Surgeries to repair a hernia have become more and more common in the United States, with nearly 500,000 surgeries done each year. Hernias are often repaired by implanting a mesh product in the body. However, there are several mesh products used in hernia repair surgeries that are under intense scrutiny, and some have even been recalled, due to serious side effects and complications occurring with patients.
A hernia occurs when the lining or organ protrudes through the layer of muscles in the stomach and creates a bulge. Just like in any other surgical procedure, a hernia surgery is not guaranteed to repair the problem; however, thousands of patients have received defective mesh products that have resulted in serious injuries.
Patients have reported experiencing the following problems after receiving hernia mesh implants:
- Abdominal ulcers
- Bowel obstruction
- Perforation of internal organs
- Renal failure
- Failure and/or erosion of the product
- Allergic reactions
- Fistulas in the intestines
If you or someone you love has had a serious side effect or injury after an implant was placed within the body to repair a hernia, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today (804) 271-1969 to schedule a free consultation and review your case with one of our experienced product liability lawyers.