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How Long Will It Take to Settle Hernia Mesh Cases?

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The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. pursue claims for individuals nationwide who suffered severe and painful injuries due to defective hernia repair mesh, and settlements have been reached in a number of prior litigations that our law firm was involved in.

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At this time, we are pursuing hernia mesh settlements for problems caused by a new group of products, including the Atrium C-Qur Mesh, Ethicon Physiomesh and others. However, these cases remain in the early stages of litigation, and it will likely be several years before the manufacturers are willing to discuss settling cases.

Based on our investigation and evaluation so far, due to the unreasonably dangerous and defective design of the hernia mesh, settlements are likely to be paid for individuals who have required revision surgery due to:

  • Severe Pain
  • Adhesions or Perforations
  • Allergic Reactions or Infections
  • Recurrent Hernias
  • Other Complications

Since most individuals are unaware of the specific product implanted in their body, free consultations and claim evaluations are provided to help individuals determine if they may be eligible to pursue settlement of a hernia mesh case.

Factors Considered in Settling Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuits

Throughout the handling of Atrium C-Qur mesh cases and Ethicon Physiomesh cases, our lawyers will prepare claims for eventual settlement negotiations. Although a large number of individuals are pursuing claims for similar injuries caused by these products, the cases will not be handled as a hernia mesh class action lawsuit, and any settlement will be based on the individual circumstances involved in the case.

Throughout the litigation process, additional information will be discovered about the design, manufacture and sale of the hernia mesh products, including internal company documents and other discovery. As the cases proceed through the court system, it will have a substantial impact on hernia mesh settlement negotiations that may ultimately occur with the manufacturers.

Any discussions about Atrium C-Qur settlement or Ethicon Physiomesh settlements will ultimately be based on the likelihood for success in each individual case, as well as an evaluation of what a jury is likely to award if that claim went to trial.

At trial, a jury would weigh several factors in determining the amount of any hernia mesh settlement, including:

  • The extent and duration of the hernia mesh complications, including the medical care or treatment required as a result of the injury.
  • The amount of any lost wages, medical expenses or other economic damages.
  • The effect that the injury from the hernia mesh had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the plaintiff.
  • The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future.
  • Any long-term injuries that may affect the plaintiff’s future health or enjoyment of life.

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As a growing number of lawsuits continue to be filed in courts nationwide, it will likely be several years before the first bellwether trials go before a jury.

As the first trial dates get closer, pressure will increase on the manufacturers to settle cases to avoid the potential for substantially higher awards in courts nationwide. Plaintiffs will also have an incentive to discuss settlement, to avoid the lengthy litigation process and inherent uncertainty associated with a jury trial.

Time still remains for individuals to join the litigation and pursue a hernia mesh case for themselves or a loved one. It is not necessary to know what type of hernia repair product was implanted, as our lawyers can help!

To review a claim for your self or a family member, contact Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. today.

Austin Kirk

Last Updated January 18, 2017
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  • Randy says:

    You’ll get it all and I’ll get nothing, and still have a very ugly abdomen had my mesh replaced twice I belive and a bunch of dead omentum removed
    have gi abdomen they say had a lot of surgeries .

    Posted on March 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

  • christopher says:

    hi my name is chris i had a revision surgery in 2013-14 where physio mesh was implanted then failed a month later then they implanted peritex mesh witch is currently insde me and ever since april 30th 2013-14 not sure what year but ive been having chronic pains ever since i had to go on temp disability to see if i can get this mesh removed but the drs more then 2 drs told me that the peritex mesh is perminent and adheres to the body and would cause more pains if it was removed.. is this mesh part of the bad meshes?

    Posted on April 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm

  • Michael says:

