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Can Hernia Mesh Be Removed Safely?

Many people have suffered complications and side effects from hernia repair surgery using surgical mesh products. Some of the adverse reactions, like chronic pain and organ damage, are so severe that the patient has to undergo another surgery to remove the mesh. However, hernia mesh can rarely be...

Can You Get Another Hernia After Mesh Repair?

Yes, you can get another hernia after mesh  repair, especially with a defective and/or recalled mesh . Overview of Hernias Hernias result from a combination of muscle weakness and strain. The pressure from the strain facilitates an organ squeezing through the weak connective tissue or muscle. The...

Can Your Body Reject Hernia Mesh?

Yes, your body can reject the hernia mesh used in your hernia repair. Yes, your body can reject a hernia mesh, resulting in multiple complications. Here's What Happens When Your Body Rejects Hernia Mesh Hernia mesh manufacturers indicate that their meshes are constructed of biologically compatible...

How Do I Know If My Hernia Mesh Is Infected?

An infected hernia mesh implant will generally cause pain and tenderness in the affected area initially. As the infection continues to grow, you may begin to experience other symptoms. This includes swelling, fever, and other classic symptoms of illness. Since this type of infection can become...

How Much Is A Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Worth?

It is impossible to determine how much a hernia mesh lawsuit is worth without first looking into the facts of your case, documenting your related losses and expenses, and considering the outcome of similar cases. No matter if your case settles out of court, if we join a mass tort, or if we take...

Is Mesh Bad For Hernia Repair?

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that surgical meshes continue to serve as “the system of choice for hernia repair,” with a “lower rate of recurrence” than non-mesh-based hernia repairs. However, the organization also affirms that mesh usage does not represent the “optimum...

What Are The Complications Of Hernia Mesh?

Complications of hernia mesh include infection, migration, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, and more. Most hernia repair procedures completed today utilize some type of hernia mesh implant instead of using a traditional closure. This means there is less stress on the surrounding tissues, so...

What Are The Dangers Of Hernia Mesh Rejection?

There are several dangers associated with hernia mesh rejection. If your body rejects the mesh, you may contract an infection, require removal surgery, or need a second surgery to implant another mesh. Mesh rejection, migration, contraction, and other complications can require another operation or...

What Are the Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Failure?

Hernia mesh  is used to repair a hernia. A hernia is an opening or weakness in the muscle and connective tissue around the belly area or groin. Over time, this opening can bulge, which creates pain and pressure as organs and fatty tissue pushes through the area. Sometimes, intestines can become...

When Was Hernia Mesh Recalled?

Approximately one million Americans have hernia repair surgery each year. Nearly 800,000 of these repairs are for inguinal (inner groin) hernias. Hernia or surgical mesh has been used since the 1980s. By the year 2000, 90 percent of hernia repairs used either synthetic or animal-derived mesh....

Are IVC Filters Dangerous?

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are prescribed to patients with a pulmonary embolism to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs and other vital organs. According to the Vein Treatment Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, many patients with IVC filters do not experience complications or health...

Are IVC Filters MRI Safe?

Most manufacturers make their inferior vena cava (IVC) filters of non-ferromagnetic materials, meaning IVC filters are typically MRI safe. Even in filters that include some weakly ferromagnetic materials, it only takes a few weeks for the tissue growth around the filter to secure it firmly to the...

Can An IVC Filter Get Clogged?

Yes, an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter can get clogged with a blood clot. The clot can cause painful swelling in your legs and other extremities. Because the clot slows the circulation of blood throughout your body, it impairs your heart's ability to pump blood out of your legs efficiently. This...

Does an IVC Filter Prevent Stroke?

An Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter  has the potential to prevent strokes by allowing blood to flow through but catching any blood clots. IVC filters are used primarily for patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) who cannot tolerate the standard anticoagulant treatment such as warfarin and other...

How Long Should An IVC Filter Stay In?

Manufacturers designed inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to be temporary, and current recommendations suggest an IVC filter should stay in for the shortest amount of time possible. While they are effective for reducing the risk of blood clots and other embolisms when the patient is in acute danger,...

Is IVC Filter The Same As A Stent?

IVC filters and stents are not the same thing. Doctors implant both medical devices in a blood vessel, but that is where the similarities end. Stents allow the blood vessel to remain open and allow blood to pass through with ease. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters prevent blood clots from going to...

Should I File an IVC Filter Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter if: Your IVC filter complications required additional procedures or medical care Your surgeon attempted to remove all of your IVC filter but failed to do so You lost a family member to a pulmonary...

What Are the Side Effects of an IVC Filter?

Inferior vena cava filters (IVC) can save lives, but sometimes they fail and cause harm to the patient through its side effects. The FDA approved the use of these filters to prevent recurrent pulmonary embolism in patients who have experienced previous pulmonary embolism events and who are at risk...

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of IVC Filter Problems?

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are supposed to trap blood clots from the legs and lower body and prevent them from entering the heart and lungs and causing a lethal pulmonary embolism. IVC filters carry the risk of a number of complications, some of which are apparent immediately while others...

What Does An IVC Filter Do?

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter provides protection against pulmonary embolisms in patients who have a temporarily increased risk of blood clots that might travel to their lungs. These spider-shaped filters are most commonly used for patients with pelvic or deep leg vein thrombosis who cannot...

What IVC Filters are Recalled?

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled inferior vena cava (IVC) filters of multiple manufacturers because of side effects and complications. The purpose of IVC filters is to prevent blood clots from traveling from the lower body into the heart or lungs and causing pulmonary embolism....

Does Roundup Cause Multiple Myeloma?

Many Roundup-related cancer cases involve non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, Roundup can cause multiple myeloma and other cancers. The World Health Organization (WHO) and a separate study conducted by the University of Washington found that exposure to Roundup significantly increases the risk of...

How Do I Know if I Am Eligible for A Roundup Claim?

You may have seen the many news stories about settlements, trials, and lawsuits regarding the herbicide Roundup. People who use Roundup for work or at home are more likely to develop certain kinds of cancer, such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma. You may be eligible for a Roundup claim if you meet certain...

How Long Can a Person Live With Multiple Myeloma?

Multiple myeloma begins when a plasma cell, which is a type of white blood cell, begins multiplying abnormally. In a healthy person, plasma cells make antibodies that fight infections. With multiple myeloma, these abnormal cells release excess protein that destroys normal blood cells. Eventually,...

How Much May a Roundup Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Settlement Provide for Individuals and Families?

There has been a significant jump in the number of lawsuits against Bayer AG, the company that bought Monsanto, the original maker of Roundup. As more evidence grows about the link between Roundup causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Bayer has lost three verdicts that awarded as much as $2 billion to...

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