What Are The Facts Surrounding The Hernia Mesh Class Action Lawsuits?
One particular problem associated with defective hernia mesh devices is that they were made by several companies, all of which, it is claimed, have produced defective devices. It is not always necessary for a victim and their legal counsel to establish that one type of mesh was particularly defective. The poor overall quality and unacceptable results many patients have experienced following the installation of a mesh have been seen across all companies and mesh products, to varying degrees. Due to the magnitude of this issue, we recommend that all patients who have received a mesh, even those who are currently not experiencing problems, should have a comprehensive evaluation made of how the mesh is performing and what complications or problems could be associated with the device, now or in the future. Just because it has not created problems does not mean that future issues will not arise, and there could be a statute of limitations concern regarding the time period in which to file.
Companies that have manufactured hernia mesh devices include:
- C.R. Bard
- Gore Medical
- Genzyme Corporation
- Atrium Medical Corporation
Statute of Limitations in Hernia Mesh Cases
Various Complications from the Hernia Mesh Devices
Problems Resulting From Hernia Mesh Surgery Include –
- Perforated Intestines
- Organ Puncture
- Internal Fistulae
- Bowel Obstruction
- Abscesses and Sepsis
- Adhesion of Mesh to Bowels
- Abdominal Wall Lacerations
Many times the hernia mesh fails to bond satisfactorily to the herniated area of the abdomen, which can also result in a variety of problems including infection of the mesh area and surround tissue/organs.
Potential Damages of a Hernia Mesh Case
Compensatory damages for defective hernia mesh devices are typical for most claimants, but punitive damages could also be awarded in more serious cases. A hernia mesh lawsuit can result in significant awards for those who are seriously injured from the device, with compensation often including:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages When Applicable
- General Long-Term Damages
- Pain and Suffering Recovery
Punitive damages can be recovered in particularly eggregious cases, but most cases are filed as typical product liability cases based on specific claims that the device was:
- Defective by design
- Failed to perform as advertised
- Failed to warn of dangers
- Defectively installed
Contact An Experienced Hernia Mesh Law Firm ASAP
The problems that have been established with hernia mesh devices are such that everyone who has received a mesh implant should receive a current reevaluation of how well their device is working, including an independent third-party medical professional diagnosis. Just because the device has worked as described up until now does not mean there will not be problems in the future. Even when having regular checkups with a primary doctor or specialist, it is always better to be safe now than sorry later, should problems develop after the statute of limitations expires.
Contact a hernia mesh lawyer at Kellum Law Firm as soon as possible, and, as always your initial case review is free of any charge or obligation.
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