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Siskinds LLP has launched class action lawsuits against several hernia mesh manufacturers on behalf of Canadians who suffered serious injuries and complications arising from the use of their products.

The class actions allege that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn individuals that the use of certain hernia mesh products increase the risk of serious injuries and complications.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits - Class Action Background Information

A hernia is a condition in which an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that normally holds it in place. To repair a hernia, mesh can be placed either under or over the defect and sutured in place. Mesh is intended to act as “scaffolding” for new growth of a patient’s own tissue, which eventually incorporates the mesh into the surrounding area. Unfortunately, certain hernia mesh products have led to serious injuries and complications for many Canadians.

It is alleged that the hernia mesh products included in these class actions have high failure and complication rates, which result in serious and irreversible injuries. These injuries include: hernia recurrence, pain, mesh erosion and migration, scarring and adhesions, and systemic infection which may require additional surgeries, a decrease in quality of life, and ongoing discomfort and pain.

Siskinds commenced these hernia mesh class actions in response to the injuries and complications suffered by Canadians.

Products Included In Siskinds’ Hernia Mesh Class Actions

Siskinds is currently representing individuals implanted with the following hernia mesh products and who suffered related injuries:

  • Physiomesh - Ethicon
  • PerFix Plug - Bard Davol
  • 3DMax Mesh - Bard Davol
  • Sepramesh IP - Bard Davol
  • Ventralight ST - Bard Davol
  • Ventralex ST - Bard Davol
  • Ventrio ST- Bard Davol
  • C-QUR Mesh - Atrium Medical
  • Parietex Mesh - Medtronic
  • ProGrip Self-Gripping Mesh - Medtronic

Siskinds is also investigating claims arising from other hernia mesh products. If you have a hernia mesh and have suffered from complications contact Siskinds LLP.

Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Complications

According to various research studies, certain hernia mesh products may cause serious side effects and injuries. Complications resulting from hernia mesh often require further surgeries, which can lead to additional pain and suffering.

Hernia mesh complications include:

  • hernia recurrence;
  • abdominal pain;
  • bulging;
  • chronic pain;
  • mesh migration;
  • scarring and adhesions;
  • organ injury or perforation;
  • internal bleeding;
  • infection and abscess formation;
  • intestinal blockage; and
  • fistula formation.

Our Lawyers Are Here To Help

If you or a member of your family has suffered injuries or complications from a hernia mesh repair, our class action lawyers will seek the compensation you deserve.

Our lawyers will:

  • Review your medical history, identifying your hernia mesh product and determine if you are part of one of our class actions
  • Gather the necessary information to lead a successful case against the product manufacturers
  • Leverage our 20+ years of experience and success to achieve the best outcome in your case
  • Fight for the maximum compensation available for the class

Join The Action Today

Fill out the form below to join the action and receive updates on this case. Our lawyers will be in touch.

Need More Information?

Contact Siskinds LLP to learn which hernia mesh product you have and determine if you are part of one of our class actions. Please email herniamesh@siskinds.com or call us toll-free at 1-800-461-6166 x 2406.

Developments

The Hernia Mesh Class Action is in its early stages.

The next step in the litigation will be the certification motion. At the certification motion, the court will determine whether the actions should properly proceed as a class action.

FAQs

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

Class action lawyers are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful. Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Who is affected by the Hernia Mesh class actions?

You are affected by the class action and are a “class member” if you are implanted with one of the following products:

  • PHYSIOMESH
  • PerFix Plug
  • 3DMax Mesh
  • Sepramesh IP
  • Ventralight ST
  • Ventralex ST
  • C-QUR Mesh
  • Parietex Mesh
  • ProGrip Self-Griping Mesh

You might also be affected by the class action if you are a family member of the “class member” (i.e., you are the parent, sibling, etc. of the person implanted with hernia mesh)

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  • Keep a record of medical expenses incurred—appointments not covered by your provincial health care provider, prescriptions, medical devices, etc.
  • Keep a record of all medical treatments, including the names and contact information of the health care provider (doctor, surgeon, physiotherapist etc.).
  • If possible, keep a journal of symptoms and note down any times when you are unable to attend work or school as a result of your symptoms.

If you have not done so already, contact Siskinds in order that we can contact your health care providers to obtain relevant medical and pharmacy records. As time passes, it can be more difficult to collect this information. All personal information provided to Siskinds regarding any injuries/symptoms you may have suffered will be kept private and confidential.

If you are a family member of the “class member”, you should keep a record of:

  • Any expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the class member.
  • Travel expenses incurred in visiting the class member during his or her treatment or recovery.
  • Any services provided for the class member as a result of the injury (i.e., nursing, housekeeping).
  • If the class member is deceased, any funeral expenses reasonably incurred.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below or call 1-800-461-6166 ext. 2406

The Hernia Mesh Class Action is in its early stages.

The next step in the litigation will be the certification motion. At the certification motion, the court will determine whether the actions should properly proceed as a class action.

What is a class action?

A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Class actions provide a cost-effective way for groups of people with common interests to pursue a legal claim.

What does “certification” mean?

Certification is the motion where the court determines whether the action can properly be pursued as a class action. The court will consider factors such as whether the claims of the class members raise common legal and/or factual issues and whether a class action is the preferable method of pursuing the claims (as opposed to other methods, such as individual actions).

Do I have to pay anything to participate in the class action?

Class action lawyers are usually paid on a contingency basis. This means that class counsel are only paid if successful. Class counsel are paid a percentage of any settlement or court award. Class counsel fees are subject to court approval.

Who is affected by the Hernia Mesh class actions?

You are affected by the class action and are a “class member” if you are implanted with one of the following products:

  • PHYSIOMESH
  • PerFix Plug
  • 3DMax Mesh
  • Sepramesh IP
  • Ventralight ST
  • Ventralex ST
  • C-QUR Mesh
  • Parietex Mesh
  • ProGrip Self-Griping Mesh

You might also be affected by the class action if you are a family member of the “class member” (i.e., you are the parent, sibling, etc. of the person implanted with hernia mesh)

What should I do to protect my rights?

To protect your rights, you should:

  • Keep a record of medical expenses incurred—appointments not covered by your provincial health care provider, prescriptions, medical devices, etc.
  • Keep a record of all medical treatments, including the names and contact information of the health care provider (doctor, surgeon, physiotherapist etc.).
  • If possible, keep a journal of symptoms and note down any times when you are unable to attend work or school as a result of your symptoms.

If you have not done so already, contact Siskinds in order that we can contact your health care providers to obtain relevant medical and pharmacy records. As time passes, it can be more difficult to collect this information. All personal information provided to Siskinds regarding any injuries/symptoms you may have suffered will be kept private and confidential.

If you are a family member of the “class member”, you should keep a record of:

  • Any expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the class member.
  • Travel expenses incurred in visiting the class member during his or her treatment or recovery.
  • Any services provided for the class member as a result of the injury (i.e., nursing, housekeeping).
  • If the class member is deceased, any funeral expenses reasonably incurred.

I still have a question. Who should I contact?

If you have any other questions, please complete the contact form below or call 1-800-461-6166 ext. 2406

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