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Understanding Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Hernia mesh lawsuits may be necessary when a patient experiences extreme complications after surgery.

If you’ve had complications due to hernia mesh surgery, the attorneys at Perry Charnoff may be able to help through hernia mesh lawsuits.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits hernia mesh lawsuits

Patients suffer different types of hernias and corresponding surgical procedures to correct each one, but several have involved the use of hernia mesh. Hernia mesh is a medical device used to patch or repair hernias. Depending on the surgical technique and type of mesh used, complications and side effects following hernia repair surgery may arise. More than 800,000 hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year. While surgical meshes have been used for years, there are numerous reasons why some meshes that are currently in use have a propensity to cause pain, infection, and even fail—ultimately requiring corrective/revision surgery and additional recuperation time.

Over time, side effects from hernia mesh may include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammatory, allergic or hypersensitivity reaction
  • Swelling
  • Adhesion to bowels or other organs
  • Bacterial infections
  • Encapsulation or “folding over” of the mesh
  • Intestinal obstructions
  • Organ perforation
  • Mesh migration
  • Fistulas

There are 50,000+ lawsuits filed in the U.S. related to hernia mesh procedures and this number continues to rise.

Serious Complications

The most common adverse events following hernia repair with mesh are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, bowel obstruction, adhesion, and perforation. Due to the complexity involved in determining if you have a hernia mesh lawsuit, it’s important you contact one of our attorneys as soon as you begin to have complications with hernia mesh. Our experienced legal team can evaluate your specific case during a free consultation.

Those suffering from complications after receiving a hernia mesh implant may be entitled to compensation. Start a conversation with the attorneys at Perry Charnoff about a hernia mesh lawsuit today.