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Lawsuits for Hernia Mesh
Lawsuits for Hernia Mesh in West Virginia
In the USA, about one million surgeries for hernia repairs are performed every year. For this surgery, a mesh device made from animal tissues or synthetic material is often used. Typically, the device helps prevent hernia to recur in the same area again.
Hernia is generally caused by pressure in the abdomen or weakness in muscle connectivity. Due to the abdominal pressure, the organs, bowel, fatty tissues, bladder or intestine may move out through the weak opening area. Lifting heavy objects, chronic coughing, diarrhea, pregnancy, or constipation are a few reasons that may result in hernia.
The hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed as the manufacturers designed it defectively but failed to initiate an alert to the medical practitioners about its undesirable effects they may cause. If you have undergone a hernia repair surgery recently and the mesh device is malfunctioning, visit Mountaineer Criminal Law Group today. Our West Virginia hernia mesh lawyer will handle your damage and claim.
What you need to know about hernia mesh lawsuit
For the lawsuit, the plaintiff’s lawyer needs to reveal inside the court how the defectively-created hernia mesh is causing the complications and the patient may sustain injuries that could have been easily avoided if the utures or a substitute mesh would have been used during the procedure. While the small-sized hernias could have been repaired with sutures or laparoscopic surgery, the manufacturer of the defective mesh continued with their marketing efforts without going into unnecessary usage.
Side effects and injuries caused due to hernia mesh used during surgeries
Repairing abdominal hernia is a surgical procedure in which the surgeon uses a mesh for hernia repair and makes sure that it does not recur. Even though biological meshes come with fewer risks, doctors prefer relying on the widely available synthetic mesh. Most of these meshes presently available in the market got a clearance from FDA 501K process since 2000s. The manufacturing of these devices are widespread and there is little to no studies behind them. It is only after reports of defective devices came forward that the companies have withdrawn them from the market.
The following are the possible defects in hernia meshes:
- The coating of the mesh resulting in unfavorable reactions and infections in patients.
- Excessive and repeated contraction between mesh and tissues
- The mesh may shrink, migrate or may from a hard ball or mass
- Mesh being rejected as a foreign body
The other side effects of the hernia mesh are adhesion, infection, recurring hernia, and pain that occur due to permanent nerve damage. If you or the loved ones have undergone the hernia repair surgery and got the mesh installed, you need to look for the following signs like fatigue, fever, irritable bowel, excruciating pain, and the urinary issues. If you experience any of the above issues, visit your doctor immediately to determine whether the mesh issues are the cause of such symptoms. Remind the doctor not to throw away the mesh and the tissue once they are removed after the correction surgery. They will act as evidence when you file a lawsuit.
Damages of the lawsuit
The West Virginia hernia mesh lawyer will help you seek the following damages.
- All past and present medical expenses
- Expenses related to pain and suffering of the past and future
- For a rigorous recovery process
- Losing wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Degraded quality of life
- For Punitive damage if applicable
Visit Mountaineer Criminal Law Group and let our West Virginia hernia mesh lawyer handle your claims. We have a wide range of experience for handling criminal cases, so you may connect with our Martinsburg criminal lawyer for help.
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