Some people that have received a hernia mesh repair have developed one or more internal injuries and health complications. These can include internal infections, pain, mesh detachment and migration, nerve damage, bowel damage, mesh failure including shrinkage, breakage or erosion, perforation of organs, seromas, and adherence to internal tissues. Often times these complications required a second surgery, or more, with little to no relief.
Hernia mesh is used to support damaged tissue after hernia surgery to give the patient more mobility and expedite their recovery. Unfortunately, some patients that undergo hernia repair surgery suffer severe complications, often due to the implanted hernia mesh. There have been numerous hernia mesh recalls over the past 15 years by both the FDA and the manufacturers. Some types of hernia mesh, like Physiomesh and C-Qur mesh, have been linked to damage of the intestines, bowels, and abdomen. These side effects often require additional surgery.