Over the last decade, mesothelioma or “tumor” mesothelioma has become the most common form of cancer in the United States. Unfortunately, due to the incredibly high cases of mesothelioma being diagnosed each year, many victims do not receive the treatment they need or deserve. Unfortunately, thousands of asbestos-containing surgical mesh products injected into patients over the past 10-15 years have been defective and have consequently been causing serious medical injuries and even death. Now, people injured by these defective surgical mesh products are filing lawsuits against all of the manufacturers, who knew of these dangers and did nothing to warn the public. No one wants to assume that something might go wrong during a surgical procedure, but if there are warning signs, these companies should have spoken up before the malpractice lawsuit.
- 1 Recent Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Update
- 1.1 As mentioned above, mesothelioma lawsuits are generally suited to those who have relatively mild symptoms that have not resulted in any life-threatening ailments.
- 1.2 Manufacturers of both surgical mesh and program mesh products are required to provide proper warnings about the potential risks of their products to consumers.
- 1.3 Manufacturers are also being ordered to pay financial compensation to individuals who have experienced both life-threatening and life-altering injuries as a result of their defective hernia mesh.
- 2 Many things need to be taken into consideration with this recent hernia mesh lawsuit update.
Recent Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Update
Before you decide if you, or a loved one, may qualify for financial compensation from the manufacturer of a hernia mesh lawsuit product, it is important to understand that mesothelioma is not always caused by asbestos exposure. This disease is most often caused by exposure to high levels of naturally occurring toxins such as arsenic and lead. Because many people are exposed to these toxins every day, and many do not even realize they may be at risk, it can be difficult to determine just how much you may be entitled to.
If you do qualify for financial compensation because you have been exposed to a defective hernia mesh, you may want to consult an attorney to determine whether or not you may file a lawsuit. This is largely determined by the extent of your injuries. If your injuries range from mild to severe, you may be able to bring a lawsuit on your own. However, if the injury is more minor, mesothelioma cases are generally best handled by legal professionals. This is not to say that you cannot successfully sue your former company for selling a product that caused you harm, but there are steps you can take to prevent you from entering into a potentially complicated lawsuit.
As mentioned above, mesothelioma lawsuits are generally suited to those who have relatively mild symptoms that have not resulted in any life-threatening ailments.
This includes common hernia mesh cases that involve sutures and other staples, as well as more uncommon types of exposure, such as those that result from injecting drugs or other materials. While sutures can create problems of their own, it is also possible to contract an infection from the staples if they become infected with bacteria. In addition, human trial participants may be required to wear protective clothing, and sutures can easily break or slip off, creating additional liability concerns for the manufacturer.
Manufacturers of both surgical mesh and program mesh products are required to provide proper warnings about the potential risks of their products to consumers.
Provestra and Brantley are both currently facing such warnings about their bran suppositories. Brantley is offering a safety trial to certain groups of individuals who suffer from hernia mesh, as well as providing a medical hotline number to call if a patient should experience an adverse reaction to the Brantley program mesh. The manufacturer has yet to announce any plans regarding the status of their Brantley hernia mesh safety trial.
Manufacturers are also being ordered to pay financial compensation to individuals who have experienced both life-threatening and life-altering injuries as a result of their defective hernia mesh.
In addition, such victims will receive monetary compensation for medical bills and suffering, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses. While there are still many details to be ironed out, it appears that the courts will be much more likely to favor the plaintiff’s attorney in this case. The decision could also impact the future of the medical device industry, which is expected to face more significant financial losses due to defective medical devices.
It is important to note that despite all of the talk of lawsuits about these hernia mesh lawsuits, there are no lawsuits currently pending. However, these lawsuits and legal issues are still happening. It is not known whether or not there will be more hernia mesh product recalls or surgical mesh product liability issues in the future. With that said, the current situation that exists could have a significant impact on the future of the medical device industry.
Many things need to be taken into consideration with this recent hernia mesh lawsuit update.
For the manufacturers and distributors, you must take great care to be sure that your products are consistently meeting all legal requirements and that you are providing full disclosure to the public. For the injured patients, you must contact your lawyer immediately to determine what type of monetary or medical benefits you might be entitled to in this situation.