A hernia can be a painful situation that may require surgery. In some cases, you may need to have a hernia mesh implant inserted into your body. This will reinforce weak tissue and allow for healing in most cases. However, studies have found that there are some defective hernia mesh devices that have been recalled in recent years. This means if you’ve had hernia mesh surgery in recent years, you may want to find out if the one the surgeons used to repair your hernia is one of the brands that were recalled.
What is a Hernia Mesh Recall?
A hernia mesh recall is when the FDA finds that a product is defective or unsuitable for continued use. It either fails and causes bodily harm to patients, or is found to be defective or ineffective overall in repairing the damage or health issue it is supposed to correct.
The FDA, or Food and Drug Administration regulates everything food and health-related for the United States. If the FDA finds that the product is a health threat, they will issue a recall on that product.
What is the difference between a recall and a market removal?
A product recall is not the same as a market removal. The difference is that a recall is involuntary for the manufacturer, which means that the FDA is forcing that product to cease releasing to consumers. A market removal is where the comp0any who manufactures a product removes it from distribution on their own. They will usually do this as a safety measure.
Reasons for Hernia Mesh Recalls
Hernia mesh products are typically recalled because they cause complications for hernia mesh patients after surgery. Typical hernia mesh complications can include:
- Bowel obstructions
- Severe Pain
- Bowel perforations
- Hernia recurrence
These symptoms or complications often lead to patients having to have hernia mesh repair surgery, or they have to have the original hernia mesh device removed altogether.
Mesh Manufactures who have issued hernia mesh recalls
There have been several hernia mesh manufacturers that have issued hernia mesh recalls in recent years. It is important to keep in mind that there are different hernia mesh devices, models and manufacturers out there. To find the latest information on new hernia mesh recalls or defective hernia mesh devices, visit the FDA’s database. This is the best place to find out more information on your hernia mesh’s recall status.
There are various hernia mesh brands, all with different model numbers. As of February 2007, the Fda had given 3 separate rounds of recalls to hernia mesh devices. They had also given these devices a Class 1 status, which means they are likely to cause serious health problems and might even lead to death.
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If you suffered complications or required revision surgery related to a hernia mesh implant, the team from The Law Offices of Betz and Baril can take legal action on your behalf. We pursue compensation for you, building a strong case on your behalf.
Our team conducts a full investigation to learn the facts of your case. As a part of this investigation, we identify and collect:
- Medical bills
- Tax forms and wage statements
- Any proof of your pain and suffering
- Other documentation of your losses and expenses
Talk to a Hernia Mesh Complications Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered complications or required revision surgery after a hernia repair using a mesh implant, the team from the Law Offices of Betz and Baril is here to help. We offer free case reviews and can help you understand your legal options.
We handle all hernia mesh cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you.
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