New York City Hernia Mesh Attorney
Each year in the United States, Americans receive over one million hernia surgeries, from toddlers to seniors. In some of these cases, a mesh is used in the operation in order to strengthen the involved tissue and prevent hernia recurrences.
However, mounting adverse event reports have shown that a wide array of polypropylene mesh products cause a number of serious complications — and the companies that manufacture and sell them aren’t doing anything to help the problem.
Here are some of the mesh products that are involved in defective medical device lawsuits today:
- Ethicon Physiomesh
- Ethicon Proceed
- Atrium C-QUR
- C.R. Bard Kugel
If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a mesh product used in hernia surgery, the New York City hernia mesh lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, want to hear your story today and help you with your case.
Why Is Polypropylene Mesh Dangerous And Defective?
Polypropylene as a substance is dangerous to the body. For this reason, hernia mesh manufacturers coat it with other substances to protect a person’s organs. However, over time, these coatings can wear away, exposing your body to the mesh and causing serious health issues.
In other cases, the mesh can simply migrate away from the area where it was placed to surrounding tissues and organs. These migrations can cause extremely dangerous health issues, like infection, bleeding, and severe pain.
While some hernia meshes have been recalled recently after studies revealed their danger (such as Ethicon Physiomesh), many harmful meshes are still on the market and still in use.
Serious Complications Caused By Defective Hernia Mesh
Defective mesh can be ineffective at strengthening tissues or preventing a hernia recurrence. But worse than that, it can cause extremely serious complications, including:
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Internal bleeding
- Bowel obstruction
- Fluid build up
- Small intestine obstruction
- Migration of mesh
- Perforation of organs
- Abnormal connections between organs (fistula)
- Adhesions between tissues or organs
These complications can be painful, expensive, overwhelming and even deadly. Many require subsequent surgeries and result in permanent damage. If you have suffered hernia surgery complications due to defective mesh, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Your pain and suffering
- Your medical bills and related future medical bills
- Your lost wages and lost future earning capacity
- Your permanent disabilities
- Your damaged quality of life
Free Confidential Consultations | Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP
If your hernia surgery resulted in painful, expensive, and traumatic complications because of polypropylene mesh, you deserve justice and compensation. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, our experienced defective medical device attorneys offer free, private consultations to families who have been harmed by products like hernia mesh. Even if you aren’t sure if your hernia surgery complications were due to the involved mesh, speaking with a lawyer and sharing the evidence of your case can help you better understand what happened as well as what to do next. To learn more, ask us a question, or schedule an appointment, please contact our offices by calling 212-897-1988 or filling out our short contact form.