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Which surgical mesh is not safe?

Using surgical mesh for hernia repairs has been possible for decades, but with mixed results due to rejection and infection.

With the advent of new materials in the 1980s, mesh-based repairs were considered a medical breakthrough that dramatically reduced hernia recurrence with minimal risks. In the 2000s, more than 90 percent of all groin hernia repairs relied on surgical mesh implants.

Unfortunately, many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh implants that have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been associated with recalled mesh products no longer on the market. If you had a hernia repair using a surgical mesh implant, it is important for you to know whether your hernia mesh was recalled by the FDA.

Some of the most noteworthy recalls of defective mesh products used in hernia surgery

Other brands and device models of hernia mesh that are currently the subjects of multiple claims

COVIDIEN (Medtronic subsidiary)

  • Parietex Composite Mesh
  • Surgipro Mesh
  • Monofilament Mesh
  • Composite Mesh
  • Optimized Composite Mesh
  • ProGrip SelfFixating Mesh
  • Symbotex Composite Mesh

ETHICON (Johnson & Johnson subsidiary)

  • Prolene Plug
  • Prolene PHS
  • Prolene 3D Patch
  • Ultrapro Lightweight Mesh

DAVOL (C.R. Bard subsidiary)

  • Composix E/X Mesh
  • Composix L/P Mesh
  • Perfix Plug
  • 3DMax
  • Sepramesh IP Composite
  • Ventralex Hernia Patch
  • Ventralex ST Hernia Patch
  • Ventrio Hernia Patch
  • Ventrio ST Hernia Patch
  • Visilex
  • Marlex
  • Spermatix


  • C-QUR TacShield
  • C-QUR V-Patch
  • C-QUR Edge
  • C-QUR Lite Mesh V-Patch
  • C-QUR V-Patch Mesh
  • C-QUR OVT Mesh
  • C-QUR RPM Mesh
  • C-QUR Mosaic
  • C-QUR FX
  • C-QUR CentriFX

If a mesh product used in your surgery was found faulty, you can get fair compensation for your injuries

Have you or a loved one had serious complications after hernia mesh surgery or had revision or repair surgery? If yes, it is possible that you may have been implanted with a recalled device. Atraxia Law can efficiently help you whether you are entitled to compensation.

You need to be aware that you have options to pursue damages and compensation for the pain and suffering the defective product has caused.