Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

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If you underwent surgery for a hernia mesh repair and experienced complications like pain, mesh migration, infection, organ puncture, or bowel perforation, you might be eligible for compensation.

What Is Hernia Mesh?

Hernia mesh is a small piece of netting that is placed over a hernia to provide additional support to the weakened area. A hernia is a medical condition that occurs when a piece of internal tissue pushes through an opening in the groin, bellybutton, stomach, diaphragm, or at an incision site. Hernias are commonly treated with surgery using a hernia mesh.

Most of the problems with hernia mesh come from synthetic products that failed, migrated, balled up, or were rejected by the body. Many patients who experienced problems with their hernia mesh were told to get a revision, but many are unable to get revision surgery because of other medical conditions.

Why Is Hernia Mesh Dangerous?

Hernia mesh lawsuits claim that hernia mesh medical devices were improperly designed and that manufacturers failed to warn medical providers of serious complications that can arise when these devices fail. Hernia mesh devices use materials that shrink, contract, harden, migrate, or fail. These problems can result in serious medical complications such as nerve damage, bowel damage, and the need for additional surgeries.

Many synthetic hernia mesh products were rushed to market with few studies on the safety of the device. Problems with these synthetic hernia mesh products include design defects and undisclosed risks such as the use of coatings that cause adverse reactions and infections, or rejection of the mesh by the body. Hernia mesh manufacturers have also marketed hernia mesh devices for unnecessary use, such as to repair smaller hernias that could be repaired laparoscopically.

Symptoms of a problem with a hernia mesh include constipation, fatigue, fever, irritable bower, severe pain, and urinary issues. Some hernia mesh complications occur with days of surgery while others do not appear for years.

Am I Eligible for Compensation?

If you had hernia mesh revision surgery or were told you it, you may be eligible for compensation. To determine whether you are eligible, I will need to obtain and review the medical records from your surgery to determine the type of hernia mesh that was used. Once we know that date of your surgery and the type of hernia mesh that was used, we can determine whether you are eligible for compensation.

If you were injured because of hernia mesh, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses resulting from injuries caused by the surgical mesh
  • Past and future pain and suffering caused by your hernia mesh injuries
  • Past and future wage loss
  • Past and future loss of earning capacity
  • Punitive damages

Determining whether you are eligible for compensation as a result of a hernia mesh repair will depend on the specifics of your situation.

The date of the surgery is critically important because different deadlines and statutes of limitations may apply depending on the date of your surgery and the type of hernia mesh that was used.

If you have surgery to remove the hernia mesh, it is important that your healthcare provider keep the hernia mesh and tissue after removing it from your body. This can be an important piece of evidence.

Did You Experience Complications After Hernia Mesh Surgery?

Lawsuits against manufacturers of dangerous hernia mesh have already been filed around the country. I am currently reviewing lawsuits against manufacturers of defective hernia mesh products and offer a free consultation to evaluate whether you are eligible for compensation.

At large personal injury firms that handle defective products and dangerous medical device claims your case will probably be handed off to a young associate or a paralegal. That’s not the case at my firm. You will receive personal attention from me through the entire legal process.

If you or someone you love has experienced complications due to hernia mesh surgery, contact Brian K. Balser Co. LPA today to schedule a free consultation to review your case. My office is located in Elyria and I represent people locally and throughout the country.