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
  • Infection
  • Hernia Reoccurrence
  • Adhesions
  • 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.