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Hernia Mesh

Herniated mesh is used by medical professionals to act a support source for damaged or weakened tissue. Constructed from either animal tissue or synthetic material, the mesh serves a very important role. Unfortunately, there are multiple cases involving herniated mesh that has failed to work properly. In these situations, it is often essential that a person contact a skilled Atlanta medical product lawyer for assistance.

How Herniated Mesh Works

While non-absorbable herniated mess remains in a person’s body permanently, absorbable mesh disintegrates over time after it is left inside of a person’s body. There are two types of operations in which herniated mesh is placed inside of a person’s body - laparoscopic and open repair. During laparoscopic surgery, a physician makes several small cuts in which to place surgical tools to repair the hernia, while in open surgery a physician will make a larger incision.

Complications Caused by Herniated Mesh

Some of the various complications that can arise when mesh products fail to operate properly include the following:

  • Abscesses
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Fistulas
  • Grouping of scar tissue between organs
  • Infections
  • Organ perforation
  • Severe pain in the abdomen or groin area

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms after having herniated mesh put in, contact a medical product attorney in Atlanta right away.

Some Examples of Herniated Mesh Lawsuits

There are several types of herniated mesh, which are produced by various medical device companies. Some of the most common examples of herniated mesh that has been known to result in patients experiencing a variety of adverse side effects include:

  • 3DMax: First manufactured by Bard in 2008, this lightweight mesh has been known to cause substantial pain and there is a even a risk of patients losing their testicles.

  • C-Qur: Manufactured by Atrium, the C-QUR herniated mesh was first introduced in 2006. There are several cases of deadly infections linked to the C-Qur herniated mesh. Removing the mesh has also proven to be difficult.

  • Kugel: Manufactured by C.R. Bard, the Kugel herniated mesh utilizes a ring in its center to help the mesh maintain its shape. The ring that comprises the mesh, however, been know to break, which can cause serious injuries.

  • Parietex: This herniated mesh was the first mesh manufactured by Covidien. First sold in 1999, the mesh has been known to cause a variety of adverse conditions including bowel complications and infections.

  • Physiomesh: Also manufactured by a subdivision of Johnson and Johnson, the Physiomesh has since been entirely recalled. There were many complications that arose from the Physiomesh including an increased risk of subsequent hernias.

  • Prolene Hernia System: Also manufactured by a subdivision of Johnson and Johnson, this mesh is a heavyweight polypropylene. Some of the injuries cause by the Prolene Hernia System include nerve pain, sexual dysfunction, and substantial pain.

  • Proceed Herniated Mesh: Manufactured by a subdivision of Johnson and Johnson, Proceed herniated mesh is a lightweight mesh. Recalls of the Proceed mesh have occurred because the mesh’s cellulose layers separates from the polypropylene resulting in the increased risk of bowel obstructions.

Contact a Medical Device Attorney in Atlanta

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to placement of a herniated mesh, there are methods to pursue the compensation that you deserve. Contact our law office today to discuss how our legal counsel can help you.

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