Although the symptoms may vary between patients depending on the circumstances surrounding the mesh implant, symptoms of hernia mesh complications may include:
- Further hernias
- Displaced mesh, which may have begun moving around the area
If you notice any of these symptoms or feel any pain in the region where you received hernia mesh treatment, you should notify your doctor immediately.
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there has been a major increase in hernia mesh repairs since the solution became more popular in the 1980s. Some brands of hernia mesh have been deemed defective and recalled from the market.
While these repairs have helped thousands of people around the country recover from their hernia, certain brands of hernia mesh have failed and forced a doctor to repair or replace it. In the event that you have a hernia mesh failure, a defective medical device attorney may be able to help you pursue legal action against the parties responsible.
Hernia Mesh Failures and Treatments
A hernia mesh failure is a broad term for a number of conditions, all describing a situation where a surgically implanted hernia mesh does not properly work inside the body. This may take many forms including the mesh becoming dislodged and the mesh being defective.
A hernia mesh failure may require additional surgery to repair or replace the failed hernia mesh. There may be a risk of scar tissue formation due to this need for multiple surgeries. With any surgery, the patient faces a new recovery period and the possibility of infections or other complications from surgery.
Compensation for Hernia Mesh Failures
When a defective mesh causes injury, the patient may be able to recover compensation in a lawsuit against the mesh manufacturer. Many hernia mesh lawsuits allege that the makers of these medical devices knew about the risks of hernia mesh failure when they released their products but did not sufficiently inform the public about these risks.
The compensation awarded in a hernia mesh failure lawsuit may include:
- Reimbursement for the original medical procedure
- Costs of recover treatment after the hernia mesh failure
- Estimated costs of future care
- Lost wages or reduced earning income
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Speaking with a hernia mesh failure attorney may help put the legal process and possible compensation in these cases into a clearer perspective.
Defective Medical Device and Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The attorneys at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. represent victims of defective medical devices, including failed hernia mesh products. In some cases, the blame may not fall on the maker of the mesh itself, but the negligent doctors who installed it. Regardless of who put you through this tremendous amount of pain and suffering, our lawyers will work to get to the bottom of your case so we can help protect your right to compensation.
Depending on the specifics of your hernia mesh failure, you may have the ability to join other victims in a multidistrict litigation (MDL), or group lawsuit, against the responsible party. You may also have the option of conducting an individual lawsuit. Our lawyers can guide you through these options and help you make a selection for how to proceed.
When you hire our firm, you can concentrate on your recovery while we:
- Identify the liable party in your case
- Gather evidence of their liability
- Gather evidence of the extent of your injuries
- Handle all communications in your case
- Manage the legal deadlines and paperwork
- Negotiate with the insurance companies for a fair settlement offer
- Initiate a lawsuit and bring the case to trial if they are not willing to make you a fair offer
- Defend your rights the entire time
You do not have to go through this trying time alone. Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can fight for you. We may be able to recover compensation for your medical treatments, pain and suffering, and other impacts this hernia mesh failure has had on your life.
To learn more about our legal services, contact Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. today at (631) 600-0000 for your free consultation. We may be able to handle your case on a contingency-fee basis with no up-front costs due.