Hernia Mesh Product Defect Attorney
Most types of hernia medical repairs involve surgical mesh. In addition to hernias, surgical mesh is used for supporting prolapsed organs and pelvic or vaginal wall reconstruction. Unfortunately, not all hernia mesh products are created the same. In fact, certain mesh product brands have been shown to increase risks of post-surgical complications. When a patient suffers due to the failure of a medical device manufacturer creating a safe product, the public has a right to hold the manufacturer liable in court.
Did you or a loved one recently undergo a hernia surgery that resulted in complications due to faulty hernia mesh? Then you could potentially receive a hernia mesh settlement for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and injuries. Don’t delay in contacting a hernia mesh lawyer for more information. At Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, our legal team can give you a free consultation to help determine if you may be eligible to seek compensation for your financial losses and emotional distress.
A hernia occurs when part of an organ pushes through a wall of muscle or other tissue that normally holds it in place. Hernias can also occur when an organ becomes displaced. Common examples of hernia include abdominal wall hernia and hernias of the diaphragm.
Abdominal hernias usually occur when the small intestine, muscle tissue or belly button (umbilicus) pushes through a weakened area of the abdominal wall. Diaphragm hernias occur when part of the stomach or esophagus push through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. No matter what type of hernia a person has, symptoms can cause extreme pain, chronic health conditions, abdominal masses and swelling.
Most types of hernia will require surgical treatment. In addition, most surgeons will patch the torn area with hernia mesh because it is a pliable medical material. Oftentimes medical mesh products include synthetic or animal-derived materials.
Risks Associated with Hernia Mesh
Today, some hernia mesh products inserted during surgery have the expectation of remaining indefinitely in place and inside a patient. Which makes product safety a high priority for hernia mesh manufacturers so that they reduce any risk of complications with patients.
However, manufacturers do not always produce safe medical products. Their neglect can then result in a patient suffering prolonged emotional and physical trauma from additional treatments and surgeries needed to remove and/or replace a defective mesh product.
Furthermore, additional medical care and treatments often equate to higher medical bills and longer periods of recovery.
Post-Surgery Hernia Mesh Complications
There are many things that can go wrong with treating hernias using surgical mesh. For instance, if the mesh is defective or used improperly, additional surgeries may be required. If that’s the case, you may be entitled to a hernia mesh settlement. The following are common post-surgery complications with hernia mesh:
- Pain and discomfort in the area where the hernia mesh was used
- Mesh migration (the implant moves to a different area of the body)
- Mesh rejection (the body does not accept the implant and tries to fight it)
- Intestinal obstruction
- Internal bleeding
- Holes in neighboring tissues or organs
- Fluid buildup at the surgical site
- Infection at the surgical site
- Hernia recurrence
The majority of the issues above require additional surgery to resolve the complications. In the case of defective mesh, the surgeries are highly preventable. Instead of helping a patient heal, defective hernia mesh can lead to additional sickness.Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys can investigate your case to find out if you’re entitled to a hernia mesh settlement. Let us fight for you in court so that you can focus on your health.
Get Help Dealing with Post-surgical Hernia Complications
A hernia mesh product defect lawyer can help injured patients determine whether they’re entitled to a hernia mesh settlement. If a mesh product used in your surgery was found faulty, you may be held to hold the manufacturer responsible for medical bills and other damages. Call or chat with us now to scheduled a free consultation!