What Are The Problems With Hernia Mesh?

What Are The Problems With Hernia Mesh?

Unfortunately, there are many problems with hernia mesh. The surgical hernia mesh is a foreign object inside your body, and that can cause severe complications. A lot of patients have reported multiple problems with hernia mesh ranging from the common to the very severe.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some common adverse events and complications associated with hernia repair with mesh are:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesion
  • Bowel obstruction

Complications From Hernia Mesh Implants


Severe pain associated with hernia mesh implants can have drastic and far-reaching consequences for patients. It can affect their personal, professional, and social lives, and could have physical and mental health effects.


If a mesh implant becomes contaminated with a virus or bacteria, either at the time of surgery or later, it can become infected. Infection is a serious complication that must be addressed quickly.


Some patients who undergo hernia repair with mesh may experience recurrence of their hernia. Patients may experience the same symptoms and complications associated with their hernia that led them to seek surgical repair in the first place.


An adhesion is scar tissue that has stuck together, forming a tough mass of connective tissue. In some cases, adhesions can obstruct the bowel and may cause severe pain.

Bowel obstruction

In severe cases, hernia mesh may obstruct the bowel, meaning the mesh blocks the contents of the intestines and prevents it from its normal passage. Bowel obstruction may cause cramping and severe pain, nausea and vomiting, bloating, rapid pulse or breathing, and constipation.

Hernia Mesh Patients Take Legal Action

Medical device manufacturers, including those that make hernia mesh products, must produce products that are safe for patient use. Unfortunately, some manufacturers produce defective medical device products that harm patients.

In such cases, patients may seek compensation for their damages by filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. The lawsuits claim the hernia mesh implants have manufacturing and design defects that caused dangerous complications to hernia mesh implant patients.

Damages Hernia Mesh Patients Can Recover

Many hernia mesh patients have reported complications that range from mild to severe. The problems with hernia mesh can cause symptoms that affect patients’ health and well-being, not to mention their finances.

Patients who qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit may recover damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Permanent disabilities, impairment, or disfigurement

How much you may receive for a hernia mesh lawsuit depends on your losses and expenses and the severity of your injuries. A lawyer can review the case and identify all the damages that harmed patients experienced because of the defective hernia mesh product.

Speak With a Hernia Mesh Lawyer Today

Call Zanes Law for a free review of your hernia mesh case. Your attorney will help you file the appropriate legal claims, gather evidence to build your case, and negotiate for a fair settlement. We can even represent you in court.

Call 866-499-8989 for a free case review and to get started today.

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