Hernia Mesh Injuries

Last updated on October 2, 2023

There have unfortunately been many reports of people experiencing devastating and life-altering complications related to infected or defective hernia mesh. If you or a loved one has been injured from hernia mesh, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Contact us at 877-690-4899 for a free and confidential consultation to evaluate your case and protect your legal rights.

Hernia surgeries are extremely common in the United States; more than one million hernia repairs are performed each year. Patients have undergone hernia repair surgery for ventral (upper abdomen) hernias, hiatal (upper stomach) hernias, inguinal (inner groin) hernias, femoral (upper thigh or outer groin) hernias, or umbilical (navel) hernias.

Oftentimes, hernias are repaired using a product called surgical mesh, which is used to strengthen weakened or damaged tissue. However, many times the surgical mesh is defective, leading to horrific complications that can require additional surgeries.

What Are The Side Effects Of Defective Hernia Mesh?

Complications due to defective hernia mesh range from pain and swelling to injuries of nearby organs and even death. Some hernia mesh products have even been recalled due to their higher revision rates compared to similar devices.

Defective or infected hernia mesh can cause symptoms which may include:

  • Revision surgery
    • Most hernia mesh infections cannot be successfully treated through antibiotics or other medications and require a revision surgery to remove the mesh. Such surgeries are painful and invasive, and can involve lengthy hospitalizations.
  • Bowel obstruction
    • A bowel obstruction involves severe abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, nausea or vomiting. In severe cases, a bowel obstruction will require surgery.
  • Infection
    • Symptoms of infection include inflammation, warmth, flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, nausea, vomiting) and/or chronic pain.
  • Seromas (fluid buildup under the skin)
    • An infected hernia mesh can cause a painful buildup of fluid at the site of the surgical incision known as a seroma. Seromas can calcify and create hard knots over time and may require fluid removal with a needle or even surgery. Should seromas become infected they can become an abscess.
  • Organ perforation
    • Holes in neighboring tissues or organs caused by defective hernia mesh, which can lead to severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, chills or fever.
  • Mesh migration
    • Mesh migration or dislocation can cause a recurrence of the hernia, severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation and fistulas.
  • Chronic pain
    • Long-lasting and intense pain after hernia repair surgery that severely impacts a person’s life, limiting their daily activities and causing anxiety or depression.

Can You File A Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has developed complications after a hernia mesh implantation and have suffered serious side effects, you may have a potential claim. Contact us at 877-690-4899 for a free and confidential consultation to determine if you have a case related to side effects from hernia mesh.

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