Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: Can I File a Claim?

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Attorney Merrida Coxwell | 888-592-5505 | Free Consult

“The mesh might adhere to their internal organs, the mesh might curl up, it might curl in pieces, it might separate. It will start causing bowel obstruction. There are some injuries that are so severe and so painful that the individuals know pretty quick. There are others that might be the cause of an infection, where they have the implant put in and the implant seems to be going well … but suddenly they start getting infection after infection.”

Modern hernia mesh consists of a sheet installed in either a ventral, femoral, or groin area of a patient seeking treatment for a hernia. Although polypropylene makes up most modern hernia mesh, other substances were used in the past with a history of complicating a patient’s recovery. These devices can result in severe pain and medical complications for a patient. More than 100,000 hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed by people who received the implant.

Merrida Coxwell is a personal injury attorney and managing partner at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, based in Jackson, Mississippi. In this interview, he explains what is happening with the hernia mesh lawsuits, and the options currently available to patients who have suffered harm related to hernia mesh implants.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-592-5505 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key Takeaways From Merrida Coxwell:

Not every hernia mesh product from every manufacturer causes severe problems for patients, but several have proven time and again to create complications. For example, some of these meshes have coatings, which some lawyers contend are responsible for infection.

Other aspects of different types of mesh may be responsible for other medical complications. If you or someone you know was implanted with hernia mesh and seem to be experiencing pain or medical complications as a result, it’s a good idea to contact a lawyer.

A lawyer will request a medical release, intake form, and extensive interview to help you sort through your situation to figure out if you have a case.

After the interview, your case will then be considered by a medical review board to see if it has potential for legal recourse. But how do you know whether the pain you’re experiencing is a result of hernia mesh or an unrelated issue?

Generally, issues that occur as a result of hernia mesh are experienced relatively soon after the mesh is implanted.

Coxwell maintains that if you are experiencing complications as a result of hernia mesh, your body will feel different and send fairly immediate signals that something is wrong. Some immediate complications which may occur include the mesh curling up, separating into pieces, and causing painful bowel obstructions. These are issues that can usually be felt soon after surgery.

However, some complications don’t arise until long after the implant, usually in the form of repeated infections.

With this in mind, it can be hard to know whether the problems you are experiencing are a result of hernia mesh or an underlying issue, so it’s a good idea to contact an experienced product defect lawyer to see if they think you have a case, and to seek the medical help you need.

If you think you might have a hernia mesh implant case, it’s not too late to contact a lawyer.

The process of deciding what might be causing a patient’s pain is extremely complex, so it’s a good idea to seek advice from an expert. If you currently have a hernia mesh implant and are experiencing pain or medical complications you suspect might be related, seek legal counsel.

Even if you had a hernia mesh implant in the past but later had it removed and experienced medical complications, you may still qualify for a case. an attorney can find out if you are a good candidate to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.

To learn more, contact Merrida Coxwell directly by calling 888-592-5505 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

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