If you sustained injuries from defective hernia mesh, you could be owed significant compensation. Speak with a skilled hernia mesh attorney right away to discuss your rights and legal options. To learn more, contact Mass Tort Alliance for help.
Many patients undergoing hernia mesh surgery have endured avoidable injuries post-surgery. The defective mesh implant has caused physical harm, requiring more surgeries and additional treatment to heal. Companies like Atrium Medical are responsible for supplying doctors and patients with an inherently dangerous product. The manufacturer is supposed to test the hernia mesh for safety and be sure it meets quality standards before placing it on the market. Unfortunately, they failed to notify users of the known risks they could face.
People around the country are filing lawsuits against companies that manufactured and sold defective hernia mesh implants. Contact Mass Tort Alliance today to find out if you’re eligible to file a lawsuit.
A hernia is an internal organ or body part that protrudes through a wall of tissue or muscle. A hernia mesh implant aids in repairing a hernia and provides support to the damaged tissue. It’s also helpful in preventing hernias from recurring.
Three types of hernia mesh are available:
Three primary materials used in hernia mesh are:
During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the mesh over the area around the hernia and attaches it with staples, glue, or stitches. Depending on the patient’s condition, the doctor might use a permanent mesh that stays in the body to provide continued support and healing. Some people only require an absorbable mesh that repairs the hernia while new tissue grows. Eventually, the device will degrade.
Various injuries and medical problems could occur after a person receives a hernia mesh implant. The implant can contain defects that prevent the device from supporting the damaged area or helping the hernia to heal. When the hernia mesh isn’t effective, complications can arise, causing additional pain and injuries to the patient.
The most common complications include:
Revision surgeries can add to the financial burden you’re already facing. Additional medical costs you weren’t expecting could lead to significant debt and cause a great deal of stress. Mass Tort Alliance is ready to take your call and connect you with an experienced attorney who can help you secure the monetary award you need to afford these expenses.
Filing a lawsuit takes time and patience. It’s a complex process that many people aren’t equipped to handle alone. You need a legal team familiar with state laws, filing deadlines, and other aspects of a product liability case. Without sufficient evidence, you won’t receive the maximum available compensation from the manufacturer. Your lawyer could help you seek a financial award that covers your past and future losses, such as:
Pain and suffering
Lost earning capacity
Emotional distress or mental anguish
Lost enjoyment or diminished quality of life
Loss of consortium
Physical impairment or disfigurement
There’s a strict deadline you must follow called a statute of limitations when filing a lawsuit. Once the statutory deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to sue the manufacturer for monetary compensation, so it’s crucial that you contact Mass Tort Alliance immediately so your lawyer can begin working on your case. The deadline for product liability cases depends on where you live. They can be anywhere from one year to six years.
Different companies recalled over 211,000 units of hernia mesh between 2005 and 2019. Manufacturers decided to pull their products from the market due to injuries and complications ranging from hernia recurrence to punctured organs.
The different manufacturers and hernia mesh recalled or withdrawn from the market are below.
This list doesn’t include all hernia mesh devices that could cause injuries. If you believe the mesh you received caused your medical issues, Mass Tort Alliance can review your case and determine if the manufacturer should be held liable.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the C-QUR mesh manufactured by Atrium.
The Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh from Ethicon approved by the FDA.
Atrium Medical received a warning letter from the FDA about their failure to report occurrences of infections and the inadequate sterilization process they were using.
The FDA was granted an injunction against Atrium by the federal court. The demand ordered the company to stop manufacturing and distributing their meshes from the plant in Hudson, NH.
Two European registries reported failure rates higher than average for the Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh.
The FDA determined some of the most severe medical problems were due to recalled hernia mesh.
The FDA received an average of over 500 reports every month detailing adverse events for various types of surgical mesh.
Countless cases are currently pending against different hernia mesh manufacturers. However, some have settled or reached a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff. Some of the most notable are:
These are just some examples of the settlements plaintiffs have received for the harm they suffered due to the negligent manufacturers of surgical mesh. The compensation you receive in a lawsuit will depend on the circumstances of your injuries and resulting expenses. Your attorney will review your losses and discuss the potential value of your case so that you understand what to expect if there’s a favorable outcome at trial.
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If you or a loved one suffered complications from hernia mesh, contact Mass Tort Alliance today for a case evaluation. We can review your case, discuss whether you’re entitled to compensation, and help you get the justice you deserve. Reach out to us online to get started.