Hernia Mesh Claims and Lawsuits

Hernia mesh recalls, lawsuits, and settlements have been prevalent and widespread for many years. In 2006, the FDA approved the first mesh products, and since then, almost a dozen medical device manufacturers have developed and marketed these products. Unfortunately, the medical device was rushed through FDA approval and to market.

It is now clear that many hernia mesh manufacturers failed to properly design, manufacturer, and test the medical devices, which left patients paying the price. In 2018, the FDA was averaging over 500 adverse events per month related to surgical mesh. Patients expected the FDA to protect them, but instead, they were dealing with infections, medical complications, pain, and lots of suffering.

Why Hernia Mesh Cases are So Prevalent

Hernia mesh manufacturers utilized the FDA’s 510(k) exception to rush development and FDA approval. This rushed approval meant critical device defects were not caught before devices were manufactured and placed into patients.

This rush to market was a failure of the FDA and the manufacturers. Medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to design, manufacturer, and market safe products. Failure to do falls under product liability law and victims have a right to compensation.

The FDA is supposed to protect consumers, however, medical device lawsuits have shown the FDA approval doesn’t guarantee that a medical device is safe. Sometimes new medical devices are created too fast and not enough testing is completed prior to sale. This is especially trye when manufacturers use the FDA’s 510(k) exemption to reduce down their development and testing.

Compensation for Hernia Mesh Cases

If your claim is successful, the medical device manufacturer may be required to provide compensation for the following:

  • Medical Expenses:  Compensation may cover past and future hospital bills, rehabilitation, transport services, and other expenses.
  • Lost Wages: If you are unable to perform your job as a result of your medical issues, you may be able to collect compensation to recover the amount you would have made had you not been injured. If the medical complications are severe enough to require extensive care and leaves you permanently disabled, you may be entitled to compensation for future lost wages.
  • Pain and Suffering: While money may not directly help you with emotional anguish caused by the hernia mesh device, it can pay for therapy, which may be needed to manage a long-term illness.
  • Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are considered punishment and are typically awarded at the court's discretion when the medical device manufacturer’s behavior is found to be especially harmful.

Compensation for Hernia Mesh Cases

If you believe you have been injured as a result, I recommend the following actions to set yourself for a successful claim:

  • Visit a doctor to document your complications. Record and retain all photos and information associated with this visit.
  • Locate the specific dates of your hernia mesh surgery. Collect any documentation you have associated with this procedure.
  • Determine the manufacturer of your medical device. We’ll need to know the exact manufacturer and model for your claim.
  • Contact an experienced product liability lawyer and don’t delay. There are statues of limitations for defective medical device cases, so the sooner you reach out to a lawyer the better.

I'll Protect You and Your Rights

Are you concerned that your hernia mesh device was recalled or has cause complications? If so, you need an experienced attorney who specializes in medical device defects, recalls, and lawsuits.

I’ve been serving product liability victims in (and around) Houston, Texas, since 2001.  I have nearly two decades of experience helping people just like you.  There is a lot that goes into a lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer. I’m here to help every step of the way.

Recovering compensation is a lengthy and complicated process. Medical companies will often pressure victims into making hasty decisions. What may seem like a fast and fair settlement can be grossly undervalued and this can degrade your physical, emotional, and financial well-being for many years to come.

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