Reports show that more than 90 percent of the 1-million-plus hernia repair surgeries performed every year in the U.S. rely on the use of hernia mesh. Unfortunately, many of these mesh products have been found to be defective. In fact, hernia mesh manufacturers have recalled more than 211,000 units of defective mesh from 2005 to March 2018. These manufacturers include Atrium Medical, Bard Davol and Ethicon.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has blamed recalled hernia mesh for serious complications following implantation that requires additional corrective surgery. These complications include adhesion, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, and migration. Other reported complications include pain, serious infection, rejection, and hernia recurrence after being implanted with hernia mesh. The FDA issued its first safety warning to alert users of the problems caused by these defective products in 2014.
The complications caused by defective hernia mesh often give rise to common, everyday symptoms such as persistent abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Because many symptoms caused by hernia mesh are common everyday symptoms, it can be difficult to know if those symptoms are related to a defective mesh product. Also, symptoms related to defective hernia mesh can occur soon after surgery or many years later.
If you have suffered from complications after having a hernia surgery that used hernia mesh, you may have been implanted with a defective or recalled mesh. The experienced product liability attorneys at The Yost Legal Group can help you find out what mesh you have and if it has been determined to be defective or has been recalled. Call The Yost Legal Group today at 1-800-YOST-LAW (800-403-7259), for a free consultation with one of our expert hernia mesh attorneys.