Supramesh hernia mesh lawsuit
Have you ever been overwhelmed at the sheer number of options when you walk down the cereal aisle in the grocery store? There are “healthy” cereals and sugary cereals; wheat cereals and rice cereals and oat cereals; flakes and puffs and clusters; deluxe organic cereals and bargain-brand knock-off cereals. Almost too many to comprehend.
The reason there are so many darn cereals is that their manufacturers have each identified tiny little slivers of the overall cereal market, and found ways to turn a reliable profit there. Even the bargain-brand knock-off cereals turn a profit. If they didn’t, you can bet they wouldn’t be there on the supermarket shelves.
The hernia mesh market isn’t really all that different from the cereal market. There are more products than would seem to be possible, and each of them is juuuuuust a little bit different from the others. It’s in those tiny little differences that the manufacturers of hernia mesh devices seek their profits – which can be tremendous.
Like most other hernia mesh devices, the Bard Davol Sepramesh (also known as the Ventralex ST hernia mesh) is chiefly made from polypropylene plastic – the same stuff they use to make fishing line and synthetic carpet fibers.
That polypropylene structure means that the Sepramesh is no safer than any other hernia mesh device, because polypropylene has been linked to a number of serious health problems: infection, hematomas, even organ failure.
But the makers of the Sepramesh had to make their product juuuuuust a little bit different, so they added a “hydrogel safety coating.” That coating is supposed to protect against infection, and to prevent the mesh from adhering to body tissue.
The “hydrogel safety coating” on the Sepramesh has been linked to other serious health problems. It can cause inflammation. It can cause infection. And it can even cause the mesh device to do exactly what the coating is supposed to prevent: adhere painfully – and potentially life-threateningly – to internal tissues and organs.
It would have been nice if Bard Davol had made the Sepramesh stand out by being safer or more effective, but, unfortunately, that’s not the case.
So, now, the Sepramesh is just another box of cereal on the shelf – one of the dozens of hernia mesh products that differ ever so slightly from one another, but, when you get down to it, are all pretty much the same.
The box might advertise fresh ingredients or extra-plump raisins, but, no matter what kind of cereal you buy, you’ll be pouring your milk over some sort of dried, flavored grain.
The makers of hernia mesh devices might advertise their “hydrogel safety coating,” but, no matter what kind of hernia mesh you’ve had surgically implanted, you still run the risk of infection, complications, and further surgeries.
If you’ve been surgically implanted with the Bard Davol Sepramesh hernia device, and have experienced health complications as a result, contact TheLawFirm.com. We can help you.
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