Hernia repairs are extremely common throughout the United States. Over 1 million hernia repairs are performed yearly. A majority of hernias are caused by pressure on an opening or weakness of muscle/connective tissue.
Hernias are known to have a high rate of recurrence which is why surgical mesh is used to strengthen the repair and reduce the rate of recurrence. Unfortunately, multiple types of hernia mesh products have been recalled due to adverse reactions to patients.
Surgical Mesh is a medical device that was approved by the FDA to provide additional support to the weakened or damaged tissue. The materials used in the products are made up of synthetic materials found in knitted mesh or sheet forms and can be either absorbable or non-absorbable depending on how they are used. If you are experiencing painful symptoms from a defective hernia mesh implant, it is important you speak to a Pennsylvania defective hernia mesh lawyer.
Multiple companies produced defective screen-like synthetic mesh products containing a form of plastic that is not intended for use in permanent medical implants known as polypropylene. This product causes severe and even permeant injuries to patients when it is broken down inside the body.
The FDA has since taken these products off the market, but millions received these defective implants. Some of the most common adverse effects following a Hernia Mesh Repair include:
- Hernia Recurrence
- Bowel Obstruction
Some of the products recalled include:
- Atrium C-Qur Mesh Implants – the FDA underwent an investigation into this product in 2012 revealing a majority of these implants were not sterile causing higher risks of major complications and infections for patients prior to surgery. In 2015, they were taken off the market and any further manufacturing was halted by the FDA.
- Ethicon Physiomesh Implants – this product is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and has been linked to severe side effects often leading to revision surgery. In 2016 the FDA recalled the product and took it off the market.
If you or a loved one received a Hernia Mesh repair surgery between 2006 and 2015 and are experiencing any adverse effects or are required to undergo revision surgery, call Freeburn Law today at 717-777-7777 to see how we may be able to help.
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The information contained in this page is general in nature and is not intended to be, nor may it be relied upon as legal advice. Freeburn & Law, P.C. does not handle the type of matter discussed on this page, but will refer it to lawyers and/or law firms who do handle these types of matters.