A hernia mesh is a loosely woven sheet which is used as a support for organs and other tissues during surgery. Surgical mesh is created from both inorganic and biological materials and is used in a variety of surgeries. Though hernia repair surgery is the most common application, it can also be used for reconstructive work, such as in pelvic organ prolapse. Studies show the mesh is effective at preventing hernia reoccurrence, and it is the standard for hernia repair. But, a number of these mesh products were recalled and patients report suffering from complications including infections, adhesions and bowel obstructions that require hernia mesh removal surgery.
- Atrium C-QUR
- Ethicon Physiomesh
- Ethicon Proceed
- Bard Davol Kugel
- Bard Davol Sepramesh
- Bard Davol 3DMax
- Bard Davol PerFix
Hernia mesh used to repair hernias, a condition that occurs when tissue or organs bulge through a weak spot or tear in abdominal muscle.
Patients generally recover quickly and do well after surgery, according to the FDA. But, the agency also received reports of adverse events. According to the FDA, reports of adverse events include:
- Pain & Bleeding
- Hernia reoccurrence
- Adhesions, scar tissue that sticks together
- Mesh shrinkage
- Fistulas, abnormal connections between organs
- Seroma, fluid buildup at the surgery site
- Bowel or intestinal blockage
- Organ perforations
- Nerve damage
- Autoimmune reactions to mesh
- Mesh migration and rejection
A number of these mesh products were recalled after patients reported suffering from complications including infections, adhesions and bowel obstructions that require hernia mesh removal surgery.
Can I file a lawsuit if I have have been injured by Hernia Mesh?
Possibly. If a manufacturer produces a dangerous or defective product, it can be held responsible to those who are injured as the result of inadequate warnings, under a legal theory known as “product liability.” Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, damages may include recovery for any of the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Emotional distress
If you or a loved one has been harmed by Hernia Mesh, you should contact your doctor immediately. You may also wish to contact an experienced Hernia Mesh lawyer to discuss your legal options. As all legal claims are subject to time limits, however, you may risk forfeiture of your right to financial compensation if you delay.