If you underwent hernia repair with an implantable mesh patch and later required additional care because of complications, you may have options for pursuing compensation and holding the mesh manufacturer accountable. There are thousands of cases pending in a mass tort as of June 2023.
You can learn more about these cases and your legal options by speaking with a mass torts attorney from our team for free today. Van Law provides free consultations for those who endured complications or symptoms following a hernia repair using a mesh patch in Nevada. We can explain how our Nevada hernia mesh lawyer can advocate for you and your family.
How Does Hernia Mesh Cause Complications?
Surgeons use implanted surgical mesh patches to close hernias, keeping nearby organs in the correct place and serving as a framework for healing tissue. However, these patches have a high risk of failure, migration, infection, and other significant complications. People could experience:
- Chronic pain near the hernia site
- Swelling and inflammation
- Infection symptoms
- Other serious symptoms caused by organ adhesion or migration of the patch
The treatment for hernia mesh complications often involves additional surgical procedures. These tend to be more extensive and invasive than the initial procedures, leaving the patient in more pain and causing them to miss work and other activities. Sometimes, hernia mesh complications lead to chronic pain, systemic infections, and lasting health issues.
Hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with more than one million surgical repairs each year. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), most repairs utilize implanted hernia mesh patches.
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How Do Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Work?
Generally, multidistrict litigation involves several phases. In your hernia mesh case, these phases will likely include:
- Pre-trial motions
- Bellwether trials
This process allows the cases to move through the courts faster, preventing large backlogs in smaller state courts. Often, the defendant will make individual or global settlement offers as the MDL progresses. When plaintiffs accept these offers, it ends their cases. Most never go to trial in their original jurisdiction, although this is a possibility following the conclusion of the MDL.
Not all plaintiffs filing hernia mesh lawsuits participate in an MDL. Settlements, trials, and verdicts can also occur for plaintiffs outside of the mass tort. Working with our team can help you understand your legal options.
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Updates on the Hernia Mesh Mass Torts Currently Underway
Several hernia mesh mass torts are underway in the courts as of June 15, 2023. According to a report issued by the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, this includes almost 20,000 lawsuits consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) 2846, the Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation. The report lists a total of 19,707 active plaintiffs in this MDL.
There is a third bellwether trial scheduled for October 2023 in this case, unless a global settlement occurs before that time. This bellwether trial is Stinson v. C.R. Bard. The plaintiff is a man from Maine who endured pain and other complications because of a hernia mesh implant.
MDL 3029, Covidien Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation (No. II), recently began. There are 507 plaintiffs as of June 2023. This case is currently in pre-trial motions and discovery. It could be a year or longer before bellwether trials begin.
Other MDLs related to surgical mesh include:
- MDL 2782, Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, with 565 plaintiffs
- MDL 2753, Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Products Liability Litigation, with active 3,382 lawsuits
Our attorneys are currently filing hernia mesh lawsuits for clients. You may be able to join a mass tort already underway.
Damages Recoverable in Nevada Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
When our attorneys file a Nevada hernia mesh lawsuit, we aim to seek justice, hold the liable parties accountable, and recover appropriate compensation. You should not have to pay for your medical bills and other losses out of pocket.
The damages recoverable in a hernia mesh case could include a wide range of expenses and losses. Examples include:
- Medical bills for surgeries, treatments, and medical devices you may need
- Future medical care costs
- Income losses
- Reduced earning ability if your injuries will prevent you from returning to work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost life enjoyment
If you are suffering health complications because of another party’s wrongdoing, you should not be responsible for covering any of these costs on your own.
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How Van Law Can Help You File a Nevada Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
At Van Law, our attorneys fight for justice for our clients. We file hernia mesh lawsuits for victims in Nevada, ensuring they are aware of all appropriate deadlines and have the representation necessary to join an MDL or pursue their case in Nevada courts. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to handle these cases regardless of their complexity.
Reviewing our client testimonials, you will find dozens of former clients who received life-changing settlements or verdicts based on their cases. When you hire us, you can expect our team to:
- Gather evidence to prove there is a link between your condition and the hernia mesh implant
- Communicate with all involved parties on your behalf
- Represent you on a contingency-fee basis, so you’ll never owe us any fees out of pocket
- Explain the laws that apply to your case
- Prepare you for each stage of the legal process
Discuss Your Case With Our Nevada Hernia Mesh Team Today for Free
Van Law provides free initial case consultations for individuals who suffered hernia mesh implant complications in Nevada. Let our team review your options and answer your questions. We file these lawsuits with no upfront fees for our clients.
Our attorneys will fight to earn you the compensation and justice your case deserves. Contact us now to get started with your free initial consultation.
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