If you have had a hernia mesh implant and are healthy with no symptoms or reason to believe the device is faulty, you should not necessarily be worried about your hernia mesh. Not all hernia mesh is defective.
However, if you are unsure about whether or not your mesh is causing issues or if you are experiencing unexplained symptoms, it might be a good idea to have a medical evaluation.
Signs That Your Device May Be Defective
Common problems associated with defective hernia mesh include potential migration of the device. A hernia mesh can also cause:
- Perforation in organs and other tissue damage
- Chronic pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Bowel obstructions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes that most complications from hernia mesh result from products that are no longer available on the market, however. Many of these mesh products that were known to cause bowel perforation and obstruction have been recalled.
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Seeking a Medical Evaluation
You should not be worried about your hernia mesh unless you are suffering any of these symptoms, as these could be signs that your implant is defective. To determine if you have a defective mesh implanted, it may be wise to have a professional medical evaluation.
The evaluation can provide a definitive explanation for your symptoms, granting you either the peace of mind that your implant is doing well or confirmation that your mesh is harming you. Symptoms can escalate quickly, so seeking treatment for them could even help save your life.
If you are diagnosed with health complications from a defective hernia mesh, you may be eligible to seek compensation that will cover medical costs and even help to compensate you for your suffering. Likewise, any victims who have already received diagnoses resulting from a faulty hernia mesh could also be eligible to seek compensation.
If you have medical documentation of your hernia mesh complications, a lawyer will be able to use this as evidence to build your case.
Legal Time Limits
It is crucial that anyone planning to file a lawsuit for a defective hernia mesh does so before the legal time limit, also known as the statute of limitations. Such a deadline could vary based on the details of your case.
If you are not sure when your time limit did or will begin, a hernia mesh personal injury attorney can help you determine that. They will also be able to provide you with a timeline for filing based on the statute of limitations that applies to your case.
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How an Attorney Can Help
An attorney can also help with many other aspects of your situation as well. If your pain, illness, or injury are the result of a defective device, you are a victim of the mesh’s manufacturer. Victims of faulty medical devices are often able to seek justice for their suffering by filing a lawsuit for compensation from the company responsible for their injury.
There are many steps involved in filing a lawsuit that vary by jurisdiction. The process can take time and present some challenges, however.
If you had a defective hernia mesh implanted, it could be making you ill or leaving you in a lot of pain. You might not have the mental or physical stamina to fight a legal case while you are recovering. An attorney can take the legal work off of your hands so that you can focus on your treatment and recovery.
Filing Your Lawsuit
Your attorney can investigate your case either with you or on your behalf. You can decide for yourself how involved you want to be in the legal process. If you want to be actively involved, we will make sure you are. However, if you would rather leave your case solely in our hands, you can do that, too.
The first step in building your case will be the investigation. Investigating your case will consist of:
- Compiling the necessary medical documents
- Ordering assessments
- Speaking to experts
- Interviewing relevant parties to the lawsuit
- Preparing your case for trial
Not all personal injury cases end up going to trial. But at Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we begin each case as though it will. In the event that an insurance company will not negotiate a fair settlement and we have to take the case to trial, we will be prepared.
Let Loncar Lyon Jenkins help you pursue the justice you deserve today. You can call in the Strong Arm at (800) 777-7777. We work on a contingency basis, so if you do not get paid, we do not either.