Hernia Mesh Complications
- Mesh is used to repair a weak spot or tear in abdominal muscle (hernia). Composite mesh is made up of several layers of different materials.
- Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson subsidiary: Ethicon, Atrium Medical, C.R. Bard subsidiary: Bard Davol; Medtronic (formerly Covidien) & others
- Damages: Infection, severe pain, hernia recurrence, adhesions, organ damage, product migration
- Case Qualification: Product must be a composite mesh implanted after 2009, with revision or scheduled revision, severe pain, bowel blockage, adhesions, infections. Priority Manufacturers are Bard, Covidien, Atrium, & Ethicon