New York Surgimesh Attorneys
SURGIMESH® XB & WN Lawsuits
The XB and WN first appeared on the market for hernia repair in 2008 and were touted as a new development in hernia repair. The use of non-woven matrices of microfibers of polypropylene, known in the U.S. as SURGIMESH® WN and XB Hernia Mesh, were considered safer and more effective in making hernia repairs.
However, the Surgimesh devices are made with the same polypropylene design from which thousands of hernia mesh lawsuitshave been filed.
Surgimesh is a line of hernia mesh and general surgical mesh implants manufactured by the French company Aspide Medical and distributed in the U.S. exclusively by BG Medical, LLC. It is a non-absorbable synthetic mesh made of non-knitted, non-woven polypropylene fibers. One side of the mesh is coated with silicone to prevent abnormal tissue attachments.
Problems with the Polypropylene Material in SURGIMESH®
A hernia mesh lawsuit was filed in August 2021 in New Mexico alleging that the polypropylene composition was incompatible with a patient’s biological organs. The patient who filed the Surgimesh lawsuit experienced pain, abscess, scarring, mesh migration, hernia recurrence, and seroma as a direct result of the failure of his Surgimesh implant.
The available scientific evidence shows that the polypropylene material is biologically incompatible with human tissue and promotes deleterious immune responses in a large subset of the population. These negative responses promote inflammation of the surrounding tissue and contribute to the development of severe adverse reactions to the mesh.
The 2013 MAUDE Adverse Event Report states the following:
“The surgeon performed an open recurrent incisional hernia on (b)(6) 2012 using a surgimesh xb e-1522 which went well with no apparent problems. On (b)(6) 2013 notification was received from the operating room director indicating that the surgeon had removed the xb implanted on (b)(6) 2012. In speaking with the surgeon, several attempts to eradicate a post-operative seroma via aspiration and drainage were made without success. Due to this, the decision was made to reoperate. At reoperation, the surgeon found serous fluid around the mesh. As a result, the xb was removed and replaced with a biologic mesh.”
File a Lawsuit for Surgimesh Device Failure
The fact pattern and device failure allegations concerning the Surgimesh hernia mesh devices are essentially the same made in previous hernia mesh lawsuits concerning Ethicon and Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh repair devices.
In these Surgimesh lawsuits, it is alleged that the manufacturer did not provide adequate warnings regarding organ perforation, high rate of infection, the need for corrective or revision surgery and other risks associated with the product.
Contact Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP about filing a SURGIMESH® lawsuit. Our New York Surgimesh lawyers can be reached at (888) 260-0473 or via our online contact form.