Recovering Compensation for Defective Hernia Mesh Products
Product liability law holds manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers of a defective item responsible for any injuries. This includes medical devices such as hernia mesh. Hernia meshes are used in surgical repairs to provide added support to the abdominal wall and help prevent hernias from recurring. While they can be beneficial when used correctly and properly implanted, they can also cause serious health complications if not designed or manufactured properly.
Hernia mesh products such as those under the name of Bard, Atrium or Ethecon have been linked to numerous adverse events including infection, adhesion, organ perforation and chronic pain due to nerve damage or foreign body reaction. If you have experienced any of these complications after receiving a hernia mesh implant, you can pursue legal action against the manufacturer of the device.
Types of Hernias
Hernias can be classified by the location. Common types of hernias include:
- Inguinal Hernia: This type of hernia occurs when intestine or fatty tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall in the inguinal canal. Inguinal hernias are more common in men than women and appear as a bulge in the groin area.
- Femoral Hernia: A femoral hernia occurs when the intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall near the thigh. This type of hernia is more common in women than men and can cause a bulge under the skin in the upper thigh or groin area.
- Incisional Hernia: An incisional hernia occurs when fatty tissue or intestine pushes through a surgical incision that has not healed properly. This type of hernia may occur after abdominal surgery and can be painful.
- Umbilical Hernia: Hernia of the umbilicus occurs as fatty tissue or the intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall near the belly button. The prevalence of these types of hernias is higher among infants and young children.
- Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernias occur because the stomach has pushed up through the diaphragm and into the chest cavity. This type of hernia typically occurs in older adults and can cause heartburn, chest pain or difficulty swallowing.
- Ventral Hernia: A ventral hernia is a bulge that appears through the abdominal wall as a result of a weakened area in the muscle. This type of hernia can be caused by surgery, trauma or other reasons.
Regardless of the type of hernia, treatment will likely be necessary to reduce the risk of complications. Consulting a doctor is important in order to determine the best treatment for your condition.
Obtaining Help After Suffering Problems With Hernia Mesh Surgery
At our law firm, we are dedicated to helping those who have been injured by a defective medical device. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with the physical and emotional trauma that comes along with product liability cases and will work hard to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and other damages associated with hernia mesh injuries. Our attorneys have extensive experience in this area and are ready to fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.
Olinde Firm: Defective Hernia Mesh Lawyers
Our legal team at the Olinde Firm can assist you. If you believe you may be affected, we offer free legal consultations and case evaluations when you phone us at (800) 587-1889 or contact us online. Get the help you need by speaking with a hernia mesh lawyer for free today if you would like to learn more.