Patient with Damaged Bowels Files Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

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A polypropylene hernia mesh lawsuit was filed by a patient who alleges that the surgical patch intended to help her actually led to the destruction of a portion of her bowels.

The hernia mesh lawsuit has been filed against Atrium Medical Corporation, claiming that the patient was never told about the severe risks of side effects and complications including bowel perforation and damage.

The polypropylene hernia mesh lawsuit says that the New Mexico resident had to cope with critical complications after getting this surgery and had to go through bowel resection surgery later on because of the side effects and resulting problems. The lawsuit says that Atrium inadequately explained the risks associated with the polypropylene mesh.

The polypropylene hernia mesh lawsuit claims that the manufacturers market this as effective and safe despite the fact that a number of different medical problems have been reported by a broad range of patients who have undergone surgery to receive the hernia mesh.

The hernia mesh in this specific polypropylene hernia mesh lawsuit was implanted in 1994 to treat an umbilical hernia. In 2015 however, the patient experienced extreme stomach pain and went to the hospital.

The physicians at the hospital discovered that the Atrium made hernia mesh was the root of her issues and explained to her that immediate surgery would be required in order to prevent fatal injuries. As explained in the polypropylene hernia mesh lawsuit, the plaintiff had to go through a removal of a portion of her bowels as well as the mesh itself and this left her with numerous medical conditions and permanent injuries.

Many different patients have experienced similar problems and have come forward to file hernia mesh lawsuits. Multiple different complications have been alleged by patients who received the hernia mesh and experienced problems in the short and long term.

herniaAccording to the claims made in this hernia mesh lawsuit and many others, the polypropylene was an unsuitable implant for use in the human body and some plaintiffs go so far as to say that it should never have used as a mesh for hernia repair.

The FDA has never fully approved the safety of polypropylene with regard to use inside the human body.

The hernia mesh products have been approved by the FDA’s 510(k) fast track process which is used for designs that are alleged to be substantially similar to existing designs approved on the market.

Taking prompt action after such an injury is important for anyone who believes they should have been told about the risks before going under the knife. Many patients have come forward with reports and lawsuits tied to hernia mesh.

The Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Lawsuit is Case No. 2:18-cv-00153, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. 

If you have already been injured as a result of hernia mesh and believe you have grounds to file a lawsuit, consult with the experienced attorneys at McDonald Worley today to learn more about your options.

Disclaimer: McDonald Worley is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.