Hernias, are a very common medical problem and affect thousands of people each year. There are several different kinds of hernias, but an abdominal hernia is one of the most common. An abdominal hernia is when your intestines bulge through a weak spot in your abdominal wall, often causing severe pain or even other complications. One common fix for this is to use a loosely woven sheet of flexible mesh to patch the area or plug the hole. This method has quickly become the standard for repairing most hernias.
It is a common procedure that often works for many, but in recent years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled several types of hernia mesh. Federal courts have taken more than 3,000 hernia mesh lawsuits after patients reported serious complications.
Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Complications
• Heat and soreness around the surgical site
• Fever, nausea, and vomiting
• Severe pain and bleeding
• Bowel or intestinal blockage
• Autoimmune reactions
• Organ perforations
• Mesh migration
• Hernia recurrence
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one experience any symptoms of side effects from a hernia mesh implant, it is important to speak with your doctor immediately. If your complications are due to the type of hernia mesh you received, or if the procedure was incorrectly performed, you may be entitled to compensation.
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