Are you suffering from hernia mesh complications in Tampa, Florida? The FDA has issued recalls for some defective hernia mesh products that have caused injuries. Others have not been recalled but are thought to be dangerous.
Injuries caused by defective medical devices can be devastating. Hernia mesh companies betrayed your trust and gave you a defective and dangerous product. You need the Tampa hernia mesh lawyers at Catania & Catania, P.A. on your side.
Catania & Catania, P.A. will not let the manufacturers get away with this. Our Tampa product liability lawyers are ready to fight for you to get every penny you are entitled to under Florida law. Call us at (813) 222-8545 or contact our Tampa law office online today for a free consultation.
How Can Catania & Catania, P.A. Help Me With My Hernia Mesh Lawsuit in Tampa, FL?
Hernia mesh devices have injured patients and left them worse off than before their hernia mesh surgery. These medical device injuries have resulted in substantial financial and personal losses to injured patients. If you were injured, our Tampa defective medical device lawyers can help.
Catania & Catania, P.A. takes hernia mesh lawsuits extremely seriously. Our product liability lawyers have been helping injured clients since 1992. Our team has over 120 years of combined litigation experience and has recovered over $500 million to date.
We will handle your hernia mesh lawsuit every step of the way. You can count on us to:
- Listen to your side of the story
- Investigate your injury and identify all liable parties
- Work with leading experts to strengthen your claim
- Negotiate with defense attorneys and insurance companies for a fair settlement
- Take your case to trial, if necessary
We have experience handling cases just like yours, and we will be there to make sure your case goes smoothly. Contact us today for your free consultation with a Tampa personal injury attorney.
What are Hernia Mesh Lawsuits?
Surgeons use hernia mesh to repair hernias in the abdominal wall. Unfortunately, mesh can shift or shrink after it is inserted. Such movement can cause perforations and damage to the bowels, organs, and other parts of the body. These injuries can also cause infection.
Hernia mesh injuries can require costly and painful corrective surgeries. Accordingly, injured consumers/patients have begun to file lawsuits against the manufacturers of hernia mesh. These lawsuits allege the hernia mesh devices suffered from design defects that made them unreasonably dangerous. They also allege that the manufacturers failed to warn doctors, patients, and consumers of the risks of hernia mesh usage.
What is a Product Liability Lawsuit?
Product liability is related to negligence, but many product suits are strict liability. Rather than proving the manufacturer failed to use reasonable care, product liability asserts that a manufacturer sold an unreasonably dangerous product.
A product is considered unreasonably dangerous if it has a “dangerous defect.” There are three types of defects:
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
- Warning label defects
Manufacturing defects occur during the manufacturing process for a product. These errors cause the product to deviate from its design and make them unreasonably dangerous. Design defects are a problem with the design itself. These defects make the product unreasonably dangerous and unsafe for consumer use.
Marketing defects are a type of failure to warn. If a manufacturer cannot correct dangerous aspects of a product, they must warn consumers of the risks of use. If they fail to warn, they can be held strictly liable for damages their products cause.
Regardless of which type of defect your hernia mesh had that made it unreasonably dangerous, Catania & Catania, P.A. will work to build your product liability case.
What Are Some Signs of a Defective Hernia Mesh?
A doctor should help evaluate your symptoms to determine if you have a defective hernia mesh.
Some common signs associated with defective hernia mesh include:
- The need for additional surgeries
- Obstruction or punctured bowels
- Damaged nerves
- Rejection of mesh
- Erosion or shrinking of mesh
- Pain or bloating
- Fever or infection
If hernia mesh was used in your procedure and these signs sound familiar to you, seek medical care. Once you are safe, get in touch with our team so we can get to work fighting for you.
How Much is my Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Worth?
Hernia mesh lawsuits vary in value depending on the severity of the injuries.
The three types of damages available in a civil suit are:
Economic damages compensate you for lost wages and medical costs related to your injury. Non-economic damages make up for your personal, non-financial losses, including pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and permanent physical limitations.
Punitive damages are only available when a manufacturer’s conduct was reckless or intentional. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish extremely offensive conduct.
We can’t put a dollar amount on your case without carefully analyzing your claim with a medical expert. But rest assured, we will fight for all damages available to you under Florida law. Contact us today to get started.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Complications From Defective Hernia Mesh?
The statute of limitations for product liability suits in Florida is four years. If you wait longer than four years to sue, you will likely be barred from recovering compensation.
Don’t wait. Contact our team right away to get started on your claim. We will monitor and meet all deadlines for your case.
Contact Catania & Catania, P.A. for a Free Consultation
If you have suffered complications from defective hernia mesh, you need Catania & Catania, P.A. in your corner. We will be your advocate for your hernia mesh lawsuit in Tampa, FL.
Our Tampa Florida product liability attorneys would love to help you recover financially from this difficult setback. Contact us today for your free consultation.