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Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to support and reinforce organs and tissues within the body. It is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Millions of surgical mesh procedures have been administered in the United States. One common use for surgical mesh is to treat hernias.

What is a hernia?

A hernia is a protrusion of an organ, tissue or intestine through a weak spot or hole into an adjacent muscle or connective tissue. A hernia can develop when increased pressure occurs in an area of the body with a weakened muscle or connective tissue. The increased pressure could be caused by heavy lifting, constipation or diarrhea - but hernias can also develop over time.

According to the FDA, the most common types of hernias are:

  • Inguinal (inner groin)
  • Femoral (upper thigh/outer groin)
  • Incisional (abdominal, occurs through an incision or scar)
  • Ventral (abdominal wall)
  • Hiatal (upper stomach into diaphragm)
  • Umbilical

How are hernias treated?

In many situations in which a hernia is not causing complications, no treatment may be administered.

When hernias are problematic, surgery may be administered. Surgical treatment options include laparoscopic surgery and open repair. Both surgical options can be performed with surgical mesh, which is used to strengthen and reinforce the repair site.

Surgical mesh complications

Surgical mesh can be an effective way to treat hernias. However, some brands of surgical mesh have proven to be problematic and patients have suffered serious complications such as:

  • Infection
  • Adhesions to adjacent tissues
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh shrinkage

Hernia mesh complications can be extremely painful and can cause a wide range of health problems. Some of these complications can be life-threatening.

The FDA has recalled many mesh products. Individuals who have been harmed by recalled mesh may have legal options and may be eligible for compensation. It is advisable to speak to an attorney to learn more about your specific options.

Free consultation: If you have experienced complication due to the use of surgical mesh to treat a hernia, talk to an attorney from Cutter Law P.C. by calling 888-285-3333.

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