Hernia mesh is a surgical implant used to repair hernias, a condition that occurs when tissue or organs bulge through a weak spot or tear in abdominal muscle. A large amount of these mesh products have been recently recalled, due to patients reporting infections, adhesions and bowel obstructions as a result of the implant.
Complications associated with this implant vary depending on the surgical technique employed as well as the type of mesh inserted. Some common complications include:
- Pain and bleeding
- Hernia Reoccurrence
- Mesh Shrinkage
- Fistulas (abnormal connections between organs)
- Seroma (fluid build up at the surgery site)
- Bowel or intestinal blockage
- Organ perforations
- Nerve damage
- Autoimmune reactions to mesh
- Mesh migration and rejection
Many of these complications not only cause pain and suffering, but also require a second procedure. Hernia mesh removal surgery is not uncommon, and can lead to prolonged recovery time, as well as unexpected financial burdens.
If you have had a hernia mesh implant and experienced any of these complications or required revisionary surgery as a result, our law firm may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Contact our New York office today at (631) 543-3663 for a free consultation.