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USA: Lawsuit alleges Strattice “pig skin” mesh is defective, resulting in need for hernia revision surgery

A hernia mesh lawsuit recently filed by a Washington woman alleges that a Strattice “pig skin” mesh product used during her hernia repair was defective and failed, resulting in the need for two additional revision surgeries.

The Strattice Reconstructive Tissue Matrix is a hernia repair mesh introduced in 2008, which is constructed from porcine, or pig skin. The mesh is then preserved in a phosphate buffered aqueous solution. It is marketed as a cross-linked graft device, which is intended to chemically link the proteins in the tissue together. However, a growing number of lawsuits allege that the design actually increases the risk of foreign body responses, infections and other complications.

Hundreds of injuries and several deaths have been linked to the Strattice hernia mesh made from pig skin, according to the lawsuit.

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Source: About Lawsuits.com, 20 January 2023


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