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Patients undergoing incisional hernia repair with hernia mesh may have a lower risk for hernia recurrence, but complications can occur up to five years after surgery, a new study says.

The study by Dunja Kokotovic and colleagues published in JAMA Surgery and presented at the 2016 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons showed that patients with hernia mesh have a lower rate of hernia recurrence.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Settlements

“In this registry-based nationwide cohort study including 3,242 patients, mesh repair was associated with a lower risk of reoperation…”

If you or a loved one underwent a painful secondary surgery due to a defective hernia mesh, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Get Your Life Back On Track: You didn’t ask for this, but now all you want is to put your life back together. 
  • Someone To Fight For You: Manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson put their profits above your safety and have an army of lawyers to help them protect those profits. Let us fight for you
  • Accountability: If a defective hernia mesh forced you to undergo a second surgery, then the company that made it should be held responsible. Your claim could help save other families from experiencing the pain and frustration you were forced to endure.
  • This Is What We Do: Understanding the law and how it impacts your claim is difficult, but that’s what we do every day. We’ll handle your claim so you can focus on what’s really important – getting better.
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You didn’t ask for this. You don’t want to deal with insurance companies, mounting medical bills, and a lengthy recovery. You just want to get your life back on track as quickly as you can. We can help. Call us today at 1-866-343-6404 and speak with an attorney about your claim.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

If you had hernia surgery and a mesh device was used, you may be entitled to significant compensation. It is important that you file a claim against the manufacturer of these dangerous products as soon as possible. Claims are currently being filed against several medical device manufacturers for failure to warn doctors and patients of the risks associated with hernia mesh implants.

According to the FDA, surgeons perform one million hernia repair surgeries every year. As many as 30% (Wall Street Journal) report experiencing chronic pain after the procedure. It shouldn’t have to be this way.

Your pain could be due to a defective mesh used in your hernia repair. If it was, the manufacturer of that device is responsible for the pain their product caused. They’ve paid out millions to other patients already. You deserve compensation.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Why is the Hernia Mesh Dangerous?

Many studies have shown that the companies making these mesh implants knew or should have known that the plastic used to produce these products are not safe to use in humans. Unlike other devices or techniques that can be used to repair hernias, the polypropylene used to make some of the most popular hernia mesh devices use a type of plastic that has been linked to:

  • Pain – Patients have reported feeling aching, burning or sharp stabbing pain in the groin or near the incision site.
  • Internal Bleeding – Identifiable by pain in the abdomen and/or blood present in stool, urine or vomit.
  • Infection – An infection could cause signs of further illness, including fever, chills, nausea or vomiting.
  • Need for Surgery – The symptoms may be potent enough to necessitate a corrective surgery, or even a complete removal of the mesh.

Common Hernia Mesh Injuries and Complications

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Migration, the implant moving from its original application
  • Perforation of organs and tissues
  • Adhesion, scar-like tissue that sticks together

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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FDA Reports

The FDA has documented dozens of adverse event reports against Physiomesh with some as recent as spring 2017, including events where the mesh was broken into pieces, had a hole in the center, ruptured after surgery, and presented bowel obstruction among other problematic events. In some of these reports, the surgeons even stated that the surgical mesh was a failure.

The FDA noted that the majority of these adverse events were related to bowel obstructions, pain, infection, adhesion and hernia recurrence. As of February 2018, there are more than 54,000 hernia mesh lawsuit cases pending in state and federal courts.

Using surgical mesh to repair a hernia isn’t new. While the materials might change, the surgery is one of the most popular ways to address a hernia. In fact, by the 2000’s mesh repairs accounted for more than 90% of groin-area hernia surgeries. A successful procedure reduces recovery time and can limit complications.

Synthetic surgical hernia meshPhoto Credit: Anpol42Wikimedia CommonsCreative Commons license.

But reducing complications isn’t the same thing as eliminating them. Patients can still experience pain, infection, or hernia recurrence. In some cases, these complications occur due to a defective mesh. Companies that design surgical materials have a responsibility to make their products safe. If they sell something that’s defective, they have to issue a recall. By the time most companies do this, however, thousands of patients might already have the mesh inside them.

