There are many hernia mesh products available on the market from different manufacturers. Each product is designed and manufactured to offer superior results in hernia repair procedures. Previous research indicated that these products can improve hernia repair procedures by leading to fewer recurrences, less postoperative pain, and faster recovery. However, in 2016, recent studies conflicted with these claims.
Some hernia mesh products have been linked to a higher rate of complications than others. Defective mesh products have been pulled out of the market. Some of those who have been implanted with hernia mesh products experienced issues such as pain, infections, bleeding, seromas, sepsis, bowel perforation, organ puncture, and other injuries.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Victims of defective hernia mesh products claim that the manufacturer of these products knew about the issues associated with them, including the inflammatory properties of the materials. However, they did not offer adequate risk warnings on the labeling or in related product materials. Also, the plaintiffs claim that the products did not undergo adequate clinical tests before being released on the market. If you are a hernia mesh victim and suffer serious complications, you may be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit against the manufacturer.
How to be Eligible for Compensation
Those who went through a hernia mesh repair and experienced serious complications such as excruciating pain, infection, mesh migration, bowel perforation, organ puncture, and more may be eligible to file a lawsuit to get compensation for their injuries. With more than a million people who are undergoing hernia repairs in the country every year and the widespread use of hernia mesh to complete such repairs, a lot more mesh lawsuits may be filed in the future. A lot of these lawsuits are filed against companies such as Atrium, Ethicon, and John & Johnson.
Since your eligibility will depend on the facts of your situation, you must speak with a hernia mesh lawyer. When you meet your attorney, make sure your information such as the mesh product’s brand and manufacturer, date of implant surgery, the kind of complications you suffered, the name and location of the hospital where the surgery was performed, and the dates the complications were felt and diagnosed. When filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, you should be mindful of the statute of limitations, which sets a the strict deadline you should meet. Failing to meet the deadline would cause you to forfeit your rights to compensation.