Rules and laws exist to limit the amount of time that you can legally file a claim for monetary recovery in all states. This is called the Statute of Limitations, and courts take these limits quite literally in regard to filing an action at law for damages, losses or personal injuries.
The Statute of Limitations for filing a personal injury action in the State of California is two years. This notes that if you have been injured by a hernia mesh surgical procedure, then you have 2 years from the date of the surgery to file an action at law for recovery on that claim.
If you did not discover the injuries related to the surgical implantation of a hernia mesh right away, then you have 1 year from the time that the injuries related to the surgery to file a case related to your personal injuries. In some cases, if there is negligence regarding your personal injury claim, you may then have up to three years to file a claim at law for personal injuries related to the diagnosis of your case.