Anyone who has had a hernia knows how painful they can be. Repairing the hernia is sometimes their only concern, and in many situations this will require surgery. There are a couple of different options for surgery, but any type of surgery will involve a recovery period to let everything heal properly. To aid in the healing process, at the end of the surgery many times surgical mesh is used to help support the tissue around the hernia.
There are a couple of different types of hernia mesh that are used. One type is absorbable and provides temporary support while the other is designed to provide permanent support and will remain in the body permanently.
Like any product, some hernia mesh products are better than others. Many have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products can cause people additional pain and complications. If this occurs, it is important to fix the problems, but as the mesh is inside people’s bodies, it is not always easy to tell if the hernia mesh has failed.
Symptoms of a failed hernia mesh
The way people can tell if the hernia mesh may have failed is by the symptoms caused by a failed product. People who experience pain, hernia reoccurrence or issues with their bowels may have a failed hernia mesh. When they fail, they can cause infections, adhesions, bowel obstruction, hernias can come back and other issues arise. This is the opposite of what people want after having their painful hernia repaired.
People in Alabama who experience complications from hernia mesh can experience as much or more pain than they did with the original hernia. This should not happen after surgery meant to repair the hernia and alleviate the pain. People who have defective hernia mesh could be entitled to compensation for the damages they suffer. These can be complicated cases and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.