South Carolina Hernia Mesh Lawyer
If you had a hernia repair surgery resulting in doctors implanting surgical mesh, you might be at risk of – or perhaps you have already endured – serious medical complications.
Our law firm is investigating claims from individuals who received hernia mesh implants, especially from Atrium Medical, C.R. Bard, and Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary). Many individuals have filed lawsuits against these companies for manufacturing defective products that caused serious injury.
Recovering Your Losses So You Can Resume Your Life
As a patient who undergoes hernia surgery, it is reasonable to expect that the procedure to repair the hernia will not generate a new batch of medical problems. Unfortunately, patients of hernia repair surgeries that used Ethicon’s Physiomesh, C.R. Bard’s Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh, or Atrium Medical C-QUR Mesh are claiming that the medical devices caused any of several types of injuries, including:
- Bowel obstruction
- Tissue adhesion
- Bowel perforation
- Migration of mesh
- Recurring hernia
- Shrinkage of mesh
- Seroma (pockets of fluid around the surgical site)
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), many hernia mesh complications reported to the agency were caused by products that have been recalled. The agency further explains that these recalled devices were the primary cause of bowel perforation and obstruction in a review of relevant medical adverse event reports.
The compensation you could receive for your hernia mesh lawsuit depends on the severity of your injury and the losses you have suffered as a result of this injury.
For a free legal consultation with a hernia mesh lawyer serving South Carolina, call (800) 777-7777
Examples of Recoverable Damages for Hernia Mesh Injuries
You could face life-long consequences for injuries resulting from a hernia mesh implant. These consequences would have a direct financial impact that extends far beyond your doctor’s bills. Our lawyers will investigate the extent and types of damages you have suffered and will compose a demand letter that will comprise all the ways in which this defective medical device has cost you economically.
Types of Economic Damages in Hernia Mesh Cases
Common types of economic damages include:
- Medical expenses (past and future), including the costs of hernia repair revision or removal surgery and the costs for treating hernia recurrence
- Cost of medications
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Lost earning potential
- Replacement services
- Physical therapy
Types of Non-Economic Damages in Hernia Mesh Cases
Our legal team will also present a list of non-economic damages, which could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Permanent disability or physical disfigurement
Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit Against a Hernia Mesh Manufacturer
According to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, you have three years from the date of your hernia mesh injury to take legal action against the defective hernia mesh manufacturer. You will want to start the process as soon as possible to give our legal team plenty of time to investigate your injury, gather evidence, speak with experts, calculate your damages, and negotiate with insurance companies. This way, there is plenty of time to file a lawsuit before the statute expires if circumstances require this measure.
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When Defective Hernia Mesh Causes You to Lose a Loved One
If a loved one died as the result of a hernia mesh injury, you could pursue a wrongful death action. Our attorneys can help you with this claim, which could result in your recovering such damages as:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial or cremation costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of society
- Loss of inheritance
S.C. Ann. § 15-51-10 specifies how the state governs this type of legal action. Furthermore, S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 stipulates the statute of limitations for filing this wrongful death action as three years from the date that the hernia mesh injury occurred. Our lawyers will ensure all deadlines are met and that your case meets the standards set forth in South Carolina law.
The Amount You Recover Also Depends on Your Lawyer
If you aim to recover compensation from a surgical mesh manufacturer, you should consider hiring a law firm with experience in product liability claims and lawsuits.
Anastopoulo Law Firm has been protecting the rights of injured people of South Carolina for 25 years. We represent our clients’ interests with professionalism and courtesy, and we work to obtain the highest possible settlement on our clients’ behalf.
Toward this end, we will investigate your case, calculate your damages, and negotiate a settlement with insurance companies. If the insurer refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will be prepared to file a lawsuit and take the matter to civil court. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including those who suffered injuries from defective products.
Our firm offers you a free consultation when you call. You describe the details of your case, and we can inform you of your legal options. Once you hire us, we charge you only when and if we win a settlement or court award.
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Knowing Whether You Have a Hernia Mesh Product Liability Case
The lawsuits against hernia mesh companies are based on the legal theory known as product liability. There are different types of product liability cases. In the case of defective hernia mesh products, plaintiffs have claimed that the devices:
- Lose their laminate coating in the patient’s body
- Break apart, perforating organs and tissue and causing bowel obstruction
- Erode in the body
These outcomes reflect design defects, as they affect the entire line of the manufacturers’ hernia mesh products. Furthermore, the manufacturers failed to provide sufficient warnings as to the risks of these devices.
Who Would Compensate You for Your Injuries?
If your hernia mesh implants reflected design defects that caused you or your loved one to sustain injury, you could demand compensation for the resulting damages from any member of the manufacturing and supply chain, including:
- Maker of the hernia mesh product
- Company that produces the product
- Wholesalers who distribute the hernia mesh devices
- Retailers who sold the devices
Our South Carolina Hernia Mesh Lawyers Can Help You
If you suffered injury from defective hernia mesh, please know that you have rights. Our lawyers will defend those rights and fight to get you the compensation that will help put your life back on track.
Call us today for a free case evaluation: (800) 777-7777.