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A major problem with hernia mesh today lies within the FDA approval process. The FDA approves products based on privately-tested results, which often benefits the manufacturers and hurts 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.
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According to the FDA, more than one million hernia repair surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Complications that may result from this procedure include hernia failure requiring replacement surgery, pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation. Even when companies recall products such as Physiomesh, the FDA fails time and time again to publicize the recall.
The danger of hernia mesh products is rooted in its composition. Polypropylene, a type of plastic used in hernia mesh products, is used for both medical and non-medical products. It is one of the cheapest plastics on the market and is affordable use when mass producing products. 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 many patients who need this surgery, however hernia mesh procedures carry a substantial risk for one’s health. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the FDA and hernia mesh manufacturers. Informing yourself, and taking the steps needed to get help to fight these big companies is imperative.
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With over three decades of experience, the law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is positioned to help those who have been harmed by defective medical devices. Our law firm works with nationally recognized associated firms to reach major verdicts and settlements. Call our New York office at (631) 543-3663 to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation to find out how an attorney can help you.