While polypropylene has been used in various medical procedures for decades, the advancement of using polypropylene in more areas of surgical repair has not been without significant controversey. That is especially true regarding the use of polypropylene mesh in the repair of stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and hernia repairs.
Polypropylene is a petroleum by-product used to manufacture a variety of items such as fishing line. Polypropylene can cause an immunological response when implanted in the human body which can lead to serious infections. Polypropylene can also degrade in the human body.
Thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits are currently pending against different medical device manufacturers. However, most estimates suggest that there are still thousands of potential hernia mesh plaintiffs that have not yet filed. Although none of the current round of hernia mesh device lawsuits have settled or gone to trial yet, prior verdicts and settlements from comparable cases suggest that hernia mesh claims will likely be worth $500,000 to $1,000,000 depending on individual circumstances.
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