When a person goes into a surgical procedure, they have a right to expect a certain quality of medical care. This is not to say that they are guaranteed a particular outcome from surgery. All surgical procedures carry a degree of risk. However, patients should feel confident that they are receiving the same degree of care that they would receive from another similarly qualified doctor, and that quality medical devices are being used. Sadly, defective medical devices lead to pain and other complications for numerous patients each year. One frequent area of concern is a defective hernia mesh product. Up to 30 percent of hernia surgery patients report complications after their procedure. Patients who are experiencing pain after surgery should consider filing a hernia mesh lawsuit with our Daytona Beach, FL attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau. Our attorneys will fight to ensure clients are justly compensated for the full extent of losses related to this defective medical device.
Risks of Defective Hernia Mesh
Defective hernia mesh can lead to a number of complications for patients. Rather than successfully repairing a hernia and eliminating symptoms of the condition, a defective mesh product can actually result in increased discomfort and even the need for a secondary revisional surgical procedure. The three most common risks of defective hernia mesh are pain, infection, and hernia recurrence.
Hernia Mesh Recalls
It is the responsibility of every company to ensure that the products they sell are safe. If a medical device is found to be defective, the manufacturer must issue a recall. Unfortunately, by the time a recall is issued, thousands of patients may have already been subject to the faulty medical device. Recently, two hernia mesh recalls have gained a lot of attention. In 2016, Johnson & Johnson chose to recall their Ethicon Physiomesh. C-Qur Mesh, which is manufactured by Atrium Medical Corporation was also recalled. While the FDA recalled this product due to packaging defects, a lengthy investigation led to the FDA filing a permanent injunction against Atrium Medical Corporation in 2016. Anyone who underwent hernia surgery using either of these meshes is likely due compensation for any resulting damages and complications. While these are more well-known cases of defective hernia mesh, other companies have been known to manufacture defective hernia mesh. Anyone who has experienced pain, infection, or other complications after undergoing hernia surgery should seek medical treatment from their doctor, and then contact a lawyer to learn more about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit.
What are My Rights?
Patients who have suffered from pain or other complications due to the use of defective hernia mesh have a right to seek financial compensation for their losses. Some common areas of compensation include medical expenses (including the cost of any necessary repair surgeries), lost wages due to time away from work, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys can discuss specific rights to financial compensation after learning the unique details of each client’s case.
Contact Our Practice
If you are dealing with complications from hernia surgery due to defective hernia mesh, it is important to work with an experienced attorney at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, to ensure your legal rights are protected. Contact our practice at your earliest convenience to set up a personal consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.