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The Scientific Community Is Concerned That Hernia Mesh Can Cause Severe Side Effects

Posted on 17th May, 2019

by Legal Staff

Were you injured when your hernia mesh failed? Scientists and researchers agree that surgical meshes may degrade and cause many medical complications. We list below summaries of the results of some recent hernia mesh studies.

January 2019 - Study on persistent inflammation caused by polypropylene hernia repair meshes

The study investigated how polypropylene meshes, commonly used for inguinal hernia repair, may trigger adverse foreign body reactions and provided insights into the dynamics and mechanisms of these reactions.

It also showed that mesh-associated chronic inflammation is displayed in patients long after surgery.

November 2018 - Study comparing heavyweight mesh to lightweight mesh in the repair of groin hernia

This study showed that lightweight mesh was associated with increased postoperative pain and stiffness in open inguinal hernia.

October 2017 - Study on the deterioration of polypropylene hernia meshes

The study analyzed how hernia meshes trigger various responses after being implanted in the human body. The oxidative stress can sometimes cause structural integrity failures in the mesh implants. This can result in stiffening or even shrinkage of the mesh, which often causes chronic postoperative pain for patients.

Adverse Health Effects of Polypropylene Plastic

These reports and studies, among others, are bringing to light one fundamental truth. The human body naturally rejects polypropylene plastic implanted within it.

The body's immune system produces acids to dissolve, degrade or otherwise destroy the foreign elements. The body's instinct to destroy the plastic causes redness, infection, flu-like symptoms, nausea, headaches, constant body aches and high fever.

Polypropylene plastic was used by major medical device manufacturers to make the failed, recalled, and now banned transvaginal mesh and the hernia repair mesh device. Polypropylene was chosen because of its strength and flexibility as an ideal support mesh.

Hernia repair mesh failure leaves the patient in constant, excruciating pain and unable to perform even the most basic functions in life, such as bending over to tie one's shoes or walking.

If, due to side effects from hernia mesh, you or a loved one suffered complications and required revision surgery, contact Atraxia Law today. You probably qualify to file a hernia mesh claim. We typically have just a couple of questions for you regarding your hernia mesh case. If you meet the qualifying questions then we set you up for a callback from one of our case managers and see if we can assist you further.

Many people have recovered damages for medical bills and lost wages, among others, by bringing a hernia mesh claim. We are currently reviewing potential hernia mesh failure cases, so don't hesitate to contact us today.