Surgical Mesh Lawsuit

A hernia occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weak spot in the muscle or surrounding tissue. While hernias may not require immediate treatment, they will typically require surgery at some point. One of the most common surgical remedies is the implantation of surgical mesh to reinforce the location of the hernia and prevent the hernia from recurring. Unfortunately, many patients have suffered complications and harmful side effects as a result of these meshes. If you have experienced health problems as a result of a surgical mesh implant, contact Babiarz Law Firm, PA, to discuss your options. 

You May Have a Legal Claim for Compensation

As of 2024, well over 20,000 lawsuits have been filed due to harm suffered from surgical mesh. Some of the companies that have been named in these lawsuits include the following: 

  • Atrium
  • Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson
  • Covidien, owned by Medtronic
  • C.R. Bard and Davol, Inc., a subsidiary of Becton, Dickinson and Company

You may be able to pursue a surgical mesh lawsuit if you meet the following criteria: 

  1. You had hernia surgery any time after January 1, 2006, and 
  2. You suffered medical complications that required or will require corrective surgery.

If you meet these criteria, we recommend contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. 

Surgical Mesh Can Cause Considerable Harm

Some of the complications that people experience as a result of surgical mesh include the following: 

  • Bowel obstructions
  • Chronic pain
  • Swelling, tenderness, or accumulation of fluid in the area of the hernia
  • Infection
  • Migration of the mesh to another part of the body
  • Fistulas
  • Adhesion of the mesh to other tissues or organs
  • A burning sensation caused by pinched nerves
  • Organ or tissue perforation caused by migration of the mesh
  • Recurrence of the hernia due to failure of the mesh

If you are experiencing or have experienced any of these complications, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can assess your case and explain your options. 

Can Hernia Mesh Manufacturers and Distributors Be Held Accountable? 

The companies who manufacture, distribute, and sell surgical mesh will claim that they were unaware that their products were dangerous. Even if that is true, the reality is that they can still be held liable for the harm their products cause. You do not need to prove that they were negligent in any way or that they knew their surgical mesh was dangerous. All you need to prove is that you suffered harmful complications as a result of the surgical mesh used in your hernia surgery. 

This does not mean that your case will be easy or straightforward. The pharmaceutical companies have invested millions of dollars in defending against claims. To get the compensation you deserve, you will need to work with a skilled personal injury attorney who knows how to handle these claims. 

Injured by Surgical Mesh? Contact Babiarz Law Firm, PA Today

We know how to hold hernia mesh manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by their surgical mesh products. Call us today at 352-205-7599 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help.

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