Undergoing any kind of surgical procedure poses certain risks. Medicine is not an exact science, and even perfectly healthy individuals can experience unanticipated complications during or shortly after an operation.
Surgical teams can reduce the likelihood of complications by providing quality and attentive care; however, those actually performing the procedure are not the only ones responsible for the patient’s