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Injuries Related to Hernia Repair Mesh

Posted on May 5, 2016

Hernia repair mesh has been in use since the 1950s, but has never been without its risks. Hernia repair mesh is either made from animal sources like pig or cow, or is entirely synthetic. Animal-based mesh is absorbed by the body, while a synthetic mesh is medically considered a permanent implant. Use of hernia repair mesh has been on the rise in the last two decades, and so has the incidence of complications associated with it. Among the injuries associated with hernia repair mesh implants are the following:

  • Hernia reoccurrence: If the mesh fails, the original hernia will return in the same spot. This second hernia may be worse if the mesh has eroded and weakened the muscle surrounding the hernia.
  • Pain at the site of the repair: Sustained or increasing pain at the site of the hernia repair is a symptom of side effects from the mesh, such as scarring, adhesions, internal bleeding, or tissue erosion.
  • Scar tissue and adhesions: Adhesions are a type of scar tissue forming between body parts, connecting them to one another when they are not intended to be.
  • Tissue erosion: When hernia repair mesh rubs up against muscle, organs, or other body tissues, it can cause tissue erosion, resulting in internal bleeding, adhesions, scarring, and infections.
  • Internal bleeding: If the hernia repair mesh breaks down or erodes the tissues surrounding it, internal bleeding may occur. Internal bleeding is a serious health risk that can cause severe abdominal pain, anemia, scarring, permanent tissue damage, and even death (if not treated immediately). Internal bleeding may require blood transfusions and surgery.

If you have suffered any injury or side effect after hernia repair mesh surgery, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. To get the settlement you deserve, you need to contact an experienced Jacksonville medical product liability injury attorney.

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