Surgical hernia mesh is used as a patch to support damaged and weakened tissues, or hernias. Its main purpose is to provide scaffolding so the tissue can regrow and strengthen the weakened area. Scientific studies have recently begun to conclude that certain models of hernia mesh products have a tendency to fail at higher than acceptable rates. These hernia mesh failures can be extremely damaging and involve migration of the hernia product into other areas of the body, including, the bowel. Mesh failures can also cause dangerous infection. Oftentimes, the only way to address mesh failure is to have an invasive revision surgery to remove the failed and damaging mesh.
GoldenbergLaw is currently taking cases of clients who experienced injuries, including a required revision surgery, because of complications caused by defective hernia mesh devices such as Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh and Atrium’s C-QUR surgical hernia meshes, among others. Numerous hernia mesh devices have been identified as problematic, leading to revision surgery and revision surgery complications.Call 612-230-0886 >
Case Quick Facts
Hernia mesh should be designed in a way so that it will easily incorporate into the body to repair the problem hernia. Appropriate mesh designs require the right materials so as to avoid adverse body reactions as well as proper shape design to assist in incorporation into the hernia. When the right design components are not implemented, dangerous mesh failures can occur.
When hernia mesh is defective and fails, it can do so in various ways. Dangerous hernia mesh failures often involve a failure to integrate properly into the weakened tissue or hernia resulting in migration to another part of the body. Certain hernia meshes that are made of improper materials can also cause an adverse reaction in the body, resulting in serious and life-threatening infections.
When mesh migrates to a different area of the body than intended, it can cause serious injuries to the patient, including, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, adhesions, and the need for an invasive surgery to remove the problem mesh. Further, when the mesh is composed of a material that causes an adverse reaction in the body, an infection can result that necessitates immediate antibacterial medical care as well as invasive surgeries.
The most common problems associated with hernia mesh product failure surgery are:
- Intestinal fistula
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesion (tissues stick together that aren’t supposed to)
- Bowel obstruction
- Tissue or organ perforation
- Intestinal blockage
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage
- Seroma (fluid buildup at the surgical site)
- Revision surgery
According to the FDA’s analysis of adverse medical event reports, recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications.
GoldenbergLaw is investigating the following Ethicon products:
- Proceed Surgical Mesh
- Proceed Ventral Patch
GoldenbergLaw is investigating the following mesh models made by Atrium:
- C-Qur Edge
- C-Qur V-Patch
- C-Qur Tacshield
- C-Qur Mosaic
Bard Davol, Inc.
Bard makes several mesh products, however, we are currently investigating the following mesh products made by Bard:
- Composix and E/X (E/X version made from Marlex mesh)
- Modified Kugel
- Perfix Plug
- 3D Max (made from Marlex mesh)
- Ventralex or Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh
- Ventrio or Ventio ST
- Ventralight ST
- Perfix Light
- 3D Max Light
- Composix L/P
GoldenbergLaw is currently investigating the Parietex hernia mesh made by Covidien.
GoldenbergLaw is currently investigating hernia mesh failure cases involving the above-noted product types. If you need a hernia mesh lawyer, we have the experience to help you out. Reach out for a free consultationDo I Qualify?
Hernia Mesh FAQs
A hernia occurs when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue pushes through an opening in muscle or connective tissue. Hernias frequently occur in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas.
- Lifting heavy objects
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Persistent coughing or sneezing
- Poor nutrition
The most common symptom of a hernia is a bulge or lump in the affected area which is likely to be felt while standing up, bending down, or coughing. Although not all hernias present symptoms, some additional common symptoms of hernias include:
- Weakness, pressure, or feeling of heaviness in abdomen
- Burning, gurgling, or aching sensation at site of bulge
- Acid reflux (when stomach acid moves backward into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation)
- Chest pain
- Difficulty swallowing
Since hernias have a very high rate of recurrence, medical professionals often choose surgical procedures that involve the use of surgical mesh to repair the hernia. Surgical mesh is a medical device that provides support to the tissue that has been weakened or damaged by the hernia.
There are many complications and injuries that can occur after hernia mesh is used to repair a hernia, including:
- Hernia recurrence
- Scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together
- Blockage of large or small intestine
- Abnormal connection between organs, vessels, or intestines
- Fluid build-up at surgical site
- Hole in neighboring tissues or organs
If your hernia mesh fails to work as intended, you might need revision surgery. A revision surgery follows the initial mesh implant surgery. Although a second surgery can be common among hernia mesh patients, the purpose of a revision surgery is to fix injuries and problems caused by the failing hernia mesh product.
The revision surgery of recalled mesh products is an unpleasant process. The surgeon has to open up the abdominal area and/or groin area in order to cut each identifiable piece of mesh away from the organ and surrounding tissue. All of this is very painful and requires a longer recovery period than the initial surgery in most cases.
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