It is normal for a person to experience pain after surgery involving hernia mesh. However, if pain continues for several months and becomes so debilitating that it interferes with your daily activities, you should seek medical attention as the pain may be an indication of a serious complication.
The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC represent individuals or their loved ones who suffered complications, side effects, or experience severe pain after a hernia surgery. We help our clients build a solid case to pursue compensation for their financial losses from the hernia mesh surgery. If you were harmed by a hernia mesh product, call us today at 865-546-1111 for a free consultation.
What Causes Severe Pain After Hernia Surgery?
Damage to a muscle, skin, or nerve during surgery can cause post-operative pain. Pain can also occur when the hernia mesh becomes detached and migrates from its original place of implantation to other parts of the body.
Besides pain, mesh migration can cause serious problems. For instance, hernia mesh can adhere to the intestines and cause a bowel obstruction. Additionally, the mesh can puncture the bowel or another organ, causing even more pain and dangerous health issues.
While some pain can be normal, contact your surgeon if you experience severe pain after hernia mesh surgery.
How Long Should Pain Last After Hernia Repair Surgery?
The length and severity of a hernia mesh implant patient’s pain depend on a number of factors, such as:
- The type of hernia repair surgery performed.
- The type of mesh used.
- The hernia size and location.
- A patient’s age and health.
Patients whose pain lasts more than three months should contact their surgeon. In these cases, more treatment options are necessary. One option may include removing the hernia mesh.
Many reports filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) state that patients who experienced chronic pain and other injuries underwent one or more surgeries to remove the hernia mesh.
What Other Complications Does Hernia Mesh Cause?
Besides causing severe pain, failed hernia mesh can cause complications and side effects that include:
- Bowel obstruction
- Bowel perforation
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh shrinkage
- Mesh adhesion to surrounding organs or tissue
Filing a Lawsuit Over Hernia Mesh Complications
Individuals who suffered severe pain and other hernia mesh complications are filing lawsuits against manufacturers of these types of medical devices.
The lawsuits allege that certain hernia mesh products have manufacturing and design defects that can cause life-threatening complications.
The lawsuits further allege that hernia mesh manufacturers failed to warn patients about complications associated with the mesh products.
Call the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC Today
If you or someone you love suffered complications from hernia mesh repair surgery you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
You may also be able to pursue compensation if you had one or more revision surgeries to remove the hernia mesh.
We can help you or your loved one recover compensation that you deserve. Call us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.