Huntsville Hernia Mesh Lawyer
A hernia is when an organ or intestine protrudes through a hole or weak spot in muscle or connective tissue surrounding the organ. While a number of treatment options exist, hernia patients may be advised by their doctor to have a surgical mesh implanted to provide support for weakened tissue.
The makers of some of these surgical meshes failed to properly test for potential problems and many patients have suffered injury as a result. If you have had a hernia mesh implanted, the Huntsville hernia mesh attorneys at Conchin, Cole & Jordan can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.
Why Is a Hernia Mesh Implanted?
Hernias are a common problem and more than one million hernia repairs are performed each year in the United States. In many cases a doctor, on discovering that you have a hernia problem, will recommend waiting to take action. If the hernia does not create complications, no further action may be needed.
Should surgery be needed, surgeons have several options for repairing the hernia, which may include surgery with or without implanting a hernia mesh. Because hernias do have a high rate of recurrence, surgeons often insert a hernia mesh to strengthen the repair and help keep the problem from returning.
What Is the Problem with Some Hernia Meshes?
Problems have been reported with hernia mesh patches made by Ethicon Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, and Kugel Patch. These hernia meshes have had complications that are often severe and even life threatening. The manufacturers knew that problems had been reported and failed to warn patients of the potential problems. The resulting problems often require patients to undergo another surgery to repair the damage and replace the hernia mesh.
Symptoms of problems with a hernia mesh include:
- Pain in the area of the mesh implant
- Hernia recurrence
- Movement of the mesh
Who Qualifies for Compensation from a Hernia Mesh Implant?
Anyone who has suffered complications as a result of having one of these hernia mesh implants may qualify for compensation. Compensation may include damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured by a Hernia Mesh?
If you have suffered complications or injury from a hernia mesh, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. You may require surgery to have the hernia mesh removed in order to avoid potential complications in the future. In order to receive compensation, it is almost always advisable to schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced in handling medical malpractice suits, and suits involving the hernia meshes in particular.
Alabama law sets strict limits on the time allowed to file a claim in medical malpractice suits, including hernia mesh suits. If you think you might be affected by a hernia mesh implant, it is best to begin the process of pursuing a claim as soon as possible.
An experienced Huntsville personal injury attorney at Conchin, Cole & Jordan can help you establish the facts of your case and ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to after your hernia mesh injury. Contact us today for more information.