Hernia mesh is being commonly used to treat patients who are suffering from serious and life-threatening hernias. Doctors will usually monitor the hernia to see if it will heal without surgical intervention but if the hernia worsens, hernia mesh is the popular choice of repair. Every year in the US, there are over 500,000 hernia repairs. However, recent reports show a worrying increase of hernia mesh failures.
Hernia mesh failure
According to the FDA, there have been an increasing number of reports about hernia mesh failure. After surgery, some patients have suffered hernia recurrence, infections, internal bleeding, adhesion with other organs as well as perforations into neighbouring organs. Some manufacturers have recalled their hernia mesh products as a result of increasing reports that patients are suffering from hernia mesh complications.
Ethicon and Atrium have recalled their hernia mesh implants, Physiomesh and C-QUR, due to the fact more people have been suffering adverse side effects. In some cases, the material of the mesh implants has caused severe irritations and internal infections. Some of the C-QUR mesh complications have resulted in bowel obstruction, organ puncture and chronic pain.
What to do if you (or a loved one) is suffering from mesh failure
Speak to your doctor to determine what options are available for you
By speaking to your medical practitioner you can determine what is the next step. Can you have the mesh removed? Are there alternative mesh products you can use? How long do you expect the healing process to take? Are there any methods or treatments you can use to help reduce future infection?
While hernias are not usually life-threatening, complications can be. Getting medical care and finding the best route to your recovery is vital.
Find out the cause of your mesh failure
In most cases, your doctor will be able to find out the cause of the failure. An allergic reaction, product failure and other health factors are just a few reasons why the mesh can fail.
If your doctor is unable to find out what the root cause is, find out what the make of your hernia mesh is. It’s possible the mesh was defective and the company could be held liable.
Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney
If the failure of your hernia mesh was caused by the fact the product failed or was defective, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Currently in the US, people who have suffered from hernia mesh complications are filing lawsuits. Filing a hernia mesh lawsuit gives you the opportunity to claim compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered and claim back any costs for surgical repair.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of hernia mesh failure, you could be eligible to claim compensation
At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our experienced team of personal injury attorneys are here to help. With over 35 years’ experience, we have worked on personal injury cases throughout Mississippi and the US. We have helped our clients achieve the compensation they deserve. You should not have to suffer the consequences when a product has failed to work or caused serious harm.
To find out if you’re eligible to claim compensation for hernia mesh, please contact our team. We offer free case consultations, our attorneys will examine your case and determine whether you’re eligible.
Don’t delay, the longer you wait, the more chance you will miss the opportunity to 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.