Hundreds of people in the US have filed hernia mesh lawsuits after suffering complications. The hernia patches and plugs were designed to resolve hernias and strengthen torn or weakened internal muscles and tissues but instead many patients have faced chronic pain, infection and more surgery.
Why are people filing hernia mesh lawsuits?
Hernia mesh implants were popularly used to fix painful and recurring hernias, however when studies discovered high rates of corrective surgery and hernia recurrence, many hernia mesh products were recalled. It has been suggested that the plastic material used to create the patches and plugs are incompatible to be used inside the human body. In some cases, the mesh was causing internal inflammation, blockages and other issues.
People who have suffered complications have individually hired their own attorneys to file lawsuits. As each case is different, it's important to have your own lawyer handling your case to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Many types of hernia mesh have been recalled but the main two that have caused controversy are Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson's Physiomesh and Atrium C-QUR.
In 2016, Physiomesh was recalled because studies revealed a high rate in corrective surgeries and other complications.
In some cases, surgeons struggled to remove the Physiomesh implant entirely and this has resulted in serious infection. There are people currently filing lawsuits against Ethicon.
Atrium is facing lawsuits after patients suffered side effects from their C-QUR. This hernia mesh is designed with Omega-3 (fish oil) which is supposed to help reduce inflammation but there have been cases where patients have experienced painful allergic reactions. Atrium has recalled most of its C-QUR implants but people who have suffered serious side effects can be eligible to file a claim.
Have you suffered hernia mesh complications? Then you could be eligible to file a claim
To find out if you're eligible to file a claim, you need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. They will be able to assess your case and determine whether you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturers.
At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, we are an experienced team of personal injury attorneys in Mississippi. We have over 35 years experience helping Mississippians. We have worked on high profile cases and helped our clients achieve the compensation they deserve.
It's unfair you should suffer the repercussions. You were offered a solution to your hernia troubles and instead you've facing greater difficulties. By talking to our team, you can find out if you're eligible to start a hernia mesh lawsuit. We provide free case reviews.
In each US state there is a statue of limitations, this means there is only a limited window for filing a claim, if you miss the deadline, you will the opportunity to claim compensation for the injuries and pain you have suffered.
Speak to our team for free to find out if you can claim
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.