Alloderm, Kugel Mesh, and Risky Hernia Repairs
What's a consumer to do about risky hernia repairs, mesh patches, and AlloDerm complications?
While modern medicine has made strides in many diseases and disorders, hernia repair is still risky.
From February 2007 to April 2009, MedSun contributed to the FDA, 29 adverse event reports associated with 30 hernia mesh patches in 30 patients.
The most frequently reported medical device problems were:
Fortunately no patient deaths were reported. Common AlloDerm patient injuries were reported in half of the patients. There were:
Companies involved in the reporting of AlloDerm hernia repair problems were Covidien United States Surgical Corporation, Davol Inc. A subdivision of C.R. Bard, Inc., Lifecell Corp., Ethicon Inc., Tissue Science Laboratory, Composix, Bard Urology Department, and Bard Access Systems.
In October 2008, the FDA updated its safety information on hernia mesh repair.
Have you or a loved one suffered serious to life-threatening problems from Alloderm hernia repair or kugel mesh patch hernia repair?
Talk to an AlloDerm lawyer about your hernia repair problems and find out if you qualify for a hernia repair lawsuit.
The FDA has a lot of catching up to do.
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