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Mesh Pain and Complications

Update 2022 – We are accepting bladder sling, pelvic mesh and hernia mesh removal or revision cases. 

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.

Hernia mesh claimants complain of chronic pain, abscesses, infections, adhesions to the bowel; bowel blockages, perforation of organs and tissues, fistulas, mesh erosion, mesh rupture; mesh shrinkage; mesh migration; mesh contracture; wound dehiscence (separation of tissues); Hernia recurrence (as a result of migration and/or contracture).

Pelvic mesh and sling claimants complain of erosion through the vaginal tissue, infection, pain, urinary problems and/or incontinence, recurrence of prolapse, bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion, groin and anal pain, pudendal neuralgia or pudendal nerve entrapment, dyspareunia or pain during sexual intercourse.

What is surgical mesh?

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

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 hernia mesh, bladder sling and pelvic mesh complication cases if the mesh has been removed or revised. 

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

  • T-Sling-Universal Polypropylene Sling
  • Aris-Transobturator Sling System
  • Supris-Suprapubic Sling System
  • Novasilk-Synthetic Flat Mesh
  • Suspend-Tutoplast Processed Fascia Lata
  • Exair-Prolapse Repair System
  • Axis-Tutoplast Processed Dermis
  • Restorelle
  • Smartmesh
  • Omnisure
  • Minitape
  • Restorelle

Boston Scientific 

  • The Uphold Vaginal Support System – off market
  • The Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit – off market
  • The Prefyx PPS System – off market
  • The Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System
  • The Advantage Fit System
  • The Lynx Suprapubic Mid-Urethral Sling System
  • The Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System
  • The Solyx SIS System
  • Upsylon Y Mesh

Ethicon 

  • Gynemesh PS
  • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
  • Secur TVT
  • Prolift+
  • Prolift +M
  • Prosima
  • Abbrevo
  • Exact TVT
  • Gynemesh TVT

Bard

Bard Products – no longer on the market

  • Align Urethral Sling
  • Avaulta Anterior BioSynthetic
  • Avaulta Posterior BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta Plus Anterior BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta Plus Posterior BioSynthetic Support
  • Avaulta Solo Anterior Synthetic Support
  • Avaulta Solo Posterior Synthetic Support
  • InnerLace BioUrethral Support System
  • Pelvicol Acellular Collagen Matrix
  • PelviLace BioUrethral Support System
  • PelviLace TO Trans-obturator BioUrethral Support
  • PelviSoft Acellular Collagen BioMesh
  • Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
  • Uretex SUP Pubourethral Sling
  • Uretex TO Transobturator Urethral Sling
  • Uretex TO2 Transobturator Urethral Sling
  • Uretex TO3 Transobturator Urethral Sling

 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 Emergency 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, radiating nerve 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 if you have any questions or concerns about any health issues.

My doctor says I shouldn’t get involved. What should I do?

We depend on doctors for medical advice, not legal advice. The only way to find out which mesh you now, or in the past, have had implanted, is to discover your hospital records which contain the product identification. This label contains identifying information with the name, manufacturer, model and lot numbers of your particular implant and may be buried in your medical records. We can assist or retrieve these records for you.

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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