Approximately 1.3 million people undergo hernia repair every year. Over half of these patients require surgery for herniation in the groin area, but abdominal hernia repair makes up for a large part of this number as well.
A hernia happens when weakness in muscle or tissue allow organs to spill into the body. This can result in symptoms including:
· Pain in and around the hernia
· Bulging skin
· Blood in the stool
These symptoms, particularly if they are lasting, should not be ignored.
It is not always necessary to treat a hernia surgically. In many cases, small hernias can be addressed through lifestyle changes and will simply need monitoring from a medical professional. However, sudden pain or a tender bump in the region of the hernia may indicate a medical emergency and should be brought to the attention of a healthcare provider immediately.
One of the simplest ways to repair a hernia is with a support structure like mesh. Hernia mesh provides scaffolding for damaged and weakened tissue. Once placed, new tissue will grow around the mesh and the mesh itself will be absorbed into the body. However, for many people, hernia mesh can fail and produce symptoms even more painful than the hernia itself.
Failed hernia mesh may result in:
· Organ perforation
· Hernia reoccurrence
· Bowel obstruction
Some types of hernia mesh may even produce neurological disorders and abnormal liver function.
In most cases, these mesh products will need to be removed, requiring additional surgeries that further endanger the health and safety of the patient. In fact, hernia mesh revision and repair is often a painful and involved procedure that requires an extensive and very uncomfortable recovery period. This injustice demands the attention of an experienced and aggressive defective medical device attorney.
Know Your Rights
When you are injured by hernia mesh or any other dangerous medical product, you have every right to hold the manufacturer accountable and seek compensation for any damages that occur. This may include:
· Additional surgeries and medical care
· Wages lost due to an inability to work
· Physical pain
· Emotional suffering
There are already a number of hernia mesh cases headed to trial. Our Minneapolis personal injury lawyers are here to help you understand if your case can move forward and to provide you with exceptional legal representation every step of the way.
Going it alone will likely result in inadequate compensation. Your best bet is to work with an experienced lawyer who will stand by your side, protect you from insurance companies and others more interested in settling quickly than settling fairly, and help you secure the total compensation your failed hernia mesh demands.
It is important to note that hernia mesh needn’t be recalled for you to have legal recourse in the case of injury. Our attorneys are well versed in the nuances of medical device liability law and will work to build and prove your case regardless of a product’s current availability. In many cases, the FDA is aware of dangers long before a recall is issued, but even when a product does not have several complaints, individual injuries may be eligible for legal action. We will discuss this with you while reviewing your case at our Minneapolis office.
Hernia Mesh Legal Fees
You have a right to seek compensation with the assistance of an attorney when hernia mesh fails. You also have a right to seek this compensation without having to worry about paying legal fees and court costs as they arise.
The hernia mesh lawyers at GoldenberLaw work on a contingency basis. This means that, unless your case is won and a settlement or verdict is awarded, you don’t pay a dime. We only collect payment if you collect payment. There is no risk or obligation in contacting us for a case evaluation. Call us at 612-436-5026 to schedule your free consultation and learn more.
GoldenbergLaw has been assisting victims of serious injury in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul for over 30 years. Many of our attorneys also provide representation for class action lawsuits, assisting people throughout the nation in getting fair compensation following injury from a defective medical device.
While the primary goal of our firm is securing full compensation for victims of serious injury, we believe we have an additional responsibility to promote safety and protect consumers against the dangers of poorly designed and manufactured medical devices, including hernia mesh. By holding negligent corporations accountable, we are able to set precedent and change policy, helping protect people from future damage while getting maximum compensation for those for whom prevention is too late. We would be honored to discuss this with you in greater detail during your initial case review to help you better understand the goals of our law firm.
The attorneys at GoldenbergLaw have been successful in securing large settlements for victims of injury caused by defective drugs, dangerous medical devices, physician malpractice, and other types of negligence – including more than $100 million for victims of the 35W Bridge collapse. Our approach, experience, and dedication to helping victims of serious injury get justice has resulted in numerous awards and recognitions – though it is justice, not recognition, that drives our practice. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case, your rights, and the most effective way to secure the compensation you are due.
If you have been injured by defective hernia mesh or if you have been forced to undergo additional surgeries after having mesh placed, GoldenbergLaw can help. Call us at 612-436-5026 to schedule your free consultation and learn more. Located in Minneapolis, our hernia mesh lawyers serve St. Paul, surrounding areas of Minnesota, and the nation.