Weak or damaged tissue that can no longer keep its shape or function as it used to may require a surgical mesh. One of the most common types of surgery is hernia mesh surgery. Hernia mesh comes in many shapes, sizes, and materials. It is important to know the differences. Surgical mesh can be made out of animal tissue, or out of synthetic material.  A synthetic mesh can be made out of polypropylene, polyester or other materials. Hernia mesh can also be absorbable or non-absorbable. Absorbable means that it will break down over time, as the tissue around it has time to heal and strengthen. Non-absorbable means it will be a permanent installation in your system.

Even though hernia mesh surgery can be a viable option for repairing damaged tissue, there have been many reports of hernia mesh procedures failing over time, causing injuries and prolonged complications. A few hernia mesh complications include:

  • Abscess formation
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Bowel perforation
  • Bleeding
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Chronic pain
  • Fistula formation
  • Mesh adhesion to internal organs
  • Mesh erosion
  • Mesh migration

Some of these complications can be serious or even life-threatening.

What to do if your hernia mesh has failed

If you believe that your hernia mesh has failed, it is critical that you seek medical attention first. The complications from a failed hernia mesh procedure can be serious or even life-threatening. Time is a factor, so it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, it is important that you meet with your primary care physician immediately. Unfortunately, you may require additional surgery to repair the hernia mesh. This is often called hernia repair revision surgery.

It is possible that your hernia mesh may have migrated. This can be especially true if you are experiencing bowel obstructions.

Hernia Mesh Recalls

There have been several instances where hernia mesh manufacturers have issued recalls for their hernia mesh devices. Even though hernia mesh repair is still considered to be a standard procedure in the United States, several manufacturers have taken their products off the market. This is due to noted complications and side effects from using their devices. There are many manufacturers who are still making hernia mesh products at this time.

If you’ve experienced complications from having hernia mesh surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. It is crucial that the manufacturers of hernia mesh repair products and other medical devices ensure the quality and safety of their products. If your hernia mesh has failed, those manufacturers are responsible for your pain and suffering, due to their faulty products. You are entitled to compensation to cover lost wages, pain, suffering, costs of additional medical care, costs of additional medical procedures, medications and more.

We will review your hernia mesh case

We will review your hernia mesh case for free. The experienced legal team at Betz and Baril will review the details of your case, the hernia mesh manufacturer, and we will help you with your case. You are entitled to compensation, especially if you are suffering after a faulty medical device has failed. We can help you recover the damages you’ve experienced due to lost work time, extended recovery time, additional surgery, out of pocket expenses, and more.

Talk to a hernia mesh failure attorney

The law office of Betz and Baril are here to help you through this difficult time and help you to receive the compensation you deserve. Our hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers have the experience to help you with your case against faulty hernia mesh manufacturers. Call our team at 888-333-1599 to schedule a consultation.