Hernias develop when organs or tissues bulge through openings or weak spots in the muscles that are supposed to contain them. Because these conditions often recur, surgeons have turned to hernia mesh implants to strengthen the repair and lessen the likelihood of future problems. Unfortunately, many of these products have proven to be defective, causing injuries or failing at the task for which they were implanted in the first place. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, located in Washington, D.C., our mass tort attorneys are deeply concerned about the pain and discomfort our clients suffer as a result of defective implants. We are determined to hold manufacturers accountable for the harm their products cause and pursue damages on your behalf. Contact us today: (202) 919-6463
Why Is Hernia Mesh Such a Serious Problem?
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, hernia mesh implants have led to serious complications that include:
- Serious or chronic pain
- Recurrence of the hernia, leading to further surgery
- Tissues sticking together unnaturally
- Unusual connections between organs, blood vessels or intestines
- Bowel blockage
- Perforation of neighboring organs and tissues
- Fluid buildup at the surgical site
- Mesh migration and shrinkage
Several manufacturers, including C.R. Bard, Ethicon and Atrium Medical Corporation, have recalled their hernia mesh products, but that has not helped people who have already received implants. Many of them have needed corrective surgery to relieve their symptoms or to prevent further suffering. That is why so many people are seeking damages from the manufacturers of these defective products. Our refusal to back down in the face of opposition and our wealth of experience with all types of personal injury law in general and with products liability law in particular make us the right firm to represent victims in the Washington, D.C. area.
Legal Remedies For Hernia Mesh Victims in Washington D.C.
In a products liability case, plaintiffs seek to hold the manufacturers of dangerous, defective products liable for their resulting injuries. Under the principle of strict liability, a defendant may be liable for injuries caused by an unsafe design or construction even though they exercised all possible care in the manufacture and sale of the product. If you’ve been injured by a hernia mesh implant, we work to hold the potentially liable parties accountable by building a strong case against them. Whether we negotiate a just settlement with the defendants on your behalf or go to trial, you can depend on our knowledgeable counsel and strong advocacy.
Contact Our Washington D.C. Hernia Mesh Lawyers
If you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and believe that you have been injured by a defective hernia mesh, we are fully prepared to represent you in a suit to recover damages for your injuries. For a free consultation in our D.C. office, contact May Lightfoot, PLLC at (202) 919-6463.