A hernia mesh lawsuit is a legal claim filed against surgical mesh manufacturers by people who suffered serious injuries after their mesh implants failed. The largest hernia mesh lawsuit settlement amount to date is $184 million paid by C.R. Bard to settle roughly 3,000 cases in 2011.
What Are Hernia Mesh Lawsuits?
People who filed hernia mesh lawsuits claim that mesh made by companies failed and led to severe injuries that required revision surgery to fix.
Patients are suing manufacturers for compensation for damages, including lost wages, medical bills, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering.
Hernia mesh lawsuits claim:
Defective product design
Improper product labeling, failing to warn patients and doctors about the risk of mesh failure and complications
Defective product manufacturing
Malpractice committed by the plaintiff’s doctor who implanted the faulty mesh
Status of Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
As of Sept. 15, 2021, 20,613 lawsuits were pending