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Has Your Surgical Mesh Failed?

Hernia meshes and transvaginal meshes are commonly used in surgical procedures to repair certain injuries. However, these meshes have constantly been recalled or otherwise been the subject of lawsuits because they can fail. When they do, the results can be devastating. If you have had a hernia or transvaginal mesh implanted, and are now suffering because it failed, you may be entitled to compensation. Call a mesh lawsuit attorney today at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene for a free case evaluation. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why Surgical Meshes Are Used

After a surgery to repair a hernia or other conditions, such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a mesh may be implanted to provide additional support to weak or damaged tissue. Most of the time, these meshes are made from synthetic materials, but a sanitized animal-derived mesh could also be used. For animal-derived meshes, the most common sources are cows and pigs.

Animal-derived meshes are absorbable intended to be temporary, and will degrade over time. Some synthetic meshes are also absorbable. These types of meshes are designed to degrade as new tissue grows to strengthen the surgical site. Non-absorbable synthetic meshes, on the other hand, are intended to be a permanent solution to provide long-term reinforcement to the surgical site.

The most common types of meshes are:

The Dangers of Surgical Meshes

There are a few common ways in which a mesh could fail or, at least, cause further issues after it’s implanted. These include:

 

  • Perforation: Meshes are intended to keep certain tissue in place. When the mesh itself moves, it can tear through the wall of an internal organ. Depending on where the mesh is located, it could cause internal bleeding, intense pain or, in some cases, sepsis.
  • Adhesion: In some instances, scar tissue could develop between internal organs and the mesh. Or, they could develop around the mesh. If this happens, victims could suffer from intestinal obstruction and/or infertility.
  • Infection: If the body rejects the mesh implant, it can cause an infection. This could lead to inflammation, dental problems, flu-like symptoms, chronic pain and more. If your mesh becomes infected, it will likely need to be removed.

 

These are just a few of the common complications with meshes. Both transvaginal meshes and hernia meshes have specific ways in which they could fail. If a mesh needs to be removed, it could lead to further complications as tissue continues to grow around it.

Because meshes can lead to so many complications, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends exploring all other options before this treatment is considered. If you have suffered from mesh complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today to speak with a mesh lawsuit attorney.

Who Can Be Held Liable?

Most often, the party held liable for mesh implant injuries is the manufacturer. This is particularly true if the mesh erodes too quickly or is otherwise defective. Similarly, the manufacturer could be held liable if they did not provide ample information about the potential dangers of their product. There have been numerous lawsuits brought forward against manufacturers regarding defective meshes. However, these companies are not the only ones who could potentially be held liable.

If a doctor implanted the mesh incorrectly, failed to warn a patient about possible complications or failed to properly treat a patient in some other way, they could be held legally responsible under medical malpractice law. When you call one of our mesh lawsuit attorneys, we will review the details of your case and figure out which party is responsible for your injuries.

If your lawsuit is successful, you could receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.

Speak with a Mesh Lawsuit Attorney Today

Some of the most common symptoms of a defective or malfunctioning hernia mesh or transvaginal mesh include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Signs of infection
  • Chronic back pain
  • Urinary problems
  • Pain during intercourse

If you experience these or any other symptoms, consult with your doctor immediately. If it’s discovered that your surgical mesh is to blame, you may be entitled to compensation. Call a mesh lawsuit attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene today for a free, no obligation consultation. We have recovered over $1 billion on behalf of our clients, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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