Hernia Mesh Complications and Recalls: What You Need To Know

legal nurse consultantsHernia mesh, patches, and plugs are medical devices used to treat hernias, a medical condition where organs bulge out of weakened muscles. Hernias are usually only treated via surgery, but this type of complication can rip out and recur, which is why hernia mesh has been increasingly used to reinforce weaker tissue, and is now utilized in over 50% of hernia treatments.

Unfortunately, it has become apparent that while hernia mesh is effective at reducing the rates of recurrence, the nature of the treatment carries its own complications over time. After several months pass, it is not uncommon for the mesh to become embedded to the tissue. This often leads to complications such as bowel perforation and obstruction, internal bleeding, late abscess, and more.

These complications are even more frequent when larger-sized meshes are used, and different meshes by different manufacturers carry their own risks. Other complications that can and often do arise from the use of hernia mesh can include:

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Organ damage
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Mesh erosion, migration, folding, etc.
  • Impotence
  • Fistula
  • Adverse body reaction to a foreign body

Mesh Recalls and Lawsuits

While hernia and other types of mesh have their benefits, the associated risks are high, and journals such as JAMA have highlighted these risks in various recent publications. In addition, lawsuits have been on the rise and victims have been able to successfully argue that products such as the Composix Kugel Mesh Patches by C. R. Bard and the Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh fall under product liability due to unforeseen frequent complications. Hundreds of lawsuits have successfuly made their way through the system, where it has been determined that patients who have suffered unexpected complications from hernia mesh or other types of surgical mesh are entitled to compensation.

Recruit the Assistance of a Skilled Legal Nurse Consultant Today

If you or someone you know has suffered due to complications that have arisen from the use of hernia mesh or any other types of mesh, you need to contact a skilled professional such as a legal nurse consultant. At Legal Nurse Consultants, LLC, our qualified experts combine their legal expertise with their in-depth medical knowledge to assist clients with a variety of product liabilty and other types of personal injury matters. We are well-equipped to handle any matters relating to hernia mesh and other types of mesh, and can help you pursue the compensation that you rightfully deserve.

Call Legal Nurse Consultants USA, LLC at 877.211.7562 to learn more about how our legal nurse consultants can help you with any matters relating to mesh recalls and lawsuits, or any other matter relating to personal injury.