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PA 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 PA? 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 PA?

If you have had a laparoscopic hernia mesh implant procedure in the state of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

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 Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon related to its Physiomesh products have been consolidated under MDL 2782, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. 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 PA 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 PA 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:

  • Adams County (Gettysburg)
  • Allegheny County (Pittsburgh)
  • Armstrong County (Kittanning)
  • Beaver County (Beaver)
  • Bedford County (Bedford)
  • Berks County (Reading)
  • Blair County (Hollidaysburg)
  • Bradford County (Towanda)
  • Bucks County (Doylestown)
  • Butler County (Butler)
  • Cambria County (Ebensburg)
  • Cameron County (Emporium)
  • Carbon County (Jim Thorpe)
  • Centre County (Bellefonte)
  • Chester County (West Chester)
  • Clarion County (Clarion)
  • Clearfield County (Clearfield)
  • Clinton County (Lock Haven)
  • Columbia County (Bloomsburg)
  • Crawford County (Meadville)
  • Cumberland County (Carlisle)
  • Dauphin County (Harrisburg)
  • Delaware County (Media)
  • Elk County (Ridgway)
  • Erie County (Erie)
  • Fayette County (Uniontown)
  • Forest County (Tionesta)
  • Franklin County (Chambersburg)
  • Fulton County (McConnellsburg)
  • Greene County (Waynesburg)
  • Huntingdon County (Huntingdon)
  • Indiana County (Indiana)
  • Jefferson County (Brookville)
  • Juniata County (Mifflintown)
  • Lackawanna County (Scranton)
  • Lancaster County (Lancaster)
  • Lawrence County (New Castle)
  • Lebanon County (Lebanon)
  • Lehigh County (Allentown)
  • Luzerne County (Wilkes-Barre)
  • Lycoming County (Williamsport)
  • McKean County (Smethport)
  • Mercer County (Mercer)
  • Mifflin County (Lewistown)
  • Monroe County (Stroudsburg)
  • Montgomery County (Norristown)
  • Montour County (Danville)
  • Northampton County (Easton)
  • Northumberland County (Sunbury)
  • Perry County (New Bloomfield)
  • Philadelphia County (Philadelphia)
  • Pike County (Milford)
  • Potter County (Coudersport)
  • Schuylkill County (Pottsville)
  • Snyder County (Middleburg)
  • Somerset County (Somerset)
  • Sullivan County (Laporte)
  • Susquehanna County (Montrose)
  • Tioga County (Wellsboro)
  • Union County (Lewisburg)
  • Venango County (Franklin)
  • Warren County (Warren)
  • Washington County (Washington)
  • Wayne County (Honesdale)
  • Westmoreland County (Greensburg)
  • Wyoming County (Tunkhannock)
  • York County (York)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading, Easton)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (Scranton, Harrisburg, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre)

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

Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington

PA
Albert Einstein Medical Center

Philadelphia

PA
Brandywine Hospital

Coatesville

PA
Brookville Hospital

Brookville

PA
Carlisle Regional Medical Center

Carlisle

PA
Chester County Hospital

West Chester

PA
Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Coatesville

PA
Conemaugh Miners Medical Center

Hastings

PA
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital

Johnstown

PA
Coordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital

Bethlehem

PA
Eastern Regional Medical Center

Philadelphia

PA
Easton Hospital

Easton

PA
Ellwood City Hospital

Ellwood City

PA
Ephrata Community Hospital

Ephrata

PA
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital

Latrobe

PA
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital

Greensburg

PA
Fulton County Medical Center

Mcconnellsburg

PA
Geisinger Medical Center

Danville

PA
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Wilkes-Barre

PA
Good Shepherd Penn Partners Specialty Hospital At Rittenhouse

Philadelphia

PA
Grove City Medical Center

Grove City

PA
Hazleton General Hospital

Hazleton

PA
Heart Of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Lititz

PA
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA
J C Blair Memorial Hospital

Huntingdon

PA
Jameson Memorial Hospital

New Castle

PA
Jeanes Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Jennersville Regional Hospital

West Grove

PA
Jersey Shore Hospital

Jersey Shore

PA
Kane Community Hospital

Kane

PA
Kensington Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Kindred Hospital – Wyoming Valley

Wilkes-Barre

PA
Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster

PA
Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Lancaster

PA
Lehigh Valley Hospital

Allentown

PA
Lehigh Valley Hospital-17Th St

Allentown

PA
Lewistown Hospital

Lewistown

PA
Lifecare Hospitals Of Chester County

West Chester

PA
Lock Haven Hospital

Lock Haven

PA
Main Line Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr

PA
Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center

Wynnewood

PA
Main Line Paoli Hospital

Paoli

PA
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Meyersdale Community Hospital

Meyersdale

PA
Montrose General Hospital

Montrose

PA
Muncy Valley Hospital

Muncy

PA
Nazareth Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Philadelphia

PA
Pennsylvania Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Phoenixville Hospital

Phoenixville

PA
Physicians Care Surgical Hospital

Royersford

PA
Pinnaclehealth Harrisburg Campus

Harrisburg

PA
Punxsutawney Area Hospital

Punxsutawney

PA
Reading Hospital & Medical Center

Reading

PA
Regional Hospital Of Scranton

Scranton

PA
Roxborough Memorial Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Sacred Heart Hospital

Allentown

PA
Select Specialty Hospital Central Pennsylvania York

York

PA
Select Specialty Hospital Johnstown

Johnstown

PA
Select Specialty Hospital Laurel Highlands

Latrobe

PA
Sharon Regional Health System

Sharon

PA
Somerset Hospital

Somerset

PA
Springfield Hospital

Springfield

PA
St Joseph Medical Center

Reading

PA
St Josephs Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Sunbury Community Hospital

Sunbury

PA
Surgical Specialty Center At Coordinated Health

Allentown

PA
Temple University Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
The Good Samaritan Hospital

Lebanon

PA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Titusville Area Hospital

Titusville

PA
Triumph Hospital Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA
UPMC  East

Monroeville

PA
Upmc Horizon

Greenville

PA
UPMC Horizon – Shenango Valley

Farrell

PA
UPMC Passavant

Cranberry

PA
UPMC Shadyside

Pittsburgh

PA
VA Medical Center – H.J. Heinz Campus

Pittsburgh

PA
VA Medical Center – Lebanon

Lebanon

PA
Va Medical Center – Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA
VA Medical Center – University Drive Campus

Pittsburgh

PA
Washington Hospital

Washington

PA
Westfield Hospital

Allentown

PA
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Wilkes-Barre

PA
Williamsport Regional Medical Center

Williamsport

PA

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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
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Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA 19067
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New York, NY 10001
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The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
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Fax: 215.564.6245
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Bridgeton, NJ 08302
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