5 FAQs about Class Actions Lawsuits in Ohio
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Hernia mesh was intended to give patients more mobility and expedite recovery after hernia surgery. Unfortunately, many patients suffered severe complications and required additional corrective (revision) surgeries due to defective hernia mesh implants.
Several hernia mesh manufacturers, including Atrium (C-Qur), C.R. Bard (Ventralex hernia patch), and Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson (Physiomesh), allegedly designed defective products and failed to warn about potential complications. This resulted in damage to people’s intestines, bowels, and abdomen. Many manufacturers also marketed and promoted the unnecessary use of hernia mesh to repair hernias that could have been treated through a less evasive procedure.
There are numerous legal actions against those responsible, and if you or a loved one are among those affected by defective hernia mesh, you may have a right to financial compensation. Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. We will explain your options and fight for everything you are entitled to.
Many defective mesh devices shrink, contract, harden, migrate, or fail. This leads to injuries that would not have happened if a substitute was used.
Because hernias can reopen, surgeons often stitch a mesh patch or plug to reinforce the area. There are biologic meshes that pose less risk than synthetic products, and it’s become apparent that many synthetic mesh products developed since 2005 were rushed to the market. Many of these were then quietly recalled due to design defects.
Common adverse side effects in hernia mesh patients are infections, intestinal obstructions or adhesions, peritonitis, abscesses, sepsis, intestinal fistulae, perforated intestines or bowels, and nerve damage that causes pain, recurrence, and additional surgeries to remove or replace the hernia mesh.
Hernia mesh complications can occur anywhere from days to years later. If you received a hernia mesh implant and are worried about complications, some symptoms to look out for include:
After removal, it is important to report complications immediately and keep the defective hernia mesh and affected tissue. This is could be important evidence in your claim.
No two cases are the same, but you deserve the chance to recover financially for your losses.
Your potential recovery in a hernia mesh claim or lawsuit may include your past & future medical expenses, lost income, pain & suffering, mental anguish, punitive damages, and wrongful death damages.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries or required corrective surgeries because of a defective hernia mesh implant, let KNR assess your damages and eligibility for compensation. Our experience and resources can help secure what you’re entitled to without risk or up-front cost.