SurgiMend Side Effects. Our firm is investigating reports of complications related to SurgiMend, a surgical mesh manufactured by Boston-based TEI Bioscience.
We have received reports that SurgiMend has a high failure rate within six months of implantation. We have also received reports that TEI Bioscience sales reps have stopped selling 1.0 SurgiMend.
Our SurgiMend injury lawyers are working to confirm these allegations. If they prove true, and SurgiMend is found to be defective, victims of such failure could be entitled to compensation. If you have experienced any problems with SurgiMend, we would like to hear about them.
Our SurgiMend injury lawyers are offering free consultations to anyone who suffered from early failure of this device. Please contact us today to protect your legal rights.
SurgiMend Side Effects
SurgiMend is intended for implantation to reinforce weak or damaged soft tissues. According to its promotional materials, SurgiMend acts as a scaffold that can be progressively integrated, remodeled, and ultimately replaced by functional host tissue.
The product is specifically indicated for:
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction following mastectomy
- Muscle flap reinforcement
- Hernia repair including abdominal, inguinal, diaphragmatic, femoral, scrotal, umbilical, and incisional hernias
- Trauma surgery
SurgiMend is an acellular collagen matrix derived from the dermis of fetal calves. The product is manufactured using methods designed to remove cellular components and potentially infectious agents from the raw material while preserving the biological properties and structure of the native collagen. TEI Bioscience touts SurgiMend as being biocompatible, cell-friendly, and intrinsically strong.
Since 2007, a number of adverse events have been reported to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that involve SurgiMend. In some of these cases, doctors have reported that, on performing additional surgery, SurgiMend was found to have not incorporated well.
In hernia surgeries, there are reports of re-herniation where there was no evidence of the product or of re-structured tissue upon surgical repair.
Our investigation of SurgiMend is only in its preliminary stages. If you experienced any problems after implantation of this device, especially after hernia surgery, we need to hear from you as soon as possible.
Need Legal Help Regarding SurgiMend Side Effects?
If you or a loved one experienced complications following the use of SurgiMend, you may have valuable legal rights. Please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to discuss your case with one of our SurgiMend injury lawyers.