Hernia Mesh Lawsuit – What You Need to Know
Over 20,000 cases have been filed against top hernia mesh manufacturers and are currently pending. These lawsuits claim that many popular models of hernia mesh patches are not suited for long term use and have been linked to serious complications and mesh failure.
There are five manufactures of hernia mesh involved in the investigation of hernia mesh claims at this time:
- Gore (We are not pursuing claims for any types of Gore mesh)
Numerous studies have brought to light significant problems with these manufacturers’ synthetic hernia mesh patches. The meshes in question are composed of polypropylene mesh fibers.
What is Polypropylene?
Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer made by a molecule fusing reaction process. It is perfect for plastic piping systems, medical items and housewares, but proven to be ill-suited for long time use inside the human body.
As a result, thousands have suffered from polypropylene mesh failure, causing adverse symptoms ranging from minor pain and nausea to severe symptoms that often require multiple corrective surgeries. Some of the more severe symptoms of mesh failure include:
- Infection (more than 30 days post-surgery)
- Bowel blockage
- Scar tissue build up
- Nerve damage
What do I need to know before filing a hernia mesh lawsuit?
To know if you qualify for a claim, you will need to know the date and facility where your mesh was first implanted, the type of mesh that was used, and any information on the mesh failure and subsequent surgeries needed. You can obtain all that information by requesting an operative report from the facility you had procedure(s) done at.
Our experienced product liability staff can help you find out what mesh you have and if it has been determined to be defective or has been recalled. If you or a loved one has suffered from complications after having a hernia surgery that used synthetic hernia mesh, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529) for a free consultation with one of our expert hernia mesh attorneys.