Every year, millions of Americans undergo a common pain called a “Hernia.” This pain typically involves a breaking point within your tissue that allows for an organ to fill through the damaged tissue – thus leaving a rather unsightly bump. For many, surgery may seem like the only remedy to this pain. Since these surgeries often result in the use of hernia mesh implants, patients should be aware of the dangers of this implant before agreeing to go through with the procedure. Since some patients may not have successful results from the Hernia Mesh, our attorneys have since then decided to step in and defend these Hernia victims’ rights.

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Hernia Types

For many, hernias often occur within the injured person’s abdomen. Though commonly found in the abdomen, these hernias can also be found in the upper thigh, around the belly button and even within the groin region. Below, you will find a few different examples of ways you may distinguish the various types hernias.

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Inigual Hernias

These hernias are more common than others. According to the British Hernia Centre (BHC), Inguinal Hernias make up around 70% of all hernia cases. Inguinal hernias often occur when the persons’ intestines push through a weak spot within the abdomen, usually in the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is where many can find the spermatic cord, in which holds the testicles in men. In women, the inguinal canal houses the uterus.

Umbilical Hernia

An Umbilical Hernia can be commonly found within infants under 6 months of age. When this happens, a bulge can be seen near (or within) the belly button. These particular hernias are the only kind of hernias that are able to disappear on its own by the time the child has reached a year of age. If the Hernia has not disappeared after a year of age, surgery may be offered to solve such problem.

Incisional Hernia

These type of Hernias usually occur after receiving surgery within the abdominal area. Since the surgery has weakened the abdominal area, this may have allowed for the surrounding tissue to weaken, allowing intestines to puncture through the weakened area.

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Overall, muscle weakness and strain are the two main factors in creating a hernia. Dependent on the causing factor, Hernias can quickly develop over time. These weak points are often caused by:

    • Age
    • Chronic Coughing
    • Prior Damage from an Injury or Past Surgery
    • Pregnancy (given the amount of pressure on your abdomen)
    • Constipation
    • Lifting weights or something heavy
    • Having Fluid within the Abdomen
    • A Sudden Gain of Weight
What Causes a Hernia?
Why Victims May Need a Lawyer

Overall, victims of hernia mesh implants should receive legal assistance because the outcome may benefit them greatly. These type of cases have been paying out multi-million-dollar settlements due to the extremity and unreasonable treatment to these innocent patients. Is this you?

Will I Have to Pay Anything Upfront?

Most law firms often work on a contingency-fee basis. This means they’ll take your case and defend your rights, but will only get paid if they are able to get you a settlement from your case. If the attorneys win your case and settlement is distributed, attorneys will then take a percentage of your winnings as service fee. If you win, everyone wins.

So, What's Next?

Contact a trusted hernia mesh and product liability attorney, immediately. Now that you are more aware of your rights, and what options may be available to you, it’s time to take action. In order to do so, seek legal representation for your matter. Our team of successful legal professionals will be able to help answer any questions you may have, as well as assist your legal matter to the best of their ability. Don’t let your injuries become unaccounted for. Contact us now for more information.

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