Revision Surgery: Legal Definition

Revision surgery involves the removal of a failed implant, such as hernia mesh, that has caused complications for a patient. Besides removing the device, revision surgery may involve replacing the mesh or repairing any organs or tissue damaged by the hernia mesh.

Although all surgeries carry risks, a revision surgery has its own unique risks. For instance, surgeons may have difficulties removing mesh that sticks to tissue or organs. Surgeons also retrieve mesh that has moved to other parts of the body from its initial place of implant.

Patients have filed adverse event reports with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over hernia mesh complications. A review of the reports shows that some patients undergo multiple revision surgeries that worsen their original condition.

According to one adverse event report, a patient underwent two revision surgeries to remove hernia mesh that failed.

FDA Adverse Event Reports Involve Revision Surgery

Because of complications from the second surgery, the patient received a colostomy. The patient reported almost dying twice during the procedures. Two additional hernias were found when the patient underwent another procedure to reverse the colostomy, the report said.

Hernia Repair Complications

Revision surgery is intended to resolve problems resulting from failed surgical mesh, a medical device used to strengthen hernia repair.

According to the FDA, hernia repair surgery—whether or not mesh is used—can cause such complications as:

  • Bleeding
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bowel perforation
  • Organ perforation
  • Fistula formation
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Seroma (fluid buildup at the surgical site)

Hernia Repair Using Surgical Mesh

In addition to common hernia repair complications, patients who undergo a hernia repair with surgical mesh may also experience additional problems such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Infection of the mesh
  • Mesh adhesion to internal organs
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh shrinkage

Revision surgery is needed to help resolve these and other complications from a failed hernia mesh.

Some hernia mesh manufacturers are facing lawsuits from patients who have been seriously injured by surgical mesh complications.

If you suffered complications because of a revision surgery to remove or replace a defective hernia mesh, the hernia mesh complications lawsuit lawyers at the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC can help you recover compensation for your damages.

If You Have Complications from Revision Surgery, Call the Law Offices of Ogle Elrod & Baril, PLLC

We discuss the complications you experienced and the legal options available to pursue compensation for your revision surgery, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

If your loved one died because of complications from a hernia mesh implant, we can talk with you about filing a wrongful death lawsuit to recover your losses.

We work hard to achieve a favorable outcome for our clients who suffered complications from hernia mesh and revision surgeries.

The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC works on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay us unless we win compensation in your case.

For a free, no-obligation case review, call 865-546-1111 today.