Which Surgical Hernia Mesh Products Have Been Linked to Complications?
Surgical hernia mesh has been linked to several complications in patients, including erosion of the mesh that requires another painful surgery to remove the device. These are just a few of the models of hernia mesh that plaintiffs in lawsuits have alleged caused their health problems.
Atrium C-Qur – The C-Qur (or “secure”) is a type of mesh that has been linked to several adverse events, namely ones involving friction with surrounding tissue. The FDA sent a warning letter to Atrium in 2012, stating that the company had failed to respond to complaints involving the C-Qur as well as other products. In addition, the FDA accused Atrium of failing to either review or investigate patient complaints of infections involving the C-Qur, as well as failures of the device.
Ethicon Physiomesh – Ethicon issued a recall of the Physiomesh in May 2016 after several patients reported that the device had failed, resulting in the need for revision surgeries. The manufacturer announced that it was unable to determine the cause of the failure, and as a result would not resume selling the mesh.
Kugel Hernia Mesh – Several Kugel hernia products have been recalled, including a patch with a plastic recoil ring that is designed to be folded during a hernia repair. Once the patch is in place, the ring allows the mesh to open up so it can lay flat. However, the ring has been known to break in many instances, leading to severe internal injuries.