Moms at Risk
Fact: Birthing a child should be an Olympic sport. It’s a massive physical feat, and it takes its toll, including potentially causing a variety of hernias. Pretty much the last thing new moms need is a hernia mesh device gone wrong. Sadly, so many moms were implanted with hernia mesh during a c-section or follow-up postpartum surgeries. Imagine being told, “I’m going to fix this potential hernia,” right when you’re going into labor. Extra maddening? Sometimes the mesh used was not even properly cut to fit a women’s frame. Maddening, but not surprising: Dangerous pharma has a long history of hurting women most.
Men at Risk
From roofers to construction to postal workers. From people with chronic coughs to cystic fibrosis. Hernias do not discriminate — though men are eight times more likely to develop an “inguinal” (groin) hernia than are women. That may translate to more men getting hernia mesh, and having their lives – and that of their families – torn apart.
About That Mesh
Hernia mesh is a code word for surgical mesh, a type of mesh that is used in all types of body parts. When some women went to the doctor saying, “I for sure don’t want transvaginal mesh!,” they may have been reassured that the mesh being used was different. That’s not necessarily true – it’s much more like same mesh, different body part.
Our name is a tribute and call to action to American women who stand up every day for their sisters and their families. But just because we’re called “A Case for Women” doesn’t mean we don’t work with men. The truth is we especially need men to stand up, so many were irreparably hurt, and their standing up will play a big part in making this right.
If you or someone you love was hurt by hernia mesh please reach out to us, no matter who or what they are, we need all of us to make an impact!
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