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Mesh Pain and Complications

Mesh pain is linked to complications long associated with polypropylene products implanted in the body. The synthetic products can cause inflammation leading to adhesions, infections, organ perforation and other serious complications.

What is surgical mesh?

Mesh used during surgery is composed of  synthetic polymers or biological material. Surgeons use mesh products to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women or hernias.

What are the problems with mesh?

Potential complications include chronic pain, erosion, infections, tearing of organs, development of fistulas, abscesses, adhesions to the bowel or other organs, bowel blockages, perforation of organs and tissues, erosion, mesh migration and contracture, recurrence, mesh rupture and failure.

What are the mesh lawsuits about?

The plaintiffs believe the manufacturers knew or should have known about the risks of injuries, problems and complications, yet never warned patients and the medical professionals of the dangers. Despite the alarming rates of removal and revision surgeries, infections, adhesions, intestinal blockages, perforations, some of the mesh manufacturers refused to notify patients and doctors and warn of serious complications. Many of the mesh products have been removed from the market and some have been recalled, yet surgeons are still implanting mesh in patients today. We are accepting removal or revision cases. 

Who can claim compensation?

A plaintiff may qualify if the mesh has caused injuries and damages to the person. The plaintiff needs to prove the claim with the mesh operative records and implant product identification, along with the mesh removal or revision operative records.

How do I know if I qualify?

Contact medical lawyers at 1-800-814-4540 or email carolyn@carolynstclair.com for a free consultation. 

Is there a time limit?

Yes, of course! Each state has a statute of limitations so contact us today before your time runs out!

What is surgical mesh made of?

Materials used for surgical mesh include:

  • Non-absorbable synthetic polymers (polypropylene)
  • Absorbable synthetic polymers (polyglycolic acid or polycaprolactone)
  • Biologic (acellular collagen sourced from cows or pigs)
  • Composite (a combination of any of the three previous materials)

What surgeries use mesh? 

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in women
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in women
  • Inguinal hernia repair ( inner groin)
  • Femoral hernia repair ( upper thigh, outer groin)
  • Incisional hernia repair ( incision or scar )
  • Ventral hernia repair (abdominal/ventral wall)
  • Umbilical hernia repair (belly button)
  • Hiatal (abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm)

 What mesh products are involved?

Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh

Atrium C-Qur Edge Mesh (recalled by the FDA on February 3, 2015)

  • C-Qur
  • C-Qur Mosaic
  • C-Qur Edge
  • C-Qur TacShield
  • C-Qur Lite Mesh V-Patch
  • C-Qur Mesh V-Patch
  • Atrium C-Qur FX Mesh (C-Qur Lite)
  • Atrium C-Qur Centrifx

Bard /Davol Hernia Mesh

  • PerFix Plug:
  • PerFix Light Plug
  • 3DMax
  • 3DMax Light
  • Bard (Marlex)  Dart
  • Marlex (AKA Flat; Bard )
  • Bard
  • Sperma-Tex
  • Visilex
  • Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Modified Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Composix
  • Composix E/X
  • Composix L/P
  • Ventralex Hernia Patch
  • Ventrio Patch
  • Sepramesh IP
  • Ventralex ST Patch
  • Ventrio ST
  • Ventralight ST

Johnson and Johnson/Ethicon Hernia Mesh

Physiomesh Flexible Composite  (recalled after an alarming rate of complications)

  • Proceed Ventral Patch
  • Proceed Surgical
  • Prolene Hernia System
  • Prolene 3D
  • Physiomesh

Covidien Hernia Mesh

  • Parietex
  • Parietex Composite Ventral Patch
  • Parietex ProGrip Self-Fixating
  • Parietex Optimized Composite
  • Parietex Plug and Patch System
  • Parietex Composite Open Skirt (PCO OS)
  • Parietex Optimized Open Skirt
  • Parietex Composite Parastomal (PCO PM) Mesh
  • Parietex Composite Hiatal Mesh (PCO 2H) Hydrophilic Anatomical Mesh
  • Parietex Folding Mesh
  • Parietex Flat Sheet Mesh
  • Parietex Lightweight Monofilament Mesh
  • Symbotex
  • Surgipro

Transvaginal Mesh

AMS Products – no longer on the market

  • SPARC®
  • Mini-Arc
  • Monarc
  • Perigee
  • Apogee
  • Elevate

Coloplast

  • Altis Sling
  • Aris Sling
  • Supris Sling
  • Restorelle Y
  • Restorelle Flat
  • Restorelle L

Boston Scientific

  • Boston Scientific Obtryx® Advantage™
  • Trans obturator Mid-Urethral Sling System
  • Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling

Boston Scientific – Products no longer on the market 

  • Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System – Prefyx PPS™ System
  • Pinnacle® Anterior-Apical Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
  • Pinnacle® Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
  • Pinnacle® Duet Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
  • Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System

Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon/ Gynecare TVT

  • Retropubic Sling
  • Mid Urethral Sling
  • Exact TVT
  • Gynecare Abbrevo TVT

Ethicon Products no longer on the market

  • Gynemesh PS –
  • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
  • Secur
  • Prolift+
  • Prolift +M
  • Prosima

Bard

Bard Products – no longer on the market

  • Avaulta Plus™
  • BioSynthetic Support System
  • Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
  • Faslata® Allograft
  • Pelvicol® Tissue
  • PelviSoft® Biomesh
  • Pelvitex™ Polypropylene

American Medical Systems – AMS (acquired by Endo)

 AMS Products – no longer on the market

  • SPARC®
  • Mini-Arc
  • Monarc
  • Perigee
  • Apogee
  • Elevate

What should I do if I am in pain?

If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, call 911 or go the Emergency Room at the hospital or clinic. We are not your healthcare providers and don’t give medical advice, so you should follow up with regular check-ups and examinations. Let your healthcare provider know if you have symptoms such as pain, bleeding, swelling, discharge, pain during activities. Tell your doctors about any surgical mesh implants if you plan to have surgery to treat a related condition or another type of operation. Talk to your healthcare provider or telemedicine provider if you have any questions or concerns about any health issues.

Do I have a case? 

Contact medical lawyers at 1-800-814-4540 or email carolyn@carolynstclair.com. Consultations are free and there is a time limit to file a claim so act now. 

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