Hernia mesh dangers: what can you do?


When it comes to hernia mesh dangers, we know the problems all too well as a firm of lawyers who are representing people claiming for compensation.

With the risk of patients suffering complications being as high as 30% in some instances, and when some of the problems that people can be left with can be hard to treat, there’s a cause for concern.

Hernia mesh devices continue to be used, although there’s growing scrutiny over their use as a result of rising number of problems and complications. If you have suffered as a result of being fitted with hernia mesh, what can you do?

Common hernia mesh dangers

There can be a number of hernia mesh dangers that can lead to patients suffering complications and problems.

These can include:

  • Pain, which can be chronic;
  • Problems with mobility;
  • Adhesions, i.e. scar tissue that can cause an inflammatory response;
  • Organ damage, perforation and / or blockage;
  • Hernia relapsing;
  • Migration or shrinkage of the mesh;
  • Mesh fracturing when it’s not strong enough.

There have been some worryingly high failure rates and rising numbers of problems and complications that have stemmed from the use of hernia mesh in surgery. Questions over the safety and efficacy of mesh devices remain, which is why we’ve pledged to help people in the UK who have suffered problems and meet our eligibility criteria.

Were you warned of the dangers?

Ultimately, it’s the responsibility of your medical team (doctors, consultants, etc.) to advise of the best course of treatment.

This includes whether hernia mesh repair is the best option for supporting damaged or weakened tissue.

Importantly, you should be fully informed and advised as to the kinds of hernia mesh dangers there are, and what the implications can be for you.

If you were not advised of the potential dangers and how you may be affected by hernia mesh surgery, you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Advice, preparation and aftercare is important, and if any of these fall short for you, you may be eligible to make a legal case.

Compensation for hernia mesh dangers

You can be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation if you’ve suffered problems and / or complications that have arisen from hernia mesh dangers.

We may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible to avoid missing any important deadlines.

The best thing to do is to speak to our team for a free, no-obligation assessment, and we can usually let you know right away if your potential case is something that we can take forward.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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