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What Is A Hernia Mesh Patch?
A hernia occurs when organs, intestines, or connective tissue breach a weak point or a hole in muscle. Often caused by some type of pressure, such as heavy lifting, hernias have a high recurrence rate so many doctors recommend a having a hernia mesh patch surgically installed. The purpose of a hernia mesh patch is to reinforce the muscle, close up the hole, and reduce the likelihood of a reoccurring hernia. Hernia repair surgery is among the most common medical procedures done annually, yet the products used carry out such a procedure have injured thousands of patients.
What Are the Most Common Complications After a Mesh Implant?
- Ongoing chronic pain
- Infections or abscesses
- Scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together (adhesion)
- Intestinal blockage, obstruction
- Organ perforation
- Allergic reaction
- Rejection of implant
- Foreign body reaction
- Mesh migration or erosion
- Mesh shrinkage (contraction)
- Dental problems
- Joint aches and pains
- Severe Headache
- Liver abnormalities
Why Are There Hernia Mesh Patch Lawsuits?
Through the years, many different brands of hernia mesh patches have been taken off the shelves due to defects and have caused a vast array of medical complications. Studies have proven many hernia mesh patches to have the opposite of their intended effect in that they can actually exhibit higher rates of reoccurrence and need for re-operation. Many patients who have been treated with hernia mesh patches have experienced serious, even life threatening complications as a result of the defective devices. These injuries have led many to file lawsuits against the makers of hernia mesh patches across the country.
What Hernia Mesh Products Have Been Named as Defective?
- Perfix Plug Mesh
- Ventralex ST Mesh Patch
- Sepramesh Patch
- Surgipro Hernia Mesh
- Paritex Plug and Patch System
How Can I find Out What Type of Hernia Mesh Patch Was Used in My Surgery?
It is very easy and we will be glad to help you if you need us to. We typically advise people to contact their surgeon and ask what type of device was used and to obtain a copy of the surgical report, which should include the product ID sticker page. Also, the billing information from your insurance company may include the type of hernia mesh patch you were given.
What Types of Hernias are Treated with Mesh Patches?
- Inguinal: Hernia that occurs in the inner groin area
- Femoral: Hernia occurs in upper thigh or outer groin area
- Incisional: Hernia after surgical incision or scar in the abdomen
- Recurring: Hernia recurs after treatment
- Ventral: Hernia that occurs in the abdominal wall
- Hiatal: Hernia occurs in chest area above diaphragm
- Umbilical: Hernia in belly button
Have Hernia Mesh Patch Products Been Recalled?
Several of the hernia mesh patch products have been recalled over the years. Ethicon, the creator of the Physiomesh patch, voluntarily recalled the Physiomesh Patch on May 25, 2016 based on the findings of both the German and Danish studies. For the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh patch, the FDA announced a Class II recall of the C-Qur mesh in 2013, which was initiated due to design defects that may cause the mesh to adhere to the packaging.
Are There Any Medical Studies That Deal With Hernia Mesh Patches?
Yes, there have been several medical studies over the years that have looked at the impact of a hernia mesh patch on the patient’s body. Here are some of those examples:
- August, 2016: The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery published a study in which Physiomesh was compared to two other hernia mesh products. The Physiomesh experiment resulted in the development of greater complications when using Physiomesh compared to other hernia mesh products.
- June, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy published a study looking at several methods utilized to close a hernia defect with Physiomesh. It was found that numerous patients experienced hernia recurrence, irrespective of the technique applied.
- March, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy published a study in which 25 patients were inserted with Physiomesh were compared to 25 patients inserted with another mesh patch. Within six months of the surgery, 20% of those patients that were inserted with Physiomesh had experienced some type hernia recurrence. None of those implanted with the other patch had experienced any type of hernia recurrence.
- August, 2015: Surgical Endoscopy published a study in which Physiomesh was compared to two other new hernia mesh products. Physiomesh showed significantly success rates than other mesh patches.
- 2011 – In December 2011, a study was conducted by Department of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine to evaluate the strength of 14 different types of surgical mesh implants, including the C-Qur. Results showed that the C-Qur was prone to break or move under certain conditions, and that tacking the implant in place did not provide significant reduction in migration.
- 2009 – While Atrium claims that the C-Qur significantly reduces adhesion formation during healing time, a study conducted in March of 2009 indicated that the C-Qur actually contributed to a higher rate of the development of adhesions in the long-term after surgery.
Why Call Us?
The main reason is because we are working with some of the more experienced hernia mesh patch lawyers across the country, who are filing hernia mesh patch lawsuits for victims. If you have been injured by a hernia mesh patch, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering among other loss. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or contact us online for a free, no obligation case evaluation.