Recently, patients who received Physiomesh or C-Qur reported a high number of complications. These are two popular brands of surgical mesh used to repair groin hernias. Ethicon’s subsidiary Johnson & Johnson make Physiomesh while Atrium Medical Corporation manufacturers C-Qur. Both devices are currently under recall due to patient complications.

Defective hernia mesh can lead to painful, often expensive, complications. To repair or replace the mesh a patient will have to undergo at least one extra surgery. This means more time out of work and months of recovery. This costs a lot of money, money that you shouldn’t have to pay. If you’re suffering because of your hernia mesh, you have the right to sue.

Filing a hernia mesh lawsuit can get you the money you deserve and pay for bills caused by your complications.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

With more than one million hernia repairs performed each year in the US, surgeons regularly use surgical mesh to strengthen preservation efforts and reduce the rate of recurrence. It is a woven sheet which is used as either a permanent or temporary support for organs or other tissues during surgery. The mesh is created from both inorganic and biological materials and is used in a variety of surgeries.

Unfortunately, complications have been known to occur, such as chronic pain, infection, tissue adhesion, bowel obstruction, mesh relocation, hernia relapse, perforation, and multiple revision procedures. Victims from around the country are reporting similar issues from hernia mesh products that are currently on the market, including: Ethicon Physiomesh, Ethicon Proceed, Atrium C-QUR, C.R. Bard Kugel, Sepramesh, 3DMax, and PerFix.

Warning signs of these complications include:

  • Pain, swelling, inflammation, or redness at incision area
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Lack of healing at the incision sight

If you notice any of these symptoms or others that seem concerning, seek medical assistance immediately. Several lawsuits are developing against the manufacturers of hernia mesh for contending substandard design along with failure to warn of recognized risks.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Most Recent Recall

The most recent hernia mesh recall was made in May 2016 when Johnson & Johnson subordinate, Ethicon, issued an urgent safety notice recalling all Physiomesh. The company cautioned that two autonomous registries revealed a greater rate of hernia recurrence and reoperations for Physiomesh when compared to other similar mesh products. However, please note that hernia mesh litigations are not restricted to recalled products. Our attorneys are correspondingly reviewing mesh implants that are still being used in medical practice.

If you are unsure of the mesh product that was used in your procedure and have further questions about recovery, please contact your surgeon or the practice at which your surgery was performed to obtain the information from your medical records.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal team to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit. Copyright © 2018 Consumer Protection HQ. The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. This website does not provide medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

Moving Forward

Previous lawsuits have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements.

With the well-informed assistance of one of our lawyers, you too can get justice for surgical malpractice. If this is something that has affected you or someone you know, please contact us to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Every personal injury lawsuit is different and the amount of compensation you’re entitled to depends on the details in your claim. If a lawyer sues a hernia device manufacturer on your behalf, they base how much they seek based on a few factors, including:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost wages due to illness
  • Pain & Suffering

In 2017, several class action claims came out against large surgical mesh manufacturers. These cases are still pending. However, in 2011, C.E. Bard announced that they would settle hernia mesh claims for $184 million dollars.

Lawsuits about surgical mesh isn’t limited to hernia repair, however. In 2017, several manufacturers lost multi-million dollar claims for transvaginal mesh. When you contact us, your attorney will help you walk through your claim and provide an estimate for the damages they’ll seek.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal team to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit. Copyright © 2018 Consumer Protection HQ. The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. This website does not provide medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

We are currently accepting hernia mesh cases

Since 2005, over a dozen hernia meshes have been recalled for varying reasons. Some of the recalls have been the result of mislabeling of packaging documentation, some recalls have been the result of the meshes being made of counterfeit materials, while other recalls have been the result of design/manufacture defects in the underlying products. In addition, there are hernia meshes that have not been recalled that may be defectively designed and are the source of our clients’ injuries.

We are not limiting our investigation of these dangerous products to just the Physiomesh, TIGR, and C-Qur devices – there are several other types of hernia meshes used between 2003 and 2017 that we are preparing for litigation. If you have experienced problems with your hernia mesh, particularly when the hernia mesh was implanted after 2008, contact us immediately for a free evaluation, even if other attorneys have said they cannot help you. On July 19, 2013, Atrium issued a Class II recall for nearly 100,000 units of it’s C-Qur Mesh — because the coating could peel off and stick inside the package when exposed to heat and moisture. Atrium terminated its recall in March of 2016.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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On May 25, 2016 Ethicon initiated a voluntary, global product recall of the Ethicon Physiomesh due to requests from Ethicon’s own Medical Safety Team. Unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries (Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database-DHDB) revealed higher than average recurrence/reoperation rates after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair using the Ethicon Physiomesh when compared to similar products on the market. Ethicon believes the issue to be a multifactorial issue but as of yet has not been able to characterize the exact cause of the product’s defect. The company indicates they will not be returning the Physiomesh to the global market.

