Hernias are a common medical issue, and over one million repairs are performed every year in the United States alone. Hernias occur when the muscle and connective tissue around the belly are weak. Patients often feel discomfort, pressure, or a small bulge as organs push out through the softer tissue.
Today, a mesh product is often used to repair hernias. This product has been in uses for over 50 years, but more recently, it has been considered unsafe. If you are looking to file a hernia mesh lawsuit in Pittsburgh, PA, due to a defective product, contact D’Amico Law Offices, LLC today for a consultation.
Commonly Asked Questions about Hernias & Repair
Q: Does a hernia need to be repaired?
A: Hernias can trap abdominal organs, including the intestines. Many doctors will recommend surgery to ensure this entrapment does not occur.
Q: Will mesh be used in the repair?
A: Though mesh is the most common product to repair hernias, it is not always necessary to repair a hernia.
Q: What are the advantages of using mesh?
A: The mesh, a flat sheet of prosthetic material, reduces the reoccurrence of hernias down to single-digit percentages.
Q: What are the problems with using mesh?
A: Since the mesh is a foreign object, it can become infected if it is contaminated during or after surgery.
Hernias occur when tissue or organs bulge through a weak spot or tear in the abdominal muscle. Hernia mesh is a screen-like surgical implant used to repair this condition. Hernia mesh has been shown to be effective at preventing reoccurrence and is currently the standard repair procedure.
Unfortunately, there have been some mesh products that have been recalled, resulting in reports of patient suffering. Complications such as infections, adhesions, and bowel obstructions have been reported by patients who received these recalled products during their reparative surgery. Mesh products for the use of a hernia or transvaginal repair manufactured by Ethicon, Bard, and other brands are the primary offenders of these complications.
If you received hernia mesh and are experiencing complications, you may be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit in Pittsburgh, PA. Below is the client criteria required to qualify for a lawsuit.
- The mesh was implanted after January 1, 2006
- You had surgery to remove or repair the mesh implant or have the surgery scheduled.
- The implant was many by the following manufacturers:
- Ethicon (J&J) – Physiomesh
- Bard – Composix Kugel Patch, Ventralex, Composix E/X and Composix Mesh, Atrium, Covidien
At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, we will provide you with adequate representation for your medical device lawsuit. Contact our team today at (412) 906-8180 to schedule a consultation for your case.