Omaha Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer
Surgery is practically the only way to repair a hernia, but certain methods – specifically, the use of certain types of hernia mesh - have a high rate of complications. Several companies that make surgical mesh have been hit with lawsuits claiming the mesh was defective and caused unnecessary complications, pain, and another hernia repair surgery to fix the first one.
If you or a loved one had to undergo a second surgery to fix a defective hernia mesh, contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C. to discuss your legal options. Don’t go through this difficult time alone. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for the suffering you’ve endured. Call (402) 505-8234 to set up your free consultation with an experienced product liability lawyer.
A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue emerges through a weakened spot in the fascia tissue or muscle. The most common types of hernia are inguinal (inner groin), femoral (outer groin), umbilical (belly button), incisional (resulting from an incision), and hiatal (upper stomach).
How things proceed after someone is diagnosed with a hernia depends on what the doctor recommends. Some doctors choose the non-surgical route by keeping an eye on the hernia and ensuring that it’s not causing issues or getting larger. That is only available to people who aren’t experiencing any symptoms and complications with their hernias.
Other hernias must be treated surgically. Herniorrhaphy is where the surgeon replaces the displaced tissue and sews the hole shut. Hernioplasty is where the surgeon overlays the hole with a mesh. There are two surgical options to achieve this: laparoscopic and open repair. A laparoscopic procedure involves a few small incisions, while open repair involves a bigger incision. Nowadays, most surgeons opt to use surgical mesh to strengthen their hernia repair. There are many types of surgical mesh, made out of synthetic material or animal tissue or some combination. Animal tissue is absorbable, but synthetic mesh is considered a permanent implant.
Hernia surgery comes with some complications, such as infection, pain, or hernia recurrence. Some of these complications can be caused by the mesh itself. Meshes can stiffen or migrate in the body, which causes serious damage. To repair a defective mesh, a patient generally needs to undergo at least one extra surgery. The whole process is costly, and you shouldn’t have to pay for it yourself if it was caused by a defective product.
A defective mesh can lead to numerous complications, such as:
- Permanent or long-term liver and/or kidney problems
- Bowel obstruction
- Autoimmune disorders
- Nerve damage
- Internal bleeding
- Perforation of nearby organs
Surgery is costly and takes a toll on the patient as well as the family. Taking time off work, having someone help you during recovery, and struggling financially are all things you might be dealing with after being implanted with a hernia mesh. Speak to our Omaha defective medical device attorney to see if you have a case. We are currently accepting:
- Men and women with a mesh implanted anytime from 1992 to present, who experienced complications related to the mesh – additional surgery, infections.
There are about 15 different hernia meshes that we are pursuing, but it’s okay if you don’t know which mesh was implanted – we’ll do the research to find out. If a defective mesh caused your injury, you shouldn’t have to deal with medical bills and a lengthy recovery on your own. We will work to get you the maximum compensation possible. Call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 to discuss your mass tort lawsuit.
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