If you've suffered complications from hernia mesh, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit and claim compensation. Here is how to find out whether you're eligible and how to start a hernia mesh lawsuit.
Before you can start the process of filing a lawsuit, you must follow these important steps.
1. Check your eligibility
There is a strict criteria for who can file a hernia mesh claim. If your case does not meet the criteria, it's very likely your case will never make it to court.
At the moment, you can only file a hernia mesh lawsuit, if you have Ethicon Physiomesh or Atrium C-QUR. These two implants are unique in comparison to other hernia repair products. They were both created with polypropylene mesh and covered with a special coating. The manufacturers claim the unique design offered a safer option for patients looking to get a reliable hernia repair solution. However, there have been many cases where people have suffered severe and long-term side effects from Physiomesh and C-QUR.
People have suffered from adhesions, infections, bowel obstruction and in some cases, even death.
To submit a hernia mesh lawsuit, you must have used Ethicon Physiomesh or Atrium C-QUR. If you're not sure, speak to your doctor or medical provider as they will have access to your medical records.
If you have Physiomesh or C-QUR, then you will need to check whether you're eligible to file a lawsuit. The quickest way to do that is by speaking to a qualified and experienced attorney. At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, we offer free hernia mesh case consultations. Speak to us for free to find out whether you're eligible to claim compensation.
If you're eligible, you'll be able to continue onto the next step of preparing your lawsuit.
2. Determine how much damage the hernia mesh has caused
Before approaching an attorney, it's worthwhile to find out how much damage the mesh has caused to you (physically and financially).
- Has the implant caused further internal damage? How has that affected you?
- Have you had to receive additional medical care, hospitalization, more surgeries, etc? How much have you paid for additional medical expenses cause by hernia mesh complications?
- Have you been unable to work due to the pain caused by your hernia mesh? How much income have you lost?
If you've been unable to work because of hernia implant complications or had to have more surgeries, it's important you gather evidence of how much it cost you. An attorney will want this data when calculating how much compensation you can claim for.
3. Find the best hernia mesh attorney for your case
To increase your chances of getting a successful hernia mesh lawsuit, you will need an attorney who has years of experience working on high profile personal injury cases. Take some time to do your research and find a lawyer who meets your needs.
At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our team of attorneys are offering legal advice to hernia mesh sufferers and we can help you build a strong case against the manufacturers. There is evidence to suggest Ethicon and Atrium were aware of the potential risks but continued to market their medical products anyway. They have recalled their hernia mesh but for some people, this decision has come too late. If you believe you've been negatively affected by hernia mesh, we're here to help.
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Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.