Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Information
The lawsuits involving hernia mesh products claim the medical devices are failing at a rate higher than expected. These failures are causing additional surgeries, infections, bowel obstruction, organ damage, scar tissue, chronic pain, and severe allergic reactions. As of July 2018, more than 50,000 hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts.
Many hernia mesh products have been defectively designed and are causing unnecessary repairs and injuries that would not have occurred if a substitute mesh product or sutures had been utilized. One of the big differences between using a mesh product and using sutures is that mesh can move or shrink, and then cause bowel perforations, organ damage, obstructions, and additional surgeries. This especially is true if the mesh product is faulty or contains a polypropylene coating. If a perforation occurs, this can result in a serious infection known as sepsis.
Court documents show the manufacturers of hernia mesh devices have been marketing and promoting the products for unnecessary use, such as the repair of smaller hernias that can be treated through laparoscopic surgery and stitches.
If you have hernia mesh, some of the symptoms to watch for include constipation, fatigue, fever, irritable bowel, severe pain, and urinary issues. If you experience these symptoms, you should immediately report them to your treating physician. Unfortunately, hernia mesh complications can occur within days to years after the hernia mesh is implanted.
It’s important for your healthcare provider to keep the hernia mesh and tissue after removing it from your body. This is an important piece of evidence in your case. Your healthcare provider can find out how to do this by contacting our office and asking for attorney Casey Lott.
If you have undergone additional surgeries or experienced infections, bowel obstruction, organ damage, scar tissue, chronic pain, or a severe allergic reactions after being implanted with hernia mesh, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damage caused by the product.
The first step is to contact Langston & Lott, PLLC at (662) 728-9733 and speak to our legal team regarding your case.