When a person undergoes a medical procedure, they trust that it will work toward improving their health and quality of life. Unfortunately, people who have undergone hernia mesh surgery may have suffered injuries or other complications. The meshes used in this surgery can later cause infections and bleeding, along with other symptoms. If you have been injured by a hernia mesh in Albuquerque, our team of expert lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Hernia Mesh & Uses
A hernia mesh is a tiny medical implant used in hernia repairs or surgeries. Typically, this implant is surgically placed inside the body and works by supporting the tissues and muscles. As hernias are typically a recurring issue, implanting hernia mesh became a popular treatment option as it helps to strengthen and repair from surgery and prevent the issue from occurring again.
Hernia mesh products were recommended to many patients, as they helped to improve recovery time and shorten the length of the surgery. Unfortunately, some hernia meshes planted over the past 10-15 years were defective. Consequently, they are causing damage and health risks.
Hernia Mesh Defects
Some hernia meshes were implanted in patients that were too heavy, with meshes that had incorrectly sized pores. This meant that the pores were too small to cover the entire hernia, which did not allow or encourage tissue regrowth, reducing the body’s ability to heal. The incorrectly sized mesh could have also migrated to other areas of the body, caused an infection, broken, shrunk, or otherwise be rejected by the body.
Symptoms of Defective Hernia Mesh Products
Faulty hernia mesh can lead to pain, inflammation, and other significant complications like scar tissue, improper healing, internal infections, and fluid pockets. Other symptoms of hernia mesh issues include nausea, erectile dysfunction, constipation, lethargy, and pain or discomfort. In addition to this, the defective mesh is likely to cause a hernia to reoccur as the body is unable to heal itself.
Whitener Law Firm Can Help
If you have been injured by a defective hernia mesh product, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Whitener Law Firm, we are experts in supporting our clients throughout each stage of the legal process and working hard to ensure our clients receive the outcome they deserve. It’s not too late to file for a hernia mesh case. Contact our personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case, receive professional advice, and find out more.