Infected hernia mesh is devastating. Most hernia mesh infections cannot be cured with just antibiotics and often the infected mesh has to removed through surgery. Hernia mesh revision surgery is painful and time consuming. If you have any of the following symptoms from your hernia repair, you may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Polypropylene mesh is used in hernia repair because the polypropylene causes inflammation. The inflammation promotes tissue growth in and around the mesh which forms a stronger bond. The inflammation sometimes goes away with time, but for many people, the inflammation continues and causes infection. Hernia mesh inflammation can create abdominal pain and tenderness, making everyday life difficult and painful.
2. Lack of Healing
Infected hernia mesh may prevent healing at the incision site, and will likely prevent the hernia from healing. Infected hernia mesh may create a seroma – a buildup of fluid at the incisional site. This buildup of fluid is painful, messy, and will prohibit the hernia repair from fully healing.
3. Warmth at the Incision Site
Infections generate heat, which can frequently be felt when touching the skin. If skin in the area of the hernia mesh is warm or hot, it could be due to an underlying infection.
4. Flu-Like Symptoms
Fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting following a hernia repair could indicate infection of the hernia mesh. A fever generally occurs when the body is fighting off an infection. The Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh has an omega 3 fatty acid coating that provokes an immune system response in the body. Especially when infection occurs, the body will display flu-like symptoms while fighting the infection and the mesh.
5. Dental Problems
Our hernia mesh lawyers have observed a high rate of clients developing severe dental problems after developing a mesh infection. Teeth become weak, infected, chip off, and eventually fall out. If your teeth have suddenly deteriorated after having a hernia mesh implanted, you should see a doctor to be evaluated for a chronic mesh infection.
6. Chronic Pain
Up to 50% of hernia mesh patients report frequent or chronic groin pain following their hernia repair surgery. The pain is often debilitating, and prevents people from everyday activities like grocery shopping, household tasks, or even standing comfortably. The pain may come from nerve damage or growing scar tissue.
Hernia Mesh: Biofilms
When an infection develops on a hernia mesh, it typically forms a biofilm. Biofilms are highly organized colonies of bacteria. Once a biofilm has formed, it becomes highly antibiotic resistant. If a biofilm has formed, antibiotics will only suppress symptoms from the infection, but it will not cure the infection. After antibiotic treatment is discontinued, the infection will come back even stronger. Mesh removal is necessary if a biofilm has formed.
To learn even more on hernia mesh infections and biofilms, check out our hernia mesh infection article on MeshMedicalNewsDesk by our hernia mesh lawyer C. Brett Vaughn RN, BSN, JD.
Contact the Hollis Law Firm today and begin your Hernia Mesh Lawsuit.
If you’ve developed an infection or other complications such as bowel perforation after a hernia mesh implantation, contact the Hollis Law Firm legal team today. Our team is a leader in hernia mesh lawsuits. All case consultations are free of charge and you’ll never owe any money unless your claim qualifies for compensation. Contact us today at (800) 701-3672 for a confidential and risk free review of your claim.