If A Hernia Mesh Surgery Has Failed, What Should I Do Next?

If you believe your hernia mesh surgery has failed, your top priority should be your health. Because some complications of hernia mesh failure can be serious, it’s important to discuss pain or other symptoms with a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will be able to put a plan in place to address the problem. This could include a second surgery if your hernia recurs.

Once you have a plan in place and your health is stable, we recommend giving us a call at the Law Offices of Elrod, Ogle & Baril, PLLC. We offer free case reviews and can help you understand whether you can take legal action against the mesh manufacturer. Victims have already recovered significant payouts from surgical mesh manufacturers, and you could be next. Call us today at (865) 546-1111 to get started.

How Will I Know If My Hernia Mesh Surgery Failed?

There are a number of ways hernia mesh can fail, so the symptoms of failure vary widely. Pain is the most common sign of any surgical mesh complication. If the mesh fails, your hernia could also recur, causing the same symptoms you experienced that initially led to surgery. This may include discomfort, swelling, and a bulge in the area of the hernia.

In addition to failure, other complications could include:

  • Infection
  • Adhesions
  • Bowel obstruction and/or perforation
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh contraction
  • Scar tissue

If you develop any unexpected pain or discomfort following a hernia repair surgery using surgical mesh, you should suspect mesh failure. See your doctor about your concerns. You may require hernia repair revision surgery or other treatment.

Revision surgery is especially likely if your hernia recurred or if you are at risk for bowel perforation or obstruction because your mesh migrated. Because revision surgery cannot always be done laparoscopically, your recovery time may be significantly longer than after your original procedure.

The Responsibility of Hernia Mesh Manufacturers

Anyone who develops, manufactures, and markets medical products has an obligation to ensure their products and devices are safe and effective. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not pulled approval for a hernia mesh product, several major manufacturers have issued recalls and pulled some of their products from the marketplace over concerns about complications.

Many who underwent hernia repair using surgical mesh—only to have it fail—believe the risk of complication is too high with these products. However, this type of hernia repair continues to be the standard in the United States. There are still mesh products on the market from C.R. Bard, Inc., Ethicon, and dozens of other manufacturers.

Let Us Review Your Case Against the Mesh Manufacturer

If you suffered hernia mesh failure or other complications, the team from the Law Offices of Elrod, Ogle & Baril, PLLC can fight to protect your rights and pursue compensation. Let us review your case for free. We will identify the manufacturer of your hernia mesh product and take legal action against them.

If we win a verdict or negotiate an out-of-court settlement agreement in your case, you could recover a wide range of damages, which may include:

  • Related medical bills, such as the cost of revision surgery
  • Ongoing and future care costs related to the mesh failure
  • Lost wages for the time you missed work
  • Out-of-pocket costs related to your complications
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Mental anguish
  • Attorney’s fees

We handle cases against the manufacturer of potentially defective medical products on a contingency basis. You owe us nothing unless we recover a payout in your case. Call us today to get started at (865) 546-1111. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your case.

We can identify the manufacturer of your mesh implant and investigate exactly what happened to cause your hernia mesh failure. We work with your doctor and other medical experts to understand your condition and put a price on any possible future care related to your mesh failure.

Talk to a Hernia Mesh Failure Attorney Today

At the Law Offices of Elrod, Ogle & Baril, PLLC, our team is now accepting clients who suffered complications related to hernia mesh failure. If this happened to you, let us review your case for free. Our hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers may be able to take legal action in your case. We can file a personal injury lawsuit, join a mass tort or multidistrict litigation, or pursue a settlement with the manufacturer.

Call our team today at (865) 546-1111 for your complimentary consultation.