Hernia Mesh Implants
Hernia mesh is a medical implant product designed to further strengthen the hernia repair and to prevent re-occurrence.
Because hernia conditions have a high rate of recurrence, since the 1980s surgeons have been using surgical mesh to strengthen hernia repair and prevent recurrence. Over time, mesh-based repairs came to dominant the procedural approach, accounting for nearly 90% of all repairs.
This widespread - some would say dramatic overuse - of hernia mesh products lead to a manufacturing boom, which in turn may have lead to in inadequate quality control and safety testing among certain product brands.
Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue. The majority of surgical mesh devices currently available for use are constructed from synthetic materials or animal tissue.
Hernia Mesh Complications Triggers Recall
The FDA recent analysis of hernia mesh medical devices has indicated numerous complications related to certain mesh products. As a result, the FDA then urged manufacturers to recall these products.
Dozens of hernia mesh models have been implicated in the lawsuits making their way through the court system today. The focus however has been on two products in particular:
Bard / Davol (formerly C.R. Bard)
Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
Common Problems with Hernia Mesh
According to the FDA and other sources, faulty hernia mesh products have resulted in the following common health problems:
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
More than 60,000 lawsuits have been filed against the makers of hernia mesh products alleging the medical devices were defectively designed and caused serious health problems.
Many recipients have been forced to undergo surgery to remove the mesh and re-repair the area after complications arise, but sometimes the damage has allegedly been permanent.
Unsafe Medical Device Attorneys
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