Hernia repair surgery with mesh implants was designed to treat the pain and discomfort of patients diagnosed with hernias. However, if you or someone you love had mesh implantation surgery and the mesh used in your procedure was later recalled, you could have the basis of a product liability lawsuit. An Arlington Personal Injury Lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins will review your case and explain your financial recovery options.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we are passionate about helping clients harmed by defective medical devices, including hernia mesh implants. While you focus on your physical recovery from your medical procedure, our law firm will build your case, gather required evidence, and negotiate with the manufacturer and their insurance company. We will also take your case to court without hesitation if a settlement cannot be agreed upon to keep fighting for the best possible outcome for you.
What You Need to Know About Hernia Mesh Implantation
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) research defines a hernia as a weak spot or hole in your muscles and tissues that allows small sections of your internal organs or intestines to poke through.
It can be hidden or visible, or its visibility can increase with specific movements. A hernia can occur as more than one type, including:
- Inguinal hernias that occur in the patient’s inner groin
- Femoral hernias that occur in the patient’s outer groin
- Incisional hernias that occur in the patient’s abdomen where scarring is present
- Ventral hernias that occur in the patient’s unscarred abdomen
- Umbilical hernias that occur in the patient’s navel
- Hiatal hernias that occur in the patient’s stomach or diaphragm
The type of hernia you have will determine your treatment plan. Each of these hernias might be treated with mesh. If yours was, our law firm could help you recover compensation for any resulting complications.
Understanding the Damage Caused by Some Hernia Mesh Implants
FDA research has led to many types of hernia mesh products being recalled. In other cases, the manufacturers of these medical products have issued voluntary hernia mesh recalls.
Recalls affect the following hernia mesh manufacturers:
- Bard Davol
- Johnson & Johnson
- W.L. Gore & Associates
If you are or have experienced problems since your mesh implantation surgery, our law firm can help. For example, if you are uncertain which company manufactured the mesh used in your surgical procedure, our team will find out for you. We will read and review your healthcare records and consult medical experts to make a determination and inform you of your ability to seek compensation for your hernia mesh injury.
Product Liability and Hernia Mesh Claims
Product liability is a legal term that holds manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public responsible for the injuries or damages those products may cause.
Product liability can be based on negligence, breach of warranty, or strict liability. Strict liability means that the defendants can be held liable regardless of their intent or knowledge of the defect as long as those who were injured can prove that the product was defective, that the defect caused the injury, and that the product was used as intended.
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Injured Patients in Arlington Are Filing Hernia Mesh Claims and Lawsuits
If you were injured after a defective hernia mesh product procedure, you could be entitled to file a product liability insurance claim or lawsuit. By doing so, you join others in holding manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by their products.
Hernia mesh recalls were issued, and lawsuits are still being filed in response to the following severe complications:
- Chronic pain
- Dangerous infections
- Hernia reoccurrences
- Mesh adhesion
- Complex obstruction
- Bowel perforation
- Bowel obstruction
These or any complications can mean you experience uncomfortable or distressing symptoms or recurrences of the symptoms of your original hernia. It can also mean you will undergo additional surgeries and ongoing medical care, and changes to your health care routine.
Our law firm will help you document the results of your hernia mesh complications. We will also fight to ensure you are favorably compensated by the appropriate manufacturer.
Our hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys will do more than prove your right to recover damages — we will document it in a robust case file and fight for the best possible outcome of your case.
Compensation Available in Hernia Mesh Cases
A hernia mesh that fails due to a defective product could mean you were or may be subjected to revision surgery, removal surgery, or a host of unpleasant symptoms and complications. These consequences can change your life in the short term and lead to costly financial implications in the long term.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we are committed to helping you pursue financial compensation from the company that manufactured your hernia mesh implant.
Damages we help you recover can include:
- Ongoing medical expenses, including surgeries, medications, and treatment-related travel costs
- Ongoing income loss for the time your treatment plan and recovery time prevent you from returning to work
- Ongoing physical and emotional pain and suffering from the discomfort and trauma of coping with your current healthcare situation
We also ensure you can recover compensation for your loss of enjoyment of life due to the toll your injuries take on you. When our hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer serving injured clients in Arlington represents you, we ensure your case receives an accurate evaluation.
Do Not Delay Your Pursuit of Monetary Damages
The time you have to pursue the at-fault manufacturer is limited by Texas law. In Arlington, you are generally entitled to up to two years to file your product liability lawsuit, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
If your lawsuit is not filed on time, you could inadvertently forfeit the ability to file it. Even if you file late, the negligent manufacturer will request — and is likely to receive — its immediate dismissal. This means your request will not be heard at all, and you could be left with no legal avenue that compels the hernia mesh manufacturer to compensate you.
Having a lawyer to file all the necessary paperwork and keep track of the deadlines will ensure that you will meet the statute of limitations and not miss out on any compensation you are entitled to. When you hire our firm, we ensure compliance with the filing deadline and safeguard your right to take your case to court. You can focus on healing from your injuries while we handle all the legal matters in your case.
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Contact Us to Discuss Your Claim with an Arlington Hernia Mesh Attorney Today
Patients and their families who received hernia mesh implants to improve their health can recover compensation for the damage caused by the product. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer represents injured clients in Arlington. If this includes you or a family member, you could join others to pursue financial recovery.
Contact one of our team members to get a review of your case today. Your initial consultation is free.