Using surgical mesh to repair a hernia is not a new medical treatment, accounting for more than 90 percent of groin-area hernia surgeries. When designed and implanted correctly, the synthetic material of the surgical mesh is designed to be more sterile and less susceptible to rejection. However, recent years have seen a rise in complications from hernia mesh.
If you or a loved one experienced severe complications or required additional surgeries as a result of this procedure, contact the Louisville defective medical device lawyers of Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC. Together we can help you receive financial compensation to recover from medical expenses and work towards important policy changes to prevent future malpractice.
Hernia mesh is also referred to as surgical mesh. Most mesh is made of loosely woven animal or synthetic tissue. Surgeons use the mesh as a way of strengthening the repair and to decrease the possibility of the hernia recurring.
A hernia occurs when tissue, or an organ, bulges through a tear or opening in the abdomen. Most commonly, hernias happen in the intestine or the stomach. The most frequent kinds of hernias include:
If a patient chooses to repair a hernia, surgery is the only method. However, there are different surgical options. Hernia repair surgery techniques include:
Complications following hernia repair surgery that includes the use of hernia mesh may include:
Recalls are issued by manufacturers when there are actual or potential safety issues associated with their devices. Since 2005, there have been several recalls issued due to dangers associated with hernia mesh devices. Tragically, by the time a recall is formerly announced many patients may already have already had hernia repair surgery.
It’s important that manufacturers be held responsible for the safety of the products they bring to the marketplace. It’s unacceptable that people are hurt as a result of these dangerous devices being inserted into their bodies. The purpose of having surgery is correct a problem not create new and sometimes worse problems. If you or a loved one has sustained complications from hernia mesh, you deserve to be compensated for your suffering. Contact Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC to help fight for your rights.