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Fighting for Patient Rights: The Battle Against Defective Hernia Mesh

Jun 23, 2023
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
mass tort hernia mesh lawsuit

Hernia repair surgeries are intended to provide relief and improve the lives of affected patients. Unfortunately though, the use of defective hernia mesh implants has led to significant complications, prompting a battle for patient rights.

As an accomplished law firm, with extensive experience with class action and mass tort lawsuits, we have been helping patients fight for their rights for many years. And in the case of defective hernia meshes, we wish to help patients find justice and receive fair compensation.

The Legal Grounds for Lawsuits

There are quite clear and established precedent for proceeding with lawsuits in this matter. Several large companies and manufacturers of hernia mesh implants have already issued recalls due to the design flaws, manufacturing defects, or lack proper warnings about potential risks.

These meshes, which are intended to reinforce weakened abdominal tissues, have been proven to cause severe complications and hardships for patients already in pain due to their hernia complications.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has also been active in this matter, classifying several of the recalls as Class 1 or Class 2, indicating severe issues that can lead to temporary or even permanent damage among patients using the hernia mesh.

And finally, since these manufacturers have willingly recalled more than 200,000 devices over the past 16-17 years, this indicates an acknowledgement of their devices being defective or potentially damaging, providing ample grounds for building a successful lawsuits for the patients that have been negatively impacted.

The Recommended Path for Justice

There are a few different options available for patients seeking to go the legal route. At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we recommend clients looking into mass torts, as these have been proven to be effective mechanisms for patients to unite in their fight against defective hernia mesh manufacturers.

By patients joining together, victims can consolidate their claims, share resources, and strengthen their pursuit of justice. This is because mass torts provide a unified case, in which individuals gain access to shared evidence and representation, while still allowing for each patients unique case and circumstances to be taken into account.

Patients put a lot of trust in the system when being treated. Not just at the healthcare professionals and hospitals diagnosing and performing operations, but also in the manufacturers of tools, supplements and devices such as the hernia mesh implant.

All patients have the right to receive safe and effective medical devices, proper disclosure of potential risks, and the opportunity to make informed decisions about their health. By taking legal action, you can protect these rights and hold the manufacturers accountable for their actions or negligence.

At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we believe that all victims of defective hernia mesh deserve compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial harm they have suffered. Mots commonly this compensation can help cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and alleviate some of pain and suffering afflicted.

But it can also provide closure and validation, something that is often overlooked in many cases. Finally, going the legal route can ultimately contribute to a safer healthcare system, due to better regulations and an increased awareness.

If you or a loved one have undergone Hernia Mesh surgery with mesh and experiencing complications, contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A. today for a free case review.

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