Surgical Hernia Mesh Implants
Did You Suffer Serious Complications?
Hernias can be incredibly painful afflictions that occur when internal tissue, like a part of the intestine, pushes through a weak part of the patient’s abdominal muscles. This condition won’t improve on its own, and if allowed to remain untreated can lead to life-threatening complications. Surgery is often necessitated or recommended to repair a hernia. Surgical hernia mesh implants are often used during hernia surgeries. These implants come in different styles and are made up of varying types of synthetic and non-synthetic materials. All types of hernia mesh implants are intended to reinforce the affected area in order to keep the internal tissue where it’s supposed to be. A common implant, made of synthetic mesh, remains in the patient’s body indefinitely and is considered a permanent implant – unfortunately, these products have resulted in a number of serious complications.
Complications resulting from surgical hernia mesh implants:
- Bowel obstructions
- Recurring hernias
- Revision surgery
- Chronic pain
- Tissue adhesion
- Intestinal blockage
If you or a family member has been injured due to defective hernia mesh, contact our office today for a free consultation.
Our Raleigh mesh attorneys have a long history of successfully representing patients with mesh related injuries. Since 2011, our attorneys have successfully represented women with transvaginal mesh related injuries. We think that many of the same issues that exist with transvaginal mesh products also exist with surgical hernia mesh products. Because of the current FDA approval process, Atrium (now known as Getinge Maquet), Ethicon, Covidien and Bard, rushed products to market in an attempt to maximize profits at the expense of innocent people suffering from hernias. If you are unsure of the type of mesh your doctor implanted, contact Wilson Law, P.A.’s hernia mesh attorney today. We will quickly obtain your medical records to determine what type of hernia mesh was used during your surgery.
Injuries from Ethicon Physiomeshtm Flexible Composite Mesh
Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, released an FDA-approved hernia mesh called PhysiomeshTM Flexible Composite Mesh in 2010. This polypropylene mesh was designed to repair hernias through laparoscopic ventral hernia repair surgery. Despite its FDA approval, reports describing the products complications and failure occurred soon after the product’s release. The reported complications with the product caused Ethicon to voluntarily withdraw PhysiomeshTM from the global market and issue an Urgent Field Safety Notice (PDF).
PhysiomeshTM malfunctions also resulted in revision surgeries to remove and replace the mesh. FDA reports reflected that the mesh sometimes shrank, bunched up, failed to incorporate into the body, or caused painful inflammation. Due to these injuries, patients are now forced to file lawsuits against Ethicon for failing to warn patients of its risks, and for putting a defective medical product on the market.
Our hernia mesh attorneys at Wilson Law, P.A. are currently investigating cases involving several surgical hernia mesh products including but not limited to:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon PhysiomeshTM Flexible Composite
- C-Qur® (manufactured by Atrium Medical)
- All hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard made of Marlex polypropylene
- Composix®Kugel® mesh patches (manufactured by C.R. Bard subsidiary Davol)
Experienced Hernia Mesh Lawyers in Raleigh
At Wilson Law, P.A., our Raleigh hernia mesh lawyers treat each client with the respect and dignity they deserve in their time of need. Our attorneys will help answer your questions and discuss your options throughout the legal process. From start to finish, our attorneys will provide aggressive but compassionate legal representation as we pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today by giving us a call at (919) 800-0919 to discuss your case over the phone, or start out with a free consultation by filling out our online form.