Leesburg Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer
Our Leesburg hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers can work on your case while you rest and recover. We can help recover compensation for your medical treatment, as well as lost wages and other damages. You can discuss your legal options during a free case review.
Compensation in a Leesburg Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
You can seek different types of damages through a hernia mesh lawsuit. Your awards will depend on the severity of your injuries and how they affect your life. Generally, damages may cover economic losses and non-economic losses. You can also file a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one.
Economic losses include your medical bills, lost wages, and any out-of-pocket expenses you suffered. You can also seek awards for any long-term medical care you require, as well as reduced earning capacity if you can’t go back to work. Even if you can return to work on light-duty or find a new career, you can pursue recovery if you cannot earn your pre-injury income.
You can pursue awards for “pain and suffering” and inconvenience resulting from your injuries. You may also seek recovery for reduced quality of life. Your injuries may lead to life-altering disabilities. You deserve fair compensation for this loss.
Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, you deserve fair compensation that can help you and your family in their absence. You may be able to recover:
- Your loved one’s “pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- Loss of inheritance for your loved one’s income
We can handle your wrongful death lawsuit while you honor the memory of your loved one.
What Can Go Wrong with Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh products act as a supportive wall for weakened tissue. They may not function properly, though, as they can shift around, disintegrate, and stick to other organs in the body.
According to the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, some of the complications hernia mesh products can cause include:
- Hernia recurrence
- Bowel obstruction
Symptoms of hernia mesh complications can include:
- Signs of a flu
- Chronic pain
What’s worse is that some of these symptoms do not manifest for months or years after hernia repair surgery. This allows the defective hernia mesh product to continue causing harm without intervention. Complications can lead to life-threatening medical events that require emergency surgery.
Each Hernia Mesh Material Comes with Complications
Hernia mesh products are either synthetic or biological. Synthetic mesh products consist of material that is absorbable, non-absorbable, or a mixture of the two. No matter which type of hernia mesh your doctor uses, serious complications can ensue.
According to the Annals of Surgery, biological hernia mesh products have a high risk of hernia recurrence. They also led to infections and required corrective surgeries.
This type of foil mesh carries a high risk of infection due to its microporous nature. Smaller pores allow bacteria to linger in the mesh, despite antiseptic coating. It does, however, prevent adhesion since it does not let tissue grow. Hernia recurrence and chronic pain can also result from this type of mesh.
Unlike ePTFE mesh, Polypropylene mesh, or polyester mesh, create a greater risk of adhesion but lower the risk of infection. They are not as flexible, so they can degrade more easily over time. Like other mesh materials, they come with the risk of hernia recurrence, chronic pain, and seromas.
Hernia Mesh Removals Are Becoming Increasingly Common
Despite decades of research on the risks associated with hernia mesh products, doctors still rely on them as the primary treatment for hernias. However, according to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, more and more patients require hernia mesh removal.
These procedures are invasive and come with their own risks of complications. According to Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery, removal methods may include endoscopic retrieval, laparoscopic removal, and surgery.
Aside from the medical risks, these procedures are also costly. Plus, they do not address the original hernia the mesh products were supposed to fix. Patients may have to undergo additional operations if their hernias recur.
The FDA Issued Recalls on Various Hernia Mesh Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled several hernia mesh products over the past couple of decades. In 2006, it recalled Proceed Surgical Mesh over risks of adhesion and bowel perforation. It recalled Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh in 2016 due to high hernia recurrence rates.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Continue
As more hernia mesh products face recall, victims are holding manufacturers accountable for the harm their products cause. Currently, two hernia mesh producers are facing thousands of lawsuits due to their defective products. Bellwether trials have begun, and potential settlements could cost the manufacturers greatly.
Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc.
Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products came under fire after more than 13,000 patients suffered pain, inflammation, and infection after hernia repairs. Reuters reports that the current multidistrict litigation (MDL) is the third-largest in the country.
Plaintiffs allege the manufacturer produced an unreasonably dangerous device. Other claims include:
- Design defect and manufacturing
- Breach of warranty
- Negligent misrepresentation
- Violation of consumer protection laws
Ethicon Inc. and/or Johnson & Johnson
Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products is also involved in an MDL. Plaintiffs who suffered injuries due to this defective hernia mesh product argue the manufacturer is guilty of:
- Defective design
- Defective manufacturing
- Negligent labeling
How a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help Your Leesburg Family
You don’t have to face the legal process on your own. You have a right to legal representation, and we can help. Our legal team can handle your hernia mesh lawsuit from start to finish while you rest and recover.
We provide comprehensive legal services tailored to your unique situation.
We Can Investigate Your Injuries
A manufacturer could claim your injuries are unrelated to their defective product. We can help by investigating your condition and gathering evidence to link it to hernia mesh failure. We can talk to your doctors and make sure your medical documents are accurate and up to date.
We Can Negotiate a Settlement
You may not even have to take your case to trial to recover fair compensation. We can work with the defense attorneys to secure a settlement during mediation. We can also prevent you from accepting a sum that wouldn’t account for your losses, such as ongoing medical care.
We Can Represent You in a Trial
In some cases, a trial is necessary to seek fair compensation. We have your back. We can deal with the defense attorneys and present our evidence to a judge or jury. We may be able to secure a court-awarded order.
Our Team Can Start Your Case without Charging Upfront Fees
Our staff knows you are struggling with various expenses after suffering injuries due to a defective hernia mesh. We don’t want to add to your burdens. We can take your case on a contingency-fee basis. This allows us to begin working immediately at no out-of-pocket expense to you.
We only take our fee from a potential settlement or court-awarded offer. You know we will work hard on your case since our payment depends on it.
You Have a Limited Time to Take Action in a Virginia Personal Injury Case
Another reason we want to start your case as soon as possible is Virginia’s statute of limitations. Under Va. Code § 8.01-243, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline may begin counting down from the injury date or the date you reasonably should have become aware of your injury.
We can determine how much time you have to file when discussing your case. Make sure you do not waste any time, though. Failure to meet this deadline could result in your case’s dismissal.
You also have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per Va. Code § 8.01-244. It can take time to process the loss of a loved one. We can help streamline the legal process so you can grieve in peace.
Work with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC for Fair Hernia Mesh Injury Damages
A hernia mesh lawsuit can help you pursue recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC wants to provide legal services to help. Our Leesburg lawyers can take care of the legal legwork while you focus on getting back to health.
Take advantage of a free case review to learn more about your legal options and working with our firm. We also invite you to look at our case results and client testimonials to get a better idea of what we can do for you. Call us at (571) 229-1800. We can start building your case immediately.