Has Anyone Had Their Hernia Mesh Removed?

Anyone who has had their hernia mesh removed can list the many reasons why it may have been necessary. The surgical mesh is intended to provide additional support in hernia repair. Unfortunately, this implanted medical device can cause complications even more serious than the original hernia.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a failed hernia mesh, you may be able to recover compensation for your revision surgery and other financial losses. Call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC at 865-546-1111 to discuss your hernia mesh removal in a free, no-obligation case review.

Why Did You Have Your Hernia Mesh Removed?

The implanted hernia mesh failed and caused serious injuries and debilitating pain.

After multiple trips to the doctor’s office and undergoing tests, the results showed the hernia mesh had failed. The doctor recommended having the mesh removed.

What Do You Mean by the Hernia Mesh “Failed”?

Some mesh products are designed to stay in place indefinitely to reinforce a repaired hernia. The mesh fails when it comes loose or tears and moves away from the original place of implantation.

When surgical mesh migrates, it can stick to surrounding organs, blood vessels, or tissues and cause even more problems. Migrating mesh can also cause bleeding and block the large or small intestine.

How Will I Know If I Need to Have My Hernia Mesh Removed?

The symptoms of failed mesh are numerous, but you may not be able to quickly point to the device as the reason for your complications.

For instance, patients can display the same type of symptoms from an infected hernia mesh as they do for the flu or a bad cold, including chills, fever, and nausea.

If you tell your doctor about the complications you are experiencing, he or she may order tests to determine whether the mesh is the source of the problem.

Some of the complications hernia mesh patients experience include:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bowel perforation
  • Inflammation
  • Abscess formation
  • Fistula formation
  • Chronic pain
  • Bleeding

Mesh failure can also cause hernias to return. When that happens, the cycle of problems begins again.

Does Hernia Mesh Removal Solve the Problems?

In some cases, patients have found relief after surgery to remove or replace the failed hernia mesh. Other patients, however, continue to experience chronic pain after surgery.

Some patients must undergo multiple surgeries when the surgical mesh has torn or has migrated to other parts of the body.

Are You Having Complications From a Hernia Mesh? Call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC

We can help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, including your revision surgery, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

If you are experiencing complications from a defective hernia mesh or have undergone revision surgery to remove the mesh, call us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free, no-obligation case review.