Hernia Mesh Lawsuits - Reyes Law Firm

Author: Spencer Browne  

Medical, Drugs, & Devices

Attempting to alleviate pain with a manufacturer recommended surgical device should not cause more harm than the original pain. These companies have one job; alleviate the pain. They should not cause more suffering. Individuals who went under the knife to receive a hernia mesh implant are now realizing this was a grave mistake. Doctor’s were informed hernia mesh was the top tier medical device treatment to help patients suffering from any type of hernia. This could not be further from the truth.

Surgeons have been putting hernia mesh into the bodies of humans since 1958. The first use of lightweight mesh was in 1998, which had larger pores and a smaller surface area than the earlier generation of surgical mesh products. These pieces of surgical mesh are now causing massive problems. Some of the biggest problems with these mesh pieces are leading to severe infections, mesh migration, bowel obstruction, severe abdominal pain, and even cancer. Some individuals have attempted to remove the hernia mesh to alleviate these problems but are finding out it is not that simple.

Removing hernia mesh from the body of an individual is very similar to attempting to remove reinforcement bar from concrete slabs. It’s possible to do, however, you will severely damage the concrete in your attempt. This puts people in a very difficult situation dealing with the pain they may have to endure because they were not properly warned of these defects from the beginning.

Consequently, this is the reason lawsuits being filed. Each manufacturer failed to warn or label their devices properly to allow people to make well-educated decisions. Failing to outline the risks that were well known at the time now leaves thousands of people in agony. Had these patients known the defects, they could have made different decisions regarding the initial treatment of their ailment.

Filing a Lawsuit Against Surgical Mesh Manufacturers

Manufacturers did not do their due diligence following the testings of their products. Their job was to warn the public of the potential complications and risks of their products. For this reason, individuals who went under the knife for procedures using these defective devices are eligible to collect financial compensation to cope with losses and future medical costs.

List of Current Injury Lawsuits Against Hernia Mesh Manufacturers

  • C.R. Bard
  • Ethicon
  • Gore Medical
  • Atrium Medical Corporation
  • Covidien
  • Genzyme Corporation

These manufacturers are currently seeing tens of thousands of lawsuits due to the failure of their mesh. Manufacturers are to pay for all damages and injuries as a result of their defective products. Not only is an individual able to collect economic damages like lost wages, medical bills, and miscellaneous costs, they are also eligible to collect non-economic damages and punitive damages as well. These damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment. Punitive damages are rare, but they are set to punish a manufacturer to correct their behavior to ensure they don’t make the same mistakes.

Do You Have a Case?

If you are suffering from complications due to defective surgical mesh products, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, as well as your pain and suffering. Our top hernia mesh litigators can help you recover all that belongs to you from the manufacturers who caused your harm. When you hire our attorneys, we work FOR YOU. You call the shots. We handle all the work to maximize your claim. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us a dime! Give us a call now for a 100% free consultation at (214) 526-7900.

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