Are you in pain following a recent hernia mesh operation?
Wondering if you're' eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit? Right now In the U.S., we're seeing a large increase in these type of cases. Dangerous products continue to flood the market and patients continue to receive faulty mesh. Medical device manufacturers are putting patient's health at a severe risk and raking in the money. Hernia mesh products are being rushed to the market without proper clinical trials or safety checks. While the FDA is aware, there are numerous unsafe mesh products in circulation. Hospitals and surgeons continue use these products on daily basis while individual patients are kept in the dark.
The health risk is due to the polypropylene mesh being used more and more in hernia related operations. Polypropylene is a plastic-like material which makes up the fibers in a surgical mesh pad. This mesh is then implanted in your body to help support damaged tissue after a hernia. The problem is that the material is know to cause severe complications when the body rejects it after surgery. Most of those affected develop serious infections, internal bleeding or tissue destruction around or near the surgery location.
Contact us now if you're suffering. You may be entitled to substantial compensation and the consultation is always FREE.
When contacting us, please include as many details as possible including:
- Date of operation
- Manufacturer / Product name (check medical or insurance record)
- Hospital and location
- Type of hernia repair (see section below)
You're case information is never shared with any third-party individuals. All information is kept confidential and your submission alone does not create an attorney-client relationship.
What is Hernia Mesh and How is it Used?
Hernia mesh is small surgical patch with fibers that are typically made of polypropylene a plastic. The mesh provides structural support at hernia sites allowing the area to heal while also prevent reoccurrence . The mesh is typically used in one of three types of common hernia operations:
Inguinal hernia refer to those that occur near the groin area. This tends to be one of the most common areas for hernia. In fact, some 600,000 individuals in the U.S. undergo surgery each year to repair this type of hernia.
Umbilical hernias originate near the belly-button and are most common in young infants. As with all hernias, a weakness in the intestinal wall is the cause of these protrusions.
Incisional hernias occur in areas where a previous incision was made in the abdomen. This could include any type of operation including previous hernia repair operations.
Read more on the different types of hernias( WebMD).
Should I be concerned? How dangerous is hernia mesh?
The FDA has uncovered issues with several different hernia mesh products over the past decade. Big name manufacturers such as Bard, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic have all been named in recent hernia mesh lawsuits. To understand the risks, it's important to understand the history and application of mesh in hernia related operations. Surgical mesh has been used in various types of operations dating as far back as the 1940s. At the same time, synthetic polymers (plastics) were also being created and developed for the first time. One polymer in particular, polypropylene, became the standard material used in the construction of surgical mesh , By 1960, polypropylene had been used in thousands of patients in hernia operations. The hope was that with the support of this mesh, the damaged tissue could heal more easily and thus prevent hernia reoccurrence. [Read more about the history of hernia mesh here]
With the advancements in medical diagnosis, doctors became aware of the possible linkage between polypropylene hernia mesh and several health complications. Most injuries and symptoms originate and are sometimes localized at the operation site. Infections are one of the most common issues (when coated mesh is used) however many symptoms can be linked to hernia mesh. Please see our hernia mesh complications page for additional information.
Am I eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit?
Potentially. We won't know exactly until you contact us with the details of your case. Please contact us using the form above and include as many details as possible. This includes: location and date of your operation, manufacturer of the mesh implanted (if known), and any symptoms that you've been experiencing. Remember, you can retrieve surgery reports or medical records for your procedure. These will help us tremendously when evaluating your case. Once we identify the manufacturer and type of mesh used, we can find out if any recalls or issued warnings from the FDA exist.
How can you help me?
When filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, It's important to have skilled legal professionals on your side. An experienced professional will help win your case and reach a larger settlement for you and your family. As an independent team of expert attorneys, we provide years of experience in FDA recalls relating to medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. With hernia mesh cases, it's no different. Our knowledge of the the different symptoms, manufacturers and recent cases, give us a clear advantage over other firms.