Patients file lawsuits after a mesh hernia repair due to post-surgery complications. The mesh patches may malfunction or break and cause problems difficult to diagnose. When this occurs, symptoms may often include pain, constipation, diarrhea, infections and bowel obstructions, according to LawyersAndSettlements.com.
Complications reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in association with mesh hernia repair patches include adhesions, adverse reactions to the mesh, injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels. Most complications that have been reported are associated with products that have been recalled or taken off the market, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.