Average Settlement Amount of Los Angeles Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Surgical meshes used to repair hernias have been around since the late 1800s. This means that overall, the repair of hernias using mesh products is quite common globally, as far as routine surgical procedures are concerned. Fortunately, the research opportunities have grown around the use of hernial meshes, and many new advances have been added to the use of surgical mesh for hernial repairs. But there are also still many major complications related to the use of hernia mesh products, which may necessitate initiating a Los Angeles hernia mesh lawsuit. These complications usually occur after the surgery is completed, and can include:
- Rejection of the mesh
- Recurrence of another hernia
- Severe pain
- Life-threatening issues
Hernia repair is indeed a common surgery. There are over 20 million hernia repairs attended around the world each year. Most people going in for a hernial repair surgical procedure never expect that they will be the small percent of patients who have major problems with the surgical procedure, because the odds are against it that something will go horribly wrong. These hernia mesh lawsuits are typically worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and when you work with Walch Law, you pay nothing unless we get you paid.
Every Surgical Procedure Is Potentially Risky for the Patient
Unfortunately, any time that a person has a surgical procedure, there is the high risk of complications that can accompany a surgery. Surgeries are often characterized by intolerance by the body of the surgical device being implanted, rejection of the surgical device by the body, and a chance that the bodily fluids will break down the device causing it to be inoperable. Any time that an implant is inserted into the patient’s body, there need to be immunosuppressive drugs to stop the person’s body from attacking the foreign object.
What Goes Wrong When a Hernia Mesh Surgical Procedure Goes “Bad”?
Hernia repair surgeries can go from bad to worse, and the patient will suffer as a result of this trend. When this occurs after a hernia procedure, the T cells in a person’s body go into action to rid the body of the foreign object (the recently implanted hernia mesh). In this case, the T cells are acting accordingly to save the body from being harmed by a foreign object, sort of like the body’s real-time infection “bodyguard.” It usually works out well, but after a hernia repair surgery, inflammation is highly likely to still occur in the case of a hernia mesh implant.
If the body goes into overdrive to defend itself against the implanted hernia mesh, then the immune response may over-react, causing more inflammation. High levels of inflammation after a hernia mesh surgery will cause scar tissue to form, and prevent full healing after that implantation surgical procedure. This will severely interrupt the wound repair process in the body, and prevent overall healing to take place.
It can be confusing to try to understand your diagnosis and next steps, if you have been suffering with inflammation and additional complications after a surgery for a hernia repair. It’s okay that you have questions, because we have answers for you. Any time that you want to discuss the issues of your case regarding the worth, value or settlement procedures related to a hernia mesh lawsuit, you need to call our law office today to talk about your concerns. We are available to take your call and your case today– and you can call us at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792 or fill out our CONTACT US form now.