    I had to have Hernia Surgery back in 2006 the doctor split me from my breast plate below my belly button the hernia was high up nice size knot hurt every time I would eat something or drink to take any meds, then about a month later after the surgery he told me he used some type of mesh to cover up the hole, well now the hernia has come back just like that day I went back to complain to him about the pain plus unable to throw up I stay sick everyday now, he told me he could not do another hernia surgery that is would be to life threating for me, now my hernia is about the size of a peach hurts all the time, plus I ended up with all my stiches inside my belly came loose now I have a knot about the size of half of a football, right where a man or women has the six pack with the nice muscles not me, it’s called and Ills something of that nature; this hernia I wish the pain away and pray for it to go away, but it just keeps getting larger and hurts even more, gets where at times I’m unable to catch my breadth because of where the hernia is located at, May have no other choice but find someone that can repair this hernia without me dying from the surgery. I really wish I could find a real doctor that knows how to repair one of these types of hernia’s without me dying from the surgery. I should have woken up that day with 5 tiny holes, instead I woke up with a line if staples from my breast plate passed my belly button, then after I was awake enough he sent me home never stayed overnight in the hospital. the problem started about a month after the Hernia surgery was done, he told me the mesh was still in place by looking and feeling of the area I told him I didn’t believe that, because I knew how I felt. and today it’s about as big as a large Georgia Peach and not slowing down either, I’m afraid one day I’ll wake up and my guts will pop through that area, because that is what makes that hugh knot above your belly sits over your heart and in between your lungs too. does cause you to have chest pains too. I know I’ll have to go see my stomach doctor for him to see how much bigger this hernia has grew in the past 6 months. If I have to have the Hernia Repaired it won’t be done by the same doctor, I’ll have my stomach doctor locate one that I can be Reefer too , and have him or her check it out. I pray that if I do have to have the surgery again I pray I survive the surgery. Just pray they won’t use another defected piece of MESH to cover over the large area this hernia has made. Maybe the doctors are more advanced today than back then.

    Posted on April 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  • Jazma says:

    I have had 5 hernia starting in 2011 til 2016 repairs and the pain Is so bad i went back to the dr to let him know the pain was back again my dr told me that if he remove the mesh I will die so I hurt everyday and I’m scared to go to the dr because of wht he r she might tell me

    Posted on May 4, 2017 at 3:25 am

  • Joanne says:

    Had abdominal access and and had colon resection 6 months layer developed double hernia and mesh was implanted. The mesh has bee giving me server pain and discomfort and the Dr really don’t know what to do about it

    Posted on May 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

  • Rochelle says:

    20082 Strasburg

    Posted on May 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm

  • Scott says:

    Hi, I had an umbellical hernia repair surgery in 2012. It wasn’t til about 2 yrs later I really started noticing problems. I started getting really sick around Xmas of 2014 into 2015. Also the surgery site started leaking bad green /yellow fluids. I did go to another surgeon who said I had a chronic infection from the mesh . He did his best to cut the mesh out a month later. I lost feeling down my right leg and have alot of pain an discomfort still. I can not surf anymore ,. (Favorite hobby +sport) with my right leg problems from removal surgery . Plus I have a hard time doing my job as an electrician. I am not exactly sure the type of mesh used. But it was the mesh that was a polyprophlene I believe. Not sure ?

    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 7:42 am

  • S. says:

    Had a hernia repair, then 3 years of agony, pain and infection. They kept saying diverticulitis even though it didn’t show in ct scans. Said I had “low tolerance to pain”….. smh. Eventually had emergency surgery: colon resection showed ALL issues were due to the mesh being caught on my colon and destroying tissue.
    I’d like to see ANY big pharma executive go through 3 years of fevers, puking, diarrhea, slowly dying of a painful infection in front of their own families – all while still agreeing that this plastic crap was OK to be installed in them. FDA approved it, so it must be OK… There are more than just a few of me out there. I want my life back.

    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  • Anita says:

    I had a hernia implant to and now is inside my stomach and it cannot be removed and it hurts all the time and I can also see it through my clothes when I put my clothes on and I had a second surgery that messed up my bowels and now I am on about under whales being delivered to my house every month I hope I can get something for this being implanted in my stomach and I can’t remove it and when the adult underwears because I can’t control my bladder is really uncomfortable and I am really sad about this

    Posted on July 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

  • Anna says:

    You said it! I want my life back as well!!! I can’t believe I’ve lived through 3 hernia mesh revisions.all with severe complications. The struggle is real. Our families suffer with us. I just had my 2015 placement snap. I knew it immediately since my gut fell out. Few weeks later, bowel obstruction. Add Crohn’s disease to the mix and try to keep your sanity. Lost many friends to long standing infections. Most had non healing wounds with drainage and fistulas. If you don’t live it, you’d never believe the horrors.

    Posted on July 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm

  • Anita says:

    I had hernia surgery the first time in 2011 and then had to have revision surgery and at that time the dr had to reroute my bowel and I suffer every day with the pain of not being able to to have a bowel movement and my stomach swells and hurts every day do to the mesh from the first surgery

    Posted on July 21, 2017 at 11:45 pm

  • ELLA says:

    PLEASE PLEASE find a laposcopic surgeon. I can’t imagine a professional that let their patients experience what you have.!!! If it wasn’t for the compatience of the surgeon, I would be done. The other surgeons had years of experience, but they only knew how-to open their patients. Yes! Laposcopic., If I was more informed of the procedure, I would have had one surgery instead of 6”’ Yes, Six. I am praying for each and everyone dealing with this fiasco of manufactures. They’re experimenting on PEOPLE in excuciating ‘Pain,’ Oh how I wish I was a surgeon, because I would have turned the manufacturers in.!!! They say, ” Money Is The Root of Evils.” Agreed. PLEASE Stop Putting Trust In Individuals We Have known for years. This my opinion, because I too have had several hernia surgeries, I will leave out the attitudes of the doctors and nurses who was supposed to take care of me. #HerniaPainAndScareTissueForLife.

