Mesh is typically made either from biologic tissue or from a synthetic polypropylene plastic. They are designed to offer the body additional support for these weakened muscles and tissues. Unfortunately, patients implanted with many hernia mesh products from a variety of manufacturers have begun to experience some dreadful side effects.
In fact, polypropylene is not suitable for permanent implantation into the human body. In an attempt to avoid problems caused by polypropylene, manufacturers started adding coatings to the mesh in order to prevent the polypropylene from being in direct contact with natural tissue. Unfortunately, these coatings appear to be linked with a high rate of complications.
Patients have experienced a myriad of side effects including:
- Hernia Mesh Failure
- Mesh Revision/Removal Surgery
- Organ Removal
- Organ Puncture/Rupture
- Bowel Perforation
- Abdominal Infection
- Fistula Formation
- Mesh Migration
- Mesh Rejection
- Nerve Damage
Nerve damage is potentially one of the most painful side effects of the use of surgical mesh. When nerves are damaged or unnecessarily exposed they come alive in ways that can make even a slight touch to the affected area tingle and erupt in pain.
Lawsuits seek to hold hernia mesh manufacturers liable for physical and financial damages incurred by patients implanted with their products. Many people who were harmed by hernia mesh are coming forward to file lawsuits claiming that pharmaceutical manufacturers designed defective products and failed to warn consumers and healthcare providers about the risks.