Hernia Mesh Side Effects Are Leading to Lawsuits

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday January 11, 2018

It is a story that is sadly all too common. Someone suffers a common hernia; they lift something too heavy in the wrong way or something goes wrong. They go to see a doctor and they are told that a simple procedure needs to be performed to repair the hernia. This procedure will involve implanting a hernia mesh product to repair the hernia.

They decide that based on the information they are provided, they should have the surgery. They come out of their procedure and begin to go through their recovery process.

But something is not right.

They are experiencing severe pain related to the hernia surgery – far exceeding what they were told to expect. Fearing something is not right, it is time to go back to their doctor and find out what is going on.

A complication. They are told that their mesh device has not performed as expected. Something has gone wrong and a costly revision surgery will need to be performed.

Infections, perforations, outright rejection, scarring, organ adhesion, nerve damage and even death have all been documented as possible side effects of hernia mesh implants. Unfortunately, manufacturers of these devices continue to ignore the claims of those they injure, requiring injured people to file a lawsuit to have their case heard and justice served.

Hernia mesh lawsuits that stem from the terrible side effects that people have suffered following the implantation of hernia mesh continue to be filed as plaintiffs seek recognition and recovery from manufacturers they claim are responsible for their injuries. Their injuries vary in type and severity, ranging from infections to perforations and other injuries requiring expensive surgery to repair. Some of the claims being made by these plaintiffs include allegations that the manufacturer failed to provide them with adequate warning of the risks associated with their mesh device, defective design, fraudulent concealment, and others.

Although a number of hernia mesh products remain in production, a large number of hernia meshes have been recalled because of their defects and propensity for injuring individuals who receive them. If you suspect that you or a loved one has received a potentially defective hernia mesh implant, contact your physician to discuss and review the FDA’s website that outlines instructions regarding recalled hernia mesh products.

Repeatedly courts hear cases, such as those regarding hernia mesh lawsuits, in which plaintiffs often prove that manufacturers profits ahead of the safety of consumers and patients. Instead, these companies too often choose to absorb the cost of litigation against those they injure as part of their cost of doing business. Attorneys are fighting diligently on the behalf of their clients to break that cycle and seek the restitution their clients are owed from the companies that hurt them.

If you or a loved one received a hernia mesh implant and has suffered as a result, contact our law firm today. It is important to protect your legal rights and hold manufacturers responsible for the damages that they cause. For more information about litigation, please visit our hernia mesh lawsuit page. 

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