Surgical Mesh

Lea en español

MallaQuirúrgica
In recent years, a surgical mesh has been developed to provide either temporary or permanent support for organs or tissues, most commonly in hernia repair procedures. A version of the product, known as transvaginal mesh, has also been used to repair pelvic organ prolapsed and stress urinary incontinence. The mesh may be constructed of organic or inorganic materials, or some combination thereof. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hundreds of thousands of hernia surgeries are performed every year using the product, usually without incident.
In 2011, though, the FDA released a notice to the public concerning the potential complications resulting from the use of surgical mesh. Among the documented adverse side effects are:

  • Allergic reactions to the mesh
  • Dangerous adhesions

Injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels
In response to FDA concerns, as well as a number of lawsuits, many of the manufacturers of surgical mesh have pulled their products from the market.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury after surgery involving surgical mesh, GetLegal has the tools and resources to help you find skilled legal representation to protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory, look for your geographic location and find the best lawyer for your situation.

Defective Drugs & Medical Devices Topics

Latest Articles

The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution Is in the News

The Constitutional Process for Replacing a President Who Lacks Capacity to Serve The United States C…

15 Oct 2020, Thursday

The Legal Consequences of Voting Twice

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Trump’s Suggestion to “Test Integrity of Electoral System” | P…

21 Sep 2020, Monday

Medical Malpractice: How It Differs from Other Negligence Claims

The Standard of Care – What You Must Prove to Recover for Your Losses When you’re hurt in an…

21 Aug 2020, Friday