Mesh material is often used in hernia repair surgery to keep the hernia from protruding and recurring. Even though complications don’t occur most times that surgical mesh is used, there can still be some long-term problems in certain cases. If you experience any of these problems after undergoing hernia repair surgery with mesh, an attorney can help you take legal action.
Infection can sometimes occur after surgical mesh has been inserted into the body. In some cases, the body recognizes the mesh as a foreign object and causes inflammation of the surrounding tissue. Mesh can cause further irritation if abundant levels of bacteria grow around it as the body tries to heal from the surgery.
Mesh material has been known to trap certain nerves, and this often leads to chronic pain. Many mesh products resemble a fence or a screen with small openings, and nerves can sometimes get trapped in these openings. Nerves can also get trapped in the bindings that are used to hold the mesh in place.
Mesh is made to be highly durable, but defective material can cause the mesh to become weak and break. If the mesh tears, the hernia is likely to recur. A defective medical device lawyer can represent you if your mesh ends up tearing.
If the mesh becomes dislodged because the material shrinks or hasn’t been fastened correctly, it can move to other parts of the body and cause serious complications. The mesh may migrate into other parts of the abdomen or nearby organs such as the bladder, which can lead to organ perforation. The hernia will also start protruding again if no mesh is covering the opening in the weakened muscle wall to hold it in place.
Blockage of the bowel may happen if the mesh adheres to the intestines. This is known to happen with certain types of synthetic mesh that are coated. If the coating wears off, the material can stick to the bowel and cause an obstruction.
If hernia mesh has impacted your quality of life, contact the defective medical device lawyers at Alonso Krangle who can take on your case and help you get the justice that you deserve. We fight for victims and we will fight for you.