By Aleksandra Aronova
The Law Offices of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. has experienced lawyers who have handled various hernia mesh lawsuits. Through investigations, patterns of hernia mesh products causing health implications have been discovered. The main problem with hernia mesh litigation today is the FDA’s tendency to approve privately-tested products to benefit the manufacturers of the products; however, this propensity tends to hurt the consumers. Once the product is on the market, it spreads nationwide, endangering the public. As it starts to accumulate money for the manufacturer, the FDA takes its time to recall any products. The Law Offices of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is well suited to protect you from these company conglomerates.
According to the FDA, more than one million hernia repairs are performed every year in the United States. Complications that may result from this procedure include pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation. Even when products such as Physiomesh are recalled by the correlating companies, the FDA fails time and time again to publicize a recall.
The danger of hernia mesh products is rooted in its composition. Polypropylene, a type of plastic, is used throughout the industries for both medical and nonmedical products. It is one of the cheapest plastics on the market and is affordable to mass produce products with. However, as with most plastics, the Material Safety Data Sheet of Polypropylene lists, “Applications involving permanent implantation into the body,” under prohibited uses.
Today’s medical market has a range of medical mesh products that may be used for surgical procedures. There are patients who need this procedure to better their own health, however hernia mesh procedures carry a substantial risk for one’s health. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the FDA and its associating hernia mesh manufacturers. The key is informing yourself, and taking the steps needed to get help to fight these big companies.