Hernia mesh implants are designed to help patients recover from painful hernias but in some cases, victims have suffered extreme and life-threatening complications. Here are some examples of hernia mesh complications and what to do next if you're suffering from a hernia implant.
Types of Hernia Mesh Side Effects
Here are examples of hernia mesh complications victims have suffered:
1. Severe Pain and Bleeding
Over fifty years ago, procedures to fix hernias were difficult and contained plenty of risks. Nowadays, many doctors can perform a hernia procedure laparoscopically which significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to heal. But in some cases, patients suffer pain and bleeding months after the procedure. This can be caused by infection or the material of the mesh is irritating the internal tissue.
2. Bowel or intestinal blockage
There have been cases where the hernia mesh has caused blockages in the bowel and intestines. If left untreated, this can cause infections or other internal damage.
3. Autoimmune reactions
An autoimmune reaction is where your immune system starts attacking your own cells and tissues. Some people have suffered autoimmune disease after having a hernia mesh implant.
4. Mesh migration
In some cases, hernia mesh has migrated to another part of the body and caused complications, like infections.
5. Organ perforations
When the hernia mesh moves or migrates, there is risk of other organs being damaged. Perforation of the organs is a serious complication that requires surgery, and sometimes long-term recovery.
I'm Suffering Serious Complications from Hernia Mesh - What Do I Do Next?
If you're experiencing painful side effects from a hernia mesh implant, then you must contact your doctor. Your doctor will be able to examine you and determine what is causing the issues. With any type of procedure, there will always be risks and potential side effects. In most cases, doctors can rectify the issue.
However, if you feel you're suffering complications because of the type of hernia mesh or plug you've received, then you could be eligible to file a claim.
Lawsuits are being filed against Ethicon for their Physiomesh implant and Atrium Medical Corporation for their C-QUR mesh. Both implants have caused harmful complications to patients. The manufacturers claimed the mesh was designed to be placed inside the human body but the rising number of problems strongly suggest these hernia implants are not suitable.
Ethicon and Atrium added extra coatings onto their implants, claiming it made them more beneficial and charged higher prices. But there have been recalls of C-QUR and Physiomesh, and patients have suffered agonizing and painful injuries following their procedures.
If you have had Physiomesh or C-QUR, and your're experiencing severe complications, you could be entitled to compensation.
At Coxwell and Associates, PLLC, we provide a free case consultation service where our attorneys will look over your case for free and let you know if you can file a lawsuit.
Contact our team today to find out if you can claim compensation:
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.