It is impossible to tell you exactly how much money you can get from filing a hernia mesh lawsuit without conducting a full investigation of your case. However, we can help you understand how hernia mesh complications impacted your life and how this plays a role in your recoverable damages.
Possible Hernia Mesh Complications
There are a wide variety of documented complications related to hernia mesh failure, infection, migration, and rejection. The nature and severity of your complications and how they affect your everyday life are key factors in determining the value of your case. Some of the most common complications include:
- Severe pain at the hernia site
- Repair failure and hernia recurrence
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage
- Increased risk of infection
- Bowel obstruction
- Bowel perforation
Many of these complications require revision surgery or other operations to remove or replace the mesh patch or to repair the damage done by the patch. This surgery is often much more invasive than the initial open operation or laparoscopic procedure. You may suffer for weeks or months before the revision surgery and miss several weeks of work afterward. Some people, especially those who suffer life-threatening complications such as bowel obstructions or perforations, may suffer from long-term impairments because of the issue.
When we discuss your case with you, we ask questions about your symptoms and how they affected your life. We talk about how they continue to affect your life and the pain and suffering you have endured.
Recoverable Damages in a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If we win a verdict in court or negotiate an out-of-court settlement in your hernia mesh lawsuit, you will be eligible to collect compensation representing the damages you suffered. We will need to prove your damages and make a strong case for a payout that covers them. While the exact damages vary depending on the facts of your case, they may include:
Medical Care Coverage
- Inpatient care
- Follow-up care
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Other treatment-related expenses
Other Economic Losses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
As you can imagine, the payout in this type of case varies depending on your damages. Whether you suffered an infection not requiring surgery, or something significantly more serious, such as a bowel perforation, requiring a colostomy and several surgeries—while missing months of work—we want to hear from you. We want to help you explore your options for recovery.
Let Us Review Your Case for Free
If you suffered complications or required revision surgery related to a hernia mesh implant, the team from the Law Offices of Elrod, Ogle & Baril, PLLC can take legal action on your behalf. We pursue compensation for you, building a strong case on your behalf.
Our team conducts a full investigation to learn the facts of your case. As a part of this investigation, we identify and collect:
- Medical bills
- Tax forms and wage statements
- Any proof of your pain and suffering
- Other documentation of your losses and expenses
With this documentation, we prove the estimated value of your damages. This helps us understand what a fair settlement might look like in your case. We use this number when negotiating an out-of-court agreement or crafting our argument for compensation to present in court. This is important, since cases return to their original jurisdiction and go to trial individually even if they are part of multidistrict litigation.
Talk to a Hernia Mesh Complications Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered complications or required revision surgery after a hernia repair using a mesh implant, the team from the Law Offices of Elrod, Ogle & Baril, PLLC is here to help. We offer free case reviews and can help you understand your legal options.
We handle all hernia mesh cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you. Call us today at 865-546-1111 for your complimentary consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.