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Hernias are injuries that happen when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissues squeeze through a hole or weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. They often occur at the abdominal wall as a result of a combination of pressure and weakness in the surrounding tissue. If observing the hernia to see if it heals on its own is not a possibility, a doctor may recommend laparoscopic or open repair surgery to fix a hernia. These type of operations are also fairly common—more than a million hernia repair surgeries are performed each year in the United States.
If you or a loved one has been injured by hernia mesh, contact us today. Let the Johnston Law Group see what it can do for you.
After the surgery, a doctor might use surgical mesh, which is a medical device made of synthetic materials that can be found in knitted and non-knitted forms. However, an alarming number of people have reported problems or complications related to their surgical mesh, including the following:
- Hernia recurrence
- Scar-like tissue that sticks together
- Blockage of the small or large intestine
- Abnormal connection between organs, vessels, or intestines
- Fluid build-up at the site
- Perforation of neighboring tissues
Many complications linked to hernia mesh reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have led to the recall of several mesh products that are no longer are the market. The FDA announced in 2014 in a Safety Communication that there were adverse events linked to hernia mesh. Some recalls were attributed to packaging errors, but others were because of poor mesh performance or reports of adverse effects. Many patients harmed by hernia mesh have filed lawsuits against manufacturers for damage caused by poor design or faulty production. The manufacturers tried to hide the risks, and those who recalled mesh products include Atrium Medical Corporation, Bard Davol, and Ethicon.
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If you or a loved one have been injured by hernia mesh, make sure you’re adequately compensated. A defective product shouldn’t be allowed to affect your health and wellbeing. Our litigation attorneys also work on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until you do. Let our skilled dangerous medical device lawyers analyze your case and offer recommendations in a free consultation.
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