    Posted on September 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  • Liz says:

    I had upper abdominal surgery in 2016. I have had the same continuing problems that I was having before the surgery. I also have a rare duodonal issue. Could this have anything to do with the continued excruciating pain.

    Posted on October 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  • William says:

    I only wish the pain to go away I live in such pain and cant do nothing about it .I have not been able to work from 2007 to now .it takes me a hour to go num 2 in the bathroom and if im lucky only a hour of tears after .I have lost everything cars home girlfriends .and my dick is the size of the rip of my finger .so now I live with my mom and kids and I fill worthless and most of the time I wish for death !! And it gets worse every day I cant even see a pretty girl because the thout of sex puts me in tears from the pain .I have been a single parent for the last 20years I put ladys to the side thinkming when my kids got older I would find a girlfriend and start my life over for my self and now I will never know what it’s like to b with anyone again not even to just hold someone cause if I cant please a lady why would someone want to b with me .so to all going throw this I pray for a fast end to it all .and my the doctors that new this was no good for my they root in hell

    Posted on October 17, 2017 at 5:24 am

  • Isaac says:

    I had hernia surgery back in 2010…just figured the pain and the mesh sticking out of my belly button was the norm. Had a bad infection around 6 mos after the surgery…Dr. drained a tube of puss….nasty!!!

    Posted on November 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm

  • Kim says:

    I know that most the drs had no clue people need to understand this lawsuit has nothing to do with the drs that make huge much major decisions than a mesh that would hokd up hernia issues of course therr going for it. Anyways the mesh is a foreign piece abd that in no way would work on any human. I was a high schooler when I got this pyt in me and I don’t blame drs for doing their job its the makers of this shit that failed to let everyone know the extent of damages and underlying issues with this mesh product.

    Posted on November 16, 2017 at 12:20 am

  • Margie says:

    I had a kidney removed in 2007 through the belly button. So right after that I ended up with double hernias. I have severe Charlie horse cramping. But my problem now is I have another hernia under the mesh? It’s been hurting for awhile my Dr. is not concerned difficult to go to the bathroom. So my stomach swells to the size of being pregnant. It feels like the food goes down and stays there for ever? I also have a hiatal hernia. But, still not to concerned I don’t know what do after reading these horror stories I don’t think I want it corrected. I guess I’ll be misarable.

    Posted on December 3, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  • Miron says:

    Hello, my name is Miron. I to had umbilical hernia surgery back in 2014. Everything went okay as far as the surgery, but I noticed a bulge about 10o’clock of my belly button. I’ve been to the ER a couple of times because of the issue. The pain was a 12 out of 10. The doctor had to massage the area to allow the Bulge to pop back out. Now it’s 2018, and I’m still fighting with the Bulge. After reading all these comments, I don’t know if I want to go through another surgery to repair. I have a lawsuit right now. But I don’t know if I should go have it repaired or just hold out to see what the lawsuit brings.

    Posted on February 2, 2018 at 3:26 am

  • James says:

    I had progrip covidien hernia mesh put in Sept. 9 2016. Have been in pain, testicle was purple, hurts when I urinate. Couldn’t even keep working due to pain. We’ll ever since the surgery, my life has changed dramatically. I feel like my whole life is over. Nothing the same as it was before surgery. Went back to surgeon who put it in, he didn’t even act like he cared. I need to get this out of me. It’s literally making me crazy. My family don’t understand.I swear for about 6-8 months after surgery I was picking pieces of the mesh out of my skin, it felt like fiberglass. The worst ever. Please get this mesh out of me and who knows what the future will bring.i just wanna be alive to enjoy rest of life.

    Posted on February 16, 2018 at 11:13 pm

  • Ladondra says:

    I have had two hernia mesh and still need surgery for another. On pain medication for rest of my life. Causing me to have back pain and aches all over my body. I really hope I can get lawsuit worst having.

