If you or a member of your family suffered complications or required revision surgery following a hernia mesh procedure, you may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit. You may be eligible to take legal action against the manufacturer of the hernia mesh used in your hernia repair.
To find out if you can file a lawsuit based on the facts of your case, reach out to hernia mesh lawyer today. When you discuss your case with him, he can help you determine the best option for you and your family.
You May Qualify If You Suffered Hernia Mesh Complications
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 211,00 hernia mesh implants were recalled between 2005 to March 2018 due to complications. Hernia mesh complications can be severe. They may interfere with your everyday life, causing you to miss time from work and skip activities you enjoy. In some cases, you may require additional treatment or procedures. Some hernia mesh complications include:
Severe and Chronic Pain
Chronic pain in the area of the hernia repair is one of the most common complications. This pain may be severe enough to require painkillers and limit your activities.
Hernia mesh patches may become infected, causing issues with incision healing, pain, and other symptoms. If not treated promptly, the infection can spread and could even become deadly. Fever, swelling, and malaise are all common.
Bowel Obstruction or Perforation
One of the most serious hernia mesh complications is bowel obstruction or perforation. When hernia mesh migrates, it can cause significant complications related to the bowels. In some cases, these are medical emergencies that require immediate surgical repair.
Migration and Adhesion
In the same way that hernia mesh can migrate and cause bowel complications, it can also migrate and adhere to other abdominal organs such as the bladder. Surgery may be necessary to repair the damage done.
When hernia mesh migrates, ruptures, or otherwise fails, the hernia often recurs. This means the original symptoms return. This may include:
- A lump at the hernia site
Mesh failures that lead to hernia recurrence generally require surgery to repair the hernia again.
You May Qualify If You Require Revision Surgery
In October of 2014, it was reported that Endo International, a manufacturer of surgical mesh implants, settled to pay an additional $400 million in an already $1.2 billion liability reserve for its defective devices. If you require any type of revision surgery after having a hernia mesh hernia repair, you may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit against the mesh manufacturer. This generally means you suffered a complication that is either debilitating or dangerous. There are several types of surgeries you may require, depending on the complications you suffered. They include:
- Surgery to clean the mesh, “wash” out any infection, and remove as much of the mesh as possible
- Surgery to repair a hernia following a failed hernia mesh procedure
- Surgery to attempt to remove migrated or ruptured mesh
- Surgery to repair a bowel obstruction or perforation
- Surgery to reduce the risk of bowel perforation, adhesion, or other organ damage
A Hernia Mesh Lawyer Can Help You Understand Your Rights and Take Legal Action
In general, you may qualify to take legal action in a hernia mesh case if:
- You suffered serious side effects or complications
- You required revision surgery for your mesh patch hernia repair
- Your loved one passed away as a result of their hernia patch complications
If any of this sounds familiar to you, Berger and Green can help. We will review your case for free, and you can sign up for our services at the same time. Our attorneys will request your medical records to identify the manufacturer of your mesh patch and research if others have already filed similar cases.
If so, we may be able to join a mass tort known as multidistrict litigation (MDL). As of September 2019, there are three MDLs against various hernia mesh manufacturers underway. We can also file an individual lawsuit or pursue a just settlement out of court. The attorneys from Berger and Green are accepting clients from across the county who suffered complications related to a hernia mesh implant.
We are not afraid to take aggressive action against Atrium, Ethicon, C.R. Bard, or any other hernia mesh manufacturer.
Talk to a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorney Today
If you have questions about eligibility for taking legal action against a hernia mesh manufacturer, the hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers from Berger and Green can help. We offer free case evaluations and consultations, and you never pay attorney’s fees out of pocket when we handle your case.
Call us today at (412) 661-1400 to determine if you qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit.