Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Do I Have a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
If you were implanted with surgical hernia mesh and then had a hernia recurrence or revision surgery, even if the recurrence or revision was years later, you may have a valid claim for your injuries. Patients often do not know the type of hernia mesh that was implanted in them and cannot determine whether they have a potential claim without an expert level review of their medical records.
The medical device injury attorneys at Riley & Jackson are filing cases for injuries caused by failed polypropylene hernia mesh. If you were implanted with polypropylene hernia mesh, or if you do not know the type of hernia mesh used during your surgery, and you have suffered a recurrence of your hernia or a revision surgery, our attorneys are prepared to investigate a potential case for you.
What is Polypropylene Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a form of surgical mesh, which is a loosely woven sheet that can be made of various materials and is used to support weakened or damaged tissue. Hernia mesh is used specifically to strengthen surgical hernia repairs.
Polypropylene is a form of plastic used in many different products. You may find polypropylene in your microwave-safe containers, car bumpers, food packaging, car batteries, colanders, outdoor rugs, cutting boards, and other daily household items.
Polypropylene hernia mesh is just that – hernia mesh made of polypropylene.
What is the Problem With Polypropylene Hernia Mesh?
Polypropylene was not intended to be placed into the body permanently. Nonetheless, manufacturers continue to make and market polypropylene hernia mesh that is intended to be placed into the body permanently. Polypropylene degrades and contracts. It can damage any structure in the body that it touches, particularly if the polypropylene is a surgical mesh that constantly interacts with structures in the body.
Learn More About Your Hernia Recurrence or Revision
The medical device attorneys at Riley & Jackson can assist you free of charge in determining whether your hernia mesh is made of polypropylene, and if so whether your complications may be related to the problems with polypropylene. We can review your medical records and let you know whether further investigation and possibly a lawsuit is warranted.