New York Hernia Mesh Injury lawyers
Hernia mesh is surgical mesh that is used in hernia repair surgery. There are many types of hernias and many hernia mesh products. A hernia is a hole or weak spot in tissues in the body, and the mesh is used to add strength when a hernia is repaired. It sounds like a great concept, but many hernia mesh products are defective and can cause serious complications including permanent or fatal injuries. If you have been harmed by hernia mesh, please talk to our New York hernia mesh injury lawyers right away.
Our defective medical device injury lawyers represent clients nationwide with offices in New York and Florida.
Hernia Mesh Complications and Injuries
Because hernias can occur in many areas of the body and there are many types of hernia mesh, some complications and injuries are specific to the hernia mesh product used. Complications and injuries that can be caused by defective hernia mesh include:
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage
- Fistulas – holes forming between organs or other body parts
- Organ perforation
- Bowel obstruction
- Hernia recurrence
- Chronic pain
- Infection, including antibiotic-resistant infection
- Severe dental problems and tooth loss in patients who suffer chronic infection from the mesh
- Foreign body response – chronic inflammation and the eventual encapsulation of the mesh in scar tissue
- Allergic reaction to coating on the hernia mesh
- Skin rash which goes away after mesh is removed
- Neurological problems
- Abnormal liver function
- Multiple revision surgeries to remove all of the mesh
Why is Hernia Mesh Used?
A hernia is a weak spot or hole in the muscle wall or tissue. It allows an organ or another internal body part to bulge through. Hernias can be life-threatening. They can occur in many areas of the body including the abdominal wall and chest wall.
When a hernia is surgically repaired, it involves closing a hole in tissue that is already weak. To prevent the hernia from simply pulling apart again after surgery, doctors sometimes use a hernia patch to lend strength to the area.
Unfortunately, when defective hernia mesh is used, it can be very difficult to remove. It can require multiple surgeries to remove all of the defective mesh, and in some cases it may not be possible to retrieve it all. The injuries can be permanent and can include irreversible organ damage.
If you have been harmed by defective hernia mesh the New York medical device injury attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates PLLC are here to help. Please, call us today at 888-LAW-2204 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.