Hernia mesh, or surgical mesh is defined as a “medical device that supports damaged tissue around hernias as it heals.”
These mesh implants are either manufactured from animal tissue like the skin or the intestines or synthetic fibers. The implants created from animal tissue are processed and disinfected before being used as a hernia mesh implant. They are also absorbable while the artificial mesh implants are non-absorbable, so remain permanently inside the body after the hernia repair surgery.
During the procedure, surgeons situate the mesh implant across the hernia site, attaching it to the surrounding tissue with glue, stitches, or staples. The pores in the mesh allow the surrounding tissue to grow into the device. If the implant is manufactured from animal tissue will break down inside the human body; otherwise, it will remain there for the rest of the person’s life.
The reasons for the hernia mesh lawsuit
There are listed post-surgery complications resulting from hernia repair surgery when the surgeons use hernia mesh implants as part of the repair mechanism. Some of these complications include severe and chronic pain, sexual dysfunction, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and abdominal discomfort, and indigestion.
A second or even third surgery is often required to alleviate the pain and post-surgical symptoms of the first hernia repair surgery.
Therefore, the question that begs is, what do you do if you are in a similar situation where you have had hernia repair surgery and are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms?
Enter the hernia mesh lawsuit now with the help of Shouse Law Group.
The best answer to this question is to consult with an attorney to determine whether you are eligible to file a claim against the manufactures of the brand of hernia mesh used during your surgery.
As an aside, it is also interesting to note that, even though there are listed complications, hernia mesh is still used in nine out of 10 hernia surgeries every year in the USA. And what is amazing is that there are tens of thousands of individual hernia mesh lawsuits pending against all of the different surgical mesh manufacturers, but surgeons continue to use this mesh as part of their hernia repair process.
What the hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys are claiming
The filed lawsuits claim financial compensation for medical bills, pain, and suffering, as well as the loss of income sustained during the inability to hold down a job due to the negative consequences of the first surgery.
Each lawsuit is a claim against one of the mesh manufacturers by the patient who has suffered complications and chronic injuries resulting from the mesh implant to repair the original hernia. The suit against the defendant alleges that the implants’ design and subsequent manufacturing was defective. Secondly, the manufacturers were (are) aware of these risks and adverse side effects, and they failed to warn surgeons and patients of the known and foreseeable risks of this implant device.
As highlighted above, the best course to follow if you have had hernia repair surgery and are suffering from one of the consequences discussed above is to consult an attorney about the veracity of filing a claim against the manufacturer of the surgical mesh used in your surgery.