Each year, doctors perform over one million hernia repair procedures. However, nearly 20% will need to repeat the surgery due to the device failing. This is why it is so important to realize any defective hernia mesh symptoms.
About Hernia Mesh
There are many different types of hernia mesh. However, manufacturers design most to fix inguinal hernia repairs using a lightweight polypropylene. Inguinal herniae are located in the groin and occur most frequently in men. Frequently, the mesh erodes into the spermatic cord in men, which attaches to the testes. Also, men frequently report sexual dysfunction associated with the mesh. Plus, removing the mesh can cause additional problems. Because polypropylene causes so many complications, many manufacturers tried to use less polypropylene in hopes of reducing complications.
Unfortunately, both heavyweight and lightweight polypropylene hernia mesh are problematic. Most hernia meshes are flats. When a mesh is curved it can degrade, shrink or fold on top of itself.
Defective Hernia Mesh Symptoms
Since there are different types of hernia mesh, it is important to recognize the symptoms of a defective device. These symptoms are the most common regardless of the hernia mesh used during surgery. These are:
- Pain at the hernia site
- Red skin
- Hard lump at the surgical site
- Nausea or vomiting
- Infection at the surgical site
- Hot to touch
- Bowel obstruction
- Recurrence of a hernia
- Device migration
Hernia Mesh Suits
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we urge a patient who suffered complications after a hernia mesh surgery to file suit against mesh manufacturers. When a manufacturer does not warn you about faulty mesh, they should be held liable. Mesh manufacturers Atrium for its C-QUR Mesh, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon for its Physiomesh, and C.D. Bard for their hernia mesh products. face thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits.
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