Hernia Mesh Lawyers – Las Vegas, NV
Our experienced hernia mesh attorneys can help you win your hernia mesh injury lawsuit.
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A hernia is a medical condition that occurs when an organ gets through the tissue or muscle that holds it in place. This condition is quite common, and it is corrected with a hernia mesh implant that contains the organ by strengthening the damaged muscle or tissue. In many cases, the surgery to implant a hernia mesh is successful.
However, there is a risk with this type of surgery as defective meshes or improper implantation can lead to a range of complications and injuries. The prevalence of complications and injuries following hernia surgeries has led to many manufacturers issuing recalls for their hernia meshes. People who have had a hernia mesh implant and have experienced injuries or complications as a result can file a hernia mesh lawsuit and get compensation.
At Good Law Group, we can represent those who have experienced complications or injuries and want to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. Our attorneys are experienced with hernia mesh cases and we can help you file the lawsuit as well as represent you through the process. We will work diligently to get the compensation you deserve, and you will not pay a fee for our services unless we get a settlement.
If you want to file a hernia mesh lawsuit in Las Vegas, NV, contact our attorneys at Good Law Group. We have been representing people in their hernia mesh lawsuits for over 30 years. We are available at (702) 454-0011 in the Las Vegas, NV area.
When to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Around 1 million people experience hernias each year and have surgery in which a hernia mesh is implanted. Hernia mesh implants are successful in most cases, but one-third of people who have this surgery suffer from pain, injuries, and other complications. The mesh is usually to blame for injuries and complications.
By law, manufacturers of hernia mesh implants must disclose any known issues or defects with their products. This law is not always followed as manufacturers will still market and sell their hernia mesh products without disclosing known risks. Hernia mesh lawsuits are often filed on the basis that manufacturers failed to disclose possible defects or hazards with their products.
If you believe you are suffering pain or complications from a hernia mesh surgery, you need to act fast to file a lawsuit. In the state of Nevada, the statute of limitations for hernia mesh lawsuits is 4 years from the date of the injury. If you do not file your lawsuit within this 4-year period, your case will not be heard in court.
Call our attorneys at Good Law Group as soon as you begin to experience pain or complications that you believe are connected to your hernia surgery.
Injuries and Complications from Hernia Mesh Implants
Those who have received defective hernia mesh implants or have had them implanted improperly can experience a range of complications including pain, organ damage, and cancer. Injuries and complications related to hernia mesh implants are typically caused by one of the following:
- Infection: Infections are a common occurrence with hernia mesh implants, and this can happen if a contaminated mesh is implanted or if the mesh becomes contaminated after the surgery. You will most likely need to have the mesh removed if an infection occurs.
- Mesh migration: Hernia mesh implants are supposed to hold damaged tissue and muscle together, but they will sometimes shrink or migrate. When this happens, the mesh can damage internal organs or block intestines which can lead to much more serious issues.
- Mesh erosion: Hernia mesh erosion is possible if the mesh is made from cheap materials. Erosion can cause serious pain and cause the hernia to return.
Those who have had hernia mesh surgery are at risk for the following injuries and complications:
- Adhesion: When the hernia mesh sticks to the wrong internal tissues, it can cause pain and complications. This may happen with coated meshes.
- Erosion: If the mesh erodes, it can lead to many complications including infections, pain, fever, intestinal blockages nausea, and organ damage.
- Abdominal pain: Pain, infection, nerve damage, and bowel obstruction can occur if the mesh adheres to the abdominal wall.
- Bowel obstruction: Migration of the mesh to the bowels can cause diarrhea or constipation.
- Infections: Infections caused by defective hernia meshes include headaches, sweating, and fever. Sepsis may occur in severe cases.
- Perforation of organs and tissues: If a mesh migrates or erodes, it can cause damage to your internal organs and tissues. If this affects your bowels, this can lead to the removal of your bowels and the need for a colostomy.
- Chronic pain: Infections and mesh migrations can cause chronic pain that can be felt throughout the body in connective tissue and joints.
- Recurrence of hernia: Any problems with the hernia mesh are likely to cause the hernia to reoccur which will require another surgery.
- Groin or testicular pain: Migrating meshes can cause groin or testicular pain. Damage to the spermatic cord can even lead to removal of the testicles.
- Cancer: Cancer may develop as a result of failed hernia meshes.
- Other complications: The complications from failed hernia meshes will vary from person to person and may include liver problems, renal failure, dental issues, rash, neurological changes, dyspareunia (painful sex), sexual dysfunction, and autoimmune disorders.
You can name the following types of damages in your hernia mesh lawsuit:
- Economic damages: Economic damages may cover wage loss, loss of earning capacity, and medical bills.
- Non-economic damages: Non-economic damages may include emotional distress, mental anguish, pain, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment.
- Punitive damages: Lawsuits that name punitive damages are seeking to punish the manufacturer of the hernia mesh. This is named in rare cases.
Filing a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you are suffering from any of the above-mentioned injuries or complications after a hernia mesh surgery, contact our attorneys at Good Law Group. We will work with you to understand the details of your specific case and determine which of the following should be the grounds for your hernia mesh lawsuit:
- Defective design: You can hold the manufacturer of the hernia mesh liable if the mesh has design flaws that can cause complications but was implanted correctly. If the mesh is made from defective materials like polypropylene which deteriorates inside the body, you can sue for defective design.
- Manufacturing defect: You can hold the manufacturer liable if a mesh that left their factory with defects caused you pain or complications.
- Failure to warn/ improper labeling: A manufacturer needs to disclose all possible risks so that both the doctor and patient are aware of the risks for complications before the surgery. Failure to disclose the risks and how they can be avoided can make the manufacturer liable.
- Medical malpractice: You can sue for medical malpractice if the wrong type or size of mesh is implanted or if the mesh is not implanted properly. To win a medical malpractice suit, we must prove that the surgeon responsible failed to meet professional standards in their duty of care which led to your injuries or complications.
Hernia Mesh Recalls
There have been many hernia mesh products recalled because of the injuries and complications they have caused. If you notice that your specific hernia mesh has been recalled, call your doctor right away to determine your next steps. The mesh may need to be repaired or removed. Once you have talked to your doctor, call Good Law Group to talk to our attorneys about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit. Even if your mesh was recalled, you can still file a lawsuit and hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries or complications.
You can look up hernia mesh recall notices by searching for the manufacturer to see if your mesh has been recalled.
What to Expect from a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you have received a hernia mesh implant and have suffered injuries or complications without being made aware of the potential risks, you have a right to file a lawsuit for financial compensation. You may be awarded financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages that covers past and future expenses.
You can sue for financial compensation to cover the following:
- Lost wages
- Surgery costs
- Hospitalization costs
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduce earning capacity
- Nursing care
Call Good Law Group to Learn More About Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
If you have received a hernia mesh implant and have suffered from chronic pain or other complications, call Good Law Group to talk to our attorneys. We will form a plan of action based on your specific case and fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will assist in filing your lawsuit and represent you in court.
With many years of experience dealing with hernia mesh lawsuits, you can trust us to provide valuable legal advice and work diligently to get your settlement. You can reach us at (702) 454-0011 if you plan to file a hernia mesh lawsuit in the Las Vegas, NV area. If we do not secure financial compensation, you will not pay.