What is Surgical Mesh?
Surgical or hernia mesh is a product use in abdominal surgical procedures to stabilize the repaired area after surgery. In the US just under 1 million hernia repairs surgeries are performed each year and a mesh product is used in about 90% of all surgeries. Some patients have complications or severe side effects as a result of the use of the hernia mesh product.
These mesh products are constructed from synthetic natural material like products. The synthetic product material like polypropylene, a type of plastic may degrade after the surgery causing complications. These synthetic products are also used in the surgical reaped . These materials were also used in other surgical repair products including many transvaginal mesh and bladder sling devices which have resulted in thousands of medical injury lawsuits.
Manufacturers like C.R. Bard, Ethicon, and Atrium were aware of problems with the patch and many victims are now filling hernia mesh lawsuits.
Hernia mesh may cause serious side effects including:
- Severe or chronic pain
- Bowel blockage
- Tissue fusion
- Mesh migration
- Organ perforation
- Mesh shrinkage
- Hernia recurrence
Many patients have required additional surgeries to remove or repair the original defective devices or to reconstruct damaged tissue caused by the defective mesh. These additional surgeries place patients at increased risk of illness and requires additional lengthy recovery periods.