Hernia mesh is used to repair hernias and other wounds including chest wall reconstruction, traumatic or surgical wounds, and other fascial surgical intervention procedures. Recently, many patients have experienced injuries after hernia mesh implantation. If you or a loved one recently experienced an injury after implantation of the following devices, you may be able to file a claim. Contact a hernia mesh lawyer to get started.
C-Qur Hernia Mesh
In October 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Atrium Medical Corporation, manufacturer of C-Qur Mesh, that they failed to validate their sterilization process, and that it had failed to investigate and report multiple instances of C-Qur hernia mesh infections. In July 2013 Atrium initiated a Class 2 recall on C-Qur Edge Mesh. Complications have been reported to the FDA including multiple reports of infections and other injuries.
Ethicon Physio Hernia Mesh
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit voluntarily recalled its Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh in May 2016. J&J’s review of unpublished hernia databases in Germany and Denmark revealed that Physiomesh® failed at higher rates compared to other, similar hernia mesh products.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch
Composix Kugel Mesh Patches are used specifically to repair ventral (incisional) hernias caused by thinning and stretching of scar tissue post-surgery. They were introduced in 1997. It was meant to support the weakened abdominal wall until the patient’s own tissues can grow and heal a hernia. Certain Composix Kugel Mesh Patches used in hernia repair were recalled after patients reported complications.
Review Your Options with a Hernia Mesh Attorney
We are currently evaluating cases for individuals affected by these medical devices. If you or a loved one experienced complications after a hernia mesh implantation, reach out to our office today. A hernia mesh lawyer could assess your case, help you understand your eligibility for compensation, and work with you to pursue the payments you need to make things right.