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Is a Hernia Mesh a Toxic Substance in the Body?

Hernia meshes can be toxic to the body. It may be difficult to determine if the hernia mesh or the infection is the result of toxicity to your body, especially if you experience both conditions at the same time after a hernia mesh operation or procedure. The level of how a hernia mesh is toxic to your body will vary from person to person, and each situation is unique. The toxicity of your hernia mesh is measured by reviewing the cytotoxicity of hernia mesh and the incidence of infection after the hernia mesh is implanted into the body. Other problems with hernia mesh can develop into complications, when the hernia mesh surgery leads to an infection. If the hernia mesh surgical procedure was not completely sterile, there can be problems that will lead to an infection after the surgery. A hernia mesh infection can become so severe, that it may require removal of the mesh in an additional surgical procedure. If you experience any type of complication after the insertion of a hernia mesh into your body during a hernia mesh procedure, you can call us at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can speak to us now at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792. We win Los Angeles hernia mesh cases, let us help you!

Hernia Mesh Complications Can Be Deadly

If you experience a hernia mesh complication of an infection after a hernia mesh procedure, you may be in big trouble medically. Mesh infections can result in a diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus, which can require another operation to completely remove the infected mesh from the person’s body. You also may need a partial removal operation, which can be putting you in the risk of developing more complications after the second procedure involving your hernia mesh being applied to your body internally during that operation. Often there are major wound infections as well, which may need to be managed with strategies related to:2,3,4

  • Dressings
  • Debridement
  • Antibiotics
  • Specialized wound care
  • Complete mesh removal
  • Surgical interventions
  • Hematoma removal
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic sinus
  • Mesh infection
  • Surgical site infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Positive cultures for infection
  • Gram-positive cultures
  • Gram-negative cultures
  • Aerobic cultures
  • Anerobic cultures
  • Fungi cultures
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae complex
  • Enterobacter cloacae complex
  • Methicillin-resistant cultures

In the event that you have experienced a serious infection after your hernia mesh surgical procedure, you can call us now at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can speak to us now at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792.

Hernia Mesh Infections and Complications Can Result in Chronic Pain Syndromes

If you experience a complication from a hernia mesh operation, you may later have chronic pain syndromes. You can experience many different types of serious pain issues, on account of developing an infection after a hernia mesh surgical procedure. Your experience with pain may be that you have constant pain, including:

  • Neuropathic postoperative pain
  • Nociceptive pain
  • Prosthesis mispositioning
  • Dislocation
  • “Meshoma”
  • Inflammatory response to foreign material
  • Pubic tubercle
  • Periostitis
  • Paresthesia
  • Allodynia
  • Hyperesthesia
  • Hypoesthesia
  • Ilioinguinal nerve pain

If this has happened to you, call us today to review your case. You can feel free to call us today at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can speak to us now at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792.

Hernia Meshes Are Toxic to the Body Because of the High Rate of Infection and Complications

A hernia mesh surgical procedure to repair a hernia is a common operation to undergo. Even though the operation itself is super common, the fact of getting a hernia mesh implant can bring on a host of post-surgery complications. The main issue to getting an infection after a hernia mesh surgery, is that the wound around the hernia mesh can become severely infected. The infection can then make a wound that has a difficult time to heal itself. When you are referred back to a hospital with your hernia mesh wound, you will need to have your wound properly cleaned, to allow healing. Your wound will be cleaned if it is closed and it is considered “clean,” with no infection, and minimal drainage. If you have a wound that is generally clean but has some infection contamination, then you will need to have it cleaned to remove the infected tissue to allow healing to begin.

In the event that you experience the worst case scenario, where you have a contaminated wound, you will need to have the dirty or contaminated wound cleaned. In that case, you may also have a leaking of gastrointestinal content into the wound, or risk contact with other inflamed tissues or even organs. If this is the case, you may be referred to a surgeon to have your hernia mesh removed completely, with another surgical removal procedure. This can cost money, because of a readmission to the hospital, re-operation costs, recurrence of a hernia and a lowered quality of life from having to undergo a removal of the hernia mesh in an additional surgical procedure. If you have had a complication after a hernia mesh surgery, you can feel free to call us today at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, and you can speak to us now at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792. At your initial obligation-free consultation with us, we will give you a case evaluation, a realistic idea of how much your case is worth and discuss our approach to winning Los Angeles hernia mesh cases. We take all our cases on a contingency fee basis so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from working with s. CALL NOW!

  • 1 Beel, E., & Berrevoet, F. (2022). Surgical treatment for chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair: a systematic literature review. Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, 407(2), 541-548.
  • 2 Birolini, C., Faro Junior, M. P., Terhoch, C. B., de Miranda, J. S., Tanaka, E. Y., & Utiyama, E. M. (2023). Microbiology of chronic mesh infection. Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery, 27(4), 1017–1023.
  • 3 Wang, D., Fu, Y., Liu, Q., & Chen, J. (2021). Maximal Infected Mesh Removal with Methylene Blue Injection for Mesh Infection after Inguinal Hernia Repair. Surgical infections, 22(3), 347–352.
  • 4 Zou, Z., Cao, J., Zhu, Y., Ma, Q., & Chen, J. (2023). Treatment of mesh infection after inguinal hernia repair: 3-year experience with 120 patients. Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery, 27(4), 927–933.
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