Hernia mesh is a medical device often used for hernia repair. If you underwent a surgical procedure using hernia mesh, did you experience complications? If so, you may have grounds to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Unfortunately, this medical device is known to cause excruciating pain and other complications. However, not every brand has been recalled. Learn more about the side effects of hernia mesh and your options for compensation.
The Purpose of Hernia Mesh
Mesh devices have been used for years to strengthen weakened or damaged tissue in hernia repair procedures. Hernia mesh is usually made of non-absorbable propylene. Hernia mesh became hugely popular despite a high rate of complications. The mesh was used for:
- Laparoscopic surgeries
- Ventral surgeries
- Inguinal hernia repair surgeries
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Adverse Side Effects of Hernia Mesh
The devices are designed to minimize recovery time but can cause severe complications. Sadly, some patients have suffered:
- Extreme pain
- Allergic reactions
- Organ puncture
- Hernia recurrence
- Bacterial infections
- Device migration
Any of these side effects may require additional surgeries to remove the mesh device and repair damage to internal organs.
Hernia Mesh Recalls and Lawsuits
Between 2005 and 2019, manufacturers of hernia mesh have recalled over 211,000 surgical mesh items. In theory, after problematic medical devices have been recalled, no one else should suffer the drawbacks of their use.
However, just because a surgical mesh product remains commercially available, that does not make it safe. Not all potentially dangerous hernia mesh products have been recalled. Some companies have voluntarily withdrawn their products from the market. This removal does not require manufacturers to issue safety warnings to patients or doctors.
As a result, several injured patients have filed lawsuits against the medical device manufacturers for negligence. This hernia mesh litigation is ongoing,
and many of these cases have been consolidated into MDL status.
Do You Qualify for the Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
If you underwent an operation that used hernia mesh, such as hernia repair surgery, and you experienced complications as a result, you may qualify for a lawsuit. To determine if you are eligible for hernia mesh litigation, consult with a personal injury lawyer who has handled similar cases in the past.
Your lawyer can examine the facts of your case to ascertain whether you were harmed by hernia mesh.
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Damages You May Seek in a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you pursue litigation for injuries caused by hernia mesh medical devices, you may be able to reclaim the cost of related medical expenses. Your hernia mesh settlement could repay the cost of:
- Subsequent surgeries
- Necessary medical treatment
- Hospital stay
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drugs
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries caused by hernia mesh, you may be able to seek wrongful death damages. Immediate family members may be able to recover compensation for your loved one’s medical bills, lost income, and loss of consortium.
Morris Bart, LLC Wants to Hear From You
If you or a loved one were injured or experienced complications from hernia mesh, call our hernia mesh lawyers at Morris Bart, LLC to discuss your rights. We’re available 24/7 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. Don’t delay—legal deadlines apply to hernia mesh litigation.
*MDL status means multi-district litigation. Although each person has a separate lawsuit, the litigation has been consolidated into one federal court for purposes of streamlining and cost cutting. Rather than hundreds of judges hearing the same motions in thousands of cases throughout the country, each motion dealing with issues common to all cases is heard and decided once for all the participants.
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