Manufacturers of hernia mesh have a responsibility to put quality products on the market. After hernia repair with mesh, patients commonly experience adverse effects like mesh movement and shrinkage or contraction. This can be attributed to a defective product.
You and your case must meet certain qualifiers to determine if you have valid legal grounds. Every claim and every injury is different, but you may be eligible for financial compensation.
If you are suffering complications from defective hernia mesh implants, it is important for you to speak to a personal injury lawyer. The team at Zanes Law can help you understand your rights and determine if you qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation If You Suffered the Following Hernia Mesh Complications
Recalls by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) occur when there is a reasonable possibility that using a defective product will cause serious harmful health consequences or even death. Numerous complications related to hernia repair with surgical mesh have been documented. These reports are associated with defective mesh or recalled products.
You might qualify to file a legal claim against hernia mesh manufacturers for injuries caused by these medical devices if:
- You have recently had hernia mesh surgery
- The manufacturer had a duty and a responsibility to provide a quality product and failed to warn you of any problems associated with the product
- You experienced complications or injuries as a result of the defective mesh implant.
- You had to pay costs related to that injury
Recalled mesh products are a primary cause of obstructions and bowel complications. The most common complications and internal injuries associated with a recalled mesh include:
- Abdominal pain
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesion to internal tissues and mesh migration
- Bowel obstruction, bowel complications
- Organ perforation
- Organ damage
It is important for you to contact your surgeon as soon as possible if you have had this surgery and are experiencing these issues. If you are suffering complications or severe pain, you may need medical attention and additional surgeries. After your health is tended to, it is important for you to speak to a personal injury lawyer.
A hernia mesh lawyer with our firm can help you understand your rights and determine if you qualify to file a lawsuit for surgical repair, medical bills, complications, and other damages.
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Types of Hernia Implants
Hernia mesh devices play a vital role in repairing hernias, stress urinary incontinence issues, and pelvic organ prolapses, but there is a wide range of different products currently available on the market today. Research has shown that some of these devices have more risks and complications than others, so it’s important to understand the specific product used in your surgical procedure.
Furthermore, many devices from various manufacturers have been linked to serious health problems and even death. That’s why it’s so important for patients who have undergone abdominal hernia repair surgery to determine exactly which product was used in their procedure. Some of these medical device manufacturers include:
- C.R. Bard
- Cook Medical
- Johnson & Johnson
- Atrium Medical
One of the most popular products is Atrium C-Qur. This type of device is made out of a polypropylene material that may be associated with increased tissue irritation or infection risk. It can also lead to chronic pain and severe injuries. In other products, the coating is the issue.
Various types of coatings have been problematic, including Monocryl and polypropylene incorporating an omega-3 fatty acid that causes allergic reactions. But even this well-known product is only one option amongst several different device types that may have been used during your hernia repair surgery.
If you need help determining which type of device you received, a medical device attorney can review your medical records and help you to identify your particular product model or manufacturer.
Just a few other types of hernia mesh that are commonly used and may lead to long-term complications and corrective surgeries include:
- OVT Mesh
- Composix Kugel Mesh X-Large PatchOval
- Covidien Parietex Mesh
- Sepramesh IP Composite Mesh.2.7 Ethicon
- Ventralight ST Mesh
- C-QUR Mosaic
- Edge Mesh V-Patch
- Lite Mesh V-Patch
- PerFix Plug
- Bard 3D Max Mesh
Different Types of Compensation You Can Recover in a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Defective devices can cause any number of injuries, from inconvenient to debilitating. If you suffered complications or an injury as a result of a defective implant, you can expect compensation for both economic and non-economic damages in a hernia mesh lawsuit settlement or court award.
The severity of your injuries and how they impacted your life will be major factors in determining how much you may recover. The common types of damages you can recover include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Past and current lost wages
- Future wage losses
- Pain and suffering (related to physical pain from the injury, like aches and pains, discomfort, scarring, and limitations on normal activity)
- Loss of consortium (when one spouse can no longer receive love, comfort, and other normal family relationships due to their partner’s injury)
- Loss of enjoyment (when you are no longer able to participate in things you once enjoyed, like sports or hobbies)
- Mental anguish (when conditions like distress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and trauma manifest)
- Permanent disabilities, impairment, or disfigurement
If you believe you are suffering because of a defective hernia mesh device, you may qualify to file a lawsuit. Thousands of people have taken legal action for defective mesh products. Hernia mesh claims number in the tens of thousands. You can learn more about your options by speaking with a lawyer.
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Each State Has Different Lawsuit Deadlines
Delaying may cost you your ability to pursue compensation for your losses. Every state has specific statutes of limitations or deadlines for filing an injury-related lawsuit.
Our hernia mesh attorneys can advise you on how your state’s deadline applies to complications from these medical devices, especially when infection, product failure, and other problems do not manifest until months or even years after the surgery. If you miss the deadline, you can lose your right to sue for economic losses and other damages.
If you are suffering complications from a defective hernia mesh product, it is important for you to speak to a lawyer.
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Know Your Rights and Your Options
Thousands of hernia mesh victims have already filed lawsuits against manufacturers. To speed the legal process, these lawsuits have been combined into multi-district litigation. The team at Zanes Law will help you understand your rights. We will craft the best strategy for protecting them and will determine if you qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit.
You could recover compensatory damages for hernia mesh injuries, lost wages, emotional distress, and the physical pain you have suffered. A skilled attorney will help you understand the statute of limitations in your case, tell you about your legal options, and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.