Lexington Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorney
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an estimated 2.3 million inpatient hernia repairs were performed between 2001 and 2010. Roughly 567,000 of those repairs were a medical emergency.
Hernias are serious health issues. They require medical intervention in the form of surgery. One major medical device used to remedy this problem is Bard hernia mesh. These devices were surgically implanted into patients as a means to treat their condition and the pain they were dealing with.
Unfortunately, and as is common with negligent pharmaceutical companies, it is now being realized that these defective hernia mesh medical devices are actually causing more problems than they are solving.
Patients with Bard hernia mesh implants have begun to suffer serious symptoms and complications as a result of the medical device. As a result, the patient’s are having to undergo revision or corrective surgery. Not only does this inflict more trauma to the body due to multiple surgeries, but medical expenses also begin to pile up for something that wasn’t their fault.
That’s why the Lexington defective hernia mesh lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP want to right this most grievous wrong. You shouldn’t have to suffer for a manufacturer’s—or even doctor’s—mistake. With our legal experience, getting the compensation you need to finally correct this complication can become a reality.
If you or someone you love has experienced complications due to a Bard hernia mesh, the product liability lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP can help you get the compensation you need to recover. Contact us at (859) 550-2900 to set up a FREE case evaluation with one of our experienced Lexington attorneys today.
Identifying the Problems Associated With Bard Hernia Meshes
The lion’s share of Bard hernia meshes are made with a material known as Marlex HGX-030-01 grade polypropylene. As per the material safety data sheet (MSDS) drafted by the manufacturer of this material, it was only recommended for use as a temporary medical implant, not a permanent solution.
After the hernia mesh has been implanted within the patient’s body, the material can begin to degrade and fragment – that is – break down into smaller pieces within the tissue. These bits and pieces of hernia mesh can wear down and break apart, perforating (cutting) the patient’s bowels in the process. As per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this—along with bowel obstruction—is the most common hernia mesh injury sustained.
In most cases, patients that sustain these types of injuries must undergo another round of surgery to revise or correct the problem. Should you experience symptoms of a hernia mesh failure, you should see a doctor right away.
If you are dealing with the consequences of a defective Bard hernia mesh, contact our Lexington attorneys today at (859) 550-2900 for a FREE case evaluation. We can help you figure out what legal options you have to correct the wrongs done to you.
Bard Hernia Mesh Products Linked to Complications
The following Bard hernia mesh products have been found to cause mild to severe complications in patients that have had them installed. They have been reported and updated into the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database (MAUDE):
- 3D Max Mesh and various other models
- Composix E/X Mesh
- PerFix Plug
- Sepramesh IP
- Ventralex ST Hernia Patch
Because of these defective medical devices causing adverse events, recalls have been issued for several Bard hernia mesh products.
In some instances, the FDA will categorize defective medical equipment under a Class 1 recall, which means there is a reasonable probability that the patient may experience serious health complications and even death.
Medical equipment classified under a Class 2 recall—as most hernia meshes are—are considered non-life-threatening but may pose temporary complications that can be remedied. It is worth noting, however, that if these complications are not treated, your overall health condition can get worse – even to the point where death is possible.
Check with the FDA recall list to see if your hernia mesh was recalled, and if so, contact your medical provider to see what steps to take next.
Then, contact the Lexington defective medical device lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP to help you recover damages for the pain you have suffered. You can reach us at (859) 550-2900 for a FREE case evaluation.
Symptoms of a Hernia Mesh Failure to Be Aware Of
The following are the main symptoms one would feel if their hernia mesh failed:
- Inflammation – The purpose of the polypropylene material that is used in a hernia mesh is to cause inflammation. Inflammation boosts the growth of tissue within and around the mesh to form a stronger seal. In time, inflammation will subside. For many other patients, however, inflammation can last longer than it is supposed to, ultimately causing an infection. A hernia mesh that is no longer working as it should can create abdominal pain and tenderness.
- Warmth at Incision Site – An infection will generally create a lot of heat, which you can tell by touching the skin. If the surrounding skin at the incision site where your hernia mesh was implanted is hot to the touch, you may be suffering from an infection underneath.
- Flu-Like Symptoms – When the body is fighting off an infection, it can be expected that patients will experience fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting. In some instances, certain materials that make up the hernia mesh—like the omega 3 fatty acid coating in an Atrium C-Qur—can trigger the patient’s immune system.
- Healing Complications – Sometimes the infected hernia mesh site may prevent it from fully healing, creating what is known as a seroma—or a pocket of clear bodily fluid. These areas can be painful and will stop the site from healing properly.
- Dental Damage – It is not unheard of for complications that arise from a hernia mesh to affect your oral health. Your teeth can become weak, chipped, infected, or fall out due to the chronic infection that is happening within your body. If your oral health begins to deteriorate and you have had a hernia mesh installed, see a doctor immediately.
- Chronic Groin Pain – Nearly 50 percent of hernia mesh patients have complained of chronic groin pain after a hernia mesh has been installed. This debilitating pain can stem from nerve damage or growing scar tissue. This symptom usually manifests when patients are running everyday errands like grocery shopping, house cleaning, and—in the worst case scenario—just while standing.
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, your hernia mesh device may be defective. It would be in your best interests to see a doctor as soon as possible to rectify this situation. Then, hire the determined and experienced Lexington product liability lawyers of Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP to help you secure the financial recovery you need to help you deal with extensive medical bills.
Complications That Can Arise Because of Bard Hernia Mesh
All across the nation, individuals are filing claims against Bard, Inc. and other mesh manufacturers as a result of their defective products causing victims medical complications ranging from mild to severe. Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP is joining the cause.
Our Lexington defective medical device attorneys are looking for people who have suffered from the following medical complications caused by their hernia mesh:
- Mesh Failure
- Hernia Reappearance
- Tissue Adhesion
- Device Migration
- Bowel Obstruction
By no means is the list above extensive to all symptoms and complications experienced by those with defective hernia mesh implants.
Reach out to our dependable Lexington Bard hernia mesh injury lawyers to see if your particular complications qualify you for a claim. Contact us today at (859) 550-2900 for a FREE case evaluation.
Compensation Rendered for Hernia Mesh Claims
Please be aware that in the state of Kentucky, individuals have one (1) year from the date of injury – or from when symptoms first emerged – to file a product liability claim against the negligent company that manufactured a defective product.
If, indeed, the product was defective, our experienced Lexington product liability lawyers can help recover damages for:
- Medical bills, rehabilitation, therapy, or corrective surgery costs
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Damages for loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish or emotional distress
If you have incurred these costs as a result of negligent pharmaceutical companies and their questionable business practices, you are entitled to seek out damages against them.
How Our Lexington Attorneys Can Help You
As the number of class action lawsuits rise, and more hernia meshes are being recalled, the need for experienced legal representation grows. Hiring an experienced product liability attorney is your best shot at rectifying the wrong these hernia mesh manufacturers have done.
For years, our product liability attorneys have worked tirelessly in developing compelling legal strategies meant to strengthen your product liability claim. We combine this experience with support from medical professionals, investigators, research specialists, and other legal professionals to develop the strongest case possible for you.
Reach out to Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP so that we can help you shoulder your burden while you focus on recovering. Contact our Lexington Bard hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys at (859) 550-2900 for a FREE case evaluation.