Sepramesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh

What is Sepramesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh?

Hernia MeshSepramesh IP Composite is a polypropylene mesh produced by C.R. Bard’s subsidiary Davol. Sepramesh IP is designed for the reconstruction of soft tissue defects and is commonly used in hernia repairs. The mesh is designed to be sutured into place. Sepramesh IP uses a hydrogel safety coating on one side that is designed to be absorbed by the body within 30 days. This coated side is supposed to discourage organs and surrounding from attaching to the mesh. The uncoated side is supposed to encourage strong tissue incorporation and ultimately a solid, long-term repair. In reality, the lipid coating can cause severe inflammation which can inhibit wound healing and result in infection.

What is the history of Sepramesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh?

Sepramesh has been on the medical market since 2000, when it cleared the Federal Drug Administration’s 510(k) review. Notably, the FDA’s 510(k) review is very limited. As long as the product is believed to be similar to a product already on the market, no clinical trials are required. C.R. Bard/Davol’s version of sepramesh uses different and additional materials than that which was already approved by the FDA. Specifically, sepramesh was originally developed by Genzyme Biological. C.R. Bard obtained a license from Genzyme to use its Sepramesh because C.R. Bard’s own mesh was unsuccessful. C.R. Bard then used Genzymes’ technology to create its own line of sepramesh including Sepramesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh.

There are roughly 64,000 incisional hernia repair procedures each year in the United States alone, which represents, according to some estimates, a $25 million dollar annual market just for hernia mesh repairs.

How do I know if I have Sepramesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh?

A traceability label is attached to every package. The label identifies the size, type and lot number of the product. The label is attached to the patient’s permanent medical record so that future medical providers and others know exactly which type of mesh has been used in the patient’s surgical repair.

If you are experiencing serious problems following a hernia repair, our legal team can obtain your medical records and determine if Sepramesh IP Composite Hernia Mesh was used on your repair. Of course, we may discover that your repair was performed with another defective hernia mesh as many are under investigation and some have been recalled. So if you are suffering with serious complications following a hernia repair, we encourage you to call us so that our lawyers can investigate your case.

What do you charge to handle a hernia mesh case?

We handle all hernia mesh cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money for you. Some firms will ask you to pay all of the case expenses out of pocket or ask you to get an expensive litigation loan to fund your case. At The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. we advance all case expenses so you never have to pay anything out-of-pocket to pursue your case. And unlike some lawyers, we do not charge interest on the expenses we advance.

If you would like a free and confidential analysis of your hernia mesh case, call our award-winning lawyers who will be happy to review your case, answer your questions and explain whether we think we can help you or not. The law only allows a limited time to pursue your rights so please do not delay. Call us at 615-742-4880 (Nashville) or 615-867-9900 (Murfreesboro) or 866.812.8787 (toll-free from anywhere). Or, if you prefer, you can contact us online and we will call you.

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