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May 31, 2018

Common Complaints Associated With Hernia Mesh

Did Your Parietex Composite Mesh Fail?

McGartland Law is currently investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of patients who have experienced health problems related to hernia mesh implants. If you or someone you love required surgery due to an implant, you may be eligible to seek compensation for damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Let the experienced team with McGartland Law help you explore your legal options. Our firm offers no-cost and no-obligation initial consultations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss the details of your case.

Mesh implants have been used for decades to help support soft tissue structures when it comes to making repairs and restructuring tissues that have been damaged due to traumatic injury or extensive surgery. Over the years, many of these mesh products have eventually failed. Parietex lawsuits have been filed on behalf of patients who have experienced a variety of complications including mesh migration, as well as mesh shrinkage. Both of these conditions have resulted in additional surgeries and lost time from work, not to mention financial hardship.

The Basics of Parietex Composite Mesh

Parietex Composite mesh is a flexible material made from polypropylene and coated with a collagen-based film that allows it to be sutured into place, while still being able to move with the soft tissues. The collagen-based film is designed to break down and be absorbed by the body over time, leaving behind only the mesh.

Parietex has been used to correct structural abnormalities in the abdominal wall, repair hernias, and a host of other issues where the soft tissues required firm but flexible support during the healing process. The coating applied to the mesh was originally designed to keep the mesh in place during the healing process. Instead, the coatings were not as effective as first thought, eventually causing adhesions to form.

Common Complaints Associated With Hernia Mesh

Parietex lawsuits list a wide variety of complaints that patients have reported in associated with the mesh being used. A few of the most common signs of failure include the following:

  • The recurrence of hernias
  • Formation of adhesions and scar tissue
  • Bowel blockages and obstructions
  • Extreme pain
  • Inflammation
  • Infection and sepsis

Individuals may report only or two of the symptom, while others may claim to have had several. In order to correct the problem, additional surgeries have to be performed to first remove the damaged or defective mesh and then to repair the damaged soft tissues. This can result in time off of work, reduced quality of life, and financial hardship.

If you or a loved one has experienced complications after having a Parietex Composite Mesh implant, seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You should also call a personal injury attorney to determine whether or not you have sufficient grounds for needed to file a Parietex lawsuit. Several Parietex lawsuits are filed each year on behalf of patients who suffered severe adverse reactions to the use of the mesh. Don't delay in filing a claim! There are deadlines that must be met. Allow a reputable personal injury attorney to review your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.


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