More that 500,000 patients go through hernia surgery every year in the United States. Most patients will receive surgical mesh as part of the procedure. Surgical mesh provides added support to weakened muscle or the abdominal wall and is intended to help prevent reoccurrence of a hernia. Patients have some choice in whether to have surgery or not but in most cases, there are risks to not having the surgery. Many patients have this surgery with little or no complications but thousands of patients have suffered from horrific complications that take years to resolve.
Complications that can occur after hernia surgery include infection, inability to urinate, swelling, and internal bleeding. Nausea, vomiting, and difficulty eating or drinking can also occur. Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and a persistent cough can also occur. Swelling, drainage, discharge at site of incision, and fever can be signs of infection to watch out for. Significant complications include adverse reactions to the mesh itself, adhesions, and damage to organs.
Several years ago, a type of mesh was used that has since been recalled. There may still be many patients who have this mesh and continue to suffer from the effects of it.
Several surgeries may be required to removed affected mesh and to repair the damage that it caused. Those that are suffering from the mesh complications often goes years before getting relief. Help is available to compensate for these complications. Contact our law firm to help with claims related to complications with surgical mesh. We are experienced providing the best legal help with these types of claims.