What Are Hernia Mesh Devices?
Hernia Mesh devices such as Physiomesh, Kugel and others have used by doctors for a number of years to repair hernias ‐ primarily in patients’ abdominal areas. Hernias occur when a person’s intestine or organ protrudes through
the adjacent muscle or other tissue, often due to strain or muscle weakness. These are often repaired by surgically placing a mesh plug or patch over the protrusion to cover or reinforce the damaged area. Some 700,000 hernia mesh surgeries are performed each year.
What Is the Problem With Hernia Mesh Devices?
Unfortunately, a number of hernia mesh devices have created additional medical issues for patients and as a result, there have been a number of recalls of hernia mesh products by various manufacturers and by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). These medical issues include:
- Nerve Damage Adhesions Rejection
- Infections/Sepsis Organ removal Bowel obstructions
- Hernia recurrence/mesh failure Organ Rupture/Puncture
What Are the Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Device Problems?
The symptoms of hernia mesh problems can be such things as:
- Constipation Tender scars Sever Pain
- Fatigue Fever Irritable Bowel
- Insomnia Trouble urinating Tearing Feeling
Hernia Mesh Litigation
As a result of these problems with hernia mesh devices, there have been thousands of lawsuits filed around the country against the mesh manufacturers claiming that the mesh devices are defective and dangerous and that they were sold without adequate warnings about the risks. At the present, the manufacturers have paid out almost $200 million in settlements to patients injured by hernia mesh devices. Some of the more problematic hernia mesh devices include:
- Physiomesh Kugel patch C‐Qur
- Proceed Sepramesh 3D Max
- Per Fix
What If You Think You May Have a Problem From a Hernia Mesh Device?
If you or a loved one suffered any of these symptoms or problems following hernia mesh surgery, you or they may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, suffering and disability resulting from those complications. Call Lattof & Lattof today for a free consultation regarding your potential rights. Remember that claims of this type usually have a certain time limitation within which you may take action, so it is important that you make the call as soon as you can so as to preserve your rights.