As a patient, you have a right to expect implanted medical devices to be safe and operate as they are intended to. Deciding to undergo a procedure to correct a hernia can be frightening and overwhelming on it’s own. It is unacceptable that you should also have to deal with the possibility of defective or dangerous hernia mesh. Sadly, thousands of patients have suffered serious and life-threatening complications due to defective hernia mesh products. At Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC, we represent patients during hernia mesh lawsuits nationwide. Find out if you have a case during a free consultation with our hernia mesh attorneys today. Call us at (888) 640-DRUG
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- He has more than 20 years of product liability practice area experience.
- He has obtained real results for thousands of clients.
- He treats each client with respect, professionalism and compassion.
- He is not afraid to go up against powerful manufacturing companies.
- Our mass tort attorney maintains fair and reasonable legal fees.
What Is Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a medical device created to help patients resolve hernias. A hernia is the pushing of an internal organ through a gap in the layer of tissue or muscle that typically holds it in place. A hernia can cause severe pain, nausea and vomiting. In serious cases, a hernia can be life-threatening and require emergency corrective surgery.
One option a physician might consider to treat a hernia is the implantation of hernia mesh – a type of medical netting designed to hold an organ in place if the surrounding tissues no longer do the job. Surgeons most often implant hernia mesh in the abdomen, upper stomach or groin to support weakened tissues or seal off an opening. Surgeons have relied on hernia mesh to treat patients for many years.
Why Are Patients Filing Hernia Mesh Lawsuits?
Lawsuits against hernia mesh manufacturers allege the companies knowingly sold medical professionals their products without warning them of potential risks, such as product failure or biological incompatibility with some patients. Some lawsuits also say companies quietly recalled defective hernia mesh products without properly notifying the Food and Drug Administration or the medical community. Hernia mesh lawsuits aim to hold manufacturers responsible for defective and dangerous products that have injured patients.
- Persistent abdominal pain
- Foreign body giant cell reaction
- Allergic reactions
- Abscesses or fistulas
- Intestinal blockage
- Scar tissue (adhesion)
- Internal bleeding
- Seromas at the surgical site
- Neighboring organ perforation
- Hernia recurrence
- Revision surgeries/surgical product removal
- Wrongful death
If hernia mesh operated correctly but you still experienced hernia recurrence, it does not necessarily mean you have a product liability lawsuit. Having grounds for a claim requires proof that the hernia mesh was defective, and that this defect is what caused your medical complication or a loved one’s death. A defect could refer to an issue with the medical device’s design, manufacture, or marketing that makes the product unreasonably dangerous for patients.
Do You Have a Hernia Mesh Claim?
Several hernia mesh manufacturers are facing lawsuits for various defective products. These include Atrium, Bard, Covidien and Ethicon. Patients and their lawyers are bringing hernia mesh lawsuits for reasons such as product mislabeling, package lining separation, defective memory recoil rings, and dangerous allergic reactions. Most suits allege that the companies knew the potential risks their defective devices posed to patients yet failed to announce recalls. If you or a loved one received hernia mesh and suffered health complications as a result, find out if you have grounds to file a claim today.
Contact Us For Your Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
A successful hernia mesh lawyer can help you receive damages for a defective hernia mesh. It could repay you and your family for revision surgeries, related medical bills, lost income, disability expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, and more. Discuss whether you are eligible for financial recovery through a hernia mesh lawsuit with a national hernia mesh lawyer today. Contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC to arrange a free initial legal consultation.