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Hernia Mesh  Lawsuit

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Information

The lawsuits involving hernia mesh products claim the medical devices are failing at a rate higher than expected. These failures are causing additional surgeries, infections, bowel obstruction, organ damage, scar tissue, chronic pain, and severe allergic reactions. As of July 2018, more than 50,000 hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts.

 

Many hernia mesh products have been defectively designed and are causing unnecessary repairs and injuries that would not have occurred if a substitute mesh product or sutures had been utilized. One of the big differences between using a mesh product and using sutures is that mesh can move or shrink, and then cause bowel perforations, organ damage, obstructions, and additional surgeries. This especially is true if the mesh product is faulty or contains a polypropylene coating. If a perforation occurs, this can result in a serious infection known as sepsis.

Court documents show the manufacturers of hernia mesh devices have been marketing and promoting the products for unnecessary use, such as the repair of smaller hernias that can be treated through laparoscopic surgery and stitches.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit FAQ

What is Hernia Mesh?


Hernia mesh is a surgical implant that provides extra support for damaged tissue. Surgeons place the mesh across the area surrounding the hernia. It helps hold damaged tissue together and strengthen it as it heals. Surgeons attach hernia mesh with stitches, staples or glue.




Who manufactures Hernia Mesh?


Major Manufacturers Producing Hernia Mesh Include:

  • Atrium Medical
  • B. Braun Melsungen, AG
  • C.R. Bard
  • Ethicon
  • Gore Medical
  • LifeCell Corporation
  • Medtronic
However, there are many companies that manufacture Hernia Mesh as there are more than 70 types of Hernia Mesh on the market.




What sort of problems can Hernia Mesh cause?


  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Recurrence (the hernia returning)
  • Adhesion (the mesh gets stuck to an internal organ)
  • Bowel obstruction
Are the most common complications with Hernia Mesh. All of these may need another surgery to correct.




How will I know if my Hernia Mesh fails?


If you currently have a Hernia Mesh implant, you should be aware that it could fail minutes after your surgery or it may be fine for years before you start experiencing problems. Given its unpredictable nature, you shoud be looking out for any of these symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chills
  • Chronic pain
  • Fistula formation
  • Inflammation near the incision site
  • Nausea
  • Persistent fever
  • Vomiting
If you start to experience any of the above symptoms, contact your doctor ias soon as possible. Due to the nature of the injuries possible when Hernia Mesh perforates the bowel or any part of the difestive system, it is imperative that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible.




Was Hernia Mesh recalled by the FDA?


The FDA states: "Many complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh that have been reported to the FDA have been associated with recalled mesh products that are no longer on the market. Pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation are the most common complications associated with recalled mesh. In the FDA’s analysis of medical adverse event reports to the FDA, recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications." Products very similar to those voluntarily recalled are still currently on the market and are causing the same sort of injuries as their predecessors. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/implants-and-prosthetics/hernia-surgical- mesh-implants




How can Hernia Mesh fail years after I get it?


Studies and radiology of those who have had Hernia Mesh used during surgery show that the mesh can break down and fall apart after not causing any trouble for years. A man was xrayed and found that his Mesh had eroded and traveled into a portion of his large intestine. This is why anyone with a Hernia Mesh implant should be aware of these symptoms and be vigilant in watching for them. If you have had complications from Hernia Mesh used during surgery, call Langston & Lott, PLLC today and get a free consultation from one of our experienced attorneys concerning your options to seek compensation for the pain and trouble this product has caused you.





If you have hernia mesh, some of the symptoms to watch for include constipation, fatigue, fever, irritable bowel, severe pain, and urinary issues. If you experience these symptoms, you should immediately report them to your treating physician. Unfortunately, hernia mesh complications can occur within days to years after the hernia mesh is implanted.

It’s important for your healthcare provider to keep the hernia mesh and tissue after removing it from your body. This is an important piece of evidence in your case. Your healthcare provider can find out how to do this by contacting our office and asking for attorney Casey Lott.

If you have undergone additional surgeries or experienced infections, bowel obstruction, organ damage, scar tissue, chronic pain, or a severe allergic reactions after being implanted with hernia mesh, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damage caused by the product.


The first step is to contact Langston & Lott, PLLC at (662) 728-9733 and speak to our legal team regarding your case.

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