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Defective Hernia Mesh Lawsuits at United States Legal Professionals
Are you suffering from a defective brand of hernia mesh? Has a defective hernia mesh caused injury or even death to a loved one in your family? You may be eligible for compensation. Contact the law experts at United States Legal Professionals to learn more.
A Helpful Introduction to Hernias and Hernia Mesh
The law experts at United States Legal Professionals would like to share some of our knowledge about hernias and hernia mesh. The more you know, the better equipped you are to take action against irresponsible medical device manufacturers who produce faulty mesh.
What is a hernia? Why and where do they occur?
A hernia is a serious and painful medical condition. A hernia develops when an organ, such as the intestines, or fatty tissue pushes through a weak or damaged spot in the surrounding tissue or muscle. Anything that causes a buildup of pressure inside your abdomen has the potential to lead to a hernia. Examples include lifting something heavy, bowel problems, and persistent coughing and sneezing. Poor nutrition and smoking can also be factors, as they may lead to weakened or damaged tissue.
There are six common types of hernias, based on where the organ or fatty tissue pushes through. Inguinal and femoral hernias occur in and around the groin. Incisional types push through a cut or scar in the abdomen. A ventral hernia pushes through the abdominal wall. An umbilical hernia develops at the belly button. Finally, hiatal hernias are located higher up in the stomach, around the diaphragm.
What is a hernia mesh? What is it made out of?
A hernia mesh is a medical device typically made out of synthetic materials or animal tissue. The purpose of a hernia mesh is to reinforce the weak tissue where a hernia occurred. It acts as a wall, which keeps organs and fatty tissue from pushing through.
Hernia mesh made from animal tissue and some types of synthetic material can be absorbed by the human body. Absorbable mesh is not intended to be a long-term solution because it degrades over time. In contrast, certain types of synthetic meshes cannot be absorbed, and are permanent installments.
Defective Hernia Mesh Symptoms
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms after receiving a hernia mesh?
The symptoms associated with a defective hernia mesh are very serious. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be the victim of a defective hernia mesh. According to the FDA, the most common complications related to a recalled hernia mesh are:
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We are on your side! You do not have to face a large medical device manufacturing company alone.
It is grossly unacceptable to have a medical device installed to help you, only to have it harm you because the manufacturer failed in their due diligence to produce a safe product. If you or someone you know is the victim of a recalled or defective hernia mesh, contact us to get the compensation you deserve.