A hernia develops when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue pushes through weakened abdominal and pelvic muscles. Hernias, which can cause a visible bulge in the abdominal wall, may be repaired with surgical mesh. Made from absorbable and nonabsorbable synthetic materials, surgical mesh is used to support the damaged tissue.
Though it’s intended to repair an existing medical issue, surgical mesh may fail and spark new healthcare concerns. According to the FDA, failed mesh can migrate, perforate organs, block intestines and cause the development of painful scar tissue. Many of these complications require costly revision surgeries.
A mounting number of adverse event reports has led manufacturers to recall failed hernia mesh products. Recalled hernia mesh has been linked to a number of side effects, including:
- Hernia recurrence
- Scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together (adhesion)
- Blockage of the large or small intestine (obstruction)
- Abnormal connection between organs, vessels, or intestines (fistula)
- Fluid build-up at the surgical site (seroma)
- A hole in neighboring tissues or organs (perforation)
- Migration and mesh shrinkage (contraction)
If you’ve suffered complications from a hernia mesh implant, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Know your rights. Connect with Johnson Law Group’s experienced attorneys to learn more about compensation eligibility today.