One thing is true: nobody wants to have a hernia.
It “occurs when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue.”1 A hernia is most likely to happen in the abdominal wall, but it can also occur in the groin area.
Unfortunately, the only way to permanently fix a hernia is to have it surgically repaired. Every year in the U.S., “more than one million hernia repairs are performed.”1 This is mainly due to hernias having “a high rate of recurrence.”1
To solve this problem, some surgical options include using a hernia mesh implant “to strengthen the hernia repair.”1 Sometimes, a mesh implant fixes the hernia and causes little to no adverse side effects for a patient.
However, a patient may experience intense chronic pain and other side effects following a hernia mesh implant. In some of these cases, their suffering is caused by a recalled hernia mesh implant.
Hernia Mesh Implants That Were Recalled
For several years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been recalling several hernia mesh implants. Here is a list of some hernia mesh implants that were recalled in the last decade:
- Atrium’s ProLite Mesh (2018)2
- TIGR Matrix Surgical Mesh (2016)3
- Ethicon’s PhysioMesh Flexible Composite Mesh (2015)4
- Davol/C. R. Bard’s Ventralight ST Mesh with Echo (2014)5
- Davol/C. R. Bard’s Composix L/P Mesh with Echo (2014)6
- Ethicon’s Proceed Surgical Mesh (2010, 2014)7
- Atrium’s C-QUR TacShield Mesh (2013)8
- Atrium’s C-QUR V-Patch Mesh (2013)9
- Atrium’s C-QUR Edge Mesh (2013)10
- Atrium’s C-QUR’s Mesh (2013)11
- Coloplast’s Restorelle DirectFix Posterior Polypropylene Mesh (2012)12
- Davol/C. R. Bard’s ST Mesh (2012)13
- Davol/C. R. Bard’s Soft Mesh (2011)14
- Davol/C. R. Bard’s Mesh Pre-Shaped (2010)15
- Ram Medical/Bard’s Monofilament Knitted Polypropylene Mesh (2010)16
- Davol/C. R. Bard’s Ventrio Small Oval Hernia Patch (2010)17
- Davol/C. R. Bard’s 3D Max Mesh (2008)18
Complications Linked to Recalled Hernia Mesh Implants
According to the FDA, the following are the most common adverse events following any recalled hernia repair with a mesh implant:
Seriously Injured by a Hernia Mesh? Contact Us Today
If a hernia mesh has seriously injured you or someone you love, our attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C. can help you explore your legal options. Please fill out our online contact form to get started.
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