After Surgery, Thousands Suffer Hernia Mesh Problems Years Later

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Hernia mesh can address many health problems. It can also create new ones. Every year, hundreds of thousands of patients are developing hernia mesh problems years later after the implant and must undergo intensive surgery to remove the mesh.

Victims suffering from hernia mesh side effects can file a claim against the manufacturer to help compensate for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.

Wayne Parsons is a personal injury attorney with Wayne Parsons Law Office in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He can help people suffering from painful hernia mesh symptoms.

Contact him directly by calling 808-201-2277 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you owe no fees unless your case ends in your favor.

What is hernia mesh, and how is it used?

It is a mesh that’s used to surgically repair parts of the body that may be weak or injured. It can repair an opening that is causing leakage. This type of medical technology has been used for a long time.

What complications can occur with hernia mesh?

The complications occur with the meshes that are made with polypropylene. This type of mess could move inside, puncturing and folding into various internal organs. The design and materials used in these meshes created a dangerous risk. Now every year, 800,000 people are getting the mesh removed.

Who is most at risk for painful hernia mesh side effects?

No type of person is more at risk of a hernia mesh injury than another. Rather, the design of the mesh and where it is implanted are the most important risks to consider.

Do the companies who make hernia mesh know about the dangers?

Yes. Injured patients have filed several complaints, so the manufacturers know that their products have a potential to cause harm. In many cases, the manufacturers have fast-tracked production of hernia mesh without performing a full array of safety tests. They would skip out on the follow-up studies, or cut corners when performing the studies. This means there is a large volume of people who may have a defective surgical mesh implanted in their bodies. The companies continue to market and sell these mesh implants.

When are you qualified to file a hernia mesh lawsuit?

You can seek legal action if you are suffering painful symptoms related to the implant. This can include pain, infection, or swelling. If your hernia mesh is causing problems, you will be able to tell. The mesh may have adhered to an organ, or caused a fistula.

What should you do if you are suffering from hernia mesh complications?

Contact an attorney immediately. Find one who has experience handling defective medical device claims. The attorney will review your medical documents to determine if you have a case. They will likely suggest that you go to your doctor and ask what you should do to stop the painful symptoms.

If the doctor recommends removing the mesh, it is very important that they preserve the mesh. This will be a crucial piece of evidence later on if it turns out that the mesh was causing problems.

Why file a hernia mesh lawsuit? What can it compensate for?

Anyone injured by a defective product is entitled to be compensated by the harm brought to them. This can include medical expenses, specifically the cost of the surgery to remove the mesh, along with:

  • Lost wages if you had to take time off of work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Changes in your lifestyle to function as you normally would

The lawyer will help assess exactly what your damages are and the type of compensation you could receive.

Are patients still receiving implants of the allegedly defective hernia mesh?

Attorney Parsons is still seeing hernia mesh cases. Sometimes it takes a long time from the date of the actual implant for problems to start appearing. It could be years after surgery before the patient realizes that something has gone wrong.

Is there a deadline for filing a claim?

There are some time limits that need to be observed. If the patient waits too long after getting the implant removed to contact an attorney, they may have missed their window of opportunity. This is why it’s best to contact an attorney as soon as you start having symptoms to learn more about your options.

How much does it cost to consult an attorney about this?

Most personal injury attorneys will offer free consultations to anyone wondering about their options following a hernia mesh injury. Some attorneys can even help you find a medical provider that will provide a free examination to help with the case.

There is no charge for the consult, and there are no upfront attorney fees. In fact, the patient would owe zero out of pocket fees. The attorney only gets paid if the case results in a successful verdict or settlement.

What would you tell someone who is considering getting an implant?

If your doctor is suggesting that you get a hernia mesh implant, ask them about their experience with them. Find out if its a new type of material, or if there have been complications in the past. Get the name of the material or model, and perform a search online to find out if anyone else has had problems with it.

It’s important to remember that not all types of hernia mesh are bad or dangerous. Many models have a much better track record.

Can hernia mesh cause life-threatening consequences?

They can be life-threatening depending on where the mesh was implanted. Most frequently, it causes severe pain, pain so severe that it interrupts the patient’s life. If it is not life-threatening, it could be life-altering.

Is the surgery to remove the mesh safe?

It depends on the situation. In some cases, the doctors cannot remove the mesh based on where it is, especially if it is entangled in vital organs. In these situations, removing the mesh could be a life-threatening operation.

To learn more, contact Wayne Parsons directly by calling 808-201-2277 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you owe no fees unless your case ends in your favor.

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