Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys
What is a hernia?
A hernia is when an intestine, fatty tissue, or an organ squeezes through a hole or a weak area in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Hernias often tend to occur around the abdominal wall.
There are many types of hernias but the most common are:
- Inguinal: the inner groin
- Femoral: the upper thigh/outer groin
- Incisional: scar or incision in abdomen
- Ventral: abdominal/ventral wall
- Umbilical: abdominal/ventral wall
Hernias are a relatively common problem that for many requires surgery to alleviate daily pain, discomfort and other symptoms. Surgery is the only sure way to repair a hernia. There are two types of surgeries: Open Repair and Laparoscopic. Both can be performed without the use of a surgical mesh, however, in some cases the mesh is needed. Meshes are mostly used because of the strong likelihood that a hernia will develop again. The synthetic or animal tissue mesh is placed to give support and help strengthen the damaged tissue or area. The mesh is designed to remain in the body permanently.
Hernia Mesh Implants
Unfortunately, some who were promised a solution by having hernia mesh implanted to repair the hernia instead found themselves facing potential infections, hernia recurrence and more surgeries. Hernia mesh made of non-absorbable Marlex polypropylene may cause serious side effects: Additional surgeries to treat a hernia recurrence; adhesions; bacterial infections; hernia recurrence; mesh migration; obstructions; pain; swelling; unfortunately, some hernia mesh complications may be so severe that they cause death.
Your Legal Options
If you have been affected by the surgical insertion of a hernia mesh, contact our firm today for a free consultation on your potential lawsuit.