In a United States-based study, it was found that the majority of hospital readmissions following hernia complications came after the 30-day post-op benchmark.
This is particularly important given that we represent a number of patients who have undergone hernia mesh repairs that have gone wrong. If the hernia mesh treatment has failed due to some form of negligence, this is when we may be able to step in to help.
The Medical Negligence lawyers is here to help you fight for your right to justice if you have suffered any hernia mesh complications following surgery, or if you feel as though you were not made fully aware of all possible options and complications.
The use of hernia mesh
The use of hernia mesh is still very common today despite the list of complications that could come with it. Chances of complications, in some cases, can be as high as 30%; a worryingly high percentage for hernia mesh surgery in our view.
Hernia mesh complications can include hernia relapse, requiring further surgical intervention and treatment. They can also include pain which, in some cases, can become chronic pain, and can cause problems walking, standing and moving. There can also be issues with scar tissue forming that can cause inflammation and pain, or perforation and obstruction of organs.
Migration of the mesh device where it may move out of position or shrink, contract or fracture are also known problems.
The NHS and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) still support the use of hernia mesh, despite the long list of hernia complications listed above.
U.S.-based study on hernia complications
A study conducted in the United States looked at hospital admissions between 2010 and 2014 in relation to incisional hernia repairs. During that four-year period, almost 16,000 patients underwent a procedure for incisional hernia repair, with 88% of those using hernia mesh.
The study reportedly found that almost 20% of those patients were readmitted within the first year of the surgery, and over 60% of those readmissions happened after the first 30 days. The numbers could be higher as some patients may not return to the same hospital, which can make the number of readmissions hard to track and could easily allow patients to be missed off the statistics; a further cause for concern.
The study concluded that the majority of hernia complications occur after the 30-day post-op period, with many patients that had been readmitted requiring substantial treatment. The study also found that a third of hernia readmission cases involved a major procedure following complications.
Make a hernia mesh compensation claim today
If you have been affected by any complications following hernia mesh surgery, we may be able to help you.
You could be eligible to claim compensation for any of the following hernia complications:
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of amenity;
- Inconvenience of further surgery and treatment;
- Losses, like lost earnings from time off work;
- Expenses, like the cost of private medical treatment or pain killers.
The Medical Negligence Lawyers is here to make sure you get the justice you deserve for hernia mesh surgery complications. We know how hard it is to be let down by the medical experts you trusted to take care of you, but there is no need to suffer in silence.
We may be able help you today, and we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
To speak to a member of our expert team, call our helpline on 0800 634 7575 or complete a contact form here and we will get back to you.
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