“Hernia Mesh: Litigating a New Mass Product Defect,” Florida Justice Association
November 01, 2014
The day time and late night television commercials are still soliciting individuals who have been implanted with the now infamous transvaginal mesh. Just type the word “transvaginal” in Google and a majority of the search results will include information on either pending or resolved lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh products. A less publicized, but equally dangerous product, has now made its way into the well of the courtroom: Hernia mesh. There are currently 13 hernia mesh cases led in New Jersey state court which are actively being litigated. The manifestation of the harm this product poses may take signicant time to develop, and a careful reading and interpretation of Florida’s statute of limitations in conjunction with the statute of repose is necessary to identify clients who still have viable claims despite protracted periods of time.