You may be able to seek several kinds of compensation if you file a hernia mesh lawsuit, including compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and other losses.
The amount of compensation you may be awarded will be based on a number of different things as a result of having the hernia mesh implanted during your hernia repair surgery, including:
- The types of medical complications you suffered
- How these complications impacted your life
- What losses you experienced
Damages You Could Pursue with a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you are eligible to seek compensation, you would be awarded this compensation in the form of damages. Damages refers to the financial relief awarded to you for your losses.
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Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a type of non-economic damages that is awarded to many who suffered injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligent or careless behavior. If the hernia device manufacturer is found to be liable for causing you to experience adverse effects, you may be awarded compensation for your pain and suffering.
This might be due to the fact that the mesh was defective or contained a harmful material that caused you health complications
Pain and suffering refers to the pain you experienced as a result of the hernia mesh implant and its complications. It includes either mental suffering or physical pain. For example, if you had to undergo a second procedure to repair the damage the hernia mesh caused, this may have been painful.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), a hernia mesh implant can lead to an obstruction of your small or large intestine. This is another form of pain and discomfort that could fall under the category of pain and suffering.
The pain that you experienced is something you can seek compensation for.
Medical expenses are a type of economic damages you may be awarded if you are looking to recover compensation for what you spent (and will spend) on medical care. This includes:
- Visits to the doctor or hospital
- Medical tests
- And more
Because many individuals don’t know that it is their hernia mesh that is causing them to suffer, they may have to undergo various tests and treatments before their physician discovers their mesh is causing the problems.
Unfortunately, all of this treatment can be costly and may have landed you in a bad financial situation. Fortunately, if you can prove the medical device manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to recover what you spent on medical care—and what you anticipate you may have to spend in the future.
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Hernia mesh complications have led to patients suffering from a number of different issues, including:
- The development of fistulas
- Mesh migration
- Hernia recurrence
- And more
All of these issues carry potential side effects, some of which might have interfered with your ability to work. For instance, Mayo Clinic notes that an obstruction of the large or small intestine could cause you to experience abdominal pain, vomiting, abdominal swelling, constipation, and other symptoms. All of these symptoms may make it difficult for you to work.
If your hernia mesh issues have led to you having to cut back on hours or find a less strenuous job that pays less, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the wages you would have earned had you not experienced the complications.
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When an individual is experiencing constant pain or cannot find a solution to their medical problems, it can cause them to feel down—and even depressed. Having to undergo various medical treatments or even surgery can take a toll on a person’s mind and body. With that said, if your hernia mesh complications caused you to experience anxiety or depression, this could be included in the value of your case.
In addition to these damages, you may be able to seek several kinds of compensation when you file a hernia mesh lawsuit, including:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Transportation costs
- Medical devices
Call in the Strong Arm if Your Hernia Mesh Caused You More Harm than Good
Hernia meshes are meant to repair a hernia, not cause a patient to suffer from other medical conditions that put their life and health at risk. If you suffered an adverse effect from the hernia mesh you had implanted, you can contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (800) 777-7777 to find out if you have the grounds to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will help you understand your legal rights and fight for a fair outcome.
Keep in mind you may have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in Texas, according to the statute of limitations that applies to your case. To learn more about our firm and how we can help you start your hernia mesh lawsuit, contact us today.