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Hernia Mesh Repair Attorneys2019-07-31T20:27:21+00:00

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Young & Partners, LLP is a plaintiff trial law firm focused on representing clients who have been physically injured, or experienced economic loss, due to the negligence of others. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the scope of our practice is national, as we have trusted co-counsel relationships with leading law firms in all fifty states.

For nearly 20 years we have represented only plaintiffs, not defendants, and never insurance companies. We engage in complex cases, including Multi-District Litigation, class action and mass action proceedings involving dangerous and defective products; personal injury cases including motor vehicle accidents and premises liability; third-party workplace injury matters; aviation and maritime accidents; wrongful death claims; sexual abuse litigation; medical malpractice and more. We often partner with local counsel in order to bring cases throughout the United States.

Consultation is free. Contact us today by filling out the form below or by calling us at (888) 463-0699.

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About the Firm

Attorney Thomas L. YoungHeadquartered in Washington, D.C., Young & Partners’ practice is national in scope, as we have trusted co-counsel relationships with leading law firms in all fifty states.

Founding Partner Tom Young has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of various major disasters over the past 20 years, including the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2015 Volkswagen “dieselgate” emissions scandal, recent devastating hurricanes along the East Coast, and the ongoing nationwide opioid epidemic. Young holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and a Juris Doctor, with Honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While there, Young was one of the first students awarded a Certificate in Environmental & Land Use Law. Young’s practice includes educating and assisting consumers, businesses, nonprofit organizations and government entities in understanding their rights as they pertain to losses due to negligence or disaster, in both state and federal court. Importantly, we only represent plaintiffs, not defendants, and never insurance companies.

Recently, Young turned his attention to providing legal services to individuals suffering from failed hernia mesh surgical procedures. Many such hernia mesh products on the market are subpar and fail at unacceptable rates. Young represents those who have required follow up revision surgery to remove or replace failing mesh.

He is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honor Society, the Florida Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., the Florida Justice Association, and the American Association for Justice (formerly the Academy of Trial Lawyers of America). Young was the 2012-2018 President of the Civil Justice Foundation and a former AAJ state delegate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

COMPOSIX KUGEL MESH BY BARD DAVOL

Specifically designed to prevent the occurrence of incisional hernias, the Composix mesh was designed with a “recoil ring” built in that allowed the mesh patch to be inserted into the body while folded up—the ring then allowing the patch to be fully opened once in place behind/under the incision. This design proved to be a critical flaw over time, as the ring can break apart and migrate throughout the body—ultimately puncturing internal organs and causing other damage.

PROCEED BY ETHICON (JOHNSON & JOHNSON)

Made to patch hernias that rupture the abdominal wall, the Proceed hernia mesh was constructed out of a lightweight polypropylene mesh called Prolene. This soft mesh was then coated with oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC) to prevent injury within the body. Unfortunately, the entire device was radiated to make the coating resorbable—unknowingly starting a degradation process to the mesh polymer beneath, which caused product shrinkage, disintegration and migration throughout the body.

C-QUR BY ATRIUM MEDICAL

Able to be used in more than just ventral and inguinal hernias, the C-QUR used an all-natural Omega 3 fatty acid gel coating that was made from purified pharmaceutical grade fish oil. The coating was intended to prevent adhesions with the polypropylene material, but in actual use, the coating caused adverse reactions and severe side effects with some patients almost immediately, while others who tolerated the coating later experienced internal organ damage as the coating separated from the mesh over time.

PHYSIOMESH BY ETHICON (JOHNSON & JOHNSON)

While never recalled by the FDA—it was “voluntarily” withdrawn from world markets in 2016—Physiomesh has probably affected the most people with its serious defects that included premature breakdown/disintegration; failure to incorporate into the abdominal wall; adhesion to the bowels; folding over after implantation; and prone to perforations and tears while still in the packaging. The manufacturers were so aware of ongoing issues that they brought a revision to market in 2014 called Physiomesh Open, yet it never gained traction in the market before the company decided to withdraw all Physiomesh products.

PHYSIOMESH

  • First approved by the FDA for the U.S. marketplace in 2010
  • Voluntarily withdrawn by Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) in 2016
  • Estimated more than 300,000 hernia patients have received a Physiomesh implant in the U.S. alone
  • Currently 1,439 Physiomesh lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide

ATRIUM C-QUR MESH

  • Entered U.S. market in 2006 with FDA approval
  • Received an FDA warning regarding unaddressed complaints in October 2012
  • The FDA issued a Class II recall of the C-QUR Edge product in August 2013—a designation reserved for situations where use of product may cause health consequences that are most likely medically reversible with a remote chance of more serious, irreversible side effects

COMPOSIX KUGEL BY DAVOL

  • The Composix Kugel mesh patch was first approved by the FDA in 2002
  • An FDA Class I recall began in 2005—the highest level of recall that indicates a reasonable probability of injury—with over 100,000 units covered by the last expansion in January 2007
  • 34 reports of ring breakage leading to recall including one death due to the defect
  • Nearly 2,000 Composix Kugel Mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in Rhode Island state court
  • C-QUR Mesh
  • C-QUR TacShield
  • C-QUR V-Patch
  • C-QUR Edge
  • C-QUR Lite Mesh V-Patch
  • C-QUR Edge Mesh V-Patch
  • C-QUR V-Patch Mesh
  • C-QUR OVT Mesh
  • C-QUR RPM Mesh
  • C-QUR Mosaic
  • C-QUR FX
  • C-QUR CentriFX
  • Composix Kugel Mesh
  • Composix E/X Mesh
  • Composix L/P Mesh
  • Perfix Plug
  • 3DMax
  • Sepramesh IP Composite
  • Ventralex Hernia Patch
  • Ventralex ST Hernia Patch
  • Ventrio Hernia Patch
  • Ventrio ST Hernia Patch
  • Visilex
  • Marlex
  • Spermatix
  • Parietex Composite Mesh
  • Surgipro Mesh
  • Monofilament Mesh
  • Composite Mesh
  • Optimized Composite Mesh
  • ProGrip Self-Fixating Mesh
  • Parietex Plug and Patch System
  • Symbotex Composite Mesh
  • DualMesh
  • DualMesh Plus
  • Physiomesh
  • Prolene Plug
  • Prolene PHS
  • Proceed Surgical Mesh
  • Prolene 3D Patch
  • Ultrapro Lightweight Mesh