Hernia mesh complications grow increasingly common. If you or a loved one have experienced pain and hardship after implementation surgery, you may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Hernia mesh is a light, thin, web like sheet often woven from a surgical grade plastic. It can also consist of biologic material like bovine or porcine biologic material, or a combination of both synthetic and biologic material. While mesh was used to repair hernias surgically since the 1940s, it was first used in a laparoscopic hernia surgery in 1989 and has become a common surgical remedy of and prevention for the recurrence of a hernia.
The mesh is used to repair the weakened area so that no further damage occurs and the likelihood of a recurrence is decreased. There are several surgical techniques using mesh to repair hernias.
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Primary Hernia Mesh Injuries
As with any surgical procedure there are risks involved in surgical hernia repair whether it is a laparoscopic approach or open. Besides common surgical risks such as infection, side effects from anesthesia, or pain and swelling at the wound site there are risks specific to medical devices, which is what surgical mesh is considered to be.
Additional Hernia Mesh complications include:
- Rejection of the mesh
- Mesh shrinkage
- Mesh migration
- Nerve damage
- Bowel obstructions
- Bowel perforation
- Chronic enteric fistula
- Abdominal punctures
- Tissue or mesh erosion
- Need for additional surgeries (revision surgeries)
Recalled Hernia Mesh Brands
As of January, 2017 several brands of hernia mesh have been recalled:
Your Hernia Mesh Lawyers
Hernia mesh repairs have improved decade after decade. Even though the technology strengthens, there are still complications. If you or a loved one have experienced pain, infection,
If you have experienced these symptoms or any others, please contact us today. Call the Eichholz Law Firm to speak with an attorney with hernia mesh lawsuit experience. We will review your case and work with you to achieve the justice you deserve. We proudly serve Georgia and South Carolina, including Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, and Madison.
More About Hernias
A hernia happens when pressure causes an organ, usually the stomach or intestine to push and protrude through weakened muscle or fascia. Anything from a hearty sneeze to improper lifting to simply being obese or pregnant can cause a hernia if there is enough pressure on significantly weakened fascia or muscle.
The most common causes are chronic straining as required by elimination during constipation, a chronic cough, especially a chronic cough due to smoking as smoking weakens, among other things the blood vessels, the bladder, and the digestive organs. Hernias are not necessarily dangerous or life threatening but left untreated may become worse or even cause fatal infections or damage in some cases; this is why hernia repair is important. The most common types of hernias are:
a) Umbilical hernias, which can happen at birth or anytime through the first year or so. It often appears as if the belly button is swollen and usually resolves itself by the time the baby reaches around one year old but can take up until age five. It should be monitored by the child’s physician and observed by the parent for any significant changes.
b) Inguinal hernia occurs when a small bit of the bowel tissue swells through the inguinal passage and into the groin area. It is most common in males.
c) Hiatal hernia is present when the stomach pushes through the hiatal opening into the diaphragm.