Have you suffered a hernia that was surgically repaired with herina mesh? The FDA has linked synthetic hernia mesh with many complications (adverse events) related to the implantation of the mesh. As as result, many lawsuits have been filed on behalf of affected patients. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. The most common hernai mesh problems include pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, and bowel obstruction. Some other issues that the FDA has noted that occur after hernia repair with mesh include mesh migration and mesh shrinkage (contraction). Contact us today for a free, confidential, honest consultation from an experienced and compassionate Houston personal injury attorney.
What is Synthetic Hernia Mesh?
Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue. The majority of surgical mesh devices currently available for use are constructed from synthetic materials or animal tissue. We will focus on the synthetic mesh. Most hernia mesh is made from polyproline, which is what fishing line is made from. This product is oil or hydrocarbon based.
Surgical mesh made of synthetic materials is typically knitted mesh or non-knitted. forms. The synthetic materials used can be non-absorbable. Non-absorbable mesh remains in the body forever and intended to be a permanent implant. It is intended to permanently reinforce to the repaired hernia.
Despite the good intentions behind the creation of synthetic hernia mesh, a large number of patients have reported numerous negative side effects, some of them very serious, associated with synthetic hernia mesh.
What Problems Can Hernia Mesh Cause?
The negative side effects linked synthetic hernia mesh is well-documented by the FDA. The manufacturers have recalled some hernia mesh products because of complications. These complications lead to serious negative side effects, including:
- Chronic pain
- Cause the Hernia to come back
- Migration of the synthetic hernia patch in the body
- Adhesion of the synthetic patch of other parts of the body (adhesion to the bowels)
- The Synthetic mesh can puncture, perforate the bowels or other parts of the body.
- Cause bowel obstructions
- Increased need for revision surgeries
These serious conditions create serious life complications. Device fracture or disintegration can have a detrimental effect on the body. Hospitalization, disability, permanent injury, emergency surgery and other additional traumas are common for patients sufferings from side effects linked to synthetic hernia mesh.
Which Hernia Mesh Devices Have Been Recalled?
In as early of 2005, hernia mesh devices started to be recalled and withdrawn from the market. Below is a brief timeline as to when certain hernia mesh devices were recalled from the market.
- 2005 – Composix Kugel mesh products were recalled by R. Bard and Davol.
- 2010 – Proceed Surgical Mesh was recalled by Ethicon
- 2013 – C-QuR V-Pack Mesh was recalled by Atrium Medical
- 2016 – Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh by Ethicon was recalled
- 2018 – ProLite Mesh patches were recalled in limited numbers by Atrium Medical Corporation
- 2018 – Versatex Monofilament Mesh by Sofradim Production was recalled.
There are rumblings that other brands will be removed from the market.
Filing an Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you have been adversely affected by synthetic hernia mesh you don’t to take on the medical industry by yourself! An experienced and aggressive Houston personal injury attorney from the Fitts Law Firm will work hard on your behalf to ensure you get the attention and compensation you deserve. The attorneys at the Fitts Law Firm know the medical and pharmaceutical industries; they know how to construct a solid legal strategy for defective hernia mesh claims and lawsuits.
Contact our Houston office today for your free hernia mesh lawsuit consultation. When you sit down with us you will have our undivided attention. We will listen closely to your concerns, complications, and your goals for litigation. We will also thoroughly explain what we can do for you and how we intend to accomplish it.
Don’t hesitate to create your case! There is a statute of limitations for defective hernia mesh claims. litigation – if you delay in filing your claim your case may lose eligibility for pursuit of damages. If you think you may be suffering from injuries or complications stemming from defective hernia mesh, contact the Fitts Law Firm today for your free consultation and review of your case.