Hernias are a common problem that often requires a hernia mesh
surgery to relieve the pain and discomfort. However, there have been a lot of complications and problems after these devices have been implanted, including infections, hernia recurrence and more surgeries. Whether implanted laparoscopically or through open surgery, hernia mesh devices are commonly used to strengthen weakened or damaged tissue in hernia repair procedures. The flexible sheets, which can be synthetic or animal-tissue based, grew in popularity as a hernia repair technique throughout the 1980s, and accounted for roughly 90 percent of procedures by 2000.
Hernia meshes may cause serious side effects, including:
- Additional surgeries to treat a hernia recurrence
- Bacterial infections
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh migration
Forester Haynie is currently reviewing cases involving several hernia mesh brands including, but not limited to Physiomesh, C-QUR, Composix, and Kugel. If you are unsure of the type of mesh your doctor implanted, you should contact one of Forester Haynie’s attorneys so they can help. If you have suffered from any of the injuries mentioned above, click the link below to have our attorneys start working on your case.
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