Complications of hernia mesh include infection, migration, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, and more. Most hernia repair procedures completed today utilize some type of hernia mesh implant instead of using a traditional closure. This means there is less stress on the surrounding tissues, so there is less chance of a recurrence.
However, there is a much greater risk of complications with hernia mesh than in a traditional procedure. These complications can lead to chronic pain and disability and may require additional surgeries.
The Most Commonly Reported Adverse Events Linked to Surgical Mesh Repairs
According to reports that came into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), bowel obstruction and perforation were among the most serious complications linked to hernia mesh implants.
Other common complications of hernia mesh, which can be present in any type of hernia mesh implant product, include:
- Chronic pain
- Hernia recurrence
- Damages to the bladder or another organ
Hernia recurrence most commonly happens after a traditional repair when the tissues stretch too far and the stitches open or a new hernia forms. It can happen with a mesh patch implant, as well. This occurs when the patch ruptures or migrates. When the mesh is no longer where doctors put it, not only can it embed in other organs and cause problems, it could allow the hernia to recur.
These are the same as the symptoms of hernia mesh failure. If you experience pain in the area, swelling, and a lump like you had before your surgery, you should talk to your doctor. There is a good chance your hernia mesh failed.
Treatment for Complications of Hernia Mesh
Unfortunately, it can be very challenging to safely remove a hernia mesh patch once placed. This makes it difficult to treat complications since you cannot simply take the infected patch out or remove it to replace it if it ruptures.
In some cases, observation is the best approach for hernia mesh complications. This could leave you suffering chronic, debilitating pain. Revision surgery is a possibility, although it is not always successful. You will likely need to undergo another surgery if your:
- Hernia recurs; or
- Migrated mesh causes problems with the bladder or another organ; or
- Mesh causes an obstruction or perforation of your bowel; or
- The mesh adheres to other organs causing pain
These procedures are often much more invasive than your original operation and may require significant recovery time. At the same time, because the original mesh patch remains embedded inside your abdomen, you may continue to suffer symptoms and additional complications.
Tosi & Rose Can Evaluate Your Hernia Mesh Case for Free
Thousands of people have already filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of implantable hernia mesh. They allege these medical devices are dangerous and defective and caused them to suffer undue pain and hardship. If you suffer chronic pain or required revision surgery, you may be eligible to join them in holding the mesh manufacturers liable.
The Tosi & Rose team will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. You owe us nothing unless we recover a settlement or court award for you. You may be able to recover damages, including:
- Medical care costs
- Ongoing and future care costs, including any future surgeries
- Lost wages if you missed time from work
- Out-of-pocket costs related to your complications
- Pain and suffering
- Attorney's fees
When you reach out to our team, we will review the facts of your case for free. We can identify the manufacturer of your mesh, help you understand if it is a recalled mesh and how this affects your case, and take legal action on your behalf. Depending on what we learn, we may be able to:
- Join ongoing multidistrict litigation on your behalf;
- Pursue a mass tort with others who suffered similar complications;
- File a personal injury lawsuit; or
- Attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement
Reach Out to the Tosi & Rose Team About Your Hernia Mesh Case Today
At Tosi & Rose, we know what it takes to win a case against a medical device manufacturer who produces dangerous or defective devices. We are not afraid to take on any company or participate in any type of mass tort. There is pending multidistrict litigation related to hernia mesh, and you may be able to join this case. If not, there are still options for pursuing the payout you deserve.
Call us today at 888-311-8292 to get started.