A man from New Zealand describes his pain after hernia mesh surgery to be like torture, and this is someone who experienced gallstones, kidney stones, and a twisted bowel operation. Hernia meshes are getting a lot of press in New Zealand as more people around the world forward with how these procedures ruined their lives. Stuff reported one man’s story of pain.
Last year, the man was diagnosed with a strangulated hernia. He was recommended to get a surgical mesh inserted to hold it back. A few weeks after the surgery, the pain started and gradually got worse and worse until the man considered suicide. The man said that it felt like his testicles were getting electrocuted.
He believes it was due to the mesh, but he has no way of proving it. He found a nerve pain medication and got approval to take it, which helped a little, but now he’s developing a tolerance. He has difficulty walking and has disrupted sleep.
A national surgeon’s group in NZ says that meshes are safer and have fewer complications than suture procedures and that some pain after a surgery is normal. But this is far from normal. Unfortunately, mere pain isn’t enough to convince a doctor in NZ to get the mesh removed. They have to prove an injury. But there is growing pressure for doctors in NZ to re-evaluate their position as more reports come in and doctors in other countries share their stories.
Have you had a surgical mesh implanted for a hernia or prolapse, only to have it hurt you more than it helped? These meshes are dangerous and you deserve compensation. Call John Foy & Associates for a free consultation.