Manassas Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer
Defective hernia mesh can cause a hernia to recur and lead to a host of other medical complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued recalls for many of these mesh products, and several product liability lawsuits have ensued. If you were injured due to a defective hernia mesh, the team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can hold the manufacturer responsible.
Our Manassas hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers can handle your case while you rest and recover. We can fight for fair compensation to cover your medical treatment, as well as lost wages and other damages. You can get an idea of your legal options during a free case review.
Compensation You May Receive from a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
When you take legal action against a hernia mesh manufacturer, you can seek various damages. Potential compensation in a successful product liability case depends on your specific losses. You may not even be aware of which ones warrant recovery, though. This is where our legal team can help.
We can look at your medical documents, wage statements, and receipts to calculate your damages. We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for fair compensation.
Your Medical Expenses
You may recoup the cost of the original hernia surgery that led to your injury. Additionally, medical expenses for your recovery may also warrant compensation. For example, you may need treatment to address a recurring hernia. You may also need medication to address any complications resulting from the defective hernia mesh.
We can discuss your prognosis with your doctors and other medical experts to understand the full scope of your recovery.
You likely had to take time off work to recover from your injury. You may have lost wages, along with bonuses, benefits, and paid time off. You deserve fair compensation for lost income.
You may have had to dip into your savings or go into debt. A settlement can help you get back on your feet.
Reduced Earning Capacity
Some hernia mesh injuries can be severe enough to prevent you from ever returning to work. In this case, you will miss out on a lifetime of income. If you can perform some of your duties after you recover, you may still suffer a pay cut. We can seek reduced earning capacity to account for this loss.
“Pain and Suffering” and Inconvenience
Hernia mesh injuries can cause a variety of conditions, such as infections and bowel obstruction. You may be experiencing painful symptoms. You can also seek awards for the physical pain and emotional anguish you have to endure.
Loss of Quality of Life
If you suffer a permanent disability due to a defective hernia mesh product, your life may never be the same. You may miss out on activities you once enjoyed and have difficulty with day-to-day tasks. You can seek compensation for reduced quality of life.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one due to a defective hernia mesh product, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. You may recover their funeral expenses, medical bills, and the income they would have continued to provide the household. We can handle your case while you honor their memory in peace.
Hernia Mesh Products Can Lead to Complications
Hernia mesh products act as a supportive wall for damaged tissue. Manufacturers usually make them out of synthetic or biological materials. Synthetic hernia mesh products are either absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of the two.
Many synthetic hernia mesh products contain polypropylene, a type of plastic that can lead to a variety of medical complications. They may also contain coatings to prevent infection, which may contain toxic substances.
A defective hernia mesh product may break or migrate inside the body, causing the hernia to recur.
Membranes (Basel) notes that hernia mesh products have a lower rate of hernia recurrence than non-mesh options; however, the medical complications that follow often outweigh this benefit.
The FDA underscores this conclusion and draws attention to these products’ potential for hernia recurrence.
Even if a hernia mesh product does not lead to hernia recurrence, it could result in chronic pain. According to the British Journal of Surgery, hernia mesh repair can cause localized pain for up to a year after surgery.
According to Surgical Infections, hernia mesh products, even ones with coating, can cause infections. Symptoms usually include inflammation, fevers, and pain. They may take months or even years to manifest.
According to the Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology, hernia mesh products can migrate and adhere to the intestinal wall, causing bowel obstruction. This complication can be life-threatening and usually requires surgical removal of the mesh.
Follow Through with Any Corrective Treatment
After you discover any injuries or complications, make sure you follow through with any treatments your doctor or specialist suggests. Your case depends on documentation that demonstrates how your injuries occurred and what it will take to treat them. If you need ongoing care, we will need evidence to support your claim for future medical expenses, as well.
Do not miss any doctor’s appointments or forget to report any symptoms you experience. Hernia mesh complications can be severe, and you may require immediate intervention to prevent a life-threatening medical event. Put your health first. In turn, you will also be protecting your right to compensation.
The Basis of Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Several hernia mesh manufacturers, including Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc. and Ethicon, Inc. and/or Johnson & Johnson, are facing lawsuits from plaintiffs across the country. Plaintiffs allege these hernia mesh manufacturers designed dangerous devices, erred when manufacturing them, and failed to warn users of their associated risks.
Manufacturers must design products that are reasonably safe for the public. They may fail to adequately test the effects of their products or knowingly create a dangerous device. Sometimes, the issue lies in the materials they use, as they may opt for cheaper but toxic substances to get the job done.
Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring a product’s safety during every phase of its creation. Even if a manufacturer designs a safe device from the outset, things can go wrong during the production process. Defective manufacturing constitutes negligence, nonetheless.
Improper Product Labeling
When a manufacturer fails to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risks associated with its product, it is responsible for any resulting harm. Manufacturers have to post clear warning labels, along with detailed product instructions to ensure their consumers are aware of the risks.
How a Manassas Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help
After suffering complications from a defective hernia mesh, you deserve to focus on getting back to health. You may have to undergo additional surgeries that leave you with a long road to recovery. While you rest and recuperate, we can handle your lawsuit.
Our legal team can support you by:
- Investigating the cause of your hernia mesh complications
- Gathering evidence of a manufacturer’s negligence
- Reviewing medical documents to ensure they are up to date and accurate
- Filing all the necessary paperwork for your lawsuit
- Communicating with the defense attorneys
- Helping you meet any deadlines that apply to your case
- Negotiating a settlement with insurers
- Representing you in a trial
We want you to feel comfortable throughout the legal process, so we make ourselves available to answer any questions.
A Free Case Review Can Help You Get Answers
We offer free, no-obligation case reviews so you can learn more about your options. We can also explain what to expect throughout the process and how our team of attorneys can help.
You have nothing to lose by discussing your case with us, and the consultation is completely confidential. You may discover you stand to recover more than you thought.
You Must File Your Lawsuit by the State-Imposed Deadline
According to Va. Code § 8.01-243, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to hold a hernia mesh manufacturer liable in court. Va. Code § 8.01-244 generally gives you the same amount of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you miss this state-imposed deadline, the court might dismiss your case. Don’t let your chance to seek compensation pass you by. We can get to work immediately when you reach out to us.
Work with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
You shouldn’t have to face new injuries and complications after addressing your hernia. You can file a hernia mesh lawsuit to pursue recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC has your back. Our Manassas lawyers can handle your case from start to finish while you see to your physical recovery.
Take advantage of a free case review to learn more about working with our firm. Call us at (571) 229-1800. We can start building your case immediately.