What You Need to Know Before Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Hernia mesh surgeries are incredibly common in the United States. Many doctors consider them to be quick operations that require minimal recovery time. Due to advancement in technology, there are many different hernia mesh implants available. However, there has been an increasing number of hernia mesh lawsuits being filed against certain manufacturers due to complications and side effects.

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If you have a hernia implant and you’ve suffered painful and serious complications, you could be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. 

The story behind recent hernia mesh lawsuits

Currently there are lawsuits being filed against Ethicon and Atrium Medical Corporation. It is believed their hernia implants present dangerous and unique risks to patients. Physiomesh by Ethicon and C-Qur by Atrium include a layer of coated polypropylene mesh and while these products were designed to be used inside the human body, analysis of side effects shows the implants have caused more harm than good.

Additionally, the manufacturers of these two implants have been charging more because they claim they have an additional coating to prevent adhesion to the bowel. However, despite the addition, there is no evidence the expensive additional coating has any benefits.

Patients have suffered agonizing side effects like adhesions, infections, sepsis and in some cases, even death.

Before you file a hernia mesh lawsuit you must

Determine which hernia mesh implant you have

At the moment, lawsuits are only being made against some hernia mesh manufacturers. Before you can consider filing a claim, you have to find out who manufactured your hernia implant.

You can file a hernia mesh lawsuit if you have one of these implants:

  • Physiomesh by Ethicon: Physiomesh was recalled in 2016 after it was discovered there has been a high rate in corrective surgeries.
  • C-QUR by Atrium: C-QUR was made with a covering of Omega-3 which was designed to help reduce inflammation but many patients have suffered severe allergic reactions.

If you’re not sure what make your hernia implant is, you can contact your healthcare professional as they will have the information on record.  

Find out if you’re eligible to claim compensation

Before you can start preparing to file a claim, you have to find out if you’re eligible to claim compensation. There is a strict eligibility criteria of who can file a hernia mesh lawsuit.

Speak to an attorney as they can quickly assess whether you’re eligible.

Find the best attorney for your claim 

If you’re eligible to file a claim, then that means it’s time to find the best attorney for your hernia mesh case. While you may want to go with your friend’s recommendation or approach the first attorney you see, wait. Take some time to do your research to find the best attorney for you.

Cases like these can be complex and take months to complete. You need a qualified attorney who has worked on many high profile cases and has the confidence to stand against the legal team of the hernia mesh manufacturers. You also need an attorney who is considerate and compassionate of your situation.

Start your case with our hernia mesh attorney in Mississippi 

At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our team of skilled and confident attorneys are here to help. We have worked on many high profile cases and with our experience in personal injury cases we can give you the advice and assistance to argue your case, and get the compensation you deserve. You should not have to suffer the consequences when the manufacturers are at fault. We understand you’re going through a lot but we’re here to help.

Get in contact with our office today and we can provide a free case consultation. 

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.

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