Did Your SepraMesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh Fail?
McGartland Law is currently investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of patients who have experienced health problems related to hernia mesh implants. If you or someone you love required surgery due to an implant, you may be eligible to seek compensation for damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Let the experienced team with McGartland Law help you explore your legal options. Our firm offers no-cost and no-obligation initial consultations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss the details of your case.
Surgical mesh has been used for years to help support the structure of soft tissues in various areas of the body. SepraMesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh is a lightweight mesh with an absorbable hydrogel safety coating. The mesh is placed over a weakened area of tissue and sutured in place. After approximately 30 days, the hydrogel coating is absorbed by the body, allowing the mesh to remain where it is needed and provide support to the soft tissues.
Uses for SepraMesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh
SepraMesh hernia mesh is used in many different areas of the body, including the inner and outer groin area, along the abdominal wall, along the stomach and diaphragm, and in the umbilical region or near the belly button. These are common areas where hernias are known to form, either after surgical procedures or due to an injury where the soft tissues begin to weaken or separate.
The flexibility of the composite mesh allows it to move along with the tissues it is applied to without causing the tissue to tear or pull. One of the selling points of the mesh was that the dissolvable coating allowed the mesh to attach to the tissue without slipping or shifting from its original position. This was not always the result and complications began to appear.
SepraMesh IP Composite Complications
Several people have filed complaints against C.R. Bard, the maker of SepraMesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh because of specific complications that are a direct result of the mesh being used. A few of the most common complaints on record include:
- Bacterial infection
- Bowel obstruction
- Recurring hernias
- Severe abdominal pain
These conditions can be caused by the shifting of the mesh once it has been implanted or the mesh breaking down over a period of time. It can also be a result of the hydrogel coating not dissolving properly.
In order to correct the problem, the mesh will have to be removed and the soft tissues supported in another manner. This can result in additional surgical procedures and a higher risk of infection and other possible complications.
If your doctor used the SepraMesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh to treat a hernia and you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately. Waiting can result in the formation of scar tissue and adhesions that may add to your discomfort. If it is determined that the SepraMesh product has either caused an injury or irritated an existing condition, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and receive compensation for your injuries. Call and speak with an attorney if you have any questions about what type of compensation you may be entitled to.