The Journal of the American College of Surgeons have come out with a new study suggesting that hernia mesh products that are on the market today, are lacking important information that could better assist physicians into making decisions that are more well informed based on a patients health status.
The study demands hernia mesh products to include standardized labels placed on the packaging (much like nutritional information on food products). Information on the label would include the device’s size, weight, pore size, base material, and a presence or absence of a obstruction along with biomechanical sources.
While researching, Dr. Blatnik and Ms.Kahan of the Journal of the American College Surgeons, had analyzed the current labels and “information for use” cards for nearly 40 types of hernia mesh products including but not limited to 30 artificial and six biologic mesh varieties. Upon their findings, they discovered that the external package labels contained limited information. However, more information was available on the IFU cards but are only accessible after opening the package.
The study comes on the heels of dozens of lawsuits being filed against medical device manufacturers including Atrium Med Corp, C.R Bard and Ethicon Inc. The lawsuits involve faulty or defective hernia mesh implants that have seriously injured a number of patients due to complications associated with the medical device. Federally-filed C-Qur mesh lawsuits have currently been centralized in a multidistrict litigation, taking place in U.S District Court, New Hampshire.
C.R Bard is facing dozens of product liability lawsuits involving Ventralex and Perfix which are both polypropylene hernia mesh implants. A motion has been filed with the U.S Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for plaintiffs pursuing compensation.
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