If your hernia was repaired with a surgical mesh implant, it is important for you to know whether your hernia mesh was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Some of the hernia mesh recalls since 2005 are:
It is not uncommon for patients not to know the specific mesh manufacturer and brand used in surgery. Contact your surgeon’s office to get that information from your medical records.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they put on the market are safe. FDA recalls happen when there is a probable chance that using a defective product will cause serious or even deadly health consequences.
The FDA recalled hernia mesh implants for various reasons, including:
Before the first hernia mesh recalls were issued, the FDA published several warnings about the potentially harmful and dangerous health effects of surgical mesh implants. Despite the warnings, however, manufacturers continued to produce and market these mesh implants. As a result, more patients have had to experience unnecessary and sometimes severe pain, complications, and revision surgery.
Many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh implants that have been reported to the FDA have been associated with recalled mesh products no longer on the market. FDA analysis found that recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications. Some other potentially harmful events that can occur following hernia repair with recalled mesh are when the mesh moves from the original surgical site (mesh migration) and when the implant contracts in the body (mesh shrinkage).
The most common complications associated with recalled mesh are:
If you are suffering from any of these complications, it may indicate a potentially dangerous problem. There is a chance that your body may be rejecting the mesh implant. Contact your surgeon to discuss any issues you may be experiencing.
After any surgery, it is expected that patients will experience some pain and discomfort. However, if you had hernia repair surgery and are not feeling well, there is a chance your body may be rejecting the mesh implant.
The most common hernia mesh rejection symptoms are:
Symptoms of hernia mesh rejection do not immediately show up, and can easily be thought of as an indication of a bad cold or flu. Unfortunately, these symptoms develop into health serious complications that can be difficult and expensive to treat. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your surgeon as soon as possible to avoid any further complications.
Medical product manufacturers are responsible for the injuries their implants cause patients. Hundreds of thousands of hernia repair patients have reported serious internal injuries. As a result, the number of personal injury and product liability lawsuits filed in state and federal courts is increasing. The lawsuits claim the hernia mesh implants have manufacturing and design defects that directly cause dangerous complications to hernia mesh implant patients hence the hernia mesh recalls.
Hernia mesh patients often seek compensation for many types of damages, including:
If you are suffering from any complications as a result of your hernia repair surgery, you may be eligible to receive compensation by filing a lawsuit against Atrium, Ethicon, or other mesh manufacturers. Contact the team at Zanes Law today.
Our hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers will fight for a fair settlement based on the facts of your particular case. We will help you understand your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Defective medical device claims are time-sensitive, so call 866-499-8989 today for a free and confidential consultation.