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It can take up to four to six weeks to recover from hernia mesh removal surgery. The procedure can be quite tiring on your body so it’s important that you take time to rest so you can heal properly. You may find that even the most simple of tasks are tricky for you to carry out while you’re recovering.

However, this largely varies on the individual operation and the patient’s condition. If you’re wondering when you’re going to be able to start work again or start to feel back to normal after your surgery, this post will outline everything you need to know.

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Surgical mesh is a medical device that supports damaged or weakened tissue. It is often used to repair hernias. Although hernia mesh is intended to improve comfort and reduce pain, patients can suffer devastating complications when hernia mesh is defective or the surgical team makes an error.

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One of the more severe issues that can arise due to hernia mesh is an infection. These infections tend to be fairly advanced when discovered, so they often require more than just antibiotics. Affected patients may have to undergo a second surgery to remove the mesh, making them vulnerable to further complications.

Like any other medical condition, identifying the issue early may improve your prognosis and possibly save you from having to undergo a more invasive procedure. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few common signs of a hernia mesh infection.

Recent years have seen an increase in hernia mesh failures and complications developing as a result. This has led to lawsuits being filed against the manufacturers and people seeking compensation for their injuries – some of which have been life threatening and changing. The biggest hernia mesh compensation amount to date is $57 million and the other high profile cases aren’t far behind.

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Here are some of the biggest hernia mesh compensation amounts, what you can expect and how to achieve the best possible outcome if you file a claim.

What’s the Highest Compensation Amount You Can Receive?

If you recover from your hernia mesh surgery with no ongoing symptoms then you may receive compensation in the region of $6,000. Damage leading to permanent ongoing symptoms could see you receive double that figure while permanent disability could be in the region of over $20,000.

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But it’s important to remember that these are just ballpark figures and truthfully, there is never a straightforward answer when it comes to hernia compensation amounts. There have been high-profile million-dollar cases in the news when it comes to settlement figures, but not every case is the same and the figures can vary depending on each case. 

Financial losses and expenses need to be considered, as do things like your symptoms, the type of mesh used and more. So, it’s not as simple as searching for an average figure on a search engine as your injury could be very different and will result in an entirely different settlement value.

Every state has strict deadlines for filing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. These deadlines are called statutes of limitations and typically range from one to four years. In the state of Mississippi, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within three years, but most lawsuits arising from medical malpractice must be filed within two years. As we’ll explain in this blog, however, there are several exceptions to these deadlines.

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Although a few years may seem like a long time, it can take months to investigate and prepare a claim related to a hernia mesh infection. Your attorney may need to consult medical experts, file subpoenas for evidence, and complete other time-consuming tasks to give your case the best possible chance of success.

The bottom line: It’s important that you initiate the claims process as soon as possible.

Meshes are widely used in hernia repair surgeries because they help to significantly reduce operating and recovery time. However, an increasing number of people have been experiencing hernia mesh-related complications and many have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers. If you’ve suffered from side effects, you could also be eligible to file a claim. Here are five things you need to know before you file a hernia mesh lawsuit.

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1. You Need to be Eligible to File a Claim

The news that you’ll need to undergo hernia surgery is likely to elicit instant worries. You’ll be wondering whether the surgery will work, the amount of pain you’ll endure, how long it will take for you to recover – and more. Then there’s another vital question. Does insurance cover hernia surgery? You’ll want to know exactly how much of the hernia surgery your insurance plan would cover and the instances where your bank account could be affected as much as your physical health.

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  • Where Insurers Would Typically Cover Hernia Surgery
  • Where Insurers Wouldn’t Typically Cover Hernia Surgery

Thousands of women have been affected by Essure devices, suffering from terrible and sometimes life-changing side effects due to the faulty manufacturing of the product. This has led to many lawsuits being filed against Bayer, the manufacturer. Here’s everything you need to know about Essure lawsuit compensation in Mississippi.

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There’s been an alarming increase of hernia mesh lawsuits being filed in the United States. Mesh products have been used to repair hernias for decades but many people have been complaining of adverse side effects and complications that have emerged post-surgery. If you’ve had hernia mesh repair surgery and have been experiencing some side effects, here are three signs that you should file a lawsuit.

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1. You’ve Experienced the Following Side Effects and/or Complications

If you’re experiencing the following hernia mesh side effects and complications, you’re likely to succeed in a potential lawsuit:

Have you or a loved one had unfortunate problems with your Essure device? You must be wondering if there’s any course of action you can take against the manufacturers. After all the pain and suffering you’ve been through and potential life changing side effects and injuries, surely you’re entitled to some form of compensation? Here’s everything you need to know about whether there’s a lawsuit against Essure and what to do if you’re eligible.

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