Layton Hernia Mesh Attorney
Medical devices like hernia mesh might keep patients from suffering recurring problems, but not all work as intended. There are hundreds of thousands of hernia meshes implanted in patients throughout the United States each year, but these devices can cause more harm than good. Hernia mesh can lead to a variety of health and safety issues for patients. If you or a loved one suffered harm after implantation of hernia mesh, you may have legal grounds for a claim that will compensate for your economic and non-economic damages. Contact Feller Wendt, LLC and schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Layton hernia mesh attorney.
What Is Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a medical device that a surgeon may use to repair an abdominal or inguinal (groin) hernia. This condition occurs when the intestines bulge through a weak spot in a person’s abdominal wall, groin, or other area. Many surgeons choose to use a sheet of flexible mesh to patch a hernia in lieu of stitches since this can decrease the risk of recurrence. Hernia repairs are one of the most common procedures in the United States, with some 1 million procedures performed in operating rooms each year.
Unfortunately, these medical devices do not always lead to the miraculous outcomes that the medical device company claims. The Food and Drug Administration collects reports from consumers and doctors regarding complications from hernia mesh. Some of the most common include:
- Acute or chronic pain at the site of the hernia repair
- Infection following hernia mesh implantation
- Recurrence of hernia
- Adhesion, which is the development of thick scar tissue binding two types of tissue together
- Intestinal obstruction
- Fluid buildup at the surgery site, a condition called Seroma
- A perforation, or hole in the organs or tissue, which can prove fatal
- Development of connections between intestines or organs (fistula)
- Mesh shrinkage, which leads to possible hernia recurrence
- Migration, which requires additional retrieval surgery
The FDA notes that many hernia meshes with serious side effects already have recalls. If you suffered serious side effects from any hernia mesh, however, you may be able to file a claim and be compensated for damages. Speak with a Layton injury lawyer to learn more.
Elements of a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Hernia mesh cases fall in the realm of product liability law. In order to collect compensation for damages in a product liability case, the following must apply:
- You suffered injuries or damages. A defective medical device attorney will use your medical records to illustrate the extent of injuries, pain, and suffering.
- The product did not work as intended or was defective.
- The defect led to your injuries.
Product liability claims involve the legal concept of strict liability. This means you and your Layton hernia mesh attorney do not have to prove that a company committed negligence when constructing the mesh. You only need to show that the defective product led to your damages, and the company will be “strictly liable” for any damages you incurred.
Damages Available in a Hernia Mesh Case
Product liability claims compensate for both economic and general damages caused by hernia mesh. Your claim may include compensation for:
- Medical bills, including the cost of future medical care
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation costs
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss in life quality
Feller & Wendt, LLC | Your Layton Hernia Mesh Lawyers
Hernia mesh cases can be complex and often involve mass tort actions. The attorneys at Feller Wendt, LLC will determine the parties responsible for your injuries and demand fair compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. If you or a loved one suffered harm resulting from hernia mesh, contact us and schedule your free initial consultation today. We offer our legal services on a contingency-fee basis, so you won’t owe any attorney’s fees unless we obtain a settlement or court judgment on your behalf.