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A hernia is an ailment that, if untreated, can cause pain and complications that can affect the functionality of organs. One option for hernia treatment is surgery, which often involves the implantation of hernia mesh. Although hernia mesh is meant to aid in the repair of a hernia, use of the device is associated with side effects that can be hazardous.

The dangers of hernia mesh are widespread, impacting many patients and inspiring recall action and litigation. The Charleston hernia mesh attorneys of The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm are available to discuss your case.

Discover your options following a hernia mesh injury. Call (217) 394-5885 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation.

Purposes of Hernia Mesh Use

A mesh medical device is part of the treatment plan for some people who are suffering from a hernia. A hernia is an injury that occurs when an organ or tissue tears through muscle lining, usually caused by pressure (such as from lifting heavy objects). The mesh supports the weak tissue section, allowing doctors to resolve the injury, and providing reinforcement to the affected area. Some types of hernia mesh are “non-absorbable,” and serve as a permanent solution for tissue strengthening and hernia prevention. Other types of hernia mesh are “absorbable” varieties, which deteriorate over time and are intended as a temporary piece of medical equipment.

Hernia Mesh Injuries

Hernia mesh devices can cause complications by moving within the body, ripping, eroding, contracting and shrinking, blocking the bowels, causing scar tissue to form together, or tearing the organs.

These issues can result in infection, severe pain, or cancer. A person who suffers from the side effects of hernia mesh may require additional surgery to resolve the complications. The injuries caused by hernia mesh implantation can remain unnoticed for a long period of time. If untreated, hernia mesh complications can be fatal.

What to Do if You Suffer From a Hernia Mesh Injury

If you notice any of the side effects that can be caused by hernia mesh, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible to determine if the mesh is the cause, and plan your treatment. Some types of hernia mesh have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of their association with severe complications.

Patients who developed hernia mesh injuries may be able to recover compensation. To learn how our hernia mesh injury lawyers in Charleston can help you, contact us today for a no-cost consultation.

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