Macon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Attorneys
Understanding Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Cooper, Barton & Cooper in Macon provides experienced and compassionate legal representation to patients injured by their hernia mesh devices. If you are suffering serious health complications after getting a mesh device surgically implanted to treat your hernia, then you might have a valid claim against the medical product manufacturer. As your legal advocates, it will become our job to pursue maximized compensation on your behalf by going toe-to-toe with the opposition. Using our 75+ years of collective practice experience, we can either negotiate carefully for a fair settlement or battle for your case in court, if need be.
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What are Hernia Mesh Devices?
A hernia mesh device is a synthetic or animal-tissue device implanted after hernia correction surgery is completed. The device is meant to hold any underlying internal organs in place as the wound heals. Absorbable mesh devices gradually disappear inside your body, replaced by naturally healed tissue. Nonabsorbable mesh devices made of synthetic devices are permanent implantations, and they also tend to be more problematic.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Hernia Mesh Devices
Health issues experienced by hernia mesh patients include:
- Chronic pain
- Hernia recurrence
- Intestinal blockage
- Organ adhesion
- Organ perforation
- Severe infection
Many of these side effects can become life threatening if not addressed properly. There is also the issue of most hernia mesh device complications requiring additional surgeries to correct. Any time a patient must undergo surgery, it jeopardizes their wellbeing.
What are the Qualifications for a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
The validity of your injury claim against a hernia mesh device manufacturer will depend on a number of factors and prerequisites. Most notably, you must have had laparoscopic surgery between June 2008 and present day, and the hernia mesh device must have been implanted to correct a hernia.
You must also have experienced any number of these health complications after the surgery:
- Abdominal pain
- Organ adhesion
- Hernia recurrence
- Intestinal blockage
- Mesh migration
- Mesh contraction (shrinking)
- Intestinal fistula
- Bowel perforation
- Revision surgery to remove or replace mesh
- Open draining wound
- Plastic ring broken
- Wadded up mesh
- Edge of mesh curled toward bowel
You may also be entitled to compensation if you lost a loved one who experienced any of these aforementioned complications from their own hernia mesh device implant.
Can You Get Compensation for a Defective Mesh Device?
In a hernia mesh lawsuit, it must be established that either your medical provider or the device manufacturer caused you harm due to some form of negligence. Cases against a medical provider generally try to establish that a deviation from acceptable medical standards caused your injuries, such as mistakes in the operating room.
However, it might be possible that the mesh device implanted was defective by design. For example, was the synthetic material unsuitable for the intended purpose? In spring of 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered medical device manufacturers to stop selling mesh devices for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries and transvaginal repair after it was determined the devices had a high chance of failure once implanted, causing severe side effects and possible death. In such a case, your lawsuit would have to prove that the manufacturer had never sold a safe medical device in the first place, placing the liability on them, rather than your medical provider.
No matter the details of your case, we can help you determine liability and seek full damages, such as:
- Past and future medical treatments
- Lost wages
- Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
Protect Your Rights & Future Mesh Device Patients, Too
By bringing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a dangerously defective hernia mesh device, you will not only stand up for yourself but also for others who could find themselves in a similar situation. By holding them accountable for the damages they have caused you, medical device manufacturers are prompted to make better, safer devices and iterations in the future. With your case’s success, you could be protect future patients from the same suffering you have needlessly endured.
Our attorneys are working with patients throughout Georgia who have been harmed due to a defective hernia mesh device. With the significant amount of lawsuits pending against these device manufacturers, it may be possible that a mass tort will form. With us acting as your legal representatives, your case will be ready to participate in a mass tort or stand individually.
Call (478) 202-7050 to get our Macon mesh device lawyers on your side!
Disclaimer: Cooper, Barton & Cooper reserves the option to partner with outside attorneys and counsel to provide our clients with high level representation. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may claim a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances in regard to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, jurisdiction, venue, witnesses, parties, and testimony, among other factors. Please contact Cooper, Barton & Cooper if you have questions or feel you may have a claim. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Additionally, we provide medical information that does not, nor is it intended to, replace professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment.
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