Hernia Mesh Complications
Hernia mesh is a medical device designed to strengthen weakened or damaged tissue following hernia surgery. Some varieties of this device have been shown to cause complications such as organ perforation, bowel obstruction, and chronic pain. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of hernia mesh complications, personal injury attorney Rocky Walton in Arlington, TX, can fight for the compensation you deserve. If you think you may have grounds for a hernia mesh lawsuit, please call or text (817) 429-4299 to schedule a free case review.
What is Hernia Mesh?
A hernia occurs when an internal organ pushes through an area such as the abdomen or groin. Hernias require surgery. The tissue that must be incised when repairing a hernia can become sore and weak. In order to strengthen the tissue, it is common to place a layer of hernia mesh around the area. The mesh is intended to give support while the patient rebuilds his or her strength. However, the mesh can sometimes cause complications and require corrective surgery. Victims of hernia mesh complications can sue the manufacturer of the mesh to collect compensation for losses such as prolonged medical care needs, additional surgeries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Common Hernia Mesh Complications
The most common complications resulting from hernia mesh include:
- Foreign body response: The human body is designed to reject foreign objects, which is why it is so important that surgeries are performed with materials that are identifiable and acceptable to the immune system. When a hernia mesh product does not meet these standards, the body might reject the device and cause complications.
- Organ perforation: The mesh should not be implanted in a way that causes it to interfere with other internal organs. When the mesh comes into contact with surrounding organ tissues, the organ can perforate and require corrective action.
- Bowel obstruction: The bowels can become obstructed when the mesh adheres to the bowel.
- Chronic pain: A large number of hernia patients report ongoing and chronic pain after surgery.
If you are suffering from any of these complications after hernia surgery, meet with your doctor right away.
Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
A successful hernia mesh lawsuit will require the careful presentation of facts regarding:
- The type of mesh device used. It is important to identify the exact device used so the responsible party can be held accountable for any defect or problem caused.
- The degree to which the patient was injured by use of the mesh.
- The total medical expenses necessary to address any problems caused.
- How the complications have impacted the patient in his or her day to day life.
- What damages have been incurred, such as lost wages and medical bills.
Demonstrating these facts to a jury is no simple matter. Meanwhile, manufacturers of medical devices always have experienced attorneys who will go to great lengths to disprove that your losses are due to any negligence on the part of their client. If you or someone you love has suffered due to a hernia mesh malfunction, Rocky Walton can help. He is one of fewer than three percent of attorneys in Texas who is a certified personal injury specialist.
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If you believe you are a victim of hernia mesh complications, we are prepared to represent you. To schedule a free case review, contact us online or call or text us at (817) 429-4299.