From 2005 to the present day, numerous manufacturers have issued recalls for hundreds of thousands of hernia mesh products that failed and caused severe physical harm to patients. However, if you had a hernia mesh product implanted that has since been recalled or is the subject of civil litigation, this does not necessarily mean you will have a viable claim.
In order to qualify for a hernia mesh implant case, it requires you to prove that you suffered a specific type of injury due to a defective hernia mesh. This process can be difficult to pursue on your own, so it is important to get guidance from an experienced hernia mesh attorney to help you with your potential case. Even still, each attorney or law firm may have different criteria that will prompt them to pursue a case on your behalf.
Common Injuries from Defective Hernia Mesh Implants
While different attorneys and law firms may have different criteria, there are two criteria in most product liability claims, including those built around defective hernia mesh implants that remain the same. The first is to prove that a product defect caused physical injury and the second is proving that the injury caused damages. Unfortunately, there are numerous ways in which defective hernia mesh can fail inside a patient’s body. Some of these injuries might be difficult to link to the defective mesh.
If hernia mesh does not stay in place after being implanted, it may cause one or more of the following injuries:
- Puncture wounds to internal organs and tissue
- Obstruction of the intestines or bowels
- Reoccurrence of the original hernia
- Pinched nerves around the injury site resulting in chronic pain
- Fluid buildup around the surgery site, also called seromas
It is essential to trace symptoms and injuries directly back to the failure of a hernia mesh implant for the best results.
Possible Grounds for Hernia Mesh Litigation
Someone who had to have hernia revision surgery after the mesh was implanted or needed to have a surgery but could not because of other medical issues, could qualify for a hernia mesh implant claim.
There are time limits that may apply to a plaintiff’s right to file suit based on where they first discovered their injuries and when their defective hernia mesh was first implanted. A lawyer can explain the deadlines that may apply to a particular claim.
Get Answers to Qualifying for a Hernia Mesh Implant Case
Hernia mesh has been widely used for decades to help with the healing process after surgical operations to repair hernias. Unfortunately, many of these products had dangerous defects that caused them to fail, causing harm to the people they were intended to help.
If you have questions about qualifying for a hernia mesh implant case, a skilled legal professional is available to help. Give us a call for a free consultation contact us via our website.