The initial surgery for a hernia repair is stressful enough. You have to miss work, and you may undergo a long and painful recovery process. Managing your treatment and your medical bills can be overwhelming. If you now need to undergo a second surgery because your hernia mesh is defective, you are not alone.
Defective Hernia Mesh
Thousands of victims across the country have been injured by defective hernia mesh. Mesh surgery is one of the most popular ways to treat hernias. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), by the 2000s, 90% of hernias were treated with mesh surgery. A successful procedure can reduce recovery times and complications. However, things don’t always go as planned.
Even after hernia surgery, many patients experience pain, infection, or the recurrence of their hernia. In some cases, these complications arise because of a defect in the hernia mesh. Companies that design surgical materials have a duty to ensure that their products are safe. Patients who had received Physiomesh or C-Qur mesh reported a high number of complications. These devices have currently been recalled due to these complications. However, some people may still have the mesh inside them.
When hernia mesh is defective, patients will often have to undergo second surgeries to repair the problem. The mesh will either have to be repaired or replaced. This is after the patient has experienced considerable pain and discomfort. Second surgeries mean more time off from work and more painful recoveries for patients. It can also result in further medical bills. Sometimes recovery can take months, and the bills can pile up.
If you’ve had to undergo a second surgery due to defective hernia mesh, you shouldn’t have to bear the burden of your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering on your own. Companies who produce and distribute defective hernia mesh should be held responsible, and you should be able to pursue damages for your losses.
A Product Liability Attorney Can Help
If you’ve been injured by complications involving your hernia mesh, you should consult with an experienced product liability attorney. Gregg Goldfarb has been helping the injured for over 20 years. Contact us online or call us at 305-374-7000 to schedule a free consultation.