Our Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Infection Lawyers are evaluating cases from people who have suffered infections after hernia surgery that employed hernia mesh patches. Hernia mesh patches are medical devices that surgeons use in hernia repair to provide additional support to damaged tissue. Hernia mesh patches are also known as:
- hernia surgical mesh
- surgical hernia mesh
- hernia repair mesh
- abdominal surgical mesh
- hernia mesh implants
- hernia surgical mesh implants
- hernia repair surgical mesh
- hernia mesh devices
- hernia mesh surgical devices
Hernia Mesh Infections
Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Infection Lawyers bring law suits against manufacturers of hernia mesh devices that cause patients’ infections. Infections from hernia mesh implants can lead to:
- organ damage
- sepsis (“blood poisoning”)
- peritonitis (inflammation of the abdominal lining)
- abdominal abscess (pocket of infection inside the abdominal cavity)
- intestinal fistula (abnormal opening in the intestines)
- migration (movement) of the surgical mesh implant
- rejection of the hernia mesh implant
- growth of scar-like tissue (adhesions) around the hernia mesh patch
Patients who contract infections from surgical hernia repair mesh often need multiple surgeries to remove the hernia mesh that caused the infection and to insert new mesh to repair the hernia. Severe hernia mesh infections can also destroy additional tissue, creating new hernias requiring repair. Some patients may sustain irreversible damage from these infections. These patients may also suffer from:
- chronic pain
- slow healing of hernias and incisions, and
- recurrence of original hernia
Hernia mesh implants can cause other complications, in addition to serious infections. Learn more about additional hernia mesh complications. If you have sustained other injuries related to hernia surgical mesh, our Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyers / Attorneys may be able to assist you.
Feldman & Pinto also offers representation to family members of patients who died as a result of hernia surgical mesh infections and other hernia mesh side effects. If one of your loved ones died from hernia mesh complications, please contact our Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorneys to learn more about your legal options.
Defective Hernia Mesh Devices Likely to Cause Infections
Manufacturers use a variety of materials to produce different hernia mesh devices, including plastics, biological tissue such as pig skin, and gels. While any type of hernia mesh patch can cause patients’ post-surgery infections, those made from synthetic rather than biological materials are more likely to lead to this dangerous complication.
Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson), Atrium Medical, and Maquet (Getinge Group), for example, have used polypropylene, a synthetic thermoplastic material, in the manufacture of their hernia mesh devices. These mesh devices are known as:
- Ethicon Physiomesh®
- Ethicon Hernia Mesh
- Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Mesh
- Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
- C-Qur Hernia Mesh
The hernia mesh products named above are linked to infections that can spread throughout a patient’s body, with deadly consequences. Patients have filed Ethicon Physiomesh® infection lawsuits and Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh infection lawsuits, seeking damages for these serious injuries.
Hernia Surgical Mesh Infection Lawsuits
Legal claims for hernia mesh infection injuries brought by Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Infection Lawyers allege that the manufacturers of surgical hernia mesh:
- designed and produced a defective and unreasonably dangerous medical device
- failed to adequately test for the dangers of surgical hernia mesh implants
- failed to adequately warn physicians, the public, and the FDA of the risks associated with surgical hernia mesh implants
Contact our Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Infection Lawyers
Hernia mesh surgical products can cause serious personal injury and wrongful death. Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia Hernia Mesh Infection Lawyers / Attorneys fight for the rights of patients who suffer preventable infections from surgical hernia mesh implants.
If you were harmed or one of your family members died in this manner, please contact us today to schedule a cost-free evaluation of your case.
In addition, our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice / Medical Mistakes Attorneys bring actions against physicians who negligently order and / or perform surgery employing hernia mesh that results in patients’ injuries.