If you live in Indiana and you were injured as a result of a hernia mesh implant, you could have legal rights, including financial compensation. However, you can’t take on the manufacturer alone. For the best possible chance, you need the help of an experienced Indiana drug and medical device lawyer. Ken Nunn is the Indiana Injury Lawyer and he’s ready to answer your questions now. To talk to Ken and schedule your free case evaluation, call 1-800-CALL-KEN. Hernia mesh lawsuits have a limited time in which they can be filed. Don’t wait to call.
What is a Hernia Mesh?
Hernia mesh is an implant is used in a surgical procedure to repair the hernia. Most often, hernia mesh is used in the abdominal area. More than one million hernias are surgically repaired in some way every year. According to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2014, hernia mesh is used because it typically lowers the risk of recurrence.
Although surgical correction of hernias isn’t anything new, by the year 2000, non-mesh hernia repairs accounted for less than 10% of hernia surgeries. Atrium Medical, one hernia mesh manufacturer, created a product known as C-QUR which uses an omega-3 fatty acid as a coating. It was believed that the coating would minimize issues of surrounding tissue attaching itself to the mesh and creating scar tissue known as adhesions. Yet, studies showed that use of C-QUR increases the likelihood of infection. There was also an increase in bowel obstructions caused by adhesions. Many patients have also experienced an inflammatory response that caused the need for additional medical attention. According to a 2009 article in the British Journal of Surgery, the inflammatory response generally happens 30 days after the surgery.
FDA Involvement & Recall
In 2014, the FDA announced several hernia mesh recalls because of the serious negative effects from the use of hernia mesh created by Atrium Medical Corporation, Bard Davol, and Ethicon. Side effects included bowel perforation, chronic enteric fistula, development of adhesions, and bowel fistulization.
Despite the recalls, these hernia mesh products are still on the market. Ken Nunn, the Indiana Injury Lawyer, provides free case evaluations for patients who’ve received hernia mesh and think that they were injured. Even if a product is recalled by the FDA, such as with hernia mesh, that’s not necessarily a guarantee that the products will be out of the market for good. Most patients never know about these recalls. Pharmaceutical and medical device companies often act in negligent ways when it comes to design, marketing, and warning patients and doctors of their risk. They should be held responsible for the injuries their product caused. Ken Nunn is an aggressive drug and medical device injury lawyer who understands the complexities of Indiana pharmaceutical and negligence laws. Ken fights to help injured patients get what they deserve.
Have You Been Injured By a Hernia Mesh?
If you’ve had a hernia repair that involved hernia mesh and you suffered side effects such as scar tissue, fistulas, bowel obstruction, infection, or an inflammatory response, call Ken Nunn right now at 1-800-CALL-KEN. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Remember that you only have a limited amount of time to file your claim. Don’t wait. Call Ken today or use our convenient contact form and we’ll get in touch with you right away to schedule your free case review.