• Pain — Patients have reported feeling aching, burning and/or sharp stabbing pain in the groin or near the incision site.
• Internal Bleeding — Internal bleeding can be identified with pain in the abdomen, and/or blood present in stool, urine or vomit.
• Infection — An infection which is tied to symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea or vomiting.
• Need for surgery — The symptoms may be severe enough to necessitate a corrective surgery, or even a complete removal of the mesh.
Court documents also show that the manufacturers of hernia mesh devices have been marketing and promoting the products for unnecessary use, such as the repair of smaller hernias that can be treated through laparoscopic surgery and stitches.