Hernia mesh, used in hernia repair, chest wall reconstruction or other surgical procedures, has been linked to serious and painful side effects such as erosion, ulcers, organ perforation and more.
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Hernia Mesh Products
There are over 100,000 implantations of hernia mesh in the United States each year. It is a very common procedure, in which the mesh is used to cover the weakened muscle wall and to strengthen the surrounding tissue and hold the internal organs in place.
There are many different mesh products available for this type of procedure, but some of those have been shown to cause significant risk of complications and side effects.
Mesh products available today are generally either constructed of processed animal tissue or synthetics. The animal tissue mesh is designed over time to be reabsorbed by the body, which can lead to recurrence of a hernia.
Synthetic mesh is intended to be permanent, and most of these products are made of polypropylene, which can have a negative effect when it comes into contact with internal organs, especially the bowel.
Many manufacturers have begun to cover the polypropylene with a coating that is intended to insulate the body from the underlying polypropylene. A mesh with a coating is known as a composite mesh. Composite mesh seems to create the greatest number of complications.
Negative side effects linked to the use of a hernia mesh include, but are not limited to:
- Allergic reactions
- Mesh erosion or failure
- Abdominal pain
- Organ perforation
- Bowel obstruction
- Intestinal fistulas
- Renal failure
- Sexual complications
Potential Defective Products:
The Richard Harris Law Firm is tracking several products that appear to have a higher incidence of complications than others. The following products appear to be associated with substantial complication risk:
- Ethicon Physiomesh
- Ethicon Proceed
- C-Qur (pronounced “see-cure”)
- R. Bard Kugel Hernia Mesh
- R. Bard 3DMax Mesh
- Coviden Medtronic Parietex Composite Mesh
The list above is not a comprehensive list of mesh products. Any mesh product can produce significant complications and side effects.
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HERNIA MESH CASE EVALUATION
Las Vegas Hernia Mesh Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered because of complications due to a hernia mesh product, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, we have experienced attorneys to help you throughout this complicated process. Contact us for a free case evaluation. If you have any questions, please call us at 702-444-4444. Don’t wait, get started on your case immediately.