Hernias do not repair themselves. The only way to fix them, and to avoid potentially serious consequences, is surgery. In order to repair the damage and prevent a hernia from reoccurring, surgeons will often use a mesh inside of a person’s body. These implantable mesh devices are the most recommended method of surgical hernia repair.
However, we know that defective hernia mesh implants can cause serious patient complications and side effects. This can lead to severe patient pain and suffering. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, we want to help you if you have been the victim of a faulty hernia mesh implant. You can count on our qualified and experienced team to help you get the compensation you deserve when you need a hernia mesh lawsuit attorney.
Side Effects And Complications
Going through hernia surgery is hard enough without having to worry about unexpected complications. These are some of the common injuries from hernia mesh implants:
- Severe and chronic abdominal pain
- Bowel obstructions
- Mesh failure
- Perforation of organs and internal tissue
- Recurrence of hernia after surgery
As of this writing, the following manufacturers of hernia mesh implants have faced lawsuits due to faulty products:
- Atrium Medical Corporation
- R. Bard
- Gore Medical
- Genzyme Corporation
Do You Have A Claim?
When we discuss whether or not a person has a claim, we look at four elements. These are:
- Were you owed a duty of care by a healthcare provider or device manufacturer?
- Was that duty of care breached due to an action or inaction?
- Did you sustain injuries due to the breach of duty of care?
- Are your injuries quantifiable in terms of money?
It is imperative that you seek assistance from a qualified and experienced mass torts attorney in order to properly make decisions regarding your case. The manufacturers of hernia mesh devices have a duty of care owed to consumers. You should be able to count on having a safe product that works the way it is intended to work.
Can Doctors Or Surgeons Be Held Responsible?
In some cases, the fault may not lie with the hernia mesh implant manufacturer. A doctor or surgeon may be to blame for the problem. If the mesh is not inserted properly or if a mistake is made during the operation, they may be liable for any injuries that occur as a result.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one have experienced complications following a hernia surgery due to a hernia mesh implant, you may need to seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, you can count on us to investigate your case and work diligently to secure any compensation you are owed. This can include coverage for:
- Your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages against the manufacturer