    Posted on April 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm

  • Bobby says:

    I have two hernia mesh implants one in 88 one in 97 and I have been sick since it’s been gettin worse and worse over the years the past 15 I have been in and out of the hospital for stomach pain and blockages for the past 15 or so years , in 07 I was so sick I thought I was gonna die my mom drove me to another county and they said my white blood cells were sky high I was very sick but couldn’t figure out what was causing their so they took my appendix and it was one of the worst experience I have aever had woke up like I was partially awake during procedure cried I’m absolute agony pain all night after surgery had to be placed on pain pump to ease the pain I was released and told follow up with gi dr witch never did nothing they were convinced it was in my head but the infection is documented and Real numerous times it is most def the two hernia mesh implants causing my pure hell and agony I’m so sick these days I can’t gen Work I am home sick 2 to 3 days out of the week and have no where to turn please help

    Posted on May 15, 2018 at 11:20 am

  • michael says:

    I have had hernia surgery in jan 2017 and it took some getting used to . My nuts were purple and have had complications using the bathroom. It hurts like hell and im told to have a revision surgery. So i went to doctors and they wanted to get a cat scan of the abdominal area. Had to drink this nasty ass shit and had the scan done. The results came in and i went back to doctors and they said everything is fine, however usually when they check for hernia is when you are standing position. I had told them that the pain was coming from the other side and thats what he said that if anything I might have a double hernia. When they did the surgery they took a cyst off of my vasteferen tube and said I probably couldnt have kids. Im involved in a lawsuit now with phillups and associates and they are telling me that I need to have a revision surgery. I really dont know if I should because of all the horror stories ive heard.

    Posted on August 7, 2018 at 1:32 pm

  • Freddie says:

    I had (2) hernia repairs back in 2000 or 2001. About a month ago I had to have an Ex-ray done and the Doctor who read the ex-ray asked me if I had been shot, due to the mesh piece that is now lodged in my hip. The reason for the ex-ray was because I have been having pains in my hip and tail bone area for quit some time. Hernia repairs were in my groin and naval.

    Posted on August 11, 2018 at 6:32 am

  • Elaine says:

    July 2016 I had a hernia repair surgery in lower abdominal area. October 2016 the hernia made it through the mesh that was placed for repair. That brought on a myriad of complications. I was unwell constantly on antibiotics for infection, ungodly and excruciating pain, Not being able to do anything but lie around and be sick. Finally aftre numerous attempts to find a surgeon to help me God blessed me with the original surgeon.(whom by the way I value in my life and love him). Well May 23rd 2018 I finally had the surgery I had been praying for. I spent one month in the hospital,and in CCU unit was discharged to a local rehab hospital. I spent a month there. I was on a wound vac since May to September it is now the end of September and I’m on wet to dry dressing twice daily. Sick everyday, in pain that has me miserable. I already suffer from depression that’s worse than ever. I’m bedridden, can’t hardly eat, my teeth are falling out due to being nutritionally deficient. Until recently I was a vibrant, pretty woman looking 20 years Unger than my age, well, Not any more. I have worn the Elders of my church out for blessings of healing. Pray every night that Heavenly Father will find me worthy enough to call home so I can get the he’ll out of here. I’m so BATTLE WEARY.more so than my soldier son. I am miserable and alone and so lonely. And pain,excruciating, will follow me to the grave. My life is over ,in my eyes, I would like at least one day to feel good again and have a wee bit of a life. But, I will continue to be sick and fight the good fight and try to endure to the end. I hope by the end of the year things will be better.

    Posted on September 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

  • TANISHA says:

    I had the hermia mesh done in 2013 to remove 2 hernias in 2015 the pain had resurfaced….I be having so much pain that I dont know what to do at times…..went back to the Dr./ surgen that did it and he asked me what did I do…to make them come back???…

    Posted on October 11, 2018 at 9:55 pm

  • Melvina says:

    I have had (4) hernia repairs, pass my kidney stone, my appendix removed, the mesh that was implant in me 2011 was the defeat device use, thanks to that I have had (2) bowel obstruction back to back, have to drink 30cc 3xaday of mineral oil for bowel for the rest of my life, have no navel, my stomach is so disgusting I will never take off my clothes for a man ever, my stomach is presently big, with a ball sticking out of my left portion of my stomach, not in pain a lot that’s because I go to pain management to receive my narcotic pain meds monthly, I am more depress than anything, I am going strictly at the manufacturing company, my life is so mess up thanks to them, they are definitely going to compensate me for my (3) months being in the hospital, they did this and they will pay me for my inconvenience PERIOD, y’all do what you have to, WE have to send a message to the manufacturer company let them know it’s not okay to fuck up ppl world, life and when you do it a price to be paid, that’s a fact, Good Luck to everyone.

    Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:17 pm

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