Hernias are a very common medical condition, caused when internal organs or tissue bulge out through the abdominal wall. Hernias can be caused by obesity, pregnancy, improper weight lifting, and more. They are more common in older men and women who may have weaker abdominal walls.
Repairing a hernia often involves surgery, and a hernia mesh is used in the majority of hernia repair cases in the USA. Unfortunately, hernia meshes are not always held to the highest safety standards. Over the past decade, there have been a large number of people affected by severe complications caused by a hernia mesh.
If you are experiencing symptoms you believe may have been caused by your hernia mesh, please contact product liability attorney Karl Truman at 502-222-2222 for a free legal consultation.
Hernia Mesh Complications
There are a number of complications that can occur after having a hernia mesh placed. These can include:
- Adhesion to organs, which can cause problems such as bowel obstruction
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Nerve damage
Hernia mesh complications can cause short and long term symptoms which may include:
- Chronic pain
- Dental problems
- Pain during intercourse
These complications are serious, and often require a second surgery to remove the mesh. In rare cases, hernia mesh complications can be life-threatening. Symptoms from hernia mesh complications can significantly impact your quality of life, and can lead to loss of income from missing work as well.
There are many different hernia mesh brands that have been recalled due to numerous reports of complications; however, many brands quietly take their product off the market without officially declaring a recall. In addition, some hernia mesh products have been recalled in Europe and Asia but not America.
Large medical corporations do not have to undergo rigorous safety testing before putting a hernia mesh product on the market, which leaves patients like you vulnerable to untested and possibly faulty products.
Potential Compensation from a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Karl Truman can fight for your right to compensation after being affected by a faulty hernia mesh. Large medical device manufacturers have already been forced to pay out millions of dollars in settlements for people who experienced debilitating complications from their hernia mesh. Don't quietly accept your pain and suffering - let the Karl Truman Law Offices help you hold them responsible. In addition to defective hernia mesh lawsuits, we also have extensive experience representing clients affected by other defective medical products.
If you are successful in a hernia mesh lawsuit, damages you could be entitled to include:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medications
- At-home care
- Loss of past and future wages
- Pain and suffering
Medical debt is one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in America. We are here to help make sure, to the best of our ability, that you do not suffer unnecessary financial devastation because of a faulty medical product.
Schedule Your Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Consultation
If you believe you have been the victim of a defective hernia mesh, please do not hesitate to contact Karl Truman at 502-222-2222 today for your free legal consultation. We serve clients in and around Louisville, KY and Jeffersonville, IN.