Hernia mesh surgery is a relatively simple and common procedure, but a defective mesh can cause patients to suffer side effects. If you have been injured by hernia mesh, you may be eligible for financial compensation that may include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering. Call Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. today at (631) 600-0000. We want to pursue justice on your behalf for damages defective mesh caused you.
It can be difficult to hold a manufacturer liable on your own, especially when you are attempting to recover from your injuries or an intense surgery. Fortunately, there is legal help available. The hernia mesh mass tort lawyers at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. in Babylon, NY will handle your case. We will examine the facts and determine your legal options. We can help take the burden off of you so you can concentrate on your recovery. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity if you cannot return to your job due to your symptoms
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Current and future medical expenses
These are not all the potential damages you could recover. We offer a free case evaluation where we can discuss all available avenues to seek compensation.
Problems with Hernia Mesh
Hernias often require surgical treatment to repair, which commonly includes the use of hernia surgical mesh implants to support the weakened area. The mesh is supposed to strengthen the muscle, repair the hole, and reduce the risk of future hernias. In some cases, the repair works well, and the patient never complains of a hernia again. However, problems may arise when the mesh is defective, poorly constructed, or made with cheap or inadequate materials.
Most hernia mesh is made with a cheap plastic material called polypropylene. This material can degrade over time in the human body and can cause serious issues including:
- Bowel obstruction
- Mesh migration or rejection
- Bowel perforation
- Dangerous infections
- Hernia recurrence
In addition, you may require additional surgery to remove the defective mesh. These side effects can have painful, lasting effects on you and your body.
Laws Regulating Hernia Mesh
Medical devices such as hernia mesh are supposed to be well-tested before they are introduced in the market. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates medical device manufacturers. The FDA examines reports of problems and determines if a medical device recall is necessary.
The FDA has recalled a few hernia mesh products. Manufacturers also take the meshes off the market to avoid legal issues with recall and opt to respond to complaints and lawsuits from patients who have been harmed on an individual basis.
Regardless of whether your hernia mesh has been recalled or removed from the market, we want to hold the manufacturer or another party liable for your injuries. Call for a hernia mesh mass tort lawyer in Babylon, NY at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. at (631) 600-0000 today.
You May Have Grounds to File a Claim
Manufacturers of medical devices such as hernia mesh are held to certain standards to ensure their products are safe and do not cause harm. Manufacturers are required by law to provide consumers with the data needed to make an informed decision. However, manufacturers may advertise or market the product without divulging any information about the potential dangers.
Medical devices may be defective if they were:
- Defectively designed, with dangerous design flaws that could result in injury.
- Defectively manufactured, with flaws and mistakes that occurred during the manufacturing process.
- Defectively marketed, with a lack of warnings, recommendations, or instructions regarding the use of the product.
If you have been harmed by defective hernia mesh, you may have the potential grounds to file a medical device product liability claim against:
- The manufacturer
- The testing laboratory
- The medical sales representative who marketed and sold the mesh
- The doctor who recommended the mesh and failed to warn about potential dangers
- The hospital
- A retail supplier who distributed the medical device
We can help you determine if there are any current mass torts that may apply to your situation. If not, we may be able to help you begin the process of creating a case.
Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. Is Ready to Get to Work for You
We are ready to handle the day-to-day tasks a product liability mass tort case requires. We will:
- Establish liability of the at-fault party
- Prove that the liable party was negligent
- Gather evidence to support your case
- Meet with expert witnesses and medical professionals
- File all paperwork within the relevant timelines
- Keep you aware of any updates in your case.
We are prepared to complete all relevant tasks in a timely manner. Reach out to us today so we can begin exploring your options. The consultation is free: (631) 600-0000.
Get Help from Our Babylon, NY Hernia Mesh Mass Tort Lawyers
If you or a loved one were injured by hernia mesh, you do not have to go through the legal hurdles of recovering damages alone. The hernia mesh mass tort lawyers at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. in Babylon, NY know what you are going through and have the resources to fight for the settlement or judgment you deserve. We can take steps to help establish your case, handle communications, file appropriate papers, gather evidence and interview witnesses, and represent you in court.
Contact us today for your free and confidential consultation at (631) 600-0000. We work on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing unless and until we win for you.