People who have suffered serious personal injury and other health complications from hernia mesh or surgical mesh products have filed claims and lawsuits against the manufacturers and marketers of these defective medical products. These lawsuits allege that the companies responsible for making and selling hernia surgical mesh products failed to properly warn consumers about the risks of injury and other complications.
Several hernia mesh products have been recalled since being approved for the marketplace in the United States, either due to a higher than normal rate of failure or adverse effect reports that affected the companies’ reputations. During this time, other similar hernia mesh products have remained on the market and may still be affecting patients who are unaware of the risks.
Common Hernia Surgical Mesh Products
There are many different types of hernia mesh that is used to help repair hernia injuries in men and women. However, there are a select few brands and models of hernia mesh that have been more popular and more commonly associated with high rates of personal injury and other medical complications.
Some of the more common hernia surgical mesh products include:
These hernia mesh products have been associated with a majority of the reports of injuries to patients who were unaware of any increased risk of medical complications. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury after receiving a hernia mesh implant, it may be in your best interests to consult with an experienced attorney who understands defective medical device claims.
Types of Hernia Injuries After Surgery
A hernia occurs when an organ or other form of fatty soft tissue squeezes through a weak spot or opening in surrounding muscle or connective tissue. The most common type of hernia is an inguinal hernia, which affects the inner groin and involves the intestine or bladder protruding through the abdominal wall. About 96 percent of all hernias are inguinal and largely affect men because of a natural weakness in the tissue in that area.
Other forms include femoral hernias (occurring in the upper thigh or groin), incisional hernias (occurring through an existing incision or scar, usually after surgery), ventral hernias (occurring in the abdominal/ventral wall), umbilical hernias (occurring around the belly button), and hiatal hernias (occurring in an opening in the diaphragm).
Common Hernia Mesh Complications & Side Effects
The above-mentioned hernia surgical mesh products, in addition to other less-popular products, have been linked with increased rates of injury and other medical complications in patients who have received the implants. Some of these conditions have been reported often enough to be included in the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database, and include:
- Mild, moderate, and severe inflammation
- Serious infections
- Recurring hernias and complicated revision surgeries
- Allergies, rashes, and hives
- Fluid buildup throughout the body
- Erosion and perforation of tissue or mesh
- Moderate to severe internal bleeding, hematoma
- Inadvertent adhesion to other tissues
- Chronic pain and discomfort
There are many other less-frequently reported injuries and medical conditions believed to be associated with defective hernia mesh products. If you are experiencing medical complications after having received a hernia mesh implant, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor or another medical professional for any advice and official diagnosis of your situation.
Contacting A Hernia Mesh Attorney
If you or a loved one is suffering from personal injury or serious medical complications after having received a hernia mesh implant, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and other damages. Our attorneys have represented injured victims and their loved ones for more than 20 years.
A hernia mesh attorney at Davis Law Group can help you with filing a claim against the manufacturer. We offer a free case analysis and our legal team works on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs associated with contacting us about your hernia mesh case. Use the contact form on this page or call (206) 727-4000 today to get started with the claims process.