What is Hernia Mesh and What Does Hernia Mesh Do?

According the to FDA, there are nearly one million hernia repairs made each year. While hernias can be treated without the use of mesh, surgical hernia mesh has become increasingly popular as a means of treatment. This medical implant is used to repair/reinforce the damaged muscle or tissue causing the hernia. These implants are intended to be permanent.

Hernia Mesh can help add support to the weakened or damaged tissue. Surgeons also often rely on hernia mesh to help reduce high recurrence rates of hernias. So much so that nearly 90% of hernia repairs use hernia mesh.

What Went Wrong

In the 2000’s patient complaints of complications and injury related to hernia mesh began to increase. This caused concern over the safety of this product and whether or not the products were being appropriately tested by manufacturers.

Since then, the FDA has published many adverse event reports against these hernia mesh implants, such as C-QUR and Ethicon’s Physiomesh. These reports documented events where the mesh was broken into pieces, had a hole in the center, ruptured after surgery, and presented bowel obstruction among other problematic events. In some of these reports, the surgeons even stated that the surgical mesh was a failure.

There are many different types of hernia mesh in use today made by several manufacturers including:

  • Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Atrium (Maquet, Getinge Group)
  • Covidien (Medtronic)
  • C.R. Bard (Davol)


The most dangerous hernia mesh being used is composite mesh, which has a polypropylene coating.

Symptoms of hernia mesh complications

How do you know if you’ve been impacted by defective hernia mesh? If you’ve had hernia surgery be mindful of any symptoms related to malfunctioning hernia mesh such as:

  • Severe pain
  • Constipation or trouble urinating
  • Fever
  • Irritable bowel


If you experience any of these symptoms after a hernia surgery, or suspect that something is not right, talk to your doctor. Then, consult with a hernia mesh lawyer by calling 1-800-444-5309 – the consultation is free and we never charge a fee until we win.

Common Injuries from Hernia Mesh

Surgical procedures that used defective hernia mesh can result in many severe, painful complications. Common hernia mesh injuries include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Bowel perforations
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Infection
  • Organ perforation
  • Adhesion
  • Mesh embedded in abdomen wall
  • Mesh migration or movement
  • Autoimmune disorders


Suffering from any of these complications after a hernia surgery could indicate that you are eligible for compensation for a defective hernia mesh surgery

How Can a Hernia Mesh Attorney Help?

If you or someone you love is suffering from severe pain or injuries as a result of hernia mesh, you may be entitled to a cash settlement. The experienced, aggressive hernia mesh lawyers at the Pisanchyn Law Firm will review your case, at no cost to you, and help you pursue justice for the pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages you have incurred during this time. In addition, you will never pay a fee until we win your case.

Please, call our Hernia Mesh Attorneys now at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and will travel to you.