During their lifetime, 1 in 10 people will develop a hernia, which occurs when a piece of an organ protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that usually contains it.
The most common treatment for hernia is surgery, which involves the surgeon pushing back the piece of organ and subsequently covering it with a surgical mesh. A hernia mesh is used in 9 out of 10 surgeries.
Every year, approximately 800,000 people in the United States have a hernia mesh placed inside their bodies. However, over recent years, there were numerous cases when the hernia mesh employed by surgeons was defective, as it could not properly hold in place the piece of bulging tissue.
If you have a defective hernia mesh inside your body, you may experience the following symptoms:
Unfortunately, people with a defective hernia mesh have to undergo revision surgery, as the health complications the faulty medical device may cause are very serious, such as bowel obstruction or perforation, adhesion, migration, rejection, and infection. During revision surgery, the surgeon will replace the defective hernia mesh with a suitable and effective one.
While the procedure of repairing a hernia can be successfully accomplished with sutures, up to 90% of people with hernia will have a mesh placed inside their bodies. It is worthy of note that oftentimes, hernia is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention, as left untreated, it may be fatal.
At the moment, there are more than 70 different types of hernia meshes on the market. From 2005 to 2018, the Food and Drug Administration recalled over 211,000 defective hernia meshes. The defective hernia meshes that were recalled so far are the following:
However, there are numerous manufacturers of defective hernia meshes whose products have not yet been recalled, despite people experiencing symptoms of a defective hernia mesh and having to undergo revision surgery, such as the following:
The brands of some of the most popular defective hernia meshes include:
In the regrettable event that you had a defective hernia mesh placed inside your body, you have the legal right to seek financial compensation from the liable manufacturer. If your surgeon used one of the hernia mesh brands above, you are at high risk of developing serious health problems over the years as a result of the faulty design of the product. Thereby, you should keep a close eye on your health if you are in this situation.
After you undergo revision surgery for a defective hernia mesh, we strongly encourage you to take legal action and file a personal injury claim with the manufacturer of the faulty product. If you do not know what type of hernia mesh was placed inside your body, you will have to ask your surgeon, as they will be able to tell you with certainty.
The only eligibility requirement for filing a claim for a defective hernia mesh is to have had a hernia mesh with a faulty design placed inside your body that subsequently caused you serious health problems for which you had to eventually undergo revision surgery.
Atraxia Law specializes in defective product cases, so you can rest assured that your personal injury claim will eventually result in substantial compensation. For additional information, please contact us, and we will gladly answer your questions and address your concerns.
With over 35 years of professional experience, the experienced and knowledgeable team of experts at Atraxia Law will first check your eligibility, a process that will unfold over the phone and will take approximately 10 minutes.
If you qualify for filing a claim, we will help you gather the necessary evidence and prepare your hernia mesh claim, which will be submitted to the liable manufacturer.