The hernia mesh is a medical device used in surgical repairs. The inguinal hernia, as presented by the Mayo Clinic, is a typical hernia that doctors use hernia mesh for corrective surgical procedures. Hernia mesh may also be used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress incontinence.
There are connections between its use and causing further damage to patients. If you have specific legal questions, a New York product liability attorney can assist you.
The Risks Associated With Hernia Mesh
Even though numerous surgeries have used hernia mesh, the Food & Drug Administration has reported negative consequences in association with its use, including:
- Adhesion issues
- Hernia recurrence
- Organ perforation
These risks can result in severe injuries along with future health problems. Treating these complications are expensive and stressful for injury victims.
An Actionable Hernia Mesh Claim
You have an actionable hernia mesh claim if the product was used as intended and still resulted in your injuries and subsequent financial losses, like additional medical costs, to treat you. Your case may also fall under medical malpractice laws if the treating physician did not meet the medical standard of care during your diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.
The Value of My Hernia Mesh Case
Hernia mesh claims fall under the governance of product liability and/or medical malpractice laws, depending upon your situation. These laws allow you to pursue a claim for things like medical expenses, missed work wages, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. for Advice
You should contact a New York product liability lawyer to learn more about filing a hernia mesh injury claim. Call Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. today for a free consultation at (631) 600-0000.