Birmingham Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Have you ever had hernia surgery? If so, chances are you had hernia mesh implanted into your body. Over the years, however, there have been reports of men and women suffering injuries and illnesses caused by defective hernia meshes. Injuries and illnesses caused by defective hernia mesh range from perforation and damage of different internal body tissues to severe infections that may lead to life-threatening complications that often require extensive hospitalization.

At the moment, two specific products are being investigated by different law firms across the country – these are the Atrium C-Qur and Ethicon Physiomesh hernia meshes. Most of the people who have had these meshes implanted in them or who have been affected by defective hernia meshes are now taking action against the manufacturers by filing hernia mesh lawsuits.

With hundreds of thousands of Americans having these mesh products in them, new cases involving mesh complications continue to arise every day. If you’ve had a mesh implanted in your body and are yet to experience any negative effects, still consider seeking legal counsel and help from a professional and qualified personal injury attorney as you could be eligible for compensation. While there is no check large enough to counter what you are going through, those responsible still need to be held accountable for their actions.

The defective medical device attorneys at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve for injuries suffered. Call 855-965-1688 and schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our professional attorneys for professional legal counsel and representation.

What Are Some of the Negative Side Effects of Hernia Mesh?

Common issues caused by defective hernia mesh implants include:

  • Swelling
  • Chronic pain
  • Adhesion to bowels (or other organs)
  • Encapsulation of the mesh
  • Organ perforation
  • Fistulas (bowel blockage or perforation)
  • Intestinal obstructions
  • Allergic, hypersensitivity, or inflammatory reactions
  • Bacterial infections
  • Mesh migration (the mesh moves throughout the body)

Which Hernia Mesh Brands Have Been Recalled?

Below is a list of some of the hernia mesh manufacturers who make or made some of the most well-known hernia meshes in use today. This list highlights popular brands embroiled in hernia mesh lawsuits, though others have also been recalled. They include:

  • C.R. Bard (Davol) – Makers of the Ventrio, Sepramesh, and Composix meshes
  • Atrium – Makers of the C-Qur hernia mesh
  • Gore – Makers of DualMesh and DualMesh Plus
  • Covidien (Tyco) – Makers of over half a dozen mesh devices
  • Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon– Makers of Proceed, Prolene, and Physiomesh meshes

Are There Any Lawsuits Pending Against Specific Hernia Mesh Manufacturers?

Most lawsuits involving hernia mesh claim that the devices caused complications or injuries so severe that most of those affected had to undergo additional surgery(s). By October 2020, there were close to 15,000 hernia mesh lawsuits pending against Bard Davol, Ethicon, and Atrium, in three separate MDLs, or multidistrict litigations.

Individual claims currently not in multidistrict litigation include cases against Covidien, the company that makes Parietex mesh, and Medtronic, which bought the company back in 2015.

Most hernia mesh attorneys across the country, including those at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, are also accepting claims against W.L. Gore and Associates, the company that owns Gore-Tex DualMesh.

Who’s Eligible to File a Hernia Mesh Claim in Birmingham, Alabama?

The answer to this isn’t straightforward. Nevertheless, if you’ve suffered significant bodily harm due to a potentially-defective hernia mesh, then you might be eligible to file a hernia mesh claim and seek compensation for your injuries.

You might be eligible to file a hernia mesh claim if you:

  • Hernia mesh surgery performed on you between June 2008 and the present
  • Received the implant to repair a hernia
  • Experienced either one of the following complications or injuries: mesh migration or perforation, abdominal infection, intestinal blockage, hernia recurrence, or adhesion

Senior man with stomach pain from defective hernia mesh

How Long Do I Have to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

Alabama, like most states, has a separate statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits. According to section 6-5-482 of the Code of Alabama, victims have two years from the day the supposed malpractice was committed to file a lawsuit in the state’s court system.

However, it’s worth noting that there’s another component of this law that could extend the deadline past two years. According to Alabama law, if the cause isn’t discovered and couldn’t have been discovered (reasonably) within the 2-year window, then the cause of action can be commenced within 6-months from the day of discovery of facts that lead to the discovery or the date of such discovery, whichever comes first.

How Much Does It Cost Victims to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, we represent all persons involved in an Alabama hernia mesh lawsuit against different hernia mesh manufacturers on a contingency basis. What that means is that we never charge any legal fees unless we’ve won compensation for you. As such, if we fail to get you compensated for your injuries, we don’t get paid. For a no-obligation, free-of-charge consultation, call us now by dialing 855-965-1688. Our Birmingham hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys are here to provide you with legal counsel and answer any questions you might have.

How Can an Attorney Help with a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?

There are many benefits to having a professional personal injury attorney from Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton handle your hernia mesh lawsuit. Here’s a look at two of the main reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney:

Experience

While there are injury claims that you could handle on your own, there are some that are too complicated for you to try and handle by yourself, and hernia mesh claims fall in that category. When it comes to negotiating terms with medical device makers (and their small armies of lawyers), an attorney will have the experience, resolve, and skill needed to prepare your case and fight for your rights and best interests.

Apart from that, working with attorneys that have experience handling hernia mesh lawsuits means you have your case being handled by someone who’s been there before. Medical malpractice attorneys know how to make the right legal arguments, the evidence to put together, and what to avoid doing/saying to ensure your case doesn’t come tumbling down.

Team Effort

When you choose to have a hernia mesh attorney handle your case, you are also getting the benefit of the attorney’s network of litigation consultants, investigators, medical experts, and other experts who understand what it takes to build a rock-solid case. And since the mesh manufacturer will have his consultants and experts (people whose opinions might be exactly favorable for your case), you must have the best legal team by your side guiding and representing your best interests.

Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton: Birmingham Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys You Can Trust

The process of determining if you have a claim against a hernia mesh product can be quite complex. As a defective hernia mesh victim, this is one type of case that you couldn’t possibly handle on your own; which is why you really should consider contacting Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton to speak to a professional and experienced hernia mesh attorney for legal counsel and representation.

If you’ve had a hernia mesh implanted in you, there is a high chance you are entitled to compensation for unpaid medical bills, loss of quality of life, pain, and suffering, and lost wages. At Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, we’ve helped thousands of people win their medical malpractice cases and can help you get compensated for your troubles.

Call 855-965-1688 to schedule a no-obligation, free-of-charge consultation with our legal team for the best hernia mesh lawsuit counsel and representation.

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