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Second Hernia Mesh Surgery and Your Rights for a Claim

Posted on 3rd November, 2020

by Legal Staff

Hernia mesh revision surgery is performed to eliminate or minimize the complications triggered by the original hernia repair surgery. At Atraxia Law, our compassionate case managers are worried about the number of individuals that have reported having to undergo revision surgery due to the hernia repair mesh degrading, buckling, crumpling, and then migrating and damaging the internal organs.

Tissue damage and an open surgical site can cause additional complications, thus, revision surgeries are often much more invasive, complex, and riskier than the initial surgeries. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports some of the complications of revision surgery:

  • adhesion - scar-like tissue that binds organs or tissues together;
  • bowel obstruction - a blockage in the small or large intestine;
  • fistula formation - abnormal connection between organs, vessels, or another structure;
  • seroma - accumulation of fluid at the surgical site;
  • perforation in neighboring tissues or organs;
  • sepsis - life-threatening reaction caused by overwhelming immune response to infection.

Hernia Mesh Revision Surgery For Patients Who Experience Serious Mesh-Related Complications

If you have had hernia repair surgery with mesh implant anytime in the past and you are suffering from complications, revision surgery may increase your quality of life and may prevent further health problems. Get a medical evaluation right away, and check with your doctor whether or not revision surgery is in your best interest.

Complications requiring emergency hernia revision surgery:

  • intestinal strangulation
  • bowel resection
  • surgical site infections
  • mesh erosion
  • hernia recurrence
  • mesh shrinkage

Having to go through a second surgery to replace, correct, or repair a failed hernia mesh product is painful and costly. Plus, revision surgery may involve selecting a new mesh, and it is possible that the new mesh could also fail.

You have a right to seek compensation to cover the costs of hernia mesh revision surgery. You can also be entitled to file a claim for the pain and suffering the whole ordeal has put your through. Do not hesitate to contact Atraxia Law today. It may be in your best interest to speak to our case managers about your unique situation to help you determine if you have a claim against manufacturers like Ethicon, C.R. Bard, Covidien, Gore, and Atrium Medical, for injuries caused by their defective mesh products.

If You Require Corrective Surgery, We Can Help You Understand Your Legal Options

Just like with original hernia surgery, complications can arise after revision surgery. Statistics have shown that the chances of a hernia coming back again increase with each recurrence. It is important to take into account that in addition to the associated bodily risks, a patient's emotional and mental health can be tested. For instance, severe pain can trigger postoperative depression, which is known to lower the threshold for pain.

If you have experienced complications following a hernia repair surgery, or are scheduled for revision surgery because of serious hernia mesh-related complications, such as chronic pain and infections, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, including revision surgeries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Call our team of experts today and you'll get the answers and help you need.