Hernia Mesh Lawyers – Chicago, IL
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A hernia is a medical condition in which an internal organ manages to break through the muscle or tissue that is supposed to hold it in place. Hernias are fixed with a surgically implanted mesh that adheres to the damaged muscle or tissue and holds it together to contain the organ. Most hernia surgeries involving a hernia mesh are successful, but there are a significant number that are not.
Unsuccessful hernia mesh surgeries are usually due to a defective mesh but could also be caused by improper implantation. When a hernia mesh is defective, it can cause injuries and a range of complications after the surgery. These issues are so prevalent with hernia mesh surgeries that many manufacturers of hernia meshes have issued recalls for their products. Those who had a hernia implanted and experienced pain or complications as a result can file a hernia mesh lawsuit to get financial compensation.
At Good Law Group, our experienced attorneys can provide representation for those filing a hernia mesh lawsuit in Chicago, IL. We can help ensure that the lawsuit is properly filed, and we will represent you throughout the process to fight for your compensation. If our attorneys do not get a financial settlement, you will not have to pay a fee.
Those who want to file a hernia mesh lawsuit in Chicago, IL can call our attorneys at Good Law Group. We have more than 30 years of collective experience working with hernia mesh cases and we will be aggressive in getting the compensation you deserve. You can reach us at our Chicago office by calling (312) 629-1212.
When to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
There are an estimated 1 million Americans who experience a hernia each year. This makes hernia mesh surgeries quite common. However, about one-third of hernia mesh surgeries are unsuccessful and result in injuries and many other complications. A defective mesh is usually the cause of the complications and injuries.
By law, hernia mesh manufacturers must disclose all known potential problems and defects with their products. However, this does not always happen, and manufacturers end up shipping out their products without fully disclosing known risks. Many hernia mesh lawsuits are filed on the grounds of failure to disclose known issues.
It is important to call an attorney right away if you believe you are having pain or complications from a hernia mesh surgery. In the state of Illinois, the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit for product liability is 2 years starting from the date the product was acquired. You need to file your lawsuit within this 2-year period for your case to proceed.
Make sure you call our hernia mesh attorneys at Good Law Group as soon as you notice an injury or complication after a having hernia mesh surgery.
Injuries and Complications from Hernia Mesh Implants
Defective hernia mesh implants can cause a range of complications and injuries including chronic pain, damage to internal organs, and even the development of cancer. One of the following issues is usually to blame for injuries and complications:
- Infection: Infections may occur if a mesh becomes contaminated after being implanted or if it was contaminated before the surgery. Infected meshes usually must be removed.
- Mesh migration: A hernia mesh is supposed to adhere to the damaged muscle or tissue to hold it in place. However, the mesh can shrink or migrate to another part of the body and cause damage to internal organs.
- Mesh erosion: Mesh erosion may occur if the mesh is made of inferior materials which can lead to pain and other complications. The hernia may also reoccur when a mesh erodes.
A hernia mesh surgery may result in the following injuries and complications:
- Adhesion: If a hernia mesh adheres to the wrong muscle or tissue, this can cause pain and other issues. This is more likely to happen with coated meshes.
- Erosion: If a hernia mesh erodes inside the body, it can cause pain, nausea, fever, infections, intestinal blockage, organ damage, and more.
- Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain can result if the mesh adheres to the abdominal wall, as well as nerve damage, infection, and bowel obstruction.
- Bowel obstruction: Migrating meshes can end up within the bowels and cause a dangerous bowel obstruction.
- Infections: Infections from defective hernia meshes may cause sweating, fever, headaches, and even sepsis in severe cases.
- Perforation of organs and tissues: An eroding or migrating mesh can damage internal organs and tissues. Excessive damage to the bowels can result in removal and a colostomy.
- Chronic pain: Infections, migrations, and erosions can cause chronic pain in the connective tissues and joints throughout the body.
- Recurrence of hernia: Problems with the hernia mesh are likely to cause your hernia to recur.
- Groin or testicular pain: If a hernia mesh migrates to the groin, it can cause groin or testicular pain and damage to the spermatic cord. The testicles may have to be removed if the spermatic cord is heavily damaged.
- Cancer: Cancer may develop in extreme cases involving hernia mesh injuries or complications.
- Other complications: There are many additional injuries and complications you may experience from a hernia mesh surgery including liver problems, renal failure, rash, dental issues, autoimmune disorders, neurological changes, dyspareunia (painful sex), and sexual dysfunction.
You can name the following damages in your hernia mesh lawsuit:
- Economic damages: You can name economic damages in your lawsuit such as medical expenses, wage loss, and loss of earning capacity.
- Non-economic damages: Non-economic damages that can be named in your suit include emotional distress, pain, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and mental anguish.
- Punitive damages: Punitive damages seek to punish the manufacturer and they are named in rare cases.
Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you begin experiencing pain and complications after a hernia mesh surgery, make sure you contact our attorneys at Good Law Group immediately to discuss a hernia mesh lawsuit. We will consult with you to learn the facts of your case and determine the proper grounds for your lawsuit.
Your hernia mesh lawsuit can be filed on one of the following grounds:
- Defective design: If the hernia mesh was implanted correctly and the design is defective, you can file a lawsuit for defective design. Hernia meshes made from polypropylene can be included within these lawsuits.
- Manufacturing defect: You can hold the manufacturer liable if the mesh left the manufacturer with a defect that led to pain or complications.
- Failure to warn/ improper labeling: You can also hold a manufacturer liable if they did not properly warn patients and doctors of the potential risks of their products.
- Medical malpractice: You can name medical malpractice in your lawsuit if the mesh was not implanted correctly or if the wrong size or material mesh was used. In these cases, we must show that your injuries or complications were the result of the surgeon not meeting their professional standards in their duty to provide care.
Hernia Mesh Recalls
There have been many hernia mesh recalls due to injuries and complications they have caused in those who have received them. You should look to see if your specific hernia mesh has been recalled and if so, call your doctor. You should contact the attorneys of Good Law Group next to talk about your next steps in filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. Even if your hernia mesh has been recalled, you have the right to file a lawsuit.
You can check on the recall status of your hernia mesh by searching for recalls from the manufacturer.
What to Expect from a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you have suffered injuries or complications from a hernia mesh surgery and you were not aware of the possible risks, you have the right to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. Your lawsuit may seek financial compensation for past and future expenses for economic and non-economic damages.
You can seek financial compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Costs for hospitalization and surgery
- Nursing care
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit with Good Law Group
If you want to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for injuries and complications suffered after a hernia mesh surgery, talk to our attorneys at Good Law Group. We will work with you to review the specifics of your case and file your lawsuit. Our attorneys will represent you every step of the way to help secure your financial compensation.
You can reach Good Law Group by calling (312) 629-1212 and set up a case evaluation for your hernia mesh lawsuit in Chicago, IL. Unless you get a financial settlement, you will not have to pay fees.