Hernia Mesh Injury Attorneys
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Hernia mesh is a medical device used in the treatment of hernias and other conditions involving the abdominal wall. Following reports of injuries from patients who underwent procedures using hernia mesh, a number of medical companies and manufacturers have recalled or withdrawn their products. Unfortunately, defective surgical mesh continues to cause complications, injuries, and the need for painful revision surgeries in many patients.
Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. is actively reviewing cases from patients throughout the nation who have undergone hernia surgery or another procedure using hernia mesh. If you or someone you love has experienced complications following a procedure using hernia mesh, have had hernia recurrence, or were required to undergo a revision surgery, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Our award-winning product liability lawyers have earned national recognition for helping clients harmed by unsafe products and medical devices hold large corporations accountable for making unsafe products available to the public, including our representation of thousands of women harmed by transvaginal mesh. We have the experience, resources, and determination needed to help you better understand your rights and what we can do to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
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What is Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a surgical grade mesh used in hernia repair surgery and the reinforcement of weaknesses within the abdominal wall. Although these products claim to be safe, many are approved by the FDA without clinical trials. While this may be good for manufacturers, it has jeopardized the safety of patients, and has led to numerous reports of adverse effects and complications. More than 100,000 people in the U.S. undergo a procedure using hernia mesh each year.
Studies have found that hernia mesh has been linked to a number of adverse events. While some products, including Ethicon’s Physiomesh, have been recalled or withdrawn from the market, others are still being used by physicians.
Complications and Symptoms
Patients who undergo surgery using hernia mesh face risks of adverse side effects and the need for additional medical intervention. Complications and symptoms may include:
- Recurrence of hernia
- Revision surgery
- Adhesion of mesh to abdominal wall
- Infection and Pain
- Intestinal complications
- Nausea or vomiting
- Internal scar tissues
- Organ obstruction
Many hernia mesh products are constructed with polypropylene, a type of plastic that can cause serious immune reactions that damage the mesh and surrounding tissue. However, complications can be caused by various defects or issues depending on the type of hernia mesh product used.
Lawsuits Filed Over Hernia Mesh
Although some manufacturers have taken action to remove products from the market, many patients have already been harmed by hernia mesh and many more continue to suffer from complications arising from inflammation and adhesion. As a result, many lawsuits have been filed across the country by patients who have been injured by unsafe mesh products.
Understanding Your Rights
Product manufacturers have a legal duty to ensure the products they make available to the public are safe for their intended use. If you or someone you love has been harmed by hernia mesh, you have the right to pursue a financial recovery of your damages against the manufacturer for its failures to uphold its obligation to make safe medical devices.
Depending on your case, compensation may include any economic and non-economic damages you incurred as a result of hernia mesh and subsequent complications, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and any future medical needs that could arise due to your injuries.
Contact Our Hernia Mesh Lawyers for a FREE Case Review
At Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., our Houston personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in medical device litigation and serve clients throughout the United States. With more than 170 years of collective experience, you can be confident that we have the insight, resources, and dedication your case deserves. Discuss your case with us in person or over the phone at (866) 977-6671. We offer FREE consultations.