Miami Hernia Mesh Attorneys
Helping Victims of Hernia Mesh Complications Throughout Florida
Medical procedures to repair hernias that form when organs, intestines or fatty tissue obtrude through a weak area in muscle or connective tissue are very common in the U.S. More than one million procedures are performed each year, mainly in the inner groin or abdominal area, with surgical mesh often used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue.
Unfortunately, close to 30% of those who undergo this type of surgery experience complications and side effects related to the hernia mesh implants. These complications include infection, chronic or intermittent pain, mesh migration, protrusion, perforation, adhesion, hernia recurrence and bowel obstruction. Many of these unfortunate hernia patients have been forced to undergo extensive revision surgeries and treatments because of the serious complications they endured.
If you or a family member has suffered from pain or complications following hernia surgery, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries, physical pain and suffering, loss of income and earning capacity, medical expenses and other costs associated with mesh complications. The skilled product defect attorneys at Boyers Law Group have years of successful experience in helping the injured victims of defective products obtain substantial compensation for their damages in courts throughout Florida.
Complications from Hernia Mesh
Surgeons regularly use surgical mesh to strengthen hernia repairs, reduce recovery time and reduce the rate of recurrence. The mesh is constructed from absorbable animal tissue or synthetic materials that can be absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of absorbable and non-absorbable materials.
Unfortunately, complications from hernia repair with surgical mesh are not uncommon. They include complications and conditions such as:
- Bowel perforation
- Bowel obstruction
- Damage to organs
- Hernia recurrence
- Intestinal blockage
- Severe Chronic or Intermittent Pain
- Tissue Adhesion
According to the FDA, pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation are the most common complications associated with defective surgical mesh. The FDA has reported that numerous adverse events linked to various defects in mesh implants have occurred:
- The synthetic material used in certain mesh implants has been found to be incompatible with human tissue.
- Some patients have had serious allergic reactions to the coating added to specific mesh products to keep them from sticking to internal tissues.
- The coating has reportedly detached from some mesh implants and resulted in adhesions and adherence to internal organs.
- Some hernia mesh has been found to be insufficient to withstand normal abdominal forces, leading to herniations through the mesh itself.
- Plastic rings used in certain mesh implants have caused perforations, pain obstructions and infections.
As a result of these and other problems, thousands of hernia patients have suffered injury. Many have required extensive treatment and additional surgery to repair, to the extent possible, the damage done by defective surgical mesh.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Claims and Compensation
Numerous lawsuit claims have been filed against hernia mesh manufacturers and distributors, including Ethicon, Atrium, Bard, Medtronic, Covidien, Gore-Tex, and LifeCell, with plaintiffs claiming that manufacturers should have warned doctors and their patients of potential defects and side effects of their hernia mesh implants. Some of these dangerous devices have been recalled, but victims are still suffering from their deleterious effects.
If you or a loved one has suffered from complications stemming from hernia surgery, it’s in your best interest to talk with an experienced hernia mesh attorney at Boyers Law Group. We can help you find out what type of surgical mesh was used in your surgery, document your ensuing suffering and complications, and fight for the significant compensation you deserve for your injuries including, among other elements of damage, your physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, impaired quality of life, loss of income and earning capacity, medical expenses, and other losses associated with defective hernia mesh…
Rely on Experienced Miami Hernia Mesh Attorneys
Handling hernia mesh cases effectively in order to obtain just and full compensation demands expert legal representation by defective product and medical malpractice attorneys with the experience and skill that such cases require. The trial lawyers at Boyers Law Group have successfully represented many victims of medical malpractice and defective medical products and have the experience, skill and resources you need in order to obtain the life-changing compensation you deserve while holding the responsible parties accountable.
For a free consultation about your legal rights, call us today at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (2018). Hernia surgical mesh implants. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/implants-and-prosthetics/hernia-surgical-mesh-implants