Hernia Mesh Lawsuits in Mississippi
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Hernia mesh devices are frequently used to “patch up” hernias by implanting them over the patient’s hernia site during surgery. Composed of synthetic, skin-like material, or sometimes actually made of animal tissue, hernia surgical meshes are meant to be readily accepted by the body. However, several devices in recent years had to be recalled due to causing dangerous side effects, or for traveling away from the hernia site.
Hernia mesh devices that were recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include:
- C-QUR Surgical Mesh
- Kugel Hernia Patch
- Proceed hernia mesh
- Physiomesh by J&J
If you underwent hernia correction surgery and have since experienced side effects and health conditions, it might be caused by the hernia mesh device itself. Contact Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. to speak with our hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys about what to do next.
We have multiple locations throughout Mississippi but are also accepting cases for hernia mesh clients in other states. If necessary, you may be able to opt into or create a mass tort to pursue necessary compensation.
What Are Symptoms Caused by Hernia Mesh Device Defects?
A hernia mesh device can trigger negative bodily reactions after implantation, especially if the patient is allergic to the synthetic product or tissue. Some symptoms may not manifest until up to five years after the surgery. In other cases, the hernia mesh device actually moves and causes complications due to its unplanned, internal migration within the patient.
All complications related to hernia mesh device defects can become severe or life-threatening and should be addressed with immediate medical attention. Emergency surgery to remove the hernia mesh device may be necessary in some cases.
Adverse effects caused by hernia mesh device complications can include:
- Internal bleeding
- Infection of hernia site
- Hernia recurrence
- Severe abdominal pain
- Organ damage and abrasion
- Dangerous intestinal blockage
- High fever caused by autoimmune system reaction
- Blood pressure decline
- Liver failure
- Lessened white blood cell count
What Sort of Compensation Can I Pursue in a Hernia Mesh Device Lawsuit?
The complications that can arise due to a hernia mesh device failing, migrating, or leading to another injury may require extensive hospitalization and emergency medical care to address. The cost of these treatments can be steep, and a full recovery might not be possible for weeks, months, or longer. People injured due to a defective or recalled hernia mesh device should be compensated for medical costs and lost wages, as well as for damages related to:
- Lessened enjoyment of life throughout the process
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With more than 30 years of experience handling difficult personal injury claims for the people of our communities, Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. has become a trusted name throughout Mississippi and the United States. We are honest, compassionate, knowledgeable, and dependable – our clients know their case is in good hands when they retain our services.
If you or a loved one have been hurt by a hernia mesh device or any other defective medical device, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to learn your rights as an injured patient and your legal options.