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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: SOFRADIM PRODUCTION SAS COVIDIEN; Mesh, surgical, polymeric

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SOFRADIM PRODUCTION SAS COVIDIEN; Mesh, surgical, polymeric Back to Search Results
Device Problems Mechanics Altered (2984); Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem (2993)
Patient Problems Adhesion(s) (1695); Emotional Changes (1831); Pain (1994); Deformity/ Disfigurement (2360); Unspecified Tissue Injury (4559)
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Medtronic is submitting this report to comply with fda reporting regulations under 21 cfr parts 4 and 803.This report is based upon information obtained by medtronic, which the company may not have been able to fully investigate or verify prior to the date the report was required by the fda.Medtronic has made reasonable efforts to obtain more complete information and has provided as much relevant information as is available to the company as of the submission date of this report.This report does not constitute an admission or a conclusion by fda, medtronic, or its employees that the device, medtronic, or its employee caused or contributed to the event described in the report.In particular, this report does not constitute an admission by anyone that the product described in this report has any ¿defects¿ or has ¿malfunctioned¿.These words are included in the fda 3500a form and are fixed items for selection created by the fda to categorize the type of event solely for the purpose of regulatory reporting.Medtronic objects to the use of these words and others like them because of the lack of definition and the connotations implied by these terms.This statement should be included with any information or report disclosed to the public under the freedom of information act.Any required fields that are unpopulated are blank because the information is currently unknown or unavailable.A good faith effort will be made to obtain the applicable information relevant to the report.If information is provided in the future, a supplemental report will be issued.
Event Description
The patient¿s attorney alleged a deficiency against the device.The product was used for therapeutic treatment of a hernia.It was reported that after implant, the patient experienced pain, testicular disfigurement, nerves and muscles became intertwined in the mesh, defective device, mental pain, suffering, permanent impairment, and loss of enjoyment of life.Post-operative patient treatment included revision surgery and mesh revision surgery.
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Brand Name
Type of Device
Mesh, surgical, polymeric
Manufacturer (Section D)
116 avenue du formans
trevoux 01600
FR  01600
Manufacturer (Section G)
116 avenue du formans
trevoux 01600
FR   01600
Manufacturer Contact
justin ellis
8200 coral sea st ne
mounds view, MN 55112
MDR Report Key15299103
MDR Text Key298664734
Report Number9615742-2022-00735
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code FTL
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type Consumer
Reporter Occupation Other
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 08/25/2022
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received08/25/2022
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator Health Professional
Device Model NumberUNKNOWN MESH
Device Catalogue NumberUNKNOWN MESH
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Date Manufacturer Received08/24/2022
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial
Patient Sequence Number1
Patient Outcome(s) Disability; Required Intervention;