Symptoms That Your Hernia Mesh Could Be A Problem

Most people who have surgery want to quickly get back to living their lives normally — whether it’s going back to work, returning to their old roles as family member and friend, or just going for a walk like anyone else.

While many of us try to put on a brave face, it’s entirely possible that the complications from that surgery become a huge obstacle in our plans to return to normalcy.

If you’ve had a hernia surgery that involved a hernia mesh device, you’ll want to be on the lookout for a variety of possible symptoms that could signal a complication from the mesh device.

Common and severe symptoms

With an estimated 700,000 abdominal hernia surgeries performed each year in the United States, it’s one of the most common surgical procedures around. And while there are many patients who experience immediate relief and are able to get back to their normal lives, there are some who suffer from post-surgical complications:

Common symptoms that may occur include, but are not limited to:

  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel
  • Severe pain
  • Trouble urinating

More severe symptoms that may occur include, but are not limited to:

  • Abdominal infection
  • Bowel perforation
  • Fistula formation
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh rejection
  • Organ puncture
  • Organ rupture
  • Sepsis

In some cases, patients have reported the erosion of the mesh devices into the bowels, resulting in the need for more surgeries, the removal of mesh and tissue, and even colostomies.

What to do if you have these symptoms

First, see your doctor, then please contact the hernia mesh attorneys at Baron & Budd immediately. We are currently taking cases for hernia mesh complications across the country and have attorneys for hernia mesh lawsuits in Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; Austin, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; New Orleans, Louisiana; and San Diego, California to better serve you. You can reach us online or call 866-829-0176 to discuss your legal options.

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