Each year in the United States thousands undergo hernia repair surgery. A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue pushes through the muscle that normally contains it, causing serious medical complications to occur. A majority of doctors use surgical mesh to provide support to the damaged tissue.
Multiple companies produced synthetic hernia mesh products containing polypropylene, a type of plastic that became defective and caused harm to patients. This type of plastic should not be used in permanent medical implants due to the severe adverse effects it can have on patients from the mesh fibers breaking down and spreading throughout the body.
The FDA issued multiple warning against hernia mesh devices linked to serious injury. All of the products have been taken off the market, but are still causing many men and women severe pain and complications.
In 2016 the FDA released another report regarding the complications associated with the hernia mesh products that were removed from the market.
The most common complications identified by the FDA include:
- Hernia Recurrence
- Bowel Obstruction
- Perforated Organs
- Urinary Problems
- Revision Surgery
If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, contact a North Carolina defective product lawyer at Daggett Shuler injury & disability lawyers to protect your legal rights. We want to help you hold these thoughtless or careless manufacturers accountable for the unsafe products they market to the unsuspecting public.
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