A hernia is the term used to describe an internal organ pushing through a weak spot in your muscle or tissue. A hernia may result in a bulge, lump, or protrusion which can be pushed back down or that can disappear when lying down. Hernias may also cause discomfort, pain, a feeling of “fullness” or bowel obstructions.
According to the Cleveland Clinic:
75 to 80% are inguinal or femoral.
2% are incisional or ventral.
1 to 3% are other types.
Inguinal hernia -- occurs in the groin area of the upper thigh.
Ventral hernia -- occurs in abdominal region
Incisional hernia -- occurs at the location of an old surgical incision.
Umbilical hernia -- occurs in an area surrounding the belly button.
Femoral hernia -- occurs in the upper thigh region.
Hernia mesh is a grafting material which is frequently used to repair hernias, especially those which are larger in size. It may take the form of a “patch” or a “plug” type device.
Some hernia mesh products are more dangerous than others. Many hernia mesh products still on the market cause serious injury and complications.
Oftentimes when speaking to individuals who suspect complications as a result of the procedure, the hernia mesh lawyers at Locks Law Firm come to find that symptoms didn’t surface until well after the surgery. These incidents are not uncommon. If you suspect that you or a loved one are experiencing complications from a hernia mesh procedure, call us today.
|ST Hernia Mesh||C.R. Bard|
|Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh||C.R. Bard|
|PerFix Plug||C.R. Bard|
|Proceed Surgical Mesh||Ethicon -- Johnson & Johnson|
|Prolene Hernia System||Ethicon -- Johnson & Johnson|
|C-Qur Hernia Mesh||Atrium -- Maquet -- Getinge Group|
There are many hernia mesh products used in surgery that are currently under investigation, so figuring out the next steps can seem complicated. The hernia mesh lawyers at Locks Law Firm have been fighting for individuals experiencing complications from hernia mesh surgery for years and serves on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committees for the following multicounty litigations:
In re Physiomesh Litigation (Flexible Composite Mesh), MCL No. 627;
In re Proceed Mesh Litigation (Proceed® Surgical Mesh and Proceed® Ventral Patch Hernia Mesh), MCL 630;
and In re Prolene Hernia System Mesh Litigation, MCL No. 633, each currently pending in Atlantic County Superior Court. If you suspect that you or a loved one are experiencing hernia mesh complications call us today for a free consultation.
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