Covidien hernia mesh

Covidien Hernia Mesh: Risks, Complications & Lawsuits

What is a Covidien Hernia Mesh?

The Covidien hernia mesh is a medical product used to treat some hernias.

Although it has vastly improved the quality of life of many people in the United States, the implant procedures and design aspects of the device have lead to serious complications in some patients.

Lawsuits have been filed against hernia mesh makers, seeking compensation for injuries caused by the device. Our legal team is currently investigating and gathering information about these cases.

What is the Covidien Hernia Mesh Used For?

Covidien, a brand of hernia mesh, is mainly used to treat a hernia, which occurs when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue.

The majority of surgical mesh devices available for use are constructed from synthetic materials. Surgical mesh made of synthetic materials can be found in knitted mesh or non-knitted sheet forms. The synthetic materials used can be absorbable, non-absorbable or a combination of absorbable and non-absorbable.

Non-absorbable mesh will remain in the body indefinitely and is considered a permanent implant. It is used to provide permanent reinforcement to the repaired hernia. Absorbable mesh will degrade and lose strength over time. It is not intended to provide long-term reinforcement to the repair site. As the material degrades, new tissue growth is intended to provide strength to the repair. According to the FDA’s analysis of medical adverse events recalled mesh products and said that the main cause was due to bowel perforation and obstruction complications.

Types of Hernias

The FDA has classified hernias into six categories.

See the chart below:

Type Location
Inguinal Occurs in the inner groin
Femoral Occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin
Incisional Occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen
Ventral Occurs in the general abdominal/ventral wall
Umbilical Occurs at the belly button
Hiatal Occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm


Covidien Hernia Mesh Complications & Problems

Although hernia mesh implants have helped improve the quality of life in many patients, there have been serious complications and adverse side effects associated with these devices. Many hernia mesh products contain a type of plastic known as polypropylene — the same material that is used to make many types of pelvic mesh and bladder slings.

These complications have been so serious to some that legal action has been taken against the Covidien hernia mesh.

According to the FDA, complications that may be caused by failure of the mesh to function as intended may include:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesion
  • Bowel obstruction

Some other potential adverse events that can occur following hernia repair with mesh are mesh migration and mesh shrinkage (contraction).

Covidien Hernia Mesh & Ventral Hernia Repair Lawsuits

Our hernia mesh attorneys have uncovered design defects in a large number of hernia mesh products. The defects can lead to several painful complications, including — but not limited to:

  • Infection, including sepsis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Sweating
  • Adhesions
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Constipation
  • Dental Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Fistula
  • Joint Aches and Pain
  • Leg, Groin, and Testicular Pain
  • Liver Abnormalities
  • Meshoma
  • Nausea
  • Neurological Changes
  • Pain with Sex (Dyspareunia)
  • Rashes
  • Renal Failure
  • Seroma
  • Severe Headaches
  • Testicle Removal

Covidien Hernia Mesh: Lawsuits, Settlements, Case Results

There have been no Covidien settlements or jury trials yet. However, in 2015 Covidien settled a number of pelvic mesh claims. Covidien also makes a transvaginal mesh.

What’s the Criteria for Filing A Covidien Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Both patients and their families are seeking compensation for injuries sustained from a Covidien hernia mesh.

You may be entitled to a settlement if you were harmed. Below is the current criteria that is taken into consideration when filing a Covidien hernia mesh lawsuit:

1. Client had ventral hernia repair.
2. Hernia mesh was implanted between 2006 and May 25, 2016.
3. Accepting cases if claimant has suffered:

• Additional surgeries to treat a hernia recurrence
• Additional surgeries to treat a mesh related failure or injury
• Adhesions
• Bacterial infections
• Hernia recurrence
• Mesh migration
• Obstructions
• Pain
• Swelling

Can I File A Covidien Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Our lawyers can help if you or someone you care about contracted hernia recurrence as a result of a faulty hernia mesh implantation.

Our top case lawyers are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Our No-Fee Promise On Covidien Hernia Mesh Cases

You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. If you choose us, it literally costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a hernia mesh settlement
  • Phone calls are always free

How Do I Start A Covidien Hernia Mesh Claim?

Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hernia mesh lawsuit claims.

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View Sources

  1. Transvaginal mesh complications: Get the facts – Mayo Clinic
  2. Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants – FDA
  3. Public Health Notification – FDA
  4. Coloplast Said to Pay $16 Million to Settle Mesh Lawsuits
  5. Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants