Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer

When you got hernia mesh, you thought your problems were over. After all, millions of people have undergone the same procedure with great results. Yet, upon learning that the mesh caused health complications, you may wonder: “What happens now?” 

Right now, you have the opportunity to partner with a hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC advocates for people injured by defective hernia mesh. While you focus on getting better, we’ll build your lawsuit, calculate your losses, and pursue compensation from the liable party. 

Everything You Need to Know About Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

The following are the five most important things you need to know about hernia mesh lawsuits:

Hernia Mesh Is Intended to Treat Hernias

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that hernia mesh is a popular method of treating – you guessed it – hernias. These conditions happen when an organ, fatty tissue, or intestine pokes through a hole in the surrounding weak tissue.

Hernia mesh basically patches that hole. Some types of hernia mesh are made with animal tissue, and it gradually becomes part of your body over time. In other cases, the hernia mesh is made in a factory and serves as a permanent implant.

Hernia Mesh doesn’t Always Work As Intended

Even though over a million people get hernia mesh each year, these procedures don’t always work. Some complications include: 

  • Adhesion. Hernia mesh may bind to the surrounding tissue. For instance, hernia mesh may cause stomach tissue to adhere to nearby intestines, causing pain and other issues. 
  • Obstructions. Hernia mesh can block the small or large intestine, making digestion and bowel movements difficult. 
  • Fistula. This happens when hernia mesh causes unnatural connections between organs, blood vessels, and surrounding tissue. 
  • Seroma. Sometimes, fluid can build up around the hernia mesh insertion site.  
  • Perforation. This happens when the hernia mesh pokes a hole through the surrounding organs and tissue. 

These conditions require medical attention. If left unaddressed, one could develop a life-threatening health condition. 

The FDA has Recalled Over 200,000 Hernia Mesh Units Since 2005

The FDA has known about defective hernia mesh for nearly 20 years. During that time, it’s recalled more than 200,000 units, including those made by: 

  • Parietex Composite Parastomal Mesh
  • Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh (this was withdrawn from the market but not recalled) 
  • Ethicon Proceed Surgical Mesh
  • Atrium Medical C-QUR Mesh
  • Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
  • Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh (this was withdrawn from the market but not recalled)
  • Gentrix Surgical Matrix

Recalls come in three classes: Class I, Class II, and Class III. Many hernia mesh recalls are Class I recalls, meaning they can cause serious injuries and death. This is the most serious type of recall. 

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Sue Product Manufacturers

All manufacturers must ensure their products are safe for use. This obligation extends to the various makers of hernia mesh. When a company fails to test its products, warn consumers of certain dangers, or recall harmful devices, it faces liability. 

The lawsuits against hernia mesh manufacturers allege: 

  • Hernia mesh manufacturers released unsafe products into the market. 
  • As a result, patients incurred financial, physical, and emotional losses–all of which are compensable. 
  • Injured claimants deserve compensation. 

You Can File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

You have legal options if you suffered harm from defective hernia mesh. You can partner with a lawyer from our firm who can handle your case’s many obligations. Financial recovery in your case may account for: 

  • Past and future healthcare expenses, including corrective surgery 
  • Lost wages, tips, and other employment-related incentives 
  • “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience 
  • Rehabilitative care 
  • Childcare expenses
  • Transportation costs 
  • Mental anguish 

You may qualify for other damages than those listed here. A hernia lawsuit lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can build your case today. 

How do I Know If I Can File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Receiving hernia mesh alone does not require a lawsuit. However, matters change if you suffered harm. Symptoms of defective hernia mesh include: 

  • Pain 
  • Inflammation 
  • Trouble with bowel movements
  • Infections 
  • Hernia recurrence 
  • Adhesion 

Visiting a doctor is one of the first steps in building a successful case. The information you get from your doctor lays the groundwork for your lawsuit. 

Consider Partnering with Our Legal Team

If you’re wondering about your legal options, we encourage you to call our legal team. During your free case review, we can talk about: 

  • What damages you can recover 
  • What your overall case is worth 
  • What information can support your lawsuit 
  • How long it’ll take to resolve your case
  • The severity of your condition 

When you call, there’s no obligation to partner with us. This is your opportunity to learn more about our team’s mission and services.  

Your Lawyer and the Rest of the Team Will Seek Financial Recovery for Your Losses

Here’s how we will build, manage, and litigate your case: 

We Will Gather Evidence to Prove Your Case

We need evidence to establish your right to compensation, including:

  • Your medical records. We can use your imaging scan results, medical history, and medications to assert you suffered hernia mesh-related complications. 
  • Expert testimony. We can consult with healthcare providers to learn more about your condition, including what surgeries you need and your estimated recovery time. 
  • Statements from the mesh’s manufacturer. When a product manufacturer issues a voluntary recall, this means one thing: the company admits that the product was defective. We can use this information to support your case. 
  • Your damage-related documentation. To prove your right to damages, we must establish that you incurred damages. Receipts, invoices, and billing statements accomplish this. 

We Will Identify the Liable Party

Many hernia mesh lawsuits are filed against the makers of these products. This requires your legal team to stay in constant communication with the multi-billion-dollar company and its representatives. 

