Known HERNIA MESH Recalls.
Experiencing complications due to a hernia mesh implant or procedure? Victims are starting to speak up and filing claims against their injuries. It’s time to do something for yourself or your loved one. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Get the Answers you deserve.
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Kugel Hernia Patch
Dec. 22, 2005
Kugel patches are synthetic, made from a double layer of monofilament polypropylene. Designed to be used in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, the Kugel patch is folded for insertion before it’s deployed in the body cavity with the help of a “memory recoil ring” that springs the patch open to its full shape and size.
Physiomesh & Proceed Hernia Mesh
Physiomesh is made of polypropylene laminated with poliglecaprone. Proceed is made of polypropylene with one side coated in oxidized regenerated cellulose (ORC). The ORC layer is bioabsorbable and separates the mesh from underlying tissue and organs.
C-QUR Hernia Mesh
August 9, 2013
C-QUR mesh is made of polyethylene plastic and coated with Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil. The FDA announced Atrium recalled thousands of units of C-QUR V Patch, TacShield, Edge and standard C-QUR Meshes because the fish-oil coating on the mesh could stick to the packaging and peel off.
Physiomesh Hernia Mesh
Ethicon is facing several lawsuits from people who were injured by Physiomesh hernia mesh. It was pulled off the market in the United States after studies found higher rates of hernia recurrence and revision surgery. The FDA did not announce a recall. Ethicon recalled Physiomesh in Europe and Australia, but the same action was called a “market withdrawal” in the U.S.
Just Plain Negligence.
After reviewing multiple studies and lawsuits, we have found that one of the main problems with certain hernia mesh is that it is made of polypropylene, a plastic that may be toxic in the body! Though polyethylene has been accepted to be safe, according to a material data safety sheet from the chemical company LyondellBasell, polypropylene is not safe for “applications involving permanent implantation into the body.” A Bloomberg article reported that the makers of the plastic hernia mesh, chemical company Chevron Phillips, told Bard Davol that the polypropylene resin should not be permanently implanted in people. However, Bard Davol told manufacturers to continue making mesh from the Chevron Phillips plastic and agreed to cover any legal costs or damages.
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First Trial Set for 2018
Physiomesh is known to be ‘Unreasonably Dangerous’
Ethicon will defend against claims that its hernia mesh caused serious injuries in a trial slated to begin in 2018, according to court documents. The trial is the first Ethicon will face over its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. The plaintiff, Matthew Huff, was one of the first to file a lawsuit after Ethicon pulled the hernia mesh from the market in 2016. According to the company, it stopped selling the product because of higher rates of hernia recurrence and re-operation compared to similar products. Ethicon issued a voluntary recall in Europe and other countries, but only a “market withdrawal” in the U.S. as we told you earlier. Read the full story here. To learn more about the complications of Hernia Mesh, click on the button below.