There are several potential complications of a misplaced hernia mesh. Misplaced hernia mesh can perforate the intestines, cause bowel obstructions, and even damage the bladder. At the same time, the hernia may recur since the mesh is no longer strengthening the area.
Misplaced hernia mesh and other complications often require additional surgeries to remove the mesh, repair the hernia, and repair damage done.
Understanding Hernia Mesh Migration Complications
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the approval and safety of medical products in the United States. They track adverse events associated with these products, including surgical mesh used in hernia repairs. The most common complications related to misplaced hernia mesh include:
● Severe pain near the surgical site
● Bowel obstruction
● Bowel perforation
There are also additional possible complications related to mesh migration, but they are less common. Adhesions, damage to the bladder and other organs, and fistulae are also known complications of this type of mesh.
One of the most common issues related to mesh migration is a failure of the mesh. When the mesh moves from its original placement, it no longer covers the area where the hernia developed. This frequently causes the hernia to recur, requiring the patient to essentially begin the process again.
Patients often experience the same pain, swelling, and lump that brought them to the doctor for hernia repair in the first place.
Many Patients Require Hernia Repair Revision Surgery
If your hernia mesh migrated or you suffered other complications, you may require revision surgery to remove the patch and repair the hernia. Your doctor can evaluate your condition and recommend the best course of action. Most people who need to undergo an additional procedure suffer from significant, debilitating pain, or:
● Need another hernia repair procedure; or
● Require removal of migrated mesh; or
● Suffer bowel obstruction or perforation, or are at risk of it
Often, these revisionary procedures cannot be done laparoscopically. This means you will undergo a much more invasive procedure. Removing a misplaced mesh patch can be difficult, especially if it adheres to nearby tissues. You may miss several weeks of work with this type of surgery. Many patients require significant recovery time.
You May Have a Case Against the Mesh Manufacturer
If the surgical mesh used to repair your hernia migrated and you suffered complications or required revision surgery, the team from the Law Offices of Elrod, Ogle & Baril, PLLC will review the facts of your case for free. We can help you identify the manufacturer of your mesh, find out if there was a recall, and possibly take legal action on your behalf.
If we pursue compensation in your case, you may be able to recover damages that include:
● Medical treatment costs, including revision surgery
● Ongoing and future care costs
● Lost wages for time missed at work
● Out-of-pocket costs
● Pain and suffering
● Mental anguish
● Attorney’s fees
We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us no attorney’s fees until we reach an out-of-court settlement or win a verdict in your case. Call today for a free case evaluation: 865-546-1111.
When you call our office, you will discuss your complications and other facts of your case with a member of our team. We can go to work immediately to build a solid case on your behalf, collecting evidence and proving how your hernia mesh complications affected your life. Let us pursue the compensation you deserve. You may be able to:
● Join a mass tort or multidistrict litigation
● File a personal injury lawsuit
● Pursue an out-of-court settlement agreement
Talk to a Hernia Mesh Complications Attorney Today
At the Law Offices of Elrod, Ogle & Baril, PLLC, our team is currently reviewing misplaced hernia mesh cases for free. Let us evaluate your legal options and help you understand how you may be able to recover compensation.
Call us today at 865-546-1111 to get started.