When patients seek medical treatment, they expect to get better, not worse. Unfortunately, for those who have undergone hernia mesh implantation, this expectation is often shattered. They trust that the mesh, designed to repair their hernia and improve their health, will provide a solution.
Seeking legal recourse can provide a sense of validation, holding the responsible parties accountable for their injuries, and potentially securing compensation to cover medical expenses, additional treatments, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Not all hernia mesh implants have had a negative impact on the lives of patients, but unfortunately, a number of individuals have experienced serious complications, due to defective hernia mesh implants.
These devices, intended to provide support and aid in the healing process, have instead caused severe complications, including chronic pain, infections, mesh migration, adhesions, and hernia recurrence. If you are one of these patients, you might be wondering what your legal grounds are, and whether you should pursue litigation or not.
As a patient affected negatively by hernia mesh implants, you have the right to seek justice through various types of litigation methods. This can help provide you with compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you have endured.
But more than that, it can also be a powerful tool in holding companies accountable for their actions, and even help prevent other patients from suffering as you or your loved ones have done. After all, manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their products.
When considering whether to pursue litigation regarding defective hernia mesh implants, there are many factors you should take into account. This includes the overall impact it has had on your health, including the long-term implications down the road.
An obvious factor to consider as well is the medical expenses, but the ones you are already liable for, but also the future expenses you can expect to pay for additional surgeries, hospital stays and more.
Depending on the severity of your complications and health condition, you might also consider whether you stand to lose wages due to a diminished earning capacity, or even a full inability to work. Seeking compensation for this can help provide stability and financial security.
Last but not least, it is also important to consider the emotional toll that these events might have had on you and your family. While the most obvious pain might be physical, many patients also experience increased levels of stress, and a loss of life
Mass tort litigation has become a powerful tool in the fight against defective hernia mesh implants. By joining a mass tort, individuals can unite with others who have suffered similar harm, collectively pursuing legal action against the manufacturers.
This consolidation allows for a reduced financial burden in terms of legal expenses, and can also connect you with other people who are in a similar situation, where you can provide support and advice for each other.
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, and consultation on how a mass tort can help you achieve justice and peace of mind.