For over a decade, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned some hernia mesh manufacturers about the reported dangers of their products, and have issued recalls on certain brands that were causing more harm than good to those who underwent hernia mesh surgery.
The largest question being, what happens if I have been implanted with a hernia mesh product that has been recalled? And, what can I do if I am suffering from severe injuries that resulted from my hernia mesh implant?
Our El Paso hernia mesh injury attorneys have the experience our clients require to take on corporate medical device companies who have caused their injuries, so we can pursue the best financial outcome for each of our client’s unique needs.
How Many People Have Hernia Surgeries Throughout the United States?
Medical reports list more than one million hernia surgeries occur each year throughout the country. While not all these cases required hernia mesh implants, the medical devices are a common solution for patients who undergo these procedures.
Why Is Hernia Mesh Surgery Necessary?
Hernias occur when fatty tissue, intestines, or organs are forced through a weak spot in connective tissue or muscle in the abdomen, stomach, and inner or outer groin.
Common hernia causes can include increases in abdominal pressure from:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Lifting heavy objects
- Persistent coughing or sneezing
- Poor nutrition
The only way to permanently fix a hernia is with surgery. Before the introduction of hernia mesh devices, sutures were used to close the area where the injury occurred. This solution often resulted in the recurrence of a hernia.
Hernia mesh medical devices were designed to be stitched into the part of the body where the injury occurred to reinforce the weak tissue and minimize recurring injuries and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Mesh is now used in more than 50% of all hernia surgeries, and its long-term consequences often outweigh its original purpose.
What Complications Can Be Caused By Hernia Mesh Surgeries in El Paso?
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our El Paso hernia mesh injury lawyers understand that each person who has undergone surgery may have a different outcome. We evaluate each case based on its unique requirements before providing a customized approach to holding the proper party accountable for their financial recovery.
Our El Paso hernia mesh lawyers represent clients who have experienced complications that include, but are not limited to:
- Abdominal bloating and wall tears
- Blood clots
- Bowel obstruction or resection
- Bruising, discomfort, pain, or swelling in the abdomen or groin
- Buildup of fluid around the repair
- Fever, nausea, and vomiting
- Fluid build-up near the surgical site
- Hernia recurrence
- Intestinal fistulae
- Noticeable lump in or around the original hernia site
- Perforated intestines or bowels
- Puncture abdominal organs
- Redness, soreness, and warmth in the area of the surgical incision
- Rejection of the implant
In some cases, our hernia mesh lawsuits attorneys in El Paso have reviewed medical records where the mesh becomes embedded in the body, becoming nearly impossible to remove without causing further injuries, which can cause severe and ongoing pain that diminishes our client’s quality of life.
Patients who are injured by hernia mesh implants may be eligible to pursue financial recovery for their damages, and our El Paso hernia mesh lawyers can help effectively build their cases against the responsible party or parties.
Has There Been a Recall on Hernia Mesh Surgical Products in the United States?
Complications and injuries related to surgical hernia mesh device implants reported to the FDA have directly led to the permanent recall of several hernia mesh products.
Some companies who have had their hernia mesh implant devices recalled include:
- Atrium Medical
- Bard Davol
- Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson)
How Can the Ruhmann Law Firm Hold the Liable Party Accountable for My Hernia Mesh Injuries?
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our hernia mesh lawsuits lawyers in El Paso develop our legal strategy to reflect our Texas product liability laws, so we can pursue a case against those responsible for:
- Designing an unreasonably dangerous and defective product with an unreasonable risk of severe adverse reactions
- Failure to warn defendants and medical professionals of the risks associated with the mesh products
- Selling a product that failed to reasonably perform as intended and was directly responsible for the necessity of surgical removal
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue After Hernia Mesh Complications?
If you are a victim who has suffered injuries from complications due to a hernia mesh implant that has been recalled, you may be eligible to pursue a lawsuit against the mesh manufacturer.
Our El Paso County hernia mesh attorneys will pursue the financial recovery that reflects your injuries, which can include:
- Complete medical expenses, including past, present and future costs
- Loss of income or earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Call Our El Paso Hernia Mesh Attorneys for a Free Consultation
If you have suffered injuries associated with a hernia mesh implant, contact our El Paso personal injury attorneys at the Ruhmann Law Firm today by calling 915-845-4529 to discuss your case and learn how we can help you and your family pursue the financial recovery you deserve.