Prolene Hernia System and Complications from Hernia Mesh Surgery
Written By: Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
What is the Prolene Hernia System?
Developed by Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc., the Prolene Hernia System (“PHS”) is an implantable polypropylene (plastic) mesh used in inguinal (of the groin) and abdominal hernia surgeries. The hernia mesh is composed of two flat monofilament polypropylene layers that are separated by a mesh cylinder. This unique construction requires a large amount of mesh material – more so than is typically present in other hernia mesh products. Such a large mass of polypropylene can induce serious complications after surgery.
What Serious Injuries Can Result from the Prolene Hernia System?
Due to the large amount of polypropylene introduced into the body as a result of the hernia mesh surgery, many patients suffer from foreign body inflammatory responses and more serious injuries. These injuries may include:
- Formation of excessive scar tissue
- Chronic and or debilitating pain
- Organ complications
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh shrinkage
- Seroma and fistula formation
- Degradation of mesh within body
Do I Qualify for a Prolene Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
You should speak with an attorney in order to determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit due to injuries you sustained after receiving a Prolene mesh implant. However, there are a few things you should consider before reaching out to a law firm.
- Did your hernia mesh surgery occur sometime between 2010 and the present?
- Did you develop pain, infection, or other detrimental effects, such as those listed in the list above, after your hernia mesh surgery?
- Has a doctor recommended that you go in for revision surgery (a second surgery whereby the mesh will be altered, removed, or replaced?)
- Have you already undergone revision surgery?
If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above you should strongly consider speaking with a lawyer. Currently there are over 100 Prolene Hernia System mesh lawsuits pending, and many more are expected to be filed in the coming months.
Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP has filed cases for those negatively affected by the Prolene Hernia System and is currently involved in litigation. In addition to PHS litigation, our law firm is investigating and litigating:
- Bard Hernia Mesh
- Ethicon Hernia Mesh
- Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
- Bard Avaulta Pelvic Mesh
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Mesh
- Transvaginal Mesh
We specialize in defective medical device litigation and can help you achieve the justice and compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are always available to speak with you about your potential case and will guide you thought the complex nature of litigating your hernia mesh lawsuit. You can reach out to us by calling (888) 260-0473.