What Is a Hernia Mesh and Why Is It Dangerous?
A surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to provide support to a weakened or damaged tissue. Mesh implants can be constructed from synthetic materials or animal tissue. This mesh may be absorbable or not, in which case it is considered a permanent implant. Hernia mesh is mesh used to repair a hernia. While it may help some patients, the hernia mesh implant comes with the risk of various complications.
Most Common Hernia Mesh Injuries and Complications
Common injuries and complications from a mesh hernia repair include:
- Adhesions (mesh sticking to intestines)
- Mesh migration
- Autoimmune reactions to mesh
- Mesh rejection
- Mesh shrinkage
- Nerve damage
- Bowel or intestinal obstruction
- Pain and bleeding
- Fistulas (abnormal connections between organs)
- Organ perforations
- Seroma (fluid buildup at the surgery site)
- Tenderness at implant site
- Hernia recurrence
Why Is There a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
For the many Americans struggling with the complications from hernia mesh surgery, there is a hernia mesh lawsuit. These life-threatening side effects come with hefty medical expenses. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers for their poorly designed mesh devices and risk of serious internal injuries, allowing the hernia to return, or other medical problems. One lawsuit against Bard Davol hernia mesh resulted in a $184 million settlement.
What Devices Are Included in the Hernia Mesh Recall?
The following manufacturers have recalled hernia mesh devices:
- Atrium Medical
- Bard Davol
In addition, Covidien is also involved in a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Do I Qualify for the Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
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