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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Life-threatening infections, abscesses, organ perforation and the need for emergency surgical removal are just a few of the more serious complications associated with hernia mesh. Bonsignore Trial LawyersTM are currently offering confidential consultations to determine if you or a loved one has grounds for legal action. If you were implanted with surgical mesh for hernia repair and suffered debilitating injuries due to manufacturing or design defects, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Thousands of patients across the country have already filed a hernia mesh lawsuit, demanding fair reparations for their medical bills, hospitalization costs, lost wages and emotional suffering.

Over the past few years, masses of patients have reported catastrophic complications after being treated with hernia mesh products produced by Ethicon, Atrium, Kugel, Alloderm and others. Due to long-term safety concerns, the FDA has withdrawn several hernia mesh devices, while others remain available in the marketplace.

FDA Warning

The most common adverse events following hernia repair with mesh are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, and bowel obstruction.

What is Hernia Mesh?

More than one million Americans have hernia repair surgery every year. A hernia occurs when tissue or organs squeeze through a weak area in the muscle, typically producing a visible bulge. While hernias may occur in the inner or outer groin as well as the naval, the majority happen within the abdominal wall. Hernia mesh is frequently used to give additional support to compromised or damaged tissues. Hernia mesh can be made from synthetic polymers such as polyprolylene or composite mesh, or or animal-derived materials, and may be designed to be absorbable or non-absorbable. The latter type of mesh is intended to remain inside the body permanently, adding extra support to internal organs and tissues.

Dozens of plaintiffs have suffered a laundry list of unfathomable hernia mesh complications which forced them to endure multiple corrective surgeries, weeks of hospitalization, and in some instances, partial bowel resection or even colostomy.

Hernia Mesh Complications

Since the 1980s, surgeons have been increasingly turning to surgical mesh for hernia repair based on the assumption of shorter operative and recovery times. According to the FDA, by the year 2000, less than 20 percent of hernia repairs were performed without the use of surgical mesh. Although all surgeries come with some risk of complications, hernia mesh surgeries have been linked to a disproportionately high failure rate, leaving some patients with chronic pain and debilitating health problems that significantly reduce the quality of their lives.

  • Pain & bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesions
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Organ perforations
  • Nerve damage
  • Mesh shrinkage
  • Fistulas
  • Tenderness at the implant site

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Sources:

US Library of National Medicine, The problem of mesh shrinkage in laparoscopic incisional hernia repair https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19536713

VA Boston Healthcare System Mesh Infection in Ventral Incisional Hernia Repair: Incidence, Contributing Factors, and Treatment http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/sur.2011.033

FDA, Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/HerniaSurgicalMesh/default.htm

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