Tennessee Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer: Bard, Gore, Ethicon, Atrium
Did you recently undergo a medical procedure that required you to receive hernia mesh? Hernia mesh, which is also known as surgical mesh, is a specific kind of medical device that is used in hernia procedures. While hernia mesh is supposed to promote healing after a hernia operation or procedure, many patients have experienced hernia mesh complications that have required substantial follow-up medical procedures and significant financial costs. If you had a hernia operation that used surgical mesh and you have experienced complications, it is time to get in touch with an aggressive Tennessee hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer about filing a lawsuit.
Hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed against a variety of medical device manufacturers, including Bard, Gore, Ethicon, and Atrium. One of the attorneys at our firm can assess your case today.
What is Hernia Mesh and Why Is It Used?
Surgical mesh, or hernia mesh, is used in approximately one million hernia repair procedures every year in the U.S. According to the Mayo Clinic, hernia mesh is used in both open hernia repair surgeries and laparoscopic procedures. The Mayo Clinic explains how surgical or hernia mesh is used in both types of procedures to repair hernias:
- Open hernia repair mesh use: In an open hernia repair, which is also known as a hernioplasty, “the surgeon makes an incision in your groin and pushes the protruding tissue back into your abdomen.” Then, the surgeon “sews the weakened area, often reinforcing it with a synthetic mesh.”
- Laparoscopic hernia repair mesh use: In laparoscopy, which is a less invasive medical procedure than a hernioplasty, a surgeon is responsible for making small incisions in the patient’s abdomen for the laparoscope, which is a “small tube equipped with a tiny camera.” Then, “guided by the camera, the surgeon inserts tiny instruments through other incisions to repair the hernia using synthetic mesh.”
Types of Hernias Repaired with Surgical Mesh
There are many different types of hernias that are repaired using surgical or hernia mesh, including the following:
- Hiatal hernia;
- Inguinal hernia; and
- Umbilical hernia.
Types of Hernia Mesh Injuries and Complications
Surgical mesh or hernia mesh can result in many different kinds of injuries and complications, including but not limited to the following:
- Hernia recurrence;
- Hernia mesh migration;
- Organ perforation;
- Intestinal blockage; and/or
Dangerous Types of Hernia Mesh in Tennessee Cases
You could be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit if you received any of the following products:
- Atrium C-QUR mesh devices;
- Bard Davol mesh devices;
- Gore DualMesh; and
- Ethicon Physiomesh devices.
Other hernia mesh products have also been linked to patient injuries, and it is critical to seek advice from a defective medical device lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact a Tennessee Defective Medical Device Lawyer for Assistance
Have you suffered complications or injuries after receiving a surgical mesh or hernia mesh device? One of the dedicated Tennessee defective medical device lawyers at our firm are here to help. Contact Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC today for assistance with your case.