What to Know About Hernia Mesh Lawsuits in California

Gloved surgical hands cut a piece of mesh

When an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place it is called a hernia. Hernias are relatively common and are generally repaired by undergoing a minor surgery that often includes the use of surgical mesh. The surgical mesh helps to fuse the abdominal muscles together since they have become separated. Unfortunately, sometimes hernia mesh can create severe problems. If this occurs, you may have a claim for compensation. Here’s what to know about hernia mesh lawsuits in California.  

What Issues Can be Caused by Hernia Defective Hernia Mesh?

When hernia mesh is defective, it can result in a number of complications. Those who receive the defective hernia mesh may suffer from infections, migration, rejection, adhesion, intense pain, bowel obstruction, and bowel perforation. 

Compensation for Defective Hernia Mesh

Individuals who receive defective hernia mesh may be able to recover compensation for a number of damages:

  • Medical bills/costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish (anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, etc.)
  • Lost income (from time off of work to recover)

Time is of the Essence

When someone has been injured by surgical mesh, California allows them just three years from when they discover their injuries to bring suit against the manufacturer. This period of time is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to bring your case during this time, you will be barred from bringing it later on – even if you were truly wronged. Since you only have three years to collect all evidence and build the best case, it’s important that you don’t hesitate to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible. 

There’s no doubt that injuries from defective hernia mesh can drastically impact your life in many negative ways. Physical, mental, emotional, and financial pain is often associated with such a situation. It can all take a large toll on your well-being. That’s why it’s so important to be compensated for the harm done to you so that you can begin to move forward with your life. 

Contact a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured due to defective hernia mesh, it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney. He or she can help you to hold those responsible for your injuries liable under the law. 

At the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, our experienced personal injury lawyers have much experience with this type of negligence. We work strategically to help our clients obtain just compensation. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that our legal team is on your side. We will guide you through all aspects of your claim and make sure that your interests are protected. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, call us today!