Hernia Mesh

Hernia Mesh

Hernia mesh is a screen-like surgical device implanted during hernia-repair surgery to support tissue surrounding an injured area.  Hernias are most common in the abdomen and may be caused by exertion, obesity, or abdominal surgery. Hernia mesh products may lead to life-threatening complications and have been the subject of numerous recalls. In May 2016, Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, issued a voluntary recall of its Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Mesh (for laparoscopic use) from the global market, and they are just one of the countless examples.

Hernia Mesh Common Complications

  • Infection
  • Adhesion (build-up of scar tissue that sticks together)
  • Bowel or intestinal blockage
  • Seromas (fluid buildup under the skin)
  • Organ perforation
  • Nerve damage
  • Need for removal surgery/surgeries
  • Severe pain near the hernia site
  • Swelling

If you or a loved one has experienced complications following hernia repair surgery, you may be entitled to legal compensation.

Please contact us at 706-314-8156 or 866-464-4017 to schedule a free initial consultation. If you are unable to visit us at our office, we are happy to schedule an appointment at a time and place that is more convenient for you.