Understanding Hernia Mesh Recalls

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday November 15, 2017

Over the past twenty years, hernia repair surgery has become synonymous with hernia mesh. Hernia mesh is used in a growing number of procedures to restore the structural integrity of the hernia site in an effort to prevent a hernia from recurring. Unfortunately, many people have found themselves further injured by these surgical mesh implants, the complications they can cause, and wondering why they were not warned about these potential risks. Hernia mesh lawsuits are being filed to investigate this issue and protect the rights of injured patients. 

Plaintiffs in hernia mesh lawsuits argue that their hernia mesh product caused them to suffer because of defective design. These injuries vary from patient to patient and include: pain, infection, recurrence of the hernia, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation, among others. They contend that had another device been used to repair their hernia, they would not have suffered and their injuries would not have occurred.

While investigations into these claims continue, it is important to protect your rights. If you or a loved one have suffered complications from hernia mesh, please contact us immediately.

While the FDA has noted several side effects and complications associated with the use of recalled surgical mesh in hernia repair. Investigations are ongoing as to the full extent of these injuries. The FDA has also noted that some patients may have been issued a counterfeit device, further complicating efforts to identify those responsible.

Some of these devices discovered to be counterfeit surgical mesh sheets use illegitimate certified brand names of C.R. Bard and Davol device manufacturers. C.R. Bard made an announcement describing the counterfeit devices. You can learn more about this surgical mesh recall from the FDA.

In 2010, the FDA announced a Class I recall of surgical meshes distributed by:

  • RAM Medical, Inc.
  • Amerimed Corporation
  • Henry Schein Inc.
  • Marathon Medical Corporation
  • Medline Industries
  • MMS – A Medical Supply Company
  • Q-Med Corporation

The FDA’s investigation as to the source of the counterfeited hernia mesh products is ongoing.

Our law firm is currently investigating claims related to hernia mesh lawsuits. Should you or a loved one have been injured as the result or a defective or recalled hernia mesh device, contact our law firm immediately to discuss options for protecting your rights. 

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