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Hernia Mesh Infection Risks
Infections occur after 1-8% of hernia mesh surgeries, on average. The risk increases for patients with underlying health problems. Synthetic hernia mesh (polypropylene or polyester) is more likely to become infected than biologic mesh implants that are absorbed into the body.
Physiomesh Infection Lawsuit
In April 2016, a man who developed an infection from Physiomesh filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Ethicon. The man required surgery to remove the infected mesh and treat two abscesses and an intestinal fistula. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois — In RE: Michael Huff v. Ethicon Inc. — Case No. 3:16-cv-00368.
Atrium C-QUR Mesh Infection Lawsuit
In October 2016, a woman who developed a major infection with MRSA after being implanted with C-QUR mesh filed a lawsuit (PDF) in Georgia. She required multiple surgeries over several years and was left with devastating health problems. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia — In RE: Theresa Callaway v. Atrium Medical Corporation — Case No. 1:16-cv-04068.
Mesh Infection Symptoms
The symptoms of infected mesh usually appear within a few weeks of surgery. In rare cases, bacteria grow very slowly and symptoms do not appear for several years. The most common signs are inflammation, pain, skin redness, tenderness, swelling, warmth near the mesh, fever, fatigue, chills, or muscle aches.
Complications of Infected Mesh
- Surgery to remove mesh
- Pain and inflammation
- Slow healing
- Organ damage
- Adhesions (scar-tissues that stick organs together)
- Hernia recurrence
- Peritonitis (abdominal inflammation)
- Sepsis or bacteremia
- Mesh migration or rejection
MRSA Infected Hernia Mesh
MRSA is a bacteria that resists many common antibiotics and causes infections that are very hard to cure. In one study of hernia mesh infections, MRSA was found in 63% of patients. All of the patients required surgery to remove infected mesh.
Hernia Mesh Infection Treatment
Treatment for infected hernia mesh requires a combination of intravenous (I.V.) antibiotics and surgery to remove the mesh. Antibiotics alone are not usually effective because they do not penetrate into the bacterial “biofilm” on the surface of the mesh.
Surgery to Remove Infected Hernia Mesh
Removal of infected hernia mesh is challenging. Multiple surgeries may be necessary — one to remove the mesh, and another to repair the hernia after the infection has been cured. Tissue damage can create very large hernias that are impossible to repair permanently.
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