Covidien Mesh Lawsuit
A Covidien hernia mesh lawsuit is an option for those who have suffered complications associated with one of the company’s medical devices. Covidien mesh devices are often used during a hernia repair surgery to provide support the rate of hernia re-occurrences and support surrounding tissue. Unfortunately, many patients have reported complications related to the device including infections, adhesion and even a hernia re-occurrence. As a result of these complications, if you or someone you loved has experienced any of these problems you may be eligible for financial compensation with the help of our Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyers.
Covidien, a subsidiary of Medtronic, is a manufacturer of medical supplies and surgical products. Covidien develops transvaginal mesh products, hernia meshes, mesh patches, and mesh plugs for surgical hernia repair. Their mesh product is made chiefly from synthetic materials, but can be made from animal tissue (such intestine or skin of a pig or cow) or a combination or materials.
Covidien has had several lawsuits against them for their mesh implants, as their failed mesh materials have eroded into tissues leaving shreds of mesh in bodies, have caused serious infections, growth of mesh into organs, caused repeat surgeries, left patients in excruciating pain, and more.
Overall, there have been 76,865 adverse event reports including Covidien. By event type, these include:
- Device malfunction – 51,096
- Injury – 23,421
- Death – 1,093
- Other – 1,255
How a Covidien hernia mesh lawsuit can help:
Medical device manufacturers have an ethical duty to provide patients with top quality products. If the product is defective in any way, it’s the manufactures duty to inform the public and provide accurate warnings. If a medical maker fails to do so, they could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries or deaths that may have occurred. This includes medical expenses, lost wages and any pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of the defective quality of these meshes, or have experienced complications due to a Covidien product, contact our office today. Our lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide you through the process, and consultations are always free.