A Sepramesh hernia mesh lawsuit may be an option for people who suffered severe complications associated with the medical devices. Since 2007, at least 50 adverse event reports have been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding complications associated with Sepramesh IP Composite hernia mesh. Not all reports indicated severe complications related to the medical devices. However, some reports suggest that patients experienced adhesions, abdominal pain and perforations in addition to other serious adverse health events. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and pursue damages with the help of a Sepramesh hernia mesh lawsuit attorney.
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Sepramesh IP Composite Mesh
Sepramesh IP Composite hernia mesh is a type of composite polypropylene hernia mesh combined with a hydrogel safety coating, which is designed to resorb within 30 days and provide visceral protection as the hernia heals.
Originally marketed in 2005 by Genzyme Biosurgical and later licensed to C.R. Bard in 2007, the Sepramesh IP Composite hernia mesh reportedly provides prompt wound healing and encourages complete tissue ingrowth.
How Does Hernia Mesh Work?
Surgical treatment for abdominal hernias, particularly those that occur in the inner groin area, is common in the United States. According to the FDA, surgeons often opt for surgical hernia mesh to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the rate of recurrence. In some cases, the use of surgical mesh may also improve patient outcomes and minimize patient recovery time.
Despite widespread use of surgical mesh in hernia repair surgery, the devices may lead to serious complications and adverse events, including pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesions, obstruction, fistulas, seromas and perforation.
Hernia Mesh Complications
Risks specifically associated with Sepramesh IP Composite hernia mesh include:
- Soft tissue defect
- Allergic Reaction
- Fistula formation
- Hernia Recurrence
Additional complications, such as bowel or skin perforation and infection, may occur if any portion of the surgical mesh is cut or damaged prior to insertion.
A Sepramesh hernia mesh lawsuit attorney notes that dozens of adverse event reports relating to Sepramesh and Sepramesh IP have been submitted to the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database (MAUDE). One report in particular suggests a number of other complications associated with Sepramesh and Sepramesh IP hernia mesh devices, including bleeding complications, numbness of leg, hernia recurrence, bowel obstruction, and hospitalization. Other reports have been less conclusive as to what may have caused the reported injury or injuries.
Has There Been a Sepramesh Hernia Mesh Recall?
Although there has not been a Sepramesh IP Composite Mesh recall, other hernia mesh devices have been recalled due to severe adverse reactions and other serious complications. Those complications have led some people to file lawsuits claiming that the device manufacturers failed to disclose known risks associated with the devices and that patients suffered damages as a result. Failure to warn of side effects of a drug can be a basis of drug company liability, regardless of whether the drug has been recalled.
How a Sepramesh Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by Sepramesh hernia mesh may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.