Hernia mesh is regularly used to repair areas of the abdominal wall where there are weaknesses or openings. This mesh is used to repair the issue and prevent hernias from reoccurring. Unfortunately, a defective hernia mesh can become harmful for patients over time, and it is important for those who sustain injuries or illnesses caused by the hernia mesh to recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
At Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Louisville hernia mesh attorney by your side. Our team understands these claims, and we know what it takes to help individuals recover the closure and compensation they are entitled to.
There are various types of hernia meshes that have been recalled because they cause patient harm. Some of these include the following:
Manufacturers will recall hernia mesh products if there is an issue discovered with the mesh, though the recalls do not provide compensation for those who have already sustained injuries. Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of hernia mesh units have been recalled across the United States.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that the main causes of hernia mesh recalls include bowel perforation and obstruction in those who have received an implant.
There may be various types of compensation available for those harmed by hernia mesh implants. Our team works diligently to help victims recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages related to a hernia mesh implant injury or implant failure include compensation for all medical bills associated with the incident. This includes any needed surgeries to remove or repair the mesh, follow-up medical bills, physical therapy or rehabilitation, medical devices, medications, and more. Additionally, lost wages for a person who is unable to work while recovering could be available, as well as various household out-of-pocket expenses.
Non-economic damages associated with hernia mesh implants revolve around less calculable losses, including the victim’s physical pain and suffering, emotional anthological distress, and loss of enjoyment of life caused by the injury or illness.
If you or somebody you love has been harmed due to an implanted hernia mesh, we encourage you to reach out to the team at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC as soon as possible. We have extensive experience helping individuals throughout Kentucky and right here in Louisville recover compensation after they sustain injuries or illnesses caused by hernia mesh. When you need a Louisville hernia mesh lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (502) 589-2700.