Over one million hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year. Hernias occur when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Often times mesh is used to help repair the hernia. There are three types of mesh used, and the most common is synthetic mesh. Unfortunately, the use of synthetic mesh can cause many problems for individuals including adhesions or perforations to organs, migration, rejection by the body, infections and inflammation. These can lead to debilitating injuries that can affect an individual for the rest of their lives. Internal memos reveal that certain manufacturers have known for over 20 years that their mesh products are not safe for humans. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of the use of mesh to repair your hernia, give us a call, as we are actively involved in litigation against several manufacturers of these products.
Author: Sarah Showardhttp://showardlaw.com
Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990.