We may find that more than one party bears liability for your losses. For instance, after reviewing your case, we may find that a medical professional acted negligently. If so, we can explore filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

We Will Send Your Demand Letter

Each case starts with a demand letter. This document lists: 

  • The cost of your damages
  • The severity of your condition
  • When you received hernia mesh 
  • What monetary amount you’re requesting 
  • How you want your case resolved 

We hope that once the hernia mesh manufacturer gets our letter, it’ll offer compensation. This would allow us to resolve your case without going to court. 

We Will Negotiate a Settlement

If the liable party is open to negotiations, we will fight for what you need by: 

  • Presenting your case’s evidence 
  • Asserting the cost of your losses 
  • Considering any counteroffers 
  • Communicating with the involved parties 
  • Updating you on your case’s progression 

We Will File a Lawsuit

If we can’t negotiate a settlement, we’ll file a lawsuit against the hernia mesh’s manufacturer. We know filing a lawsuit sounds intimidating. Yet, we’ll do everything possible to “win” your case, including: 

  • Cross-examining witnesses 
  • Applying state law to your case 
  • Objecting to “loaded” questions or unfair courtroom proceedings 
  • Using evidence to build your case 
  • Asking you to testify on your own behalf 
  • Seeing your case through to a verdict 

Reasons to Consider Partnering with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC

Recovering from serious injuries and managing a legal case is not easy. Straining yourself or pushing your limits could actually make your condition worse. During your recovery, we encourage you to consider working with a hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer because: 

We Collect Payment on a Contingency-Fee Basis

You might ask yourself: “How much does it cost to partner with an injury lawyer?” It costs nothing out of pocket to retain our help. We don’t charge hourly rates or retainers, either. Your court award pays for our attorney’s fees. 

We Have Countless Memberships, Associates, and Accolades

During our time fighting for injured claimants, we’ve been honored with these recognitions:

  • We have a 10/10 Avvo rating. We also won the Avvo Client’s Choice Award in 2020. 
  • We are listed in the Corporate America Legal Elite. 
  • We belong to the American Association for Justice and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. 

Our Clients Share Great Things About Us

If you’re wondering what it’s like to partner with us, consider these testimonials

  • “I have known Mr. Jim Parrish and his law firm for over a decade. A friend recommended him, and words cannot express how kind and selfless Mr. Parrish and his firm have been to me and my family… It’s amazing how the Parrish Law Firm respond to your calls, voicemail, emails, etc. If you don’t get hold of them on phone, you will certainly get a call from them the same day if possible.” – Lesley T. 
  • “Great lawyer. Walked us through the whole process. Never kept us in the dark the entire time by updating us on the future steps and what to expect. Did what he said he was going to do and more. Support staff was friendly and professional. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer.” – Matthew M. 
  • “Dear Mr. Parrish and Team, I want to thank each and every one of you. You have no idea how much you have helped me, my family, and my career. Please spread my appreciation to every member of your team.” – B.R. 

We Consistently Get Successful Outcomes

Filing a lawsuit against a billion-dollar company may seem intimidating. Yet, it doesn’t have to be with our hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers on your side. We’ve recovered compensation from large companies before. 

Consider the following: 

  • Our client suffered harm after using a “dangerous drug” as prescribed. The drug company did not want to settle. It even flew one of its chief negotiators to our office, hoping to downplay liability. After some tough negotiations, we received a confidential six-figure settlement

The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC will do everything your case requires. You won’t even have to think about your case after you entrust it to us. 

Commonly Asked Questions About Hernia Lawsuits

You won’t be “in the dark” with our team on your side. You’ll understand everything about your legal options, case’s progression, and what you should do next. 

To better understand your situation, we’ve compiled some commonly asked questions we get from our clients: 

How Much Money Can I Get Through a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

The value of your damages depends on many things, including your condition’s severity, the nature of the error, and your economic losses. 

Some hernia lawsuit claimants have recovered hundreds of dollars for their losses. Others have received million-dollar awards. When calculating your losses, we will aim for a number that reflects your situation. 

How Long do I Have to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

This is a tricky one. Per Code of Virginia § 8.01-243, you generally have two years to file an injury lawsuit. The deadline generally begins from the date you got hurt. However, your statutory deadline will ultimately depend on: 

  • How old you were when you got the hernia mesh implant 
  • When you discovered the complication
  • How long you lived with the hernia mesh before the complication happened 
  • Whether you’re filing on behalf of a late loved one 

Contacting our legal team gives you more than peace of mind; it protects your legal rights. We will manage each of your case’s deadlines and file all paperwork within the appropriate period. 

Does It Matter Where I Got Hernia Mesh?

You can pursue compensation regardless of where you got hernia mesh. Cleveland Clinic notes that hernia mesh is commonly implanted around the: 

  • Chest cavity 
  • Abdomen 
  • Pelvis 

Where you got hernia mesh shouldn’t be an issue in your case. Your case aims to prove that because a product manufacturer released a faulty product, you suffered harm. 

What Should I Do If the Other Party Offers a Settlement?

The liable party hopes that you don’t know the actual value of your damages. That way, it can offer less than you deserve and save money. If the other party offers you a settlement, refer them to your hernia mesh lawsuit lawyer. 

We can assess any offers and determine whether they account for your losses. If not, we can negotiate a better deal or file a lawsuit. 

Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC for More Information

When you sought medical treatment for your hernia, you expected a positive outcome. After learning that you suffered harm from defective hernia mesh, you may wonder what options you have. 

The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is ready to pursue compensation for your losses today. To begin your free case review, dial (571) 229-1800.

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