Hernia Mesh Lawyers in Jackson, MS
Complications Caused by Defective Surgical Mesh
Do you have questions regarding hernia mesh complications? Thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed by people just like you who were injured by defective hernia mesh patches and plugs. If you were injured after a hernia repair in which your doctor used surgical mesh, you might be owed significant compensation. Mesh devices that fail can cause pain, infection, and other lasting harm.
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, our Jackson hernia mesh lawyers may be able to help you pursue justice if you suffered complications caused by defective surgical mesh. Mesh manufacturers are responsible for warning doctors and patients about the potential harm of their products. When they fail in this duty and you are injured as a result, it is vital to hold them accountable for their negligence. Many other victims have already filed claims, so if you think you have a case, don’t wait to contact our firm.
Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Depending on the situation, you may be better off filing an individual lawsuit as opposed to joining a class action. This could give you a better chance of recovering more compensation for your injuries, based on the specific losses and harm you have suffered. When you come to our firm to discuss your case, we will be honest in our assessment of the situation as we offer our guidance.
What Is a Hernia?
Hernias occur when an organ, intestines, or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or weak spot in a muscle. Hernias can be caused by anything that increases abdominal pressure, including obesity, weightlifting, constipation, or pregnancy.
There are different types of hernias:
- Inguinal: inner groin
- Femoral: upper thigh or outer groin
- Incisional: surgical incision or scar in the abdomen
- Ventral: abdominal wall
- Umbilical: belly button
- Hiatal: inside the abdomen on the diaphragm
What Is Hernia Mesh?
Mesh devices are alternatives for stitches. Hernia mesh can be used to repair incisional, ventral, and inguinal hernias. When the stomach muscles cannot handle surgery or stitches, a mesh can be used to hold everything in place by being placed between the intestines and the stomach lining.
The Dangers of Hernia Mesh
Unfortunately, the materials used in hernia mesh are not always safe for use inside the body. Our Jackson hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys have extensive practice handling defective medical device claims and are experienced in dealing with defective medical device cases.
With a population of nearly three million people, it is no surprise that so many Mississippi residents have come forward reporting adverse effects after hernia mesh surgery. Every year, there are over 100,000 surgical mesh implant procedures. Out of those performed procedures, thousands of complications and adverse events have been reported to the FDA.
Hernia mesh complications may include:
- Joint pain
- Stomach (abdominal) pain
- Neurological changes
- Adhesions, usually from coated mesh devices
- Dyspareunia (painful sex)
- Bowel obstruction
- Issues with the liver
- Migration of the mesh
- Renal failure
- Bunching of the mesh
Patients may have to endure additional surgery to correct these side effects and remove the device. Worse, according to some recent studies, the manufacturers of these devices either knew or should have known about these risks.
The most serious complications or adverse events occurring after hernia mesh surgery can range from painful to life-threatening and may require revision surgery. However, before considering any surgical procedure or starting any new treatments, it is vital that you speak with your doctor. Together, you and your doctor can explore the best options for you and your specific medical needs.
Do I Qualify for a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Hernia mesh claims are relatively common, as many doctors used them without being made aware of the risks. The best way to discover whether or not you have a valid lawsuit is to contact a lawyer who has experience with these cases.
Our Jackson hernia mesh injury lawyers are currently looking into claims involving:
- Covidien (Tyco)
- Johnson and Johnson
Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit in Mississippi
If you or a loved one has suffered due to complications arising from any hernia mesh product, you may be entitled to compensation. At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we have experienced attorneys to help you throughout this complicated process. You can rest assured that we will put your needs first as we fight for fair compensation for your medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost earnings, and more.
Contact us today to find out how we can help with your claim.