Complications From Hernia Surgery Stall Your Life. Seek a Professional to Help You Take Control Today
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo surgery for hernia repair. Surgical repairs can either be done through an open repair (“under the knife”) or laparoscopically, which is minimally invasive. In many cases of hernia repair, a surgeon will use a medical device known as hernia mesh (also called a hernia screen or hernia patch) to reduce the risk of recurrence. As the most common procedure occurring in the United States, hundreds of thousands of patients are implanted with hernia mesh each year.
Naturally, the goal of surgery is to alleviate pain resulting from hernias. And while the intentions of patients and doctors alike were to repair hernias, various companies manufacturing hernia meshes did so irresponsibly—resulting in faulty products. In early 2016, the FDA issued a report regarding complications caused by faulty or defective hernia mesh. Everything from pain and infection to bowel obstruction were reported as resulting complications caused by defective mesh. The mesh may dissolve or deteriorate inside the body.
Now, numerous hernia mesh products used to repair hernias during surgery have been reported as having serious health complications. The companies responsible for defective hernia mesh include Atrium/Maquet, Bard/Davol, Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, and Covidien. The reported health issues related to the hernia mesh include the following:
- Severe pain in the abdomen, groin, testes, and upper thigh (adhesions)
- Bowel obstruction
- Organ obstruction and/or tearing
- Scar tissue between abdominal organs and other tissue
- Fistula (tunnel formation) between intestinal tract or stomach and other tissue
- Severe infection or abscess
Many patients who were implanted with faulty hernia mesh have undergone additional surgery to remove mesh or treat complications associated with mesh. These painful complications and additional surgeries result in consequences that negatively affect day to day lives. Time must be taken off work to have the surgeries and recover resulting in lost wages. Arrangements must be made to perform even the smallest of household tasks because it’s difficult to lift items larger than a few pounds. Those who are unfortunate enough to have experienced any of the physical pain and unnecessary problems associated with faulty hernia mesh often feel worse than before their hernia was treated! People are hurt and inconvenienced. But why?
The companies who manufacture these faulty medical products either refuse to adequately test the product before launching it onto the market OR they know the product’s problems and simply refuse to report the findings. As a result, innocent people suffer. Taylor Martino, P.C., a personal injury firm based in Mobile, Alabama, seeks to right the injustices performed at the hands of Big Pharma companies. Since 1988, Taylor Martino has embodied one singular, straightforward purpose: the passionate pursuit of justice for plaintiffs. In their nearly 30 years of operation, attorneys at Taylor Martino have obtained more than a billion dollars in compensation for thousands of clients on a local, regional, and national level. Now, the attorneys at Taylor Martino have made it their mission to investigate all claims of injuries related to the implantation of hernia mesh in hernia repair procedures. Their team of skilled lawyers possess the knowledge, experience, and dedication necessary to take on Big Pharma using the testimony of those who have had their lives put on hold because of defective hernia mesh.