Flawed design introduced to Hernia treatment market
Many hernia mesh materials shrink, contract, harden, migrate, or fail, causing nerve damage and bowel damage. Additionally, legal documents reveal that hernia mesh manufacturers have been marketing and promoting their products for unnecessary issues.
Several of the hernia mesh products have been inadequately produced, according to plaintiff attorneys, and are resulting in needless repairs and injuries that could have been avoided if a different mesh product or sutures had been used.
Why are hernia meshes so risky?
Hernia meshes can be tricky due to the high risk of infection. The hernia mesh devices are usually made of synthetic materials, such as polypropylene, which the body may reject. The body may also react to the presence of a foreign object by forming scar tissue around it, causing the mesh to adhere to surrounding tissue and organs.
One of the most significant distinctions between employing a mesh product vs. traditional suturing is that a mesh may shift or shrink, triggering bowel perforations, organ damage, obstructions, and additional operations. This is especially true if the device is faulty or made of polypropylene. Sepsis can also occur if a hole (perforation) happens.