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Hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, with approximately 1,000,000 operated each year.

The surgery can be performed open or laparoscopically, using surgical tools through small incisions in the abdomen. The decision to use an open or a laparoscopic approach depends on the type and severity of the hernia and the patient’s medical history.In the recent years, surgeons found surgical mesh to be the standard for hernia repair. Surgical mesh is created from synthetic and/or biological materials to strengthen the weak tissue and reduce the risk of recurrence. Although the use of surgical mesh may also enhance patient results through reduced operative time and recovery time, complications may also arise. In these cases, a hernia mesh lawyer should be contacted in order to file a mass torts claim and seek recovery on behalf of the injured party.


Types of Hernias

Hernias generally share the same characteristic: a weakness or gap in the muscle layer that can allow an organ or tissue to push through.

The most common types of hernias that may require a hernia mesh device include:

  • Inguinal: occurs in the inner groin
  • Femoral: occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin
  • Incisional: occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen
  • Ventral: occurs in the general abdominal wall
  • Umbilical: occurs at the belly button
  • Hiatal: occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Hernia mesh devices made by several different manufacturers have been linked with design defects that caused serious and even life-threatening complications after hernia surgery. Many hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed as a result of problems affiliated with:

  • Ethicon Physiomesh
  • Atrium C-Qur
  • Kugel Patch

According to research, it appears the manufacturers knew or were warned about these problems before the medical device hit the market. However, information regarding such dangers was withheld from the medical community and patients.

Hernia Mesh Complications

A growing number of reports have shown the following failure symptoms from using hernia mesh devices like Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, Kugel Patch, and some others:

  • Pain
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Inflammation
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh shrinkage

Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

The hernia mesh attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC are currently accepting hernia mesh cases and providing free consultations to help determine if you or a loved one may have received a recalled hernia mesh device.

Financial compensation may be eligible for individuals who have suffered complications that resulted in the need for revision surgery due to:

  • Surgical removal of hernia mesh
  • Infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Erosion

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