Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyers are evaluating hernia mesh injury cases from people who suffered dangerous side effects from hernia mesh devices. Hernia mesh is a medical device that surgeons use in the repair of patients’ hernias. Alternate terms for hernia mesh devices include:

  • Abdominal surgical mesh
  • Hernia repair mesh
  • Hernia surgical mesh
  • Hernia repair surgical mesh
  • Surgical hernia mesh
  • Hernia mesh patches
  • Hernia mesh implants
  • Hernia surgical mesh implants

Brand names and manufacturers of hernia mesh patches include:

  • Physiomesh® (made by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
  • Ethicon Physiomesh® / Ethicon Hernia Mesh / Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Mesh
  • Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh / Composix Kugel Mesh (made by Davol, Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard)
  • Ventralex Hernia Mesh (C.R. Bard)
  • Sepramesh (C.R. Bard)
  • 3DMax (C.R. Bard)
  • PerFix Plug (Davol / C.R. Bard)
  • Parietex Plug and Patch System (made by Covidien, acquired by Medtronic)
  • Symbotex (Covidien)
  • Surgipro (Covidien / Medtronic)
  • Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh (made by Atrium Medical)
  • C-Qur Hernia Mesh (made by Maquet, a subsidiary of Getinge Group, which acquired Atrium Medical in 2011)

Complications / Side Effects of Hernia Mesh Surgical Devices

Side Effects of Hernia Mesh Surgical DevicesSurgeons utilize hernia mesh implants in the repair of ventral and inguinal hernias. A ventral hernia is a hernia (bulge of tissue through an abnormal opening) in any part of the abdominal wall. An inguinal hernia is a hernia in the groin area involving the protrusion of tissue through the inguinal canal (a passage in the abdominal wall through which the spermatic cord of a man or the round uterine ligament of a woman pass).

A wide range of serious complications is associated with employment of mesh implants in both types of hernia surgery. The nature of surgical mesh injuries may depend not only upon whether the repaired hernia was ventral or inguinal, but also upon the use of:

  • coated versus un-coated mesh
  • absorbable or non-absorbable mesh
  • mesh made from biological versus synthetic material

Some of the many complications / injuries sustained by patients who undergo hernia repair surgery utilizing hernia mesh patches include:

  • adhesions (internal scar tissue that forms abnormal connections between tissues)
  • bowel obstruction
  • loss of a testicle
  • fistula (abnormal connection between hollow organs or blood vessels)
  • abnormal liver function
  • kidney (renal) failure
  • meshomas (bunched-up or contracted hernia mesh patches made from synthetic material that can migrate to different parts of the body)
  • reopening (recurrence) of hernia
  • infections

 Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyers file lawsuits against manufacturers of hernia mesh devices that cause these serious injuries. Our Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorneys offer representation to the family members of patients who have died from hernia mesh complications.

Mesh infection complication

One of the most dangerous complications related to use of hernia mesh devices is infection. Hernia mesh infections can be severe and even deadly.

Serious hernia mesh infections most often occur when surgeons use hernia patches made of synthetic rather than biological material, such as:

  • Ethicon Physiomesh®
  • Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Mesh
  • Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
  • C-Qur Hernia Mesh

Learn more about hernia mesh infections. If you have sustained an infection after hernia surgery involving a hernia mesh implant, please contact our Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Infection Lawyers / Attorneys for assistance.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyers commence law suits against hernia mesh manufacturers, alleging that the designers and producers of hernia mesh implants / patches:

  • designed, produced, and sold a defective product that is unreasonably dangerous to hernia surgery patients
  • did not subject hernia mesh devices to adequate safety testing
  • intentionally sought forms of FDA market approval that allowed them to avoid adequate safety testing
  • did not adequately inform consumers and physicians of the dangers of surgical hernia mesh

Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Lawsuits

Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible CompositeEthicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily recalled its Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh from the global market in May 2016. The withdrawal followed the company’s own review of studies showing the device had higher than average rates of hernia recurrences and reoperations.

Ethicon used synthetic, non-absorbable polypropylene to manufacture its Physiomesh® Composite devices. The polypropylene was coated on both sides with a thick layer of absorbable material, which prevents the mesh from incorporating into the patient’s abdominal wall. This enables the hernia mesh to migrate, with potentially serious consequences.

In addition to hernia recurrences and operations to repair recurrent hernias that result from this defect, complications from this hernia mesh include:

  • adhesions
  • obstructions
  • migration of mesh material
  • contraction (shrinkage) of mesh material
  • serious infections
  • chronic pain and swelling

Contact a Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyer

The Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyers / Attorneys at Feldman & Pinto file legal actions against the manufacturers of hernia mesh products that have caused patients serious harm. Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice / Medical Mistakes Attorneys also bring lawsuits against doctors / physicians who negligently perform or order surgery utilizing these products. If you were injured or one of your loved ones has died due to use of surgical hernia mesh, please contact our firm today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.