How Can I Pay For My Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

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

· Swelling

· Nausea

· 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.

Hernia Mesh

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:

· Infection

· Organ perforation

· Seroma

· 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.

About GoldenbergLaw

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.

Our Success

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.

Contact Us

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.

What is Hernia Mesh Made of?

There are two different kinds of hernia mesh: absorbable and non-absorbable. Absorbable mesh is typically made of animal tissue that has been processed for medical use. This type of mesh is designed to disintegrate as new tissue grows to strengthen the hernia repair. Non-absorbable mesh is made of synthetics and is designed to provide long-term reinforcement to the hernia repair site. Some types of hernia mesh combine absorbable with non-absorbable material, though these are not as common.

While the absorbable hernia mesh is less likely to result in injury, all patients who have had hernia mesh placed are at risk for serious complications, making it important that symptoms of failed mesh be monitored. These include:

  • Pain and swelling
  • Heat or soreness around the surgical site
  • Difficulties passing stool
  • Fever and nausea

According to the FDA, bowel perforation and obstruction are the most common consequences of defective hernia mesh. The agency also lists hernia migration and contraction, internal bleeding, infection, and blockage of the small and large intestines as potential consequences of mesh hernia repair. If you have had hernia mesh placed and are experiencing symptoms of mesh failure, swift action is necessary to prevent potentially fatal consequences. If your hernia mesh has resulted in additional medical expenses, financial burdens, and personal pain and suffering, the St. Paul defective medical device attorneys at GoldenberLaw are here to help you get the full compensation you deserve.

With over 30 years of proven results, the product liability lawyers at our firm have the experience and dedication your case demands. We encourage you to call us at 612-436-5026 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get fair compensation for all of your damages.

GoldenberLaw is located in Minneapolis. We serve hernia mesh patients living in the Twin Cities, surrounding areas of Minnesota, and throughout the nation.

Hernia Mesh Failure Symptoms

Symptoms indicating hernia mesh failure include:

  • Bloating or an inability to pass stools
  • Heat and soreness around the surgical site
  • A noticeable lump in or around the area of the original hernia
  • Fever, nausea, and vomiting

Hernia mesh can fail for a number of reasons, but defective mesh design and poor choice of mesh material are among the most common. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of hernia mesh failure, it is important that you contact your doctor right away. If mesh degradation or migration is responsible for your symptoms, call 612-333-4662 to schedule a free consultation and learn how our defective medical device lawyers can help.

Reducing the Risk of Mesh Failure

Defective design can make hernia mesh failure unavoidable. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of mesh failure such as:

  • Eating a healthy diet complete with extra fiber and water intake
  • Getting plenty of exercise including at least 90 minutes of aerobic exercise weekly
  • Not smoking or using products that contain nicotine

You can also help prevent re-herniation by avoiding heavy lifting and reducing abdominal strain. It is important to remember that these steps may not prevent hernia mesh failure, but they can help reduce risks and improve your chances of a safe and successful recovery.

In the end, your actions are not responsible for the failure of your hernia mesh. If you have suffered injury or harm as a result of poorly designed mesh products, you have every right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Please contact GoldenbergLaw to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.

GoldenbergLaw is a product liability and personal injury law firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We accept hernia mesh failure cases from clients living in all areas of the country.