Hernia Mesh

Hernia Repair Products Causing Harm

Hernia repair surgeries are an everyday occurrence. There are a variety of techniques that surgeons can employ to repair a hernia. Those techniques include the use of sutures, the use of organic material (from the patient, from a cadaver or from an animal), and the use of synthetic meshes. There are over fifty different synthetic meshes that are used and they vary widely in their composition, manufacture and labeling.

Unfortunately, many hernia repair patients have been implanted with synthetic hernia repair meshes that have dangerous qualities that are not adequately disclosed to the patients or their doctors. Many of these meshes are composed of a substance that reacts adversely inside the body resulting in infection and failure to integrate into the tissue. The failure to integrate leads to the failure of the repair and the need for a revision surgery.

In addition to the unsafe composition of these dangerous meshes, they are defective in their design and warnings. Many of the synthetic meshes will change their shape after being implanted in the body, or they will migrate, sometimes piercing or harming surrounding organs. As a result, hernia repair patients implanted with defective mesh may end up with a bowel obstruction requiring surgical repair or with painful adhesions requiring surgical removal.

Which hernia mesh products are affected?

Synthetic meshes that have been associated with adverse reactions include:

  • Atrium
    • C-Qur Mesh
    • C-Qur TacShield
    • C-Qur V-Patch
  • Ethicon
    • Physiomesh
    • Proceed Surgical Mesh
    • Proceed Ventral Patch
    • Prolene Hernia System
    • Prolene 3D
  • Bard
    • Composix
    • Composix E/X
    • Composix Kugel
    • Ventralex
    • Ventralex ST
    • Perfix
    • 3D Max
    • Sepramesh
    • Sepramesh IP
    • Sepramesh IP Composite
    • Vetrio ST Ventrio
    • Ventrio ST
    • Bard Mesh
    • Marlex Mesh
  • Coviden
    • Parietex Optimized Composite (PCO)
    • Progrip Self Fixating Mesh
    • Parietex Hydrophylic Anatomical
    • Parietex Hydrophilic 2D Mesh
    • Parietex Composite Ventral Patch
    • Parietex Lightweight Mesh
    • Plug & Patch Mesh
    • Symbotex
    • SurgiPro Mesh
    • Parietene Macroporous Mesh
    • Permacol Surgical Implant

What Does It Cost To Find Out If I Have A Case?

Nothing. If you or a loved have undergone a hernia repair with one of these synthetic meshes (or if you’re not sure what mesh was used) and have had complications including revision, lysis of adhesions, bowel repair or bowel resection, call us toll free at (877) 704-7674 for a free case evaluation.

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