SOURCE: McKenzie Lake

May 30, 2017 16:40 ET

Hernia Mesh Class Action Commenced in Canada

LONDON, ON--(Marketwired - May 30, 2017) - McKenzie Lake Lawyers, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit with respect to Hernia Mesh.

Doctors often use mesh to treat patients suffering from a hernia. Use of certain models of hernia mesh have been linked to an increased risk of serious side effects including migration and nerve entanglement, which can lead to chronic pain and potentially life threatening conditions.

The claim alleges that the Defendants knew or should have known of the serious risks associated with certain models of their hernia mesh and failed to adequately warn doctors and in turn their patients. The lawsuit also claims the Defendants aggressively marketed and sold hernia mesh through carefully planned, multifaceted marketing campaigns and strategies, offering misleading expectations with respect to both the utility and safety of hernia mesh.

Matthew Baer, of McKenzie Lake Lawyers explains: "We believe that through this action, the Defendants will be required to explain to Canadians what it knew about the risks and efficacy associated with using certain models of hernia mesh and when they first became aware of those risks. We are concerned about whether Canadians and their doctors were adequately warned of the known risks and efficacy associated with using these products".

It is too early to quantify the value of class member claims, but it is anticipated that the amounts are significant. Canadians who suffered complications after having received hernia mesh are encouraged to visit: www.mckenzielake.com or call 1-844-672-5666 for more information.

Contact Information

  • For further information:
    Matthew Baer
    McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
    140 Fullarton Street, Suite 1800
    London, ON N6A 5P2
    Tel: (519) 667-2646
    E-mail: baer@mckenzielake.com