Hospital

Morristown

NJ
New Jersey State Prison Hospital

Trenton

NJ
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Newark

NJ
Newton Memorial Hospital

Newton

NJ
Ocean Medical Center

Brick

NJ
Our Lady Of Lourdes Medical Center

Camden

NJ
Overlook Hospital

Summit

NJ
Overlook Medical Center

Union

NJ
Palisades Medical Center

North Bergen

NJ
Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge

Old Bridge

NJ
Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy

NJ
Riverview Medical Center

Red Bank

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Hamilton

Hamilton Square

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Rahway

Rahway

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Somerville

NJ
Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston

NJ
Saint Clares Hospital – Denville

Denville

NJ
Saint Clares Hospital – Dover Campus

Dover

NJ
Saint Clares Hospital – Sussex Campus

Sussex

NJ
Saint Francis Medical Center

Trenton

NJ
Saint Josephs Regional Medical Center

Paterson

NJ
Saint Josephs Wayne Hospital

Wayne

NJ
Saint Marys Hospital – Passaic

Passaic

NJ
Saint Michaels Medical Center

Newark

NJ
Saint Peters University Hospital

New Brunswick

NJ
Shore Medical Center

Somers Point

NJ
Shore Memorial Hospital

Somers Point

NJ
Somerset Medical Center

Somerville

NJ
South Jersey Health Care Center

Camden

NJ
Southern Ocean County Hospital

Manahawkin

NJ
St. Luke’S Hospital – Warren Campus

Phillipsburg

NJ
St. Mary’S General Hospital

Passaic

NJ
The Cooper University Hospital

Camden

NJ
The University Hospital

Newark

NJ
Trinitas Hospital – New Point Campus

Elizabeth

NJ
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Elizabeth

NJ
Univ Medical Center Of Princeton At Plainsboro

Plainsboro

NJ
University Medical Center At Princeton

Princeton

NJ
Valley Hospital

Ridgewood

NJ
Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System East – Orange Campus

East Orange

NJ
Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System – Lyons Facility

Lyons

NJ
Virtua Memorial Hospital Of Burlington County

Mount Holly

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Berlin

Berlin

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Camden

Camden

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Marlton

Marlton

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Voorhees

Voorhees

NJ
William B Kessler Memorial Hospital

Hammonton

NJ

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Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

40 Lake Center, 401 NJ-73, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
Secondary phone: 888.241.7424
Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
Fax: 267.907.9659
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800.535.3425
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245
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Bridgeton, NJ

78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856.874.4443
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