New York Hernia Mesh Injury Lawyer
Every year, thousands of New Yorkers undergo hernia repair surgery. In recent years, it’s become more common to receive a hernia mesh implant to help speed up recovery and decrease the odds of a hernia recurrence. Unfortunately, hernia mesh may not be safe. Studies show that it fails and that it’s associated with a whole host of serious health issues.
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a defective hernia mesh device? Do not hesitate to contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate legal assistance. Our attorneys can aggressively pursue compensation from hernia mesh manufacturers on your behalf. We’ll fight to get you and your family the money you deserve.
We offer a free consultation, so don’t hesitate to call our NYC law office for help today. We represent clients across New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.
Why Should I Hire a Hernia Mesh Injury Lawyer?
You trusted that your medical implant would help you recover after surgery. Now you’ve learned that your device has failed. Even worse, you’ve heard that the company that manufactured your hernia mesh implant knew that the device wasn’t safe. However, they didn’t warn you about potential risks, and now you’re forced to live with the consequences.
Don’t let them off the hook. You may be entitled to compensation. However, going up against a huge medical device manufacturer is never easy. They’ve got a highly-skilled team of attorneys who will fight you every step of the way. The best thing you can do is turn to an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer to level the playing field.
You should call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help if you’ve suffered an injury because of a defective hernia mesh product. We will:
- Carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your hernia mesh injury and build a strong case on your behalf.
- Consult with leading injury experts to assess the extent of your injuries and the value of your case.
- Stand up to medical device manufacturers and fight to hold them financially accountable for the harm caused by their defective products.
We understand how devastating a hernia mesh injury can be. Medical bills can add up quickly, especially if you suffer complications or require revision surgery. You might not be able to return to work. Your quality of life may not be what it once was. That’s why we’ll go above and beyond to secure a financial settlement or award on your behalf.
Give us a call or reach out to us online to set up a time to discuss your hernia mesh injury case with our skilled legal team.
What is Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh is a medical device that’s designed to support your abdominal wall and help you recover after you undergo a hernia repair surgery. It’s a living hinge, so it’s supposed to be flexible and move as you move, preventing injury. Surgical mesh used in hernia repair patients can be made of biological materials, synthetic materials, or a combination of both (composite).
One side of the mesh is usually rough or sticky. That adheres to the inside of your abdominals to give your core strength. The other side is usually slick or coated with a substance like polypropylene so that your tissue doesn’t adhere to the mesh.
Once hernia mesh is implanted in the body, it’s supposed to stay in one place for the rest of the patient’s life. It shouldn’t move, erode, or stick to internal organs or tissue.
Unfortunately, hernia mesh doesn’t always perform as intended. Since it was first introduced on the market, hundreds of thousands of patients have reported adverse health events to the FDA. Many patients have had to undergo multiple revision surgeries to remove defective mesh devices and repair internal injuries.
How Is Hernia Mesh Defective?
Thousands of lawsuits filed in courts across the country claim that hernia mesh devices are defective. Reported defects include:
- Mesh Erosion and Mesh Shrinkage: hernia mesh dissolved or disintegrated over time
- Mesh Adhesion: tissue or muscle in the body adhered to a hernia mesh implant
- Mesh Migration: hernia mesh moved or shifted in the body after surgery
- Mesh Folding: hernia mesh does not remain strong and rigid, instead folding in the body after surgery
- Mesh Hardening: hernia mesh, which is supposed to be flexible, becomes hard and rigid
Why do hernia mesh devices fail? Many manufacturers are accused of using cheap, inferior materials or failing to study how hernia mesh will actually function once it’s implanted in a patient’s body.
What Are the Risks and Complications Associated With Hernia Mesh?
When hernia mesh is defective and fails in the body, patients are vulnerable to many different adverse health events. Commonly reported complications include:
- Intestinal blockage
- Organ perforation
- Internal bleeding
- Hernia recurrence
- Revision surgery
- Seroma, and
- Nerve damage.
These health complications can force hernia patients to undergo extensive medical treatment, often for years after an initial hernia repair surgery.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Failure?
Your hernia mesh device may have failed if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Severe pain in the abdomen
- Hernia recurrence
- Sexual dysfunction
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of consciousness, or
Do not hesitate to seek medical care if you believe that your hernia mesh implant is defective or has failed. Prompt medical treatment can be critical in preventing your injuries from getting worse.
Hernia Mesh Companies Are Strictly Liable For Defective Products
In New York, any company that designs, manufactures, or sells a product has to make sure it’s safe. This includes hernia mesh and other medical devices. Unfortunately, companies don’t always do that.
In fact, many companies take advantage of a loophole in the FDA approval process and don’t thoroughly test devices before they’re used in patients like you. Under the 510(k) clearance program, medical device companies can sell a product without vigorous testing if they tell the FDA that their device is substantially similar to and just as safe a device that’s already on the market.
This doesn’t mean that the product that’s already being used is safe. It doesn’t mean that this old product was actually approved by the FDA. Many hernia mesh devices are based on old products that were on the market before the FDA stepped in and designed approval processes and standards.
Does this mean that manufacturers can’t be held accountable for defective medical devices? No. If you live in New York, you’re protected by the state’s product liability laws. If a company sells a product that’s defective, they can be held strictly liable for resulting injuries. If a company knew that a product was potentially unsafe or knew about potential risks – and didn’t warn consumers – it could be strictly liable for resulting harm.
If you’ve been hurt because of a defective hernia mesh implant, you may have the right to file a product liability lawsuit and demand compensation. The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
We Handle All Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuits in NYC
There are dozens of hernia mesh devices on the market. Those devices are manufactured by a handful of different companies. Many hernia mesh devices have been recalled by the manufacturer or the FDA.
The NYC hernia mesh injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are prepared to help you, regardless of whether or not your hernia mesh device has been recalled.
Call us for help if you’ve been injured due to a defective hernia mesh implant, including:
- Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) Physiomesh
- Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh
- Atrium ProLite Hernia Mesh
- Sofradim Versatex Monofilament Hernia Mesh
- C.R. Bard Ventralight Hernia Mesh
- C.R. Bard Kugel Hernia Mesh, or any other mesh device.
We’re always available to take your call, 24/7/365, so please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Damages Available to Injured Hernia Mesh Patients
Thousands of hernia mesh patients in New York and across the United States have filed hernia mesh lawsuits against manufacturers, seeking compensation for:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages and income
- Disability, both temporary and permanent
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
You may be entitled to compensation for your hernia mesh injuries. Do not hesitate to contact our experienced personal injury lawyers to learn more about how we can help you fight to get the money you deserve.
Call Our NYC Hernia Mesh Lawyers For a Free Consultation
If you’ve been hurt because of a defective hernia mesh implant, you deserve an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our attorneys have more than 200 combined years of experience handling complex personal injury matters. We’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. We’ll be there for you, too.
Contact our NYC law firm to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment today.