One reason for the sharp increase in injuries becoming more and more common with the use of mesh in abdominal and inguinal hernia repairs is the increase in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery in recent years.
In Kentucky, minimally invasive surgeries have risen sharply. Norton Hospital, Baptist hospital, ARH, St. Joseph's, Lourdes Hospital, Jewish Hospital, University Hospital, Audubon, Central Baptist, as well as many other Kentucky hospitals advertise minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery. This is a trend seen across the country.
As surgeons performed more and more of these procedures, they began placing mesh deeper and deeper into the abdominal cavity. As the surgeons went deeper, they began placing the mesh in closer proximity to a patient’s bowel. This is where the problems started; including bacterial infection, inflammation, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, abdominal adhesions, and pain.
Polypropylene Mesh Products Used In Hernia Repairs
Was polypropylene mesh ever safe for use in hernia repairs? Maybe. However, this was before the rise of laparoscopic procedures.
Studies done years ago, before laparoscopic surgery became so popular, stated that mesh was safe for hernia repairs. The truth is, polypropylene mesh can cause injury to any organ or surface it touches in the human body and does not belong on or near the bowel.
List of polypropylene mesh products used in hernia repair:
- Ethicon Johnson and Johnson: Physiomesh Hernia Mesh
- Atrium Maquette Getinge Group: C-Qur Hernia Mesh
- Davol C.R. Bard: Kugel Hernia Mesh
- Proceed: Proceed Hernia Mesh
- Bard: 3DMax hernia mesh
- Covidien: Symbotex Mesh
- Bard Mesh: Perfix Plug
- Covidien Medtronic: Paritex Composite Mesh
- Sarnoff Genzyme: Sepramesh
- Bard: Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh
- Covidien Medtronic: Suripro hernia mesh
- Covidien Medtronic: Parietex Plug and Patch hernia mesh
Contact Our Kentucky Hernia Mesh Lawyers
If you are unsure of which product you have had implanted in your body, contact us. We can help identify the mesh product, determine if it was the cause of your injuries, and whether the particular mesh used in your hernia repair was part of a recall. Even if it was not part of a recall, we can determine if you still may have a claim for injuries caused by the mesh.
Contact Gray & White Law for a free legal consultation by calling 888-450-4456 or by submitting the contact form on this page. If you can't come to us, we'll come to you.