Hernia mesh patches are used to repair hernias caused by thinning or stretching of scar tissue that forms after surgery. The patch is placed behind the hernia through a small incision. It is then held open by a “memory recoil ring” that first allows it to be folded for insertion, and then causes it to spring open and lay flat once it is in place.
How can mesh patches injure you and your loved ones?
The recoil ring that opens the patch can break, leading to bowel perforations and to abnormal passageways between the intestines and other organs.
What are the symptoms when affected by failure of mesh patches?
Symptoms associated with ring breakage include abdominal pain, fever and tenderness at the implant site; possibly requiring additional surgeries.
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If you or a loved one have suffered a severe side effect as a result of using a mesh patch, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the Quick Intake form at the top of this page or call our legal intake center at 1 (800) 438-6453 to receive your FREE case evaluation.