On July 19, 2016 Novus Scientific issued a Class II recall for its TIGR mesh instructing surgeons to discontinue using the product for the repair of direct inguinal hernias and for repair of hernias that require permanent support.

Many patients implanted with the defective hernia meshes have undergone additional hernia repair surgeries and have experienced a variety of side effects including recurrence of hernia, severe pain, adhesion, infections, intestinal blockage and other complications. If you or someone you love were among those who experienced hernia recurrence or additional surgery as a result of their defective hernia mesh, you may be eligible for compensation.

We are a product-liability law firm investigating hernia mesh cases in all 50 states. We are investigating a large number of different hernia meshes for litigation. Contact Us immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation using the form on the side or by calling toll free at 1-866-343-6404. Hernia mesh lawsuits are being evaluated on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless a recovery is obtained. We will obtain all the medical records we need to evaluate your case and you DO NOT need to sue your doctor; we pursue product liability cases only.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal team to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit. Copyright © 2018 Consumer Protection HQ. The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. This website does not provide medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

Hernia mesh lawsuits are already being filed

On April 1, 2016 the first Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (Matthew Huff v. Ethicon, Inc.). The lawsuit was filed by a man from Illinois who was treated for an abdominal hernia in 2013. His surgeon implanted Ethicon Physiomesh to reinforce his abdominal wall. By July 2015, he started experiencing severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea, chills, and skin redness. He went to the hospital and was diagnosed with two abscesses and an intestinal fistula. Mr. Huff required surgery to clean out the abscesses as well as the placement of a V.A.C. Even after the infection was treated, he has been left with serious and lingering health complications. His trial date has been set for January 22, 2018 before Judge J. Phil Gilbert.

On September 22, 2016 another lawsuit was filed by a woman from Florida who required surgery to remove Physiomesh that grew into her intestines and caused serious health problem. The lawsuit claims, “Due to defective design, defective manufacturing, defective marketing, and negligence by Defendants, the Product has caused Joanne Quinn severe and permanent bodily injuries and significant mental and physical pain and suffering, and economic loss.”

On December 8, 2016 the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated the Atrium C-Qur litigation into the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Twenty-one lawsuits involving the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh pending in varying federal courts across the country were consolidated in the District of New Hampshire. It should be noted that this IS NOT class action litigation – the twenty-one individual lawsuits will stand on their own but they will all be litigated in the one federal court in New Hampshire before the Honorable Landya McCafferty. The Initial Case Management Conference in that litigation took place on February 24, 2017.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal team to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit. Copyright © 2018 Consumer Protection HQ. The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. This website does not provide medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

Hernia Mesh Recall Information

Man with stomach painsPhoto with modifications by Socialmediasl444Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons.

Companies selling surgical mesh have to make sure the product meets high standards. To test their product, they’ll use machines, computers, and case studies. But even the best case studies cannot predict everything. Some problems could take years to appear. If they do, the company recalls the product, preventing surgeons from using it.

Physiomesh Recall

In 2016, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled their Ethicon Physiomesh™ Composite Mesh. Ethicon reviewed two studies of their composite mesh. These studies monitored the progress of patients who had their product. In both cases, the results showed a higher incidence of new surgery or hernia recurrence in patients using the composite mesh.

C-Qur Mesh Recall & Injunction

In 2013, the FDA issued a recall for C-Qur Mesh, manufactured by Atrium Medical Corporation. However, this particular recall had nothing to do with the products safety. Instead, a flaw in the packaging caused the device to stick to the inside lining, making it unusable. Unfortunately, this was only one of the problems discovered at Atrium Medical Corporation.

