Hernia surgeries are extremely common, with more than one million performed each year in the U.S. Complications, however, have also become increasingly common, with hernia surgical mesh being the subject of numerous U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls.
Hernia surgical mesh is intended to strengthen the surgical site throughout the recovery process and minimize the chance of a hernia recurring, but in some cases, the surgical mesh can fail and instead cause severe pain, infection, and the chance of additional surgery.
Whitener Law Firm has extensive experience in dealing with hernia mesh complication lawsuits, and is proud to have a team of Albuquerque hernia mesh attorneys to serve New Mexicans. If you or someone you know has had complications due to surgical mesh following hernia surgery, compensation may be available.
Contact the injury lawyers at Whitener Law Firm for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation at 505-883-RUSS or online.
Recalled Hernia Mesh
There are two types of hernia mesh; biologic and synthetic. Biologic mesh is derived from animal tissue while synthetic mesh is made of polymers or biopolymers. While both types of mesh are used to support healing and reduce risk of recurrence, synthetic mesh has been associated with a higher failure rate. After review, the FDA recalled several brands of surgical mesh due to their induction of bowel perforation and obstruction complications.
To see if the mesh used during your surgery was recalled, please visit the FDA Medical Device Recalls.
Hernia Mesh Linked to Complications
While there are benefits and risks to all medical procedures and devices used, analysis by the FDA found that the most common symptoms of failed hernia surgical mesh include, but are not limited to:
- Hernia recurrence
- Obstruction – blockage of intestines
- Seroma – fluid build-up at surgical site
- Adhesion – scar-like tissue that clumps together
- Perforation – hole in nearby tissue or organs
Albuquerque Hernia Mesh Attorneys
Though most problematic hernia surgical mesh has been recalled and taken off the market, there’s always a chance for error or complications. If you or someone you know has undergone hernia surgery with a surgical mesh device and has suffered complications, Whitener Law Firm is here for you! Depending on the individual case, patients who suffered complications due to hernia surgical mesh may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. Call Whitener Law Firm at 505-883-RUSS for Albuquerque’s expert team of hernia mesh lawyers, and get a free, no-obligation consultation.