If you have suffered serious injuries or complications from surgery involving physiomesh or other hernia mesh, you are not alone. Lieff Cabraser represents patients across the U.S. who have experienced pain, infections, adhesions, obstructions, tissue and organ perforation, mesh migration, and other serious injuries as a result of surgery involving physiomesh or hernia mesh.
Use the form below or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 today to contact a personal injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser for a free, no-obligation review of your physiomesh hernia mesh injury case. More information on hernia mesh injuries is available below.
What is Surgical Hernia Mesh?
Surgical hernia mesh is used as a patch to support damaged and weakened tissues. Its main purpose is to provide scaffolding so the tissue can regrow and strengthen the weakened area. Surgical meshes are usually made of either synthetic material or animal tissue. When animal tissue is used it usually comes from the intestine or skin of a cow or pig. These materials are absorbable and will eventually degrade as new tissue grows around the mesh. Surgical mesh made from synthetic materials can be absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of both.
Hernia Mesh Repair Surgery Complications
The most common problems associated with hernia repair surgery are:
- Severe Pain
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesion (tissues stick together that aren’t supposed to)
- Bowel obstruction
- Tissue or organ perforation
- Mesh migration
- Removal of what was supposed to be permanent mesh
According to the FDA’s analysis of medical adverse event reports, the recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications. The removal surgery of recalled mesh products is difficult for the patients, as a surgeon has to open the abdominal area and/or groin area in order to cut each identifiable piece of mesh away from the organ and surrounding tissue. All of this is extremely painful and in most cases requires an even longer recovery period than the initial surgery.
National Personal Injury Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser has played a leading role in many of the largest, most important personal injury law and wrongful death lawsuits in the U.S. These cases have involved negligent conduct as well as a vast range of defective products — from dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices to unsafe vehicles and consumer products. We are currently representing patients across the nation in injury lawsuits related to complications suffered as a result of trans-vaginal and hernial surgical mesh implantations.