Hernia surgeries are among the most common surgeries in America. If you had a product such as a hernia patch or hernia mesh implanted to repair a hernia, it is important to understand your hernia repair surgery to determine whether you may have a lawsuit.
A hernia happens when inner layers of muscle become weakened and the underlying lining bulges form a sac. There are several types of hernias:
|Inguinal||Occurs in the inner groin|
|Femoral||Occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin|
|Incisional||Occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen|
|Ventral||Occurs in the general abdominal/ventral wall|
|Umbilical||Occurs at the belly button|
|Hiatal||Occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm|
Hernia repair products can generally be divided into two categories: synthetic and biologic. Synthetic meshes are made of man-made materials, such as polyprolylene, ePTFE, composite mesh, or polyester fibers. Biologic implants are derived from donated human or animal dermis.
How Do I Know If I Have a Hernia Mesh Claim?
How do you know if the manufacturer of your mesh is responsible for your injury? Like with any medical operation, hernia meshes are not guaranteed fixes. However, if a product is defective and caused you an injury, you may have a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.
As with any surgery, it is important that you find out exactly what product you have implanted during your surgery. It is especially critical to know what kind of product was implanted to repair your hernia in assessing a potential hernia mesh lawsuit. Contact your doctor or surgeon’s office, or the medical records department of your hospital to obtain a copy of your operative report or any other medical document that provides product identification of your hernia mesh or patch. The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, is a governmental agency that can issue warnings or recalls when a product is defective.
After you’ve establish what kind of product you have implanted, it is important that a doctor or surgeon has diagnosed an injury.
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How Do I Start A Hernia Mesh Claim?
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WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing hernia mesh lawsuit claims.