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Hernia Mesh Lawyers

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Our attorneys are currently handling claims relating to injuries acquired from hernia surgical mesh implants. In recent years, the mesh has been known to be defective, causing severe injuries to patients across the United States. If you've received surgical mesh during surgery and have developed medical complications and other adverse effects, such as infections or bowel perforation, don't hesitate to call our Fort Lauderdale hernia mesh lawyers. No one deserves to suffer because of an error a manufacturer or distributor made.

Contact our team online or call 800-555-4011 to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about how we can help you. You can visit any of our multiple office locations for convenience.

What is Hernia Mesh?

Hernia mesh is surgically implanted in patients to provide support to tissue that has been damaged or weakened by the presence of a hernia. A hernia occurs when a body part or internal organ pushes through the tissue or muscle that would normally contain it. There are various types of hernias, including inguinal, incisional, femoral, and umbilical. In surgery, surgeons will place the mesh on the area surrounding the hernia and attach it with glue, stitches, or staples. The mesh isn't intended to be a permanent fix, as the mesh will degrade over time—instead, it's meant to provide temporary support so new tissue can grow in its place. Currently, hernia mesh is used in 9 out of 10 hernia surgeries in the United States annually. Hernia meshes come in various sizes and shapes depending on the nature of the hernia, including:

  • Plugs, which are made to fit inside the hole in the issue
  • Sheets, which are usually custom cut and fitted for the specific hernia
  • Patches, which go under or over the damaged tissue

A lot of the meshes available as absorbable to degrade over time, but some are non-absorbable to remain in the body indefinitely. Some mesh is synthetic, while others are derived from animal tissue.

Am I Eligible for a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Some specific hernia mesh implants have been reported to cause serious injuries to patients who underwent surgery, including pain, infection, bowel obstruction, tissue adhesion, and more. Atrium's C-QUR mesh and Ethicon's Phsyiomesh mesh are two specific types of implants that have been recalled by the FDA. Atrium's C-QUR products were discovered to curl and deform while in the body, while the Physiomesh was revealed to contribute to high hernia recurrence rates. Other recalls include Bard and Davol's Composix Kugel mesh and Atrium's ProLite mesh patches. Some other known complications involved with hernia mesh implants include:

  • Hernia recurrence
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh shrinkage
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Seroma

If you underwent hernia repair surgery and received a mesh implant After January 1, 2008 and are now suffering from complications, you may qualify for a lawsuit. It's recommended you call an experienced product liability attorney who can learn more about your case and offer you guidance, even if you're not sure which kind of hernia mesh implant you received.

Why Hire an Attorney?

Filing a lawsuit against the hernia mesh manufacturer responsible may be your best way to get justice not only for yourself, but others who have also been harmed by the implant in surgery. Filing a claim can also help you get the compensation you need to cover your losses related to your injuries or pain. Our lawyers are able to collect evidence to prove you were harmed by the hernia mesh, file all your paperwork efficiently, and protect you from the manufacturer and their lawyers who may be trying to evade liability. Don't risk losing out on the compensation that can help you and your family recover from your ordeal—call us at 800-555-4011 for a free consultation today.

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