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Dangers and Complications from Surgical Mesh Products

Updated: 4 days ago

The most common type of surgical mesh is made from polypropylene, a flexible, woven plastic that can be cut into different sizes and shapes.

In addition to common surgical risks —infection, anesthesia side effects, pain or swelling at the wound site— surgical mesh has some known complications and higher complex risks associated with it. Documented issues linked to hernia mesh surgery include:

  • Mesh erosion or rejection

  • Mesh shrinkage or migration

  • Nerve damage

  • Fistulas or tissue erosion

  • Bowel perforation and obstruction

  • Large or Small Intestine blockage or obstruction

  • Fluid build-up at the surgical site (seroma)

  • Hole in neighboring tissues or organs

In addition, there have been numerous adverse reactions reported to the FDA.


If you or a loved one suffer side effects such as pain, bleeding, fluid buildup, or bowel obstruction following a hernia mesh surgery, contact us today.





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