The first-ever mesh was designed in 1958. Since then, they have been used in thousands of hernia mesh implants and repair surgeries. However, in recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the defects and side effects of different hernia mesh products. Mesh failure and complications have led to increased hernia mesh lawsuits. As the number of cases is more complex now, it takes longer to settle a hernia mesh lawsuit.
It can take as long as several years to discuss a settlement with the manufacturers. As each case differs from the other, the settlement period depends on various factors.