Patients across the country have reported surgical hernia mesh complications such as infections, bowel perforations as well as others.

Hernia surgery is one of the most common procedures in the U.S., with hundreds of thousands of people undergoing surgeries each year. In many instances, surgeons will use a hernia repair mesh in order to provide added support to the muscles that surround the area where the hernia has occurred.

However, many patients have experienced serious health issues after the implantation of surgical hernia mesh devices. Plaintiffs have filed thousands of lawsuits across the country, alleging that defective devices have migrated to other areas of the body or eroded into surrounding tissue.

In many cases, the damage is so extensive that these patients require hernia mesh removal, a procedure that often leads to extended hospital stays and extreme pain.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication in 2014 reporting several adverse events experienced by patients who had a surgical hernia mesh implanted in their body.

In September 2016, a Florida woman sued Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary), the maker of the Physiomesh device. She claims that the device became embedded so far into her abdominal wall that it could not be removed. (In Re: Case No: 6:16-cv-01663 U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)

“Whenever a patient undergoes an operation, there is always some sort of risk involved,” said Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder of the national law firm of Baron & Budd.

“However, no one undergoing a hernia surgery ever expects to suffer harm due to a defective mesh device. We’re ready to provide representation to people who have experienced complications associated with surgical hernia mesh devices and incurred monetary and other damages as a result.”

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-year history of "Protecting What's Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd's size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases.