What is Hernia Mesh Surgery?
Hernia mesh surgery is a method of repairing torn/weak muscles as a result of a hernia. A mesh is implanted to aid in the recovery, as well as to prevent the recurrence of the hernia.
Why is the Hernia Mesh Sometimes Recalled?
In the event when hernia mesh complication symptoms arise in many patients, it may be as a result of a faulty or counterfeit line of hernia meshes. This results in the immediate returning and destruction of all the meshes that are associated with the particular faulty, defective lot.
What Should You Do When Hernia Mesh Surgery Fails?
If you begin to notice symptoms that are indicative of a torn hernia mesh, your first course of action should be to speak to your doctor. Hernias are not life threatening, but complications can be. The FDA has noticed an increase in hernia mesh failures, and warns that patients with a hernia mesh should take precautions.
What are the Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Failure?
If you start to notice pain and symptoms related to the hernia mesh procedure that you underwent, it may be indicative of the failure of your hernia mesh. Look for the following signs:
- Bloating or an inability to pass stools
- Heat and soreness around the surgical site
- A noticeable lump in or around the area of the original hernia
- Fever, nausea, and vomiting
How Will You Know if the Hernia Mesh Has Ripped?
In addition to the symptoms of a mesh’s failure, a torn hernia mesh will also exhibit the following warning signs:
- A poor healing of the incision,
- The area around the incision being abnormally warm, and
- Meshoma (the wrinkled mess causing a tumor-like bulge).
What Should You Know before You File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Before you can file a lawsuit for hernia mesh surgery complications, you need to confirm with your surgeons which mesh implant surgery you had performed. At this time, lawsuits are only being made against a handful of hernia mesh manufacturers. Note that there is no average hernia mesh lawsuit settlement.