New Jersey Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Hernia mesh is a type of surgical implant that has failed in thousands of patients, causing severe injuries that require additional surgeries. If you were injured by failed hernia mesh, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your current and latent losses. Contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. for a free consultation about your rights. Our New Jersey hernia mesh attorneys will be here for you and your family throughout the legal process.
What Is Hernia Mesh? Why Was It Recalled?
Hernia mesh, or surgical mesh, is a medical device that is implanted to support the area around a hernia to allow damaged tissues to heal. Hernia mesh is often placed in the abdomen, stomach or groin during hernia surgery to repair the damaged or weakened area. It is meant to strengthen the region around the hernia to minimize the chance of hernia recurrence. Unfortunately, defects in the way that hernia mesh was designed, labeled and manufactured have led to many instances of the mesh failing and causing severe internal injuries to patients.
In 2005, hernia mesh manufacturers began to voluntarily recall hundreds of thousands of products – the start of many recalls that have continued since. These recalls stem from complications related to:
- Hernia mesh failure
- Hernia recurrence
- Mesh disintegration
- Mesh migration
- Mesh attaching to nearby organs
- Damaged or perforated organs
- Bowel obstructions
As of 2021, about 21,000 lawsuits are pending against multiple hernia mesh manufacturers in Georgia, New Hampshire and Ohio. These manufacturers include Ethicon, Bard, Johnson & Johnson, ACell, and Atrium. The products that are involved in pending lawsuits include the Kugel Patch, Parietex, C-QUR, Proceed, Physiomesh and 3DMax mesh.
Do You Qualify for a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
The first signs that an implanted hernia mesh product has failed or is otherwise causing problems for the patient can include abdominal pain, swelling and inflammation, hernia recurrence, fever or signs of infection, a burning sensation, and chronic pain. If left untreated, a defective hernia mesh product can lead to serious health complications that require additional treatments and surgeries, including severe organ damage and internal bleeding. In some cases, the health problems related to defective hernia mesh are irreversible.
If you experience the signs of hernia mesh failure or have had revision surgeries due to failed hernia mesh, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Filing a product liability lawsuit in New Jersey could allow you to hold the manufacturing company financially responsible for your related losses. A product liability suit is available to consumers who have been injured by a product that has a design, manufacturing or marketing defect. Pending hernia mesh lawsuits have claimed all three types of defects.
What Is the Average Payout for a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Hernia mesh lawsuits are still in active litigation. The value of your lawsuit or claim can depend on the specific losses that you suffered because of the defective product. You may be entitled to recover compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages. These may include:
- All related medical bills, including future medical needs
- Lost wages from missing time at work
- Diminished earning capacity
- Legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Chronic pain
- Emotional distress
- Lost quality of life
- Wrongful death losses
- Punitive damages
An attorney can assist you in calculating how much the defective hernia mesh has cost you and your family in medical care and other losses. Then, your attorney can help you demand maximum financial compensation from the defendant(s) for your injuries.
How a New Jersey Hernia Mesh Attorney Can Help
Find out whether you have grounds for a hernia mesh lawsuit by contacting our attorneys in New Jersey right away. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. have years of experience litigating product liability lawsuits and achieving positive results for our clients. We can help you and your family get through the complicated legal process. Call us at (201) 928-0300 or contact us online today to request your free consultation.