A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue pushes through the muscle that usually contains it, potentially causing serious health complications. Most doctors in the U.S. use surgical mesh to support damaged tissue, with thousands of Americans undergoing hernia repair surgery annually.
Multiple medical device companies produced synthetic hernia mesh products containing polypropylene, a type of plastic containing mesh fibers that break down and spread throughout the body, harming patients.
The FDA has issued multiple warnings linking hernia mesh devices with severe injury. As a result, all of these products have been taken off the market. Now, manufacturers must not use this plastic in permanent medical implants due to the severe adverse effects, but the defective mesh is 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 the following:
- Hernia Recurrence
- Bowel Obstruction
- Perforated Organs
- Urinary Problems
- Revision Surgery
North Carolina Hernia Mesh Lawyers That Care
If defective hernia mesh has injured you or a loved one, contact the hernia mesh lawyers at Daggett Shuler to protect your legal rights and ensure that your voice is heard. We want to help you hold these manufacturers accountable for the unsafe products they market to unsuspecting consumers and obtain the compensation you deserve for your experience.
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