Our law firm is working with clients who received hernia surgical mesh implants and then suffered complications and injuries from the hernia mesh. Many patients have so far filed product liability lawsuits against medical manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Atrium Medical, among others, alleging serious injuries from their hernia mesh due to defects of the product.
If you were a patient who had surgical mesh implanted as part of a hernia repair procedure, and you suffered complications and adverse effects, leading to losses, you might have important legal rights and options. Discuss a possible claim with the hernia mesh injury attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, right away.
Hernia Mesh and Common Complications
When patients need to have a hernia repaired, doctors might decide to surgically insert mesh to support the tissue that is damaged or weakened. While this is supposed to help reinforce muscle walls and stop organ protrusion, many patients who received hernia mesh have experienced a wide range of adverse effects and complications.
Certain types of hernia mesh implants have led to the following and more:
- Severe pain
- Adhesion of the mesh to tissue
- Bowel perforation
- Bowel obstruction
- Recurrence of hernias
- Mesh shrinkage
- Mesh migration
- Seroma (fluid collection)
In many cases, when patients experienced these complications, they had to undergo additional surgical procedures to remove the mesh and repair any internal damage, such as bowel perforation, that occurred.
Hernia Mesh Recalls and Lawsuits
In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class II recall for certain hernia mesh products. This specific product, Atrium’s C-QUR mesh, had a fish oil coating that could curl and cause the mesh to deform inside a patient’s body. Another type of hernia mesh was voluntarily recalled when patients reported a high incidence of hernia recurrence after they received the mesh implant.
Many people suffered painful and serious injuries due to defective hernia mesh, and many patients have filed lawsuits against various mesh manufacturers as a result. If you suffered this type of injury, you might have a case, and we can discuss the following:
- Did you undergo your hernia surgery in 2008 or later?
- Did you have laparoscopic surgery to repair a hernia and implant surgical mesh?
- Did you suffer severe complications from the hernia mesh?
- Did you need subsequent hernia revision surgery?
If you answered yes to the above questions, you should not wait to discuss your legal rights with an experienced product liability lawyer who is taking hernia mesh cases.
Through a successful lawsuit, you can hold manufacturers liable for the harm you sustained due to their defective mesh products. You can seek damages for the following and more:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
Contact Our Florida Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys Today
If you experienced serious injuries and complications due to hernia mesh implants, you are not alone. Many patients have filed lawsuits, and you can join them in holding these medical manufacturers accountable for selling defective products. Discuss a possible case with Ged Lawyers, LLP, by calling 561-995-1966 or contacting us online.