If you had surgery for a hernia mesh implant to support your recovery from a hernia and ultimately experienced painful or frustrating side effects as a result, you may be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia mesh can be either made from synthetic materials or animal tissues, and each has a different method for helping to heal by either staying in the body permanently (synthetic) or gradually losing strength and dissolving as your tissue grows back in.
Unfortunately, many people have had these implants only to discover that the consequences may have been worse than the hernia itself, and have been subjected to ongoing pain, discomfort, sexual performance issues, constipation problems, and much more. If you are one of the victims of a hernia mesh implant gone wrong, then you may be eligible to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the mesh in order to recover both economic and non-economic damages caused by your pain. Before you begin, though, it is important you partner with an experienced legal team to make sure you get the most out of your effort, and ultimately walk away with a settlement or award you are truly entitled to.
Contact BK Law About Your Hernia Mesh Injuries
We offer a free case evaluation and consultation for hernia mesh victims so we can discuss your experience and your injuries so far, as well as the variety of ways we can help you move forward with your situation and fight for the compensation you deserve. The first step in this process is partnering with an attorney who is ready to take your case as soon as possible, and this consultation makes it easy to speak directly with our team and to have the confidence you need to choose your attorney for this important process.
Read more below to get a general sense of some of the issues surrounding hernia lawsuits in Florida, and contact us as soon as possible to schedule your own consultation today. The sooner we are working together, the sooner we will be able to help you gain clarity on your future and give you the peace of mind you need to focus on your recovery while we focus on getting you the money you are entitled to.
Steps To Take To Get Compensated For Your Hernia Mesh Injuries
Determining how to move forward with your situation is one of the most intimidating steps and one reason why many people who are rightfully owed compensation choose to suffer their injuries in silence. Luckily, when you are working with an attorney we will be able to set the path forward and guide you through this process with confidence.
Document Your Injuries
Make sure you take notes of every type of pain and discomfort you experience. Dates are extremely helpful when you are documenting these details so you can present a clear timeline to your attorney – and later on, to the courts. Every piece of supporting evidence or information you can provide will be a significant help.
See a Doctor
No matter how well you document your injuries, you will need official supporting evidence such as the documentation a doctor produces when you see them. If possible, it would be best that you are able to see the doctor who performed the mesh implant for continuity. Without documentation about your injuries, it is likely that the defense attorneys will push back on compensating you for them.
Write Everything Down
It is important you document information beyond characterizing your injuries, as well. Details get missed or forgotten when you try to just remember them, and you can be almost certain you will forget about specifics that will be a major help when trying to convey the extent of your injuries and the difficulty of your experience.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Before you contact anyone else about your injuries or try to take steps towards filing a lawsuit, it is important you partner with an experienced attorney. As soon as the company is aware you are planning to seek compensation from them, their defense attorneys spring into action to find ways to reduce your settlement as aggressively as possible. When an attorney initiates the claim, you can be confident you are going through the right steps.
Calculating Damages For a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Establishing the fact that you are entitled to compensation is one of the important steps you will need to take in order to get the compensation you deserve. However, once this is established you will need to have a clear understanding of the money you are actually entitled to so you have a figure to negotiate off of or to include in your filing paperwork.
We will help you calculate your damages, which are both economic and non-economic in nature. Economic damages include everything that comes with a receipt or dollar value, such as medical bills for follow-up treatments, lost wages from missed work, and more. Non-economic damages seek monetary remuneration for damages that do not have measurable dollar values, such as your pain and suffering and the impact on your quality of life that these injuries have had. We will calculate both and fight to get you the money you truly deserve.
Multi-District Lawsuits Are Different From Class Action Suits
Many of the ongoing lawsuits have been compiled into what is known as a “multi-district lawsuit” in order to ensure that each victim has a streamlined process as courts across the country handle hundreds and thousands of these lawsuits.
However, a multi-district lawsuit differs from a class-action suit in a number of ways:
- Multi-district lawsuits are intended to streamline the pretrial process ONLY, while class-action lawsuits lump all plaintiffs together for the duration of the trial
- If a judge approves the pretrial motions, there are a handful of cases that then go to trial, known as “bellwether trials,” whose rulings will then be kicked back to the rest of the plaintiffs
- MDLs reduce strain on the courts but still allow each individual plaintiff to seek appropriate compensation with support from their own attorneys, as opposed to a class-action suit being a lump award distributed among the victims after the fact
We will work to determine the most appropriate approach to your unique situation in order to get you the money you deserve. No two personal injuries are the same, and there must be specific attention to your situation so we can seek the specific compensation you truly deserve. Contact us as soon as possible so we can get started on your case today.