Is your hernia mesh causing you pain and interfering with your daily life? The FDA estimates that surgical hernia mesh implants are used to repair about 90 percent of hernias that require open repair. When used properly, hernia mesh implants can reduce the rate of hernia recurrence. They may also help reduce the operation and recovery time, allowing patients to get back to their normal lives in a shorter time frame.
However, some people can experience serious complications. Migrating (moving) mesh implants, chronic pain, shrinkage or disintegration, attachment to organs or bowels and protrusion or perforation are all common problems. Some hernia mesh implants have been recalled by the FDA, while other manufacturers may voluntarily recall theirs. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s worth calling a personal injury attorney to explore your options. Follow-up surgeries are expensive and can cause you to lose time from work.
When you call an attorney, make sure that you have this information on hand:
- Dates of your implant and revision surgeries. Your lawyer will need to know these dates, along with the name of your surgeon, the medical facility and any information you may have saved from the lead-up or surgery itself, such as brochures and care instructions.
- Who manufactured your hernia mesh. If you know who manufactured your mesh, that will help your attorney determine whether you got one of the recalled implants. They’ll also be able to do research on the company and find out whether this is a common occurrence.
- Symptoms and follow-up medical care. Finally, make detailed notes of the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, along with the dates, times and outcomes of any follow-up medical care. For example, if you’ve seen your doctor about chronic pain due to the mesh implant, it’s important for your lawyer to know to what they attributed the pain. They’ll also need to know whether your doctor prescribed revision surgery, painkillers or other treatments.
It’s important to act fast. Not only is there a statute of limitations involved (the amount of time in which someone is legally allowed to sue), but you need to determine whether you’re eligible to file a claim in the first place. Hernia mesh implant manufacturers often have strict guidelines and deadlines—you wouldn’t want to miss out because you hesitated too long.
Consult an Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer for Help with Hernia Mesh Complications
Complications from surgical hernia mesh implants can make your daily life painful and difficult. You may be able to recover compensation to help with medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. If the manufacturer or surgeon is responsible, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call me at 877.614.9524 to discuss your case.