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Gore Dualmesh - Overview, Risks & Lawsuits

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WHAT IS GORE DUALMESH?

GORE DUALMESH is a surgical mesh that, like similar products, is designed to be implanted into a patient’s body to reinforce weak or damaged tissue, most frequently in the case of a hernia. According to GORE, what sets DUALMESH apart from other surgical mesh products is its two-sided design, with one side preventing tissue attachment while the other side supports tissue ingrowth and incorporation.

GORE, the same company that brought us GORE-TEX, heralds its DUALMESH Biomaterial as “the first dual-surface material that encourages host tissue ingrowth while minimizing tissue attachment.” It is used to repair hernias and other soft tissue damage, as well as in fascial reconstruction, temporary bridging TRAM flap procedures, and chest wall reconstruction.

In addition to DUALMESH, GORE offers DUALMESH PLUS, which contains silver carbonate and chlorhexidine diacetate for antimicrobial protection, which GORE markets as helping to stave off post-surgery infections for up to ten days.

GORE DUALMESH is constructed of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), which GORE claims is one of the most inert and biocompatible polymers available. As a result, according to GORE, “there has never been a confirmed allergic reaction to a GORE ePTFE product.”

GORE DUALMESH is designed to work best, of course, with GORE-TEX Sutures for “optimized soft tissue approximation.”

WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF GORE DUALMESH?

Unfortunately, for all of GORE’s claims about the revolutionary nature of DUALMESH, it appears to expose patients to many of the same risks and potential complications as other surgical mesh products.

Going back over a decade, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been receiving reports from patients complaining about side effects they attribute to their surgically installed GORE DUALMESH. These patients’ symptoms have included serious infections, obstruction of the bowels, severe abdominal pain, and inflammation. In some cases, patients reported these symptoms as having been so intense as to require hospitalization.

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According to the FDA, the most common complications and side effects following surgical hernia repair using mesh include:
• Abdominal Pain
• Infection
• Hernia Recurrence
• Adhesion
• Bowel Obstruction

WHAT DO PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD GORE DUALMESH SURGICALLY INSTALLED HAVE TO SAY TO THE FDA?

Here, in his/her own words, is one anonymous patient’s experience with GORE DUALMESH, which the patient reported to the FDA:

“I am a patient that had a hernia repair surgery that was repaired with [GORE DUALMESH] in 2006. Since this surgery, I have been hospitalized once for an infection, and have had a buildup of inflammation, for which I had to have a small tube inserted in the section where the hernia was repaired, and I also often have severe abdominal pain, which has caused me to constantly be off work. I am now experiencing a great deal of pain from this hernia repair surgery. I am asking that an investigation be conducted on this product. I have spoken with several other persons that are experiencing the same symptoms as mine.”

Patient complaint over GORE DUALMESH filed with FDA 7/10/2007

If you are the recipient of surgically implanted GORE DUALMESH or GORE DUALMESH PLUS Biomaterial, and you have experienced complications and/or side effects resulting from the implanted surgical mesh, contact the lawyers at TheLawFirm.com now for a free consultation.

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Source: US FDA

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