Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Have you had health complications because of the use of hernia mesh, a patch like a little net implanted around repaired muscle tissue during surgery? The good news is that the Luff Law Firm is here to help you obtain justice.

Uses of Hernia Mesh

Doctors use hernia mesh when treating hernia, a common health condition that can be repaired only through surgery; they use it to treat various types of hernia, including:

  • Ventral Hernia, which is known to make the muscles of the abdominal walls weaker;
  • Umbilical Hernia, which causes a bulge to form at the belly button;
  • Incisional Hernia, a condition believed to weaken the abdominal muscles;
  • Femoral Hernia, a problem leading to the development of upper thigh or outer groin;
  • Hiatal Hernia, which causes stomach bulge to form up into the chest;
  • Inguinal Hernia, a condition known to cause the inner groin in the body.

Years ago, when making hernia mesh devices, manufacturers used inert materials, including animal byproducts, which are not foreign to the human body, to prevent an autoimmune response.

These high-quality materials were absorbable in the body–they were designed to gradually disappear after the implantation.

They would also help the repaired muscle to regrow around the mesh implanted–hence the reason to be highly recommended for surgery.

However, years later, the market received a new wave of hernia mesh devices that were not made out of high-quality materials.

These new defective hernia devices proved to be incompatible with the human immune system, as opposed to those made out of inert materials.

Health Complication Resulting from Hernia Mesh Failure

As a result, they put the patients at a greater risk of developing too many health problems. Upon entering the body, these defective patches:

  • caused inflammation;
  • became attached to internal tissue;
  • caused internal infections and pain;
  • caused bowel obstruction;
  • caused perforation of adjacent organs;
  • caused mesh to migrate to other tissues.

For this reason, you may develop the following acute physical symptoms if your hernia mesh implant fails during surgery:

  • Fever
  • Abnormal bloating or discomfort
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Bowel blockage or constipation
  • Pain and swelling
  • Vomiting and nausea

How to Know Your Hernia Mesh Implantation has failed

Your hernia mesh implant has failed if:

  • You have recently had surgery and your symptoms become so severe that you need to see your doctor immediately;
  • Your doctor says you need to go through additional surgery.

Sometimes it may take longer for you to experience these symptoms; it all depends on your immune system.

How to Know You Qualify for Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

The award-winning Luff Law Firm can relentlessly fight for you if:

  • In the last 15 years of you undergoing a hernia repair surgery, your surgeon used a hernia mesh device;
  • You experienced health complications after using a defective hernia mesh patch in surgery.

Plaintiffs have filed hernia mesh lawsuits against the following companies whose products led to the health problems above:

  • J&J/Ethicon
  • Atrium
  • Monofilament
  • Covidien
  • Keyhole
  • Bard

If you have also fallen prey to a hernia mesh faulty patch, don’t stay silent. Contact Patrick Luff–the attorney with more than a decade of experience in the litigation of personal injury–to help you get financial compensation for your injury.