Hernia mesh complications can range from pain and infection to years of chronic suffering and even death. In addition to accumulating doctors’ bills, prescription fees, and lost wages, patients must also endure the cost it takes on their personal lives. While medical device manufacturers profit, many patients, and their families suffer in silence.
Hernia Mesh Implantation
Hernia mesh is a thin, flexible material that reinforces the weakened muscle or tissue. It acts as scaffolding and strengthens the affected area to prevent a hernia from reoccurring. The most popular types of surgical mesh are made of a synthetic plastic called polypropylene.
Adverse Effects of Hernia Mesh Implantation
Adverse effects from hernia mesh can be serious and life-threatening. Complications from implantation vary due to the type of mesh device implanted. According to the Polypropylene Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS), permanent implantation into the body is a “prohibited use.”
Despite this public warning, many hernia mesh manufacturers continue to use polypropylene and deny its harmful effects.
- Inflammation at surgical site
- Infection, such as fever and flu-like symptoms
- Thrombosis (blood clot)
- Bowel perforations
- Organ damage or obstructions.
Treatment for Hernia Mesh Complications
Most hernia mesh infections cannot be cured with antibiotics alone, and surgery is often necessary to remove the infected mesh. Hernia mesh complications are devastating, consequences long-lasting, costly and even fatal.
Hernia Mesh Complications Lawsuit
Several Hernia Mesh Implants have been subject to a recall over the last few years and many lawsuits have been filed on behalf of those who have suffered from complications due to defective hernia mesh. A lawsuit is often necessary to maximize the settlement value of your case.
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Experienced Hernia Mesh Attorney
If you have experienced complications from a hernia mesh surgery you could be entitled to compensation. Attorneys at the Dysart Law Firm are dedicated to getting you the best results possible.