In some cases, the chance of hernia complications occurring post-op is up to 30%. A U.S. study reportedly indicates that hernia complications are most likely to occur at least 30 days after surgery.
The study looked into all incisional hernia repair hospital admissions between 2010 and 2014 and found that, out of almost 16,000 patients, almost 20% were readmitted within one year of their surgery, and 60% of were readmitted after 30 days. Of the 16,000 patients, 88% were reportedly treated using hernia mesh, and one-third had to undergo further major surgery.
This extremely high percentage of both short-term and long-term readmissions could indicate how dangerous the use of hernia mesh can be. The complications arising from hernia mesh over 30 days after surgery can be incredibly serious. In the UK, the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) has been criticised for failing to review the use after patients came forward with complications. As a law firm, we represent people claiming compensation for hernia mesh problems.
Hernia complications likely to occur 30 days after surgery
Below is a list of hernia mesh complications that could occur at least 30 days after surgery:
- Pain (which can be chronic);
- Mobility problems (examples include being unable to stand or walk);
- Adhesions (scar tissue that can lead to an inflammatory response);
- Organ perforation;
- Bowel obstruction;
- Hernia recurrence;
- Mesh migration;
- Mesh shrinkage / contraction;
- Mesh fractures due to it not being strong enough.
These complications could leave victims unable to move or walk properly due to long-lasting, increased pain. In some cases, victims could be left worse off than before the surgery they had in the first place that should have helped them.
We remain incredibly concerned about the use of this form of treatment. Given that, in some cases, complications arise 30 days after surgery, it does not appear to be an effective long-term solution in some cases.
If you have been affected by these issues, we are here to help you.
What can I claim compensation for?
Generally, there are two types of damages you can make a claim for that can apply to a hernia mesh compensation claim:
- General Damages: for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by any hernia mesh complications. This can also include the need for any revision surgery as well. Essentially, the extent and the severity of your injuries can be what makes up this portion of your case;
- Special Damages: for any losses and expenses, which can include lost earnings for time off work, further treatment costs, and care and assistance claims for friends and family who may need to help you out.
If you have suffered from any of the complications listed in this article, or even ones we haven’t mentioned, you could be eligible to make a claim today. If you are not confident that you received a comprehensive options of all of your alternative options, and/or were not told about the full extent of the complications associated with hernia mesh surgery, you could be entitled to make a claim with us today.
About the Group Action Lawyers
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Our team of lawyers has helped thousands of victims recover millions of pounds in damages, and we are ready to fight the next case. We can also offer eligible claimants No Win, No Fee representation, meaning you do not have to pay any fees if your case does not succeed, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement.
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First published by Author on November 03, 2020
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