Ethicon Hernia Mesh Products
The repair of an abdominal hernia is a commonly performed operation in our country. When done correctly, it can be a life-changing relief; but when done incorrectly or using a bad hernia mesh product, the results can be devastating, painful and very expensive. A hernia happens when there is any amount of internal tissue that starts to bulge out of the lower abdomen, escaping in openings around the muscles. This nodule can break free from the abdominal wall, and can develop a hernia quite easily. Hernias can develop in several areas, including:
- Groin (inguinal)
- Naval (umbilical)
- Previous site of a surgical incision
Why Are Meshes Used for Hernia Repairs?
Most hernia repairs are made with a mesh product, such as those sold and manufactured by Ethicon. First the hernia sac is removed surgically by the surgeon, and the mesh is measured to fit the area of the hernia to begin the process to implant it for the repair. Once the hernia mesh is in place, it will help prevent a recurring hernia, and firm up and strengthen the tissue and muscle surrounding the hernia in the body.
Surgical hernia mesh products are able to repair a hernia, by placing the mesh on top of the hernia, and attaching the mesh to the tissue with sutures to help the hernia heal over time. But many people who have had an Ethicon hernia mesh product implanted have complications or other repair-related issues because of the failure of the hernial mesh.
Ethicon surgical hernia meshes such as the ULTRAPRO® Partially Absorbable
Lightweight Mesh, PROLENE® Polypropylene Hernia System and PROCEED® Surgical Mesh have been on the market for many years, as hernia mesh repair products. These products utilize new and current technologies that include microporous mesh surfaces, featuring absorbing tissue-separating barriers, to help prevent infections post-surgery.
Some Radiologists Cannot See an Ethicon Mesh Once Implanted
There are different types of hernia meshes available in the medical market place. Each brand of hernia mesh is either visible or not when a radiologist uses CT or MRI technology to check the status of a hernial mesh. If the surgical hernia mesh is not visible when being reviewed with a high-resolution imaging machine, then the surgeon or radiologist will not be able to tell if there are infections or complications developing related to the hernial mesh in a person’s body.
Ethicon Hernia Meshes Pull a Vanishing Act on an MRI
The Ethicon hernia mesh is not readily visible during an MRI. This is the worst news, because if the MRI of a patient just shows visible thickening of an internal area of the body, then there may be no understanding of any inflammatory response to the mesh that can be seen with an MRI. Of course, what doctor is going to make a diagnosis “blind”? But this will be the case with an Ethicon hernial mesh product. This is because the company may not be under the strictest requirement to advise of the radiopaque properties of its mesh, and in most cases, if it is not seen, then the complications will be diagnosed later than usual as a result of this defect.
Initiate a Lawsuit for Hernia Mesh Injuries from Ethicon Products
In the event that you are injured from an Ethicon hernia mesh product, you may want to consider a winning hernia mesh lawsuit with Walch Law. When you give us a call, we can review your case, discuss the next steps and go over your claim for personal injuries related to the use of an Ethicon hernia mesh to repair your hernia. In addition to Ethicon products, we are also one of the best Los Angeles hernia mesh law firms with successful lawsuits against these common producers as well:
If you have questions regarding the worth, value or settlement procedures related to a hernia mesh lawsuit, you need to call our law office today to talk about your concerns. We are available to take your call NOW and get started on your case right away. Call us at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792 or fill out our contact us form now.