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Hernia Mesh Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Victims Harmed by Hernia Mesh Devices

Hernia mesh is a medical device used in the majority of hernia surgeries conducted in the United States. These products are linked to adverse complications that have become frighteningly common, leading to a multitude of lawsuits, including mass tort actions.

If you were injured after a surgery involving hernia mesh, you should get legal advice right away. At Shane Smith Law, we devote our practice to helping victims seek justice and recover compensation. Our experienced hernia mesh injury lawyers understand how to strategically approach these complex cases and are prepared to fight for you in court. We can determine whether you have a claim, explore your legal options (which may include joining a class action or multi-district litigation), and leverage our robust resources to secure the best possible result. 

Contact us online or call (980) 246-2656 to discuss your hernia mesh complications with our compassionate legal professionals. Se habla español.

What Is Hernia Mesh?

The purpose of hernia mesh is to prevent the recurrence of hernias after surgery. The mesh supports and protects damaged tissue near the hernia as it heals and is typically affixed via staples, stitches, or glue. Some hernia meshes are “absorbable,” meaning they naturally degrade over time, while others are permanent. The mesh’s pores are meant to allow the tissue to grow into and around the device. 

While hernia meshes are commonly used in conjunction with hernia surgeries, they are not the only option. Other methods can be used to repair hernias, often without the risk of complications inherent to many hernia mesh products.

The Dangers of Hernia Mesh Devices

Many people have experienced severe complications after surgeries involving hernia mesh. Many of the resulting conditions require additional surgeries to repair, while others can lead to permanent, life-altering injuries. Some hernia mesh devices have specifically been found to be defective and have been recalled.

Potential complications of defective hernia mesh products include:

  • Adhesion
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Bowel perforation
  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh rejection
  • Organ perforation

You should immediately seek medical attention if you begin to feel pain or experience unexpected symptoms following surgery involving a hernia mesh product. Symptoms to look out for include constipation, diarrhea, fevers, excessive sweating, nausea, headaches, and abrupt dental issues. 

Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

You do not have an unlimited amount of time to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. Each state enforces time limits for these cases, and you must file by the deadline if you wish to recover damages. It is therefore a good idea to get legal advice as soon as your doctor confirms you have suffered adverse complications following surgery. 

A successful hernia mesh lawsuit can help you recover compensation for all applicable damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Why Shane Smith Law?

Our team at Shane Smith Law is compassionate to the injuries you have sustained and recognizes what is at stake in these cases. We are familiar with past and pending hernia mesh litigation and understand what it takes to win. Our firm has a strong track record of securing successful outcomes for our clients. In addition to handling every aspect of your claim, our hernia mesh injury lawyers are also dedicated to helping you get the quality care you need to get better. We can connect you with trusted providers while our legal professionals get to work on your case.

If you suffered hernia mesh surgery complications, do not wait to reach out. Contact us online or call (980) 246-2656 today.

Do I Have a Hernia Mesh Case?

You may have a hernia mesh claim if you suffered adverse complications after surgery where a defective mesh product was used. The manufacturer of the mesh product owes you a duty of care.

You may not necessarily have a claim even if you experienced an adverse side effect after surgery. The reality is that side effects are common and reported by many patients. 

To pursue a claim, the adverse outcome must specifically and directly result from the use of a defective hernia mesh product. Several commonly used hernia mesh products are already under investigation or have been recalled.

 If one of these devices was used in your surgery, you could have a case. 

Our hernia mesh injury attorneys can review your situation and walk you through your legal options. We will be direct and honest when advising on the strength of your claim.

What Is the Role of an Attorney in a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

A knowledgeable lawyer can guide you through each stage of the legal process and fight to maximize your recovery. Because you must prove your injuries are directly linked to a defective hernia mesh product, these cases can quickly become complex. An attorney can locate and obtain testimony from expert witnesses that may be required to win. They can also explore whether it makes sense to join an existing mass tort action, such as an ongoing class action lawsuit or multi-district litigation. Doing so allows you to pool resources with other plaintiffs who were similarly injured, saving you time and money. 

Many hernia mesh lawsuits can be settled without going to trial, especially if the product has already been recalled. A lawyer can work to negotiate a fair monetary settlement. If this is not possible, they will prepare for trial and do everything possible to protect your interests – and potentially the interests of similarly-injured plaintiffs – in court. In either scenario, they will work to hold the manufacturer accountable and obtain just compensation that covers all losses.