Hernia mesh is used in most hernia repair surgeries. It can reduce the likelihood of the hernia coming back by strengthening the area. However, when defective hernia mesh is used, it can cause serious complications.
Hernia mesh complications can require multiple surgeries to attempt to remove the defective mesh and even then, it may not be possible to remove all of the mesh material. Hernia mesh complications can be fatal. If you have suffered hernia mesh complications, please talk to an experienced defective medical device attorney about compensation for your injuries.
Defective Hernia Mesh Injuries
If you have suffered complications after hernia repair surgery, it may be due to defective hernia mesh. The types of complications possible depend on the type of hernia and the type of mesh product that was used. Examples of hernia mesh injuries include:
- Infection, including antibiotic-resistant infection
- Allergic reaction to coating on the hernia mesh
- Rejection of the mesh
- Chronic inflammation leading to encapsulation of the mesh in scar tissue (foreign body response)
- Migration of the mesh
- Mesh shrinkage
- Organ perforation
- Holes forming between organs or other body parts (fistulas)
- Bowel obstruction
- Abnormal liver function
- Neurological problems
- Multiple revision surgeries to remove the mesh
- Chronic pain
- Dental problems and tooth loss in those who suffer chronic infection from the mesh
- Hernia recurrence
If you have suffered hernia mesh injuries, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Please, do not wait until time runs out. Talk to an experienced defective medical device attorney right away.