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Can I Sue for Failed Hernia Mesh?

Yes, you can sue for a failed hernia mesh product or failed surgical procedure related to an implantation surgery for the repairing of your hernia. Patients who have to have an elective hernia repair performed after a hernia can rest assured in one sense, that their surgical procedure has been performed hundreds of times by their surgeon. But the problem is that the hernia repair surgery is fraught with many complications. Even though it is a surgical procedure that is performed over 200,000 times or more a year, and is considered a safe and common procedure, you have a high risk for developing an infection after the surgery. If you are injured with a complication injury after a hernia mesh surgery, you may have a “failed” hernia mesh surgical procedure. In that case, you can bring a lawsuit against the at-fault surgeons and hospitals to be reimbursed for your medical bills based on the malpractice and negligence related to your failed hernia mesh personal injury claim. You can call our office today to talk about your case with our legal team. It is easy to make the first call to us, just dial us at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can call us at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792.

Even a Common Surgery is Not “Common” or Simple and Can Lead to Complex Complications

Your surgeon who performs your hernia may be highly qualified, and have performed the hernia surgery you will have hundreds of times, but there is still a high risk of you developing an infection or organ adhesion after the surgery. Why is this the case? Well, anyone can develop an infection after any type of surgical procedure. What is special about hernia surgeries, is that the hernia mesh is a prosthetic that is inserted into the body to repair the hernia, but it also can touch or adhere to your major organs as a complication. For example, any time you have a repair performed to your body, there is usually a recipient of the surgery in the form of a tissue, organ or other specific area of the body. If you are having a surgery to repair something wrong internally, a surgery will fix that area for you, to prevent further problems down the road. In the case of a hernia mesh surgery, your hernia mesh has the potential to slip and slide out of place and adhere to other organs in an unintended complication of your surgical procedure. For this reason, the hernia surgery is common but can lead to complex complications related to infections and organ adhesion after the hernia surgery.

Hernia Mesh Complications Can Include Serious Side Effects

If you have a hernia mesh surgery and experience side effects after the surgery, you may have complications that affect you and your general health for the rest of your life. There are serious side effects of a hernia surgery, which can include:1

  • Skin infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Wounds that never heal properly
  • Sermoa formation
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Life-threatening bowel obstruction
  • Development of chronic fistula
  • Chronic mesh infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Bowel perforation
  • Bleeding
  • Laparotomy
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Surgical site infection
  • Need for emergency removal of hernia mesh
  • Chronic sinus tract
  • Late-onset intra-abdominal abscess
  • Enterocutaneous fistula

If you have experienced a complication from a surgical procedure for a failed hernia implant using a hernia mesh, you can call us at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can call us at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792. We are here to help you and discuss your failed hernia mesh lawsuit with you, but you must call now.

Hernia Mesh Complications Can Result From Using a Variety of Different Types of Hernia Mesh Prosthetics

You may have had a hernia mesh surgery to repair your hernia mesh, but have experienced a serious side effect, reaction or complication related to an injury or infection after the surgery. If you were given a hernia mesh, there is no guarantee that you will not be injured after the mesh is implanted. You may have had an implanted mesh that used the mesh products including:1

  • Polypropylene (PPL)
  • Coated PPL
  • Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)
  • PPL plus ePTFE
  • Coated polyester
  • Biological mesh
  • Completely absorbable synthetic mesh
  • Other mesh products

You may not remember how the hernia mesh was implanted into your body, but these reports will be available from your treating facility. It may matter what the surgeon did to implant the hernia mesh, which may have accounted for how you developed a complication after the surgery. These hernia mesh products listed above include the use of strategies of being implanted with surgical procedures by the form of:

  • Implantation
  • Tacking
  • Suture
  • Glue
  • Clips
  • Unspecified fixation
  • Other fixation techniques
  • Combination of tack and suture fixation

There are a wide range of ways a hernia mesh can be implanted, and a large number of types of hernia mesh products that can be used in a hernia mesh repair surgery. To find out more about your specific case, we can help you get access to your exact medical records, which will describe your surgery, what occurred, what type of hernia mesh was used, and the reasons for your complications developing after the hernia mesh was implanted. You can call us today to review your hernia mesh claim, and you do not have to wait until you are no longer under the care of your doctor to start a hernia mesh lawsuit with us right now. Just call our office today and talk to our legal counsel regarding your hernia mesh lawsuit.

How is the Complication of a Hernia Repair Surgery Investigated to Be Related to the Hernia Surgical Procedure

If you have had a complication from a hernia repair and want to bring a lawsuit, there may be a question from the medical staff at your treating facility about your surgery. For instance, your claim regarding a complication from a hernia surgery will be reviewed by the hospital. The surgical complication will be reported as being definitely related to the hernia repair surgery, or possibly related to the surgery. In the case that there is a second operation to fix the repair following the complication, then that surgery will need to be reviewed as well. When there are other independent risk factors related to longer term mesh complications, this can affect your mortality, as other issues may cause complications related to permanent health problems going forward. Overall, a hernia mesh complication does not sort itself out, but rather will need to be reviewed, repaired again, and managed to prevent serious problems from turning into comorbidities for you down the road.

If you have questions regarding the worth, value or settlement procedures related to a failed hernia surgery, hernia mesh related infection or hernia organ adhesion from the hernia mesh lawsuit, you need to call our law office today to talk about your concerns. We are available to take your call at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can call us at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792.


1Kokotovic, D., Bisgaard, T., & Helgstrand, F. (2016). Long-term recurrence and complications associated with elective incisional hernia repair. Jama, 316(15), 1575-1582.

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