Filing a Lawsuit for Defective Surgical Mesh By Chanfrau & Chanfrau on February 26, 2022

surgical meshIndividuals undergo surgery to treat medical conditions and restore a better quality of life. Oftentimes, surgeries require the placement of surgical devices, such as surgical mesh. Unfortunately, if a surgical device is defective, it can cause more harm than good. Defective surgical mesh can lead to physical pain and other complications.

When a defective medical device causes physical and financial damages, liable parties should be held accountable. Defective medical device lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, serving the Daytona Beach, FL, and Palm Coast, FL, area assist clients in filing a lawsuit for defective surgical mesh, so that they can pursue the compensation they are due for related losses.

Complications Caused by Surgical Mesh

Surgical mesh is most commonly used in the repair of hernias, but may be used in the treatment of other conditions as well, such as pelvic organ prolapse. The mesh, which is typically composed of animal tissue or other synthetic material, is meant to provide added support to weakened or damaged tissues. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for individuals to develop complications from surgical mesh, which may include:

  • Infection
  • A perforation or hole in neighboring tissues or organs
  • Mesh getting stuck to neighboring tissues or organs
  • Mesh obstructing the bowels or bladder
  • Mesh erosion or shrinkage
  • Mesh becoming dislodged

Signs That Surgical Mesh May Be Defective

Since mesh is inside the body where it can’t be easily observed or monitored, patients often do not know that complications have developed, or that surgical mesh may be defective, until they begin experiencing physical symptoms. These symptoms may indicate that surgical mesh is defective:

  • Pain near the treatment site
  • Fever
  • Infection at the surgical site
  • Bulging or unusual scarring near the surgical site
  • Difficulty urinating or having a bowel movement

What to Do if You Are Considering a Lawsuit For Defective Surgical Mesh

Defective surgical mesh can cause physical pain and complications, and is likely to result in the need for a second surgical procedure to remove, repair, or replace the mesh. Individuals who have suffered physical and financial losses as a result of defective surgical mesh should consider filing a lawsuit to hold liable parties accountable for damages. If someone is thinking of filing a defective medical device claim, they should take the following steps:

  • Schedule a medical exam and obtain a diagnosis that details all of the health problems caused by the defective mesh
  • If the defective mesh is removed, ask the doctor to preserve as much of the mesh as possible, so it can be used as evidence in a lawsuit
  • Hire a knowledgeable defective medical device lawyer

Damages in Defective Medical Device Lawsuits 

Defective medical device lawyers at our Daytona Beach law firm investigate claims of defective surgical mesh to establish liability so that responsible parties can be held accountable for resulting damages. Depending on the extent of losses related to defective surgical mesh, plaintiffs may be awarded damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Cost of rehabilitation
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Our Practice

If you or a loved one has suffered physical injuries and financial losses as a result of defective surgical mesh, lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you explore your right to financial compensation. To discuss the details of your case with our legal team, contact our practice online, or call (386) 258-7313 and schedule a consultation.

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