Hernia Mesh Lawyers

Hernia mesh lawsuits involve defectively designed medical devices that are causing unnecessary injuries to medical patients. The lawsuits also claim manufacturers failed to adequately warn of the serious complications linked to such products.

The central issue in most of these cases is that many hernia mesh medical devices use materials that migrate, shrink, harden, or otherwise fail. Such failures cause nerve damage, damage to the bowels, the need for additional surgery, and other major complications for hernia patients.

As a result of these injuries, patients are facing additional hardships and incurring unnecessary medical costs. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a hernia mesh device, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your losses. Contact a hernia mesh lawyer at Searcy Denney at (866) 231-5433 for a no-cost consultation to determine your legal rights.

 

Hernia Mesh Defects

The hernia mesh devices in question contain a number of design defects that were inadequately-disclosed to patients. These include:

  • A tendency for the hernia mesh to migrate (move around in the body after implantation), shrink, or turn into a hardened mass
  • Use of coatings on the product’s surfaces that cause infections or adverse reactions
  • Hernia mesh rejection by the body

Manufacturers of hernia mesh devices have also been found promoting the products for unapproved or unnecessary use. An example of this is where mesh use is encouraged in cases where stitches would accomplish the same results.   Woman wearing white sweater sitting on the edge of her bed holding her stomach in pain.

Severe Hernia Mesh Injuries and Side Effects

Based on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) analysis of medical device reports and peer-reviewed scientific literature, the most common hernia mesh complications are:

  • Pain and nerve damage
  • Recurrence of the hernia
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Blockage of the large or small intestine
  • Scar-like tissue that stickers tissues together (adhesion)
  • Abnormal connections between organs
  • Fluid build-up at the surgery site
  • Holes in neighboring tissues or organs

In many cases, these adverse events require additional surgery to remove the defective hernia mesh device and address the damage it has caused to the patient’s body. The injuries listed above are severe and, in certain cases, life-threatening.

If you have experienced any of the injuries listed above after having a hernia mesh procedure, you should contact an injury lawyer at Searcy Denney. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling mass tort claims against large medical device manufacturers.

Hernia Mesh Settlements and Compensation

Hernia mesh complications and injuries can cause a great deal of financial burden for the patient. Standard insurance may not always cover all these costs. At Searcy Denney, our hernia mesh lawyers will work hard to help you recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses caused by the defective hernia mesh, including corrective surgery
  • Past and future wage losses
  • Loss of the ability to earn wages in the future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages, if applicable

While no amount of money can fully restore a person to their situation before an injury, a damages award can help a patient move forward with a better quality of life.

Has There Been a Hernia Mesh Recall?

Several hernia mesh devices have already been subject to a recall. These include:

These and other recalled products should no longer be used or circulated in the medical market. If you have been injured by one of these products, get in touch with a hernia mesh lawyer to determine your next steps.   Doctor in white lab coat examining patient in black shirt holding abdomen in pain.

Contact a Hernia Mesh Lawyer at Searcy Denney

Hernia mesh products are supposed to help patients heal from an existing medical condition — not create additional injuries that then require more surgery. Your health and safety should not be jeopardized by a defective product or its questionable application.

If you have suffered injury due to a defective hernia mesh device, contact us at Searcy Denney at (866) 231-5433 for a consultation. Since each case is unique, we build a personal relationship with each client and their families to ensure the best outcome for their case.

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit FAQs

What is a hernia?
A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue squeezes through a hole in the surrounding muscle and connective tissue. They are most common at the abdominal wall, groin, upper stomach, and incision areas. Hernias are sometimes visible as an external bulge and can create issues with other bodily functions.
What is hernia mesh?
Hernia mesh is a medical device designed to provide support for weakened, damaged, or ruptured tissue. The mesh reinforces the tissue to help hold back the organ or other matter that is pushing through the opening. Hernia mesh is typically made of synthetic material and may sometimes be coated with various materials.
How long does hernia mesh last?

Hernia mesh material can either be absorbable or non-absorbable. Absorbable mesh provides temporary reinforcement and will eventually degrade and dissolve into the body over time. Non-absorbable hernia mesh is considered permanent and will often stay inside the body indefinitely. Hernia mesh products may also be “hybrid,” or composed of a mix of the two types of materials.

Hernia mesh lawsuits can involve all classes of devices made by various manufacturers, as injuries can result from both absorbable and non-absorbable types.

Can a hernia mesh be removed?

A hernia mesh failure can seriously compromise the patient’s health and can cause additional injury. In such circumstances, the mesh will need to be removed, whether it is absorbable or non-absorbable. This will require additional surgery, which can further extend the patient’s recovery time, add to their expenses, and place them at additional risk of harm.

If you have been injured by a hernia removal surgery, you may be entitled to damages. Contact Searcy Denney at (866) 723-5513 to speak with a hernia mesh lawyer. To learn more about the work we’ve done for clients, view our case results for examples of our most notable success stories.

What do you need to know before you file a hernia mesh lawsuit?
Before filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, it is helpful to know the following information:

  • Manufacturer of the hernia mesh device
  • Date of your hernia mesh implant or removal surgery
  • Injury date

This last point is highly important — filing deadlines may apply, which are calculated by the injury date. Compiling the information above will be helpful when meeting with an injury attorney for the first time.

How can a hernia mesh lawyer help me?

Defective hernia mesh lawsuits can involve several parties and be challenging to handle. A hernia mesh lawyer can determine whether there was a defect, how it affected the injured person, and what type of legal action is needed for their compensation.

The attorneys at Searcy Denney are on hand and available at (866) 723-5513 to answer your questions and begin the filing process. Getting started is your first step toward obtaining the recovery and damages you deserve.

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