Hernia mesh lawyers are currently filing lawsuits against mesh manufacturers because of the devastating injuries their clients have experienced. While hernia mesh is designed to help patients get back to their everyday life, many patients face revision surgeries, allergic reactions, and severe pain. Here are 5 things you need to know about hernia mesh.
What Is Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a combination of materials used by doctors to surgically repair certain types of hernias. The material supports the tissue near a hernia that is often weakened. Many types of hernia mesh are made from synthetic materials. Although some manufacturers advertised that their products are easily accepted by the body, many of those same ingredients have made patients sick and caused devastating infections.
What Are the Hernia Mesh Lawsuits about?
Hernia mesh lawyers are filing lawsuits against manufacturers of hernia mesh (including Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson) for plaintiffs who’ve suffered from serious side-effects that include:
- The need for revision surgery.
- Bowel obstruction.
- Fluid build-up in tissues or organs.
- Allergic reactions to materials.
- Intense pain.
- Bowel and intestinal perforation.
C-Qur hernia mesh is coated in fish oil. The manufacturer believed that this would help the body accept the material. Many people have experienced an allergic reaction to the hernia mesh. Others have become gravely ill because their bodies rejected the hernia mesh.
The hernia lawsuits also include allegations that the manufacturers had a defective design of their products or in their manufacturing, they failed to warn the public of the dangers and negligence.
What Type of Compensation Might Plaintiffs Receive?
Hernia mesh lawyers have the goal of helping injured plaintiffs get compensated for their injuries. Although all cases are different and there is no guarantee, common awards include:
- Medical expenses.
- Current and future lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
- Attorney fees.
Can a Hernia Mesh Patient Represent Themselves?
While it is technically possible for hernia mesh patients who are injured to represent themselves in court, it’s not necessarily the best decision. Companies like Johnson & Johnson are not strangers to litigation. They have an entire team of lawyers and you may face delay tactics that you aren’t prepared to handle. You could also find yourself lost in the court system and not understand how to protect your legal rights. If you or someone you love has been hurt because of hernia mesh, you should have the potential claim evaluated by a hernia mesh lawyer.
How Can You Get a Free Case Evaluation?
If you believe that you may have a claim, contact the Goldwater Law Firm right away and speak to a hernia mesh lawyer. We’re scheduling free case evaluations to help patients who’ve undergone hernia mesh surgery and needed revision surgery, experienced rejection, or experienced other serious side effects. To learn whether you qualify, call and schedule your free case evaluation. Hernia mesh lawsuits are time sensitive. It’s important that you contact a hernia mesh lawyer right away to protect your potential legal rights.