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Hernia Mesh- Implants That Have Led to Post-Surgical Complications

By Way of Background

In recent years, hernia mesh surgeries have come under fire for the post-surgical complications that patients have experienced. These complications can range from minor to life-threatening, and they have prompted a number of lawsuits against the manufacturers of hernia mesh implants. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the reasons why hernia mesh surgeries have led to post-surgical complications, describe the complications that patients have had, and explain the hernia mesh lawsuits that have arisen because of these complications.

Hernia mesh as a type of surgical implant for hernias.

Hernia mesh is a type of surgical implant used to repair hernias. The most common type of hernia is an abdominal hernia, which occurs when a weak spot in the abdominal wall allows internal organs or tissue to bulge through. Hernia mesh is used to reinforce the weak spot and prevent further herniation.

The mesh is made of synthetic materials, such as polypropylene, and is designed to reinforce the weakened area of the abdominal wall. Hernia mesh is usually placed over the hole in the abdominal wall, and then held in place with surgical staples or dissolvable sutures. In some cases, the mesh may be placed directly into the hole in the abdominal wall. Meshes are not a new technology, and have been used for many years. However, there have been reports of complications associated with hernia mesh, such as infection and pain.

Hernia mesh materials

Hernia mesh can be made from a variety of materials, including synthetic or biologic substances.

Synthetic hernia mesh is typically made from polypropylene, while biologic hernia mesh, made from collagen or tissue, is usually made from donating human or animal tissue. Both types of hernia mesh have been considered to have their own advantages and disadvantages. Synthetic hernia mesh has been used because it was considered less likely to cause an immune reaction. Biologic hernia mesh was used because it is less likely to shrink or deform like synthetic mesh, but it is more likely to cause an immune reaction. Doctors have generally thought that the type of hernia mesh best for a particular patient depends on many factors, including the size and location of the hernia, the patient’s age and health, and the doctor’s preference.

Post-Surgical Complications 

In recent years, hernia mesh surgeries have come under fire for the post-surgical complications that patients have experienced. These complications can range from minor to life-threatening, and they have prompted a number of lawsuits against the manufacturers of hernia mesh implants. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the reasons why hernia mesh surgeries have led to post-surgical complications, describe the complications that patients have had, and explain the hernia mesh lawsuits that have arisen because of these complications. 

The first reason why hernia mesh surgeries have led to post-surgical complications is due to the way in which the surgery is performed. Hernia mesh surgery is a minimally invasive surgery, which means that surgeons make small incisions in order to implant the mesh. However, because the incisions are small, there is a greater risk of surgery causing internal damage or perforations. 

The second reason why hernia mesh surgeries have led to post-surgical complications is due to the materials used in the implants. Hernia mesh implants are usually made from synthetic materials, such as polypropylene or polyethylene. These materials can cause an immune reaction in some patients, leading to inflammation and scarring. In some cases, this reaction can be so severe that it leads to organ damage or failure. 

The third reason why hernia mesh surgeries have led to post-surgical complications is due to manufacturing defects. In some cases, hernia meshes have been defective from the start, leading to problems after surgery. For example, some meshes have been made with rough edges that can cause irritation and pain. Other meshes have been made with faulty adhesive that can cause loss of tissue or infection. 

Lawsuits from Debilitating Injuries

Because of these reasons, patients who have undergone hernia mesh surgery may experience a variety of post-surgical complications including pain, infection, scarring, organ damage, and more. These complications can be extremely debilitating and even life-threatening. As a result, many patients who have suffered from these complications have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of hernia meshes. 

Thousands of lawsuits allege that the manufacturers knew or should have known about the risks associated with their products but failed to warn patients or provide adequate instructions for safe use.

In Conclusion

Hernia mesh surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that has led to post-surgical complications for many patients. These complications can range from minor to life-threatening and they have prompted lawsuits against the manufacturers of the meshes.

We recommend that individuals injured by a hernia mesh or their loved ones complete our settlement form, and we can connect you with a leading, experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss legal options.