After a multi-year investigation, the government issued a permanent injunction against Atrium Medical Corporation in 2015. The report found that the company failed to address multiple safety violations. In 2017, they are one of several companies facing class action lawsuits over defective surgical mesh.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Other Hernia Mesh Recalls

The recall for Physiomesh and C-Qur might be in the news thanks to recent lawsuits, but they are not the only examples of defective or potentially dangerous mesh. In 2018, the FDA issued a recall notification for the Versatex Monofilament Mesh. The manufacturer noticed a high number of patients reported hernia recurrence. 

If you had a hernia repair procedure, speak with your doctor to confirm the material they used is not currently under recall. Our Hernia Mesh Recall resource center includes additional information on how to check the recall status of your surgical mesh with the FDA.

Hernia mesh use and FDA approval

There are many types of hernias: inguinal hernia, femoral hernia (very rare), umbilical hernia, incisional hernia (from previous surgeries), epigastric hernia, ventral (abdominal wall) hernia, hiatal hernia. Mesh can be used in an attempt to repair most types of hernias.

The Ethicon Physiomesh design utilizes polypropylene to manufacture the base layer of the Physiomesh. Polypropylene is the same material that Ethicon utilized to make their transvaginal mesh and bladder slings. Ethicon has faced thousands of lawsuits over its transvaginal mesh and bladder slings made from polypropylene.

Ethicon added an absorbable film coating to each side of the polypropylene to create the Physiomesh. Ethicon’s Physiomesh was approved for market in the United States in April 2010. The FDA approved it with a 510(k) application, allowing it on the market without new safety studies by claiming it was similar to other types of hernia mesh on the market such as the Proceed hernia patch, which is also manufactured by Ethicon. This allowed Ethicon Physiomesh to skip rigorous pre-market research and studies.

The Atrium C-Qur mesh was approved for market in the United States in 2005. Like Ethicon’s Physiomesh, the C-Qur was approved via the 510(k) application process, foregoing clinical trials. Atrium was cited by the FDA in 2012 for ignoring reports of product contamination related to the C-Qur mesh and production was temporarily halted.

A 2013 clinical trial of the Atrium C-Qur V-Patch was cut short due to high infection rates. Novus Scientific received 510(k) approval of the TIGR mesh in 2009 before being recalled in 2016. Unfortunately, the recall came too late for thousands of individuals implanted with the device.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

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Act Now

We are not limiting our investigation of these dangerous products to just the Physiomesh, TIGR, and C-Qur devices – there are several other types of hernia meshes used between 2003 and 2017 that we are preparing for litigation.

Our law offices are investigating hernia mesh cases in all 50 states. Contact Us immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation using the form on the side or by calling toll free at 1-866-343-6404. We will obtain all the medical records we need to evaluate your case and you DO NOT need to sue your doctor; we pursue product liability cases only. Hernia mesh lawsuits are being evaluated on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless a recovery is obtained.

Contact us immediately at 1-866-343-6404 to learn more about defective hernia meshes and your rights. Important legal deadlines may be rapidly approaching. We look forward to successfully representing you.

Fill out this 60-second questionnaire to see if you qualify today:

This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal team to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit. Copyright © 2018 Consumer Protection HQ. The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific legal advice. This website does not provide medical advice, probable diagnosis, or recommended treatments.

This is a non-attorney advertisement; please be advised that certain states may consider this an attorney advertisement paid by a non-attorney spokesperson. Consumer Protection HQ is an advertising group that represents lawyers advertising their services. It is not a law firm or lawyer referral service and does not receive any legal fees from your potential claim. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be referred is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. You should not rely upon any information herein as legal or medical advice. You should consult your physician before you stop taking your medication. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. By clicking above, you agree to receive telephone calls, emails, voicemails and text messages by one or more legal service providers, even if you are on the “Do Not Call” registry, for the purposes of determining case qualification. You also agree that you are not currently represented by another lawyer for your legal matter. I understand I may revoke my consent to be contacted at any time and that my information is not sold or disclosed other than the purpose to determine the viability of my claim. Consumer Protection HQ is a matching service only and is not otherwise affiliated with or responsible for the representations or services provided by companies with which you are matched. Legal services for your matter may not be available in all states. All calls are confidential. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Free background information is available upon request. I freely submit my information and agree to be contacted by one or more members of the legal time to determine whether I might qualify to participate in this lawsuit.

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