Like most personal injury claims, hernia mesh settlement values vary and are largely dependent on the specific circumstances of your claim, such as your financial losses and your degree of suffering.
Referring to the condition that develops when an internal organ squeezes through a small hole in the surrounding muscle or tissue, hernias are fairly common. Many hernia repair procedures involve the use of mesh implants, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
These implants are often safe and effective. However, some hernia mesh plants resulted in everything from infections to life-threatening health conditions in patients.
How Hernia Mesh Implants Work
Surgical mesh was designed to serve as an additional support to the weakened connective tissues that cause a hernia. Once implanted, tissue regrows around the implant and the patient generally recovers fairly quickly.
These mesh implants have been a common, accepted surgical repair solution for many decades. However, the FDA notes that some hernia mesh products were to blame for complications in patients, and many of these products were since recalled from the market. Bowel perforation and obstruction were especially common complications from these recalled products, among other issues.
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The Potential for Mesh Implant Complications
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took note of these complications, recalled a number of products, and disclosed these hernia mesh concerns to the public.
Injuries Caused by Complications with Mesh Implants
- Infections and chronic pain
- Implant migration within the body
- Implant adhesion within the body
- Obstruction of the bowels
- Organ and tissue punctures
Some mesh implant repairs require additional surgical procedures. For patients, this means another round of expensive and physically and emotionally draining medical interventions.
If you are facing mesh implant repair procedures caused by a defective mesh implant, you are not alone. Settlement values may cover both your expenses and compensate you for the emotional pain and suffering you are experiencing.
The Average Hernia Mesh Settlement Value
If you have undergone hernia repair surgery, have had a hernia mesh device implanted as part of the surgery, and have suffered complications as a result, you have the right to hold the manufacturer responsible for their actions and seek compensation for your injuries.
The average hernia mesh settlement value may be a major consideration on the minds of many victims of defective implants. While a number of estimation techniques exist, the actual value of each settlement varies from claim to claim and is largely dependent on the specifics surrounding your case.
Generally speaking, victims of defective implants are able to seek compensation for:
- The pain and suffering they have experienced
- All current and future medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Current and future lost wages
- Any reduction in earning capacity
- And more
A personal injury lawyer will be able to review the specifics of your case, reference precedents set in cases similar to yours, and offer a realistic estimate of what to expect from a settlement offer.
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How a Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You Seek Compensation
Pursuing a lawsuit against a negligent medical professional or the maker of a defective medical device can be complex. In order to seek fair compensation for your case, you will need to show that your health condition was directly caused by the defective mesh or a medical professional.
A case for compensation may involve any of the following:
- Demonstrating that you had health complications, using your medical records as evidence
- Gathering expert testimony to help show there was a link between your hernia mesh and your health complications
- Showing that you suffered financial and other losses as a result of your injuries
- Litigating a case
- Understanding how state law may affect your case
- Filing important paperwork and meeting important state deadlines
A lawyer from our firm can take care of all of these details for you.
Keep in mind that you may have a limited time to file a lawsuit if you had complications from your hernia mesh. These deadlines vary by state, according to the American Bar Association (ABA). A lawyer from our firm can tell you more about the specific timeline that may apply to your case.
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Call in the Strong Arm for Your Hernia Mesh Case
Founded in 1988, Loncar Lyon Jenkins represents over 7,000 families every year. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized attention and a relentless dedication to the best outcome for your case. We will travel anywhere within Texas to meet with you if you can’t travel due to your injuries, and your first consultation is always free.
Hernia mesh manufacturers have enormous legal teams dedicated to fighting for their best interest. You deserve to bring the same legal force to the table to fight for the rights of you and your family.
Call (877) 239-4878 to speak with a member of our team for free. From there, we will work with you on a contingency fee basis—meaning you pay nothing unless you receive compensation.