WHAT IS HERNIA MESH?
Hernia mesh is a medical device that supports damaged tissue around a hernia as it heals. Hernia mesh is said to reduce the chance of a hernia reoccurrence. Surgeons place the mesh across the area which surrounds the hernia. Pores in the mesh allow the tissue to grow into the device and therefore creates a safe recovery time. Hernia mesh is very commonly used in hernia surgeries (9/10 procedures) throughout the United States each year.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR INJURIES?
There are a multitude of complications associated with hernia mesh. The complications include but are not limited to bowel obstruction which can lead to excess nausea and vomiting, infection, rejection and migration. Any or all of these have the potential to lead to chronic pain that can manifest immediately after a procedure or years later. Nearly one third of people who undergo hernia surgeries experience some form of a complication. Bard, Atrium and Ethicon are the major manufacturers of hernia mesh, and are the named defendants in the pending multidistrict litigation to bring relief to those negatively affected by this device.
The Verus team has been working on hernia mesh cases prior to the time interest in these cases first arose and is prepared to support firms who are handling hernia mesh cases with a range of services including:
- Medical record review: nurse review of medical records for identification of hernia mesh product and resulting injuries
- Case management: medical record management and case status tracking
- Claimant contact: first-line email, mail and phone services for communications with your claimants
- Plaintiff fact sheet preparation: medical record review and coordination with claimants to complete plaintiff fact sheets
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