When you turn to a doctor for medical treatment, you expect his or her medical expertise to guide you through your procedures safely. Unfortunately, that is not always what happens. If you are suffering from the devastating and life-altering injuries and complications that sometimes arise after being treated with Hernia Mesh, it is best to consult a personal injury attorney. The following are some of the most common injuries and complications related to Hernia Mesh.
What is Hernia Mesh?
A hernia is a painful condition when your organ, intestine, or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. The medical treatment often includes using surgical mesh to support the damaged tissue and reduce the rate of hernia occurrence.
Hernia mesh can be made of synthetic materials or animal tissue, and there are both absorbable and non-absorbable options. It helps to hold damaged tissue together and strengthen it as it heals.
Injuries and Complications
Hernia Mesh can lead to many painful, debilitating, and life-altering injuries and complications. If you are experiencing any of these, be sure to talk to your doctor and consult with an attorney. You cannot depend on your doctor to protect your interests in cases involving Hernia Mesh.
- Infection: When you get an infection your hernia mesh generally requires removal if it can be done safely
- Adhesion: This takes place when the mesh becomes embedded in the bowel
- Bowel Obstruction: Can be caused by adhesion
- Abdominal Pain: Can be caused by adhesion, bowel obstruction, infection, or nerve damage
- Leg, Groin, and Testicular Pain
- Painful intercourse
- Testicle removal: This is possible if the mesh erodes the spermatic cord
- Diarrhea: This is a symptom of the mesh attaching to the bowel
- Constipation can be caused by bowel obstruction
- Nausea can be caused by adhesions to the bowel and stomach
- Seroma: This is a fluid capsule around the mesh
- Fistula: This is an abnormal tunnel generally connecting to the bowel
- Dental problems: Many people experience tooth loss after an infection
- Autoimmune disorders
- Nerve Damage
- Neurological Changes: These changes are often unexplained
- Severe Headache: This can be a sign of an infection
- Fever: This can be a sign of infection or could be an autoimmune response
- Renal Failure: This is more common when larger hernia mesh is implanted
- Liver Abnormalities
- Joint Aches and Pains: This can be due to inflammation because of an infection, or it could be an autoimmune response
- Abnormal Sweating: This can be a sign of infection or could be an autoimmune response
- Meshoma: When mesh bunches up and becomes hard and tumor-like
- Bowel Perforation: When you get a hole in your colon
- Organ Damage
What makes hernia mesh cases more complicated is that to improve your condition, you generally need to remove the mesh. However, in many cases, especially when the mesh has stuck to connective tissue, it can be difficult if not impossible to remove the mesh safely.
That is why you need a personal injury attorney on your side when you are suffering from injuries and complications related to Hernia Mesh. It is essential that you fight back against the medical providers and Hernia Mesh companies who let you down and caused your injuries.