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Hernia Mesh

Are you considering a hernia mesh lawsuit? A hernia occurs when intestine, fatty tissue or an organ pokes through a weak spot or hole in the surrounding muscle or tissue. More than a million hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year, and hernia mesh is used in more than 90 percent of those one million repairs. But some hernia meshes have been linked to serious and dangerous complications.

Golblatt + Singer is accepting hernia mesh lawsuit cases on behalf of patients who experienced severe complications following hernia surgery and had to have revision surgery—or have been told revisions surgery is necessary.

If you suffered severe complications following your hernia surgery, call us at (314) 888-1000 as you may be entitled to compensation.

Our attorneys have years of experience and a reputation for personalized, compassionate partnering with our clients. We also have access to the expertise, resources and manpower to fully investigate your circumstances in order to get you the justice you deserve.

What is Hernia Mesh?

 

More than a million hernia repairs are done annually in the U.S. and hernia mesh is used in the most of them. Hernia mesh refers to various materials surgeons use to patch, plug, or reinforce their closure of a hernia during surgery. Hernia mesh devices are made from synthetic materials or animal tissue. Synthetic surgical mesh may be made from absorbable or non-absorbable materials or a combination of both. Surgical mesh made from animal tissue (usually intestines or skin) is absorbable. Absorbable mesh degrades and loses strength over time. New tissue growth over time is expected to strengthen the repair when absorbable mesh is used. Non-absorbable mesh remains in the body indefinitely. It is a permanent implant.

Hernia Mesh Complications

As with any surgical procedure, hernia repair surgeries have risks. There are also specific risks and complications associated with hernia mesh surgeries. These include:

  • Infections
  • Mesh migration
  • Adhesion
  • Bowel perforation
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Recurring or severe pain
  • Fistulae
  • Mesh failure
  • Rejection
  • Hernia recurrence

If you or someone you love has suffered complications from hernia mesh, please contact a Goldblatt + Singer attorney today for a free consultation.

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