While initially considered a helpful implant, patients and medical professionals have learned that the hernia mesh can also come with its own complications and issues. Patients from all over the country have reported severe pains, infections and even nerve damage due to hernia mesh.
Our goal with this blog post, is to educate you on the different legal options you have for seeking justice and compensation, and help individuals shed light and increase awareness on the hernia mesh debacle.
The Problems with Hernia Mesh
Not all hernia meshes are causing issues, but a worrying number of defective hernia mesh implants have caused more damage than benefits. People have to live with chronic pain due to mesh migrations and hernia recurrence, leading to a significant impact on the life quality of the patients.
Due to these issues, many patients have had a need for expensive surgeries and costly doctors appointments, in order to alleviate the pain or issues caused. Not only that, but people have been unable to work, so there is also cases of future costs and loss of labor to take into account.
Individual Legal Options
As a patient or individual whose life has been affected by a defective hernia mesh implant, there are several different legal options you might want to consider. Most people are inclined to research individual lawsuits, but quickly come to realize the challenges associated with these types of lawsuits, including the cost, time, and burden of proof required to win the case.
People also tend to look into regulatory complaints, as a way to bring more attention to the subject, and hopefully force new legislature in order to prevent other people from experiencing the same hardships that they themselves are going through.
This can help potentially prompt investigations into the manufacturer’s practices and products. But regulatory complaints may not directly result in financial compensation for individuals, even though they can contribute to raising awareness and enforcing stricter regulations.
Collective Legal Options
Another way of seeking justice, is by using collective litigation methods. A popular choice among many patients are what is called mass torts. This has been a favorable option for patients, in dealing with the complications caused by hernia mesh implants.
This type of lawsuit gathers individuals into a collective lawsuit, where the plaintiffs are abe to share some of the burdens, particularly the steps before taking the case to an actual trial. In other words, mass torts allows people to share the cost of legal claims up to a certain extent, providing a more affordable and easier to manage lawsuit.
Participating in a hernia mesh mass tort offers numerous advantages. Since the plaintiffs share the burden of litigation costs, it helps reduce the individuals financial obligations. It also provides plaintiffs with more power in terms of gathering evidence and getting professional representation.
These factors alone can yield substantial settlements or verdicts, ensuring fair compensation for the suffering caused by hernia mesh for each individual victim.
As a patient affected by a defective hernia mesh implant, you have the right to seek justice for the harm you have endured. 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.