Hernia is nothing but the out-pouching of an internal tissue or organ arising due to the weakness in a muscle tissue which protrudes the weakened area or an opening. It looks like a bulge in the muscle region that is felt. The problem can affect anyone and at any point of time. There are different types of Hernia. Some can occur in male, while some in both male and female. It is also seen in newborn babies all over the world, but at a low rate.
The use of surgical mesh in Hernia treatment
Mesh-like structures have been used in surgical repairs of Hernia since a very long time. Just a few years back synthetic polymer mesh was developed which made the surgical repair technique a more useful one, and since then it has gained quite a huge amount of popularity. A mesh can be provided in various sheets like oval, circular, rectangular and elliptical sheets that are available in different sizes and can be used entirely or as per the needed size. Ethicon’s Physiomesh is a Flexible Composite Mesh for hernia repairs from Ethicon.
They are used in a laparoscopic treatment. However, for such a treatment the mesh used must be flexible for fitting through a thin accessible part for introducing into the abdominal cavity. However, they are required to return to form at the surgical area. A mesh may be folded or rolled for fitting through the part. Certain versions are available that can be folded like a concertina. Certain meshes are thermally strengthened for preventing the curling up of the fabric during a surgical procedure.
Custom tools can also be supplied for helping laparoscopic insertion as well as manipulation of the specific mesh product. Staplers are among the most common mesh fixation devices which are needed in a laparoscopic use. They operate in the same manner as to skin staplers.
Hernia mesh implant lawsuits
A surgical mesh is often utilized in various hernia repair surgeries for ensuring additional support to weakened or damaged tissues. Patients who have had this mesh implant processes done as part of their surgery, but have experienced certain complications are capable of filing hernia mesh lawsuits.
If there is a failure in the hernia repair mesh, then it can cause severe complications as well as side effects. Some of them are internal bleeding, pain, tissue erosion, recurrence of the disease as well as infection. So, the patient has the right to file hernia mesh lawsuits.
The surgeon’s office, as well as the medical records department of the hospital, would serve as a perfect copy of the surgery report or other valid documents that would suggest the use of the mesh in the treatment. They will be very helpful in filing hernia mesh lawsuits.
If the patient or people related to him can find out the product used, then it can be found out whether the FDA has allowed this product or issued warnings for this particular product. After knowing the fact that such a defective product has been used while treating the hernia disease, a surgeon or doctor needs to diagnose the injury that the faulty product has caused.