Farris, Riley & Pitt is representing those suffering injuries after receiving a hernia mesh implant during surgery. Thousands of people across the nation have been hurt by these dangerous medical devices and are filing lawsuits to recover monetary damages. Our attorneys are currently assisting men and women who had Inguinal Hernia surgery that utilized a hernia mesh implant as part of the procedure.
What is an Inguinal Hernia?
An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the small intestine, pushes through a hole or weak spot in your abdominal wall. It results in a bulge in the groin. If you are a man, the bulge may occur in the scrotum. An inguinal hernia looks like a lump and can form slowly over time from a pre-existing weakness or result from heavy lifting or other strenuous activity that causes pressure in the abdomen.
Symptoms can include pain, a tugging feeling, burning or heaviness in the affected area. Nausea or vomiting may be signs that your hernia is serious and needs immediate attention. Men and women can suffer from inguinal hernias.
What is a Hernia Mesh?
Hernia Mesh is a product designed and manufactured by many different companies under different names. It is a woven-mesh like item that comes in the form of a patch or a plug and is made of either animal based products or synthetic plastic, such as polypropylene. Some hernia mesh products may have a coating of some kind as well. Mesh is used in various surgeries as a way to support organs, help stabilize a region or provide extra reinforcement to a weak area of the body. Hernia mesh is widely used as reinforcement during hernia injury surgery.
Why Was Hernia Mesh Used to Repair My Inguinal Hernia?
An inguinal hernia usually will not resolve on it’s own and requires surgery to fix, although the surgery does not always have to be performed immediately. During the procedure a surgeon pushes the tissue back into its rightful place and close the hole through which it has protruded.
Because hernias have a very high rate of recurrence, more often than not, the doctor will implant a hernia mesh patch to provide extra support to the weakened area. The mesh is intended to allow tissue to grow in and around it, eventually strengthening the spot and avoiding future hernia injury.
What are the Complications and Side Effects of Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh, it has been shown, can result in complications. There have been reports that the mesh used to treat an inguinal hernia can break down and migrate to other areas of the body causing perforations, especially of the bowel. Mesh has also been shown to cause intestinal blockage in some cases. Particular hernia mesh products that use omega-3 coatings may have adhesion problems causing tears in nearby organs and tissue and can cause allergic reactions. Using hernia mesh made with polypropylene comes with an especially high risk of infection and rejection.
What Sorts of Injuries Can Result from a Hernia Mesh?
The injuries that can result from using hernia mesh during inguinal hernia surgery vary but many of them cause severe distress and pain to patients. When hernia mesh migrates and pierces the intestine, the contents of the bowel can flow into the body causing sepsis and even death. Increased infections, intestinal blockage and tears can make additional surgery necessary. The pain and emotional distress from surgery needed to remove hernia mesh can be far worse than the original injury.
Farris, Riley & Pitt are Reviewing Cases Nationwide
Medical device liability attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt are reviewing hernia mesh cases in all 50 states. If you or a loved one had surgery for an Inguinal Hernia and received a hernia mesh implant, you may be entitled to recover significant monetary damages.
We can help determine what kind of hernia mesh your doctor used and whether or not it caused your additional injuries. If you had an infection or other side effect from hernia mesh that caused you to undergo extra surgery or experience unnecessary pain and suffering, we can show you the best course of action to recover compensation.
Contact Farris, Riley & Pitt Today for a Free Consultation
We have substantial experience handling dangerous medical device cases including hernia mesh that used to repair inguinal hernias. Call us today for a no-risk, no-cost case evaluation. You pay nothing for the consultation and if you engage us, we work on contingency – meaning we get paid only when you do.
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