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Hernia Surgical Mesh Complications

Hernia Surgical Information

Hernia surgery is a common procedure that can sometimes be completed laparoscopically. The process of repairing a hernia is to ensure the abdominal tissue is put back into its proper place and then the abdominal wall is strengthened to prevent future complications.

The most common type of a hernia is an inguinal hernia.  This type of hernia accounts for 70% of all hernia cases. When an inguinal hernia occurs, the intestines push through a weakened spot in the lower abdominal wall.

Other types of hernia cases;

Hiatal hernia

Umbilical hernia

Incisional hernia

Hernias can be caused by weakened or strained muscles, chronic coughing, previous weakness from an abdominal surgery or a congenital condition that fails to close the abdominal wall properly.  In most cases, a surgical repair of the hernia is required.

Complications with Hernia Surgical Mesh

During hernia repair surgery, a mesh may be used to aid in strengthening the abdominal wall. The mesh is put in place to act as a second layer of support to strengthen the abdominal wall.

Due to the nature of a hernia surgery, further scar tissue and weakened abdominal muscles can lead to future hernias.

Unfortunately, certain types of the hernia mesh have been known to cause serious, sometimes deadly health problems and complications.

Depending on the type of hernia mesh that was used, you could be facing serious complications now and in the future.

Signs and Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Complications

Hernia mesh issues can present in a variety of ways and will almost always require emergency medical care. If you have had hernia mesh implanted, contact your medical provider immediately or seek a second opinion if you experience any of the following symptoms after surgery.

  • Pain or swelling in abdominal area
  • Infection or allergic reaction
  • Bowel or organ perforations
  • Painful fistulas
  • Ulcers
  • Renal failure

The erosion and painful failure of hernia mesh can result in a long road to recovery. The nature of hernias coupled with the increased risks that even reparative surgery brings – makes the product failure reprehensible.

If you or a loved one experienced complications following hernia surgery with surgical mesh repair, or if you have recently had a surgical procedure completed, you may be entitled to compensation. Hernia mesh surgery can be completed successfully, but it is up to medical professionals, our surgeons and the product manufacturers to keep us safe.

Contact NRS Injury Law today for a free case evaluation and start the road to recovery with our experienced attorneys by your side.

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