The most common injuries associated with recalled hernia patches are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion (scar-tissue), and organ damage, according to the FDA.
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FDA Warning: Hernia Mesh Patch Complications
Recalled hernia mesh patches were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications, according to a Safety Warning issued by the FDA. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by complications of recalled products.
Hernia Mesh Patch Recalls
Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Patch Recall
In May 2016, Ethicon Inc. recalled Physiomesh Composite Flexible Mesh in several countries in Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world after a large study found higher rates of hernia recurrence and re-operation.
Physiomesh was not recalled in the United States — it was withdrawn from the market without any warnings by the FDA. Ethicon is facing a growing number of lawsuits in the U.S. from people who experienced:
- Hernia recurrence
- Dense adhesions
- Bowel obstruction
- Chronic pain
Atrium C-QUR Hernia Patch Recall
In June 2013, Atrium Medical Corp. recalled the C-QUR patch because the Omega-3 (fish oil) coating could peel off and stick to the inside of the package when exposed to high humidity and moisture inside the package.
The recalled C-QUR Patch was never actually removed from the market — only the packaging was recalled. However, lawsuits have been filed by people who say the fish oil coating peeled off in their body and caused the following side effects:
- Allergic reactions
- Adhesions (scar-tissue)
- Body rejects mesh
- Mesh migration
Kugel Hernia Patch Recalls
C.R. Bard/Davol issued three Class I recalls for the Kugel Composix Hernia Patch between 2005 and 2007. The recalls were issued because a plastic ring that helped “spring” open the mesh could break.
Around 3,000 lawsuits were filed by people who suffered organ damage, bowel perforations, and/or chronic intestinal fistulae (abnormal connection between the intestines and other organs). These lawsuits were resolved with a $184 million settlement in 2011.
Counterfeit Hernia Patch Recalls
In June 2010, the FDA issued a Class I recall for counterfeit hernia patches that were falsely labeled as C.R. Bard/Davol Flat Mesh (commonly known as Marlex Mesh). The counterfeit products are not sterile, although they are labeled sterile. The edges are not sealed, which could allow the mesh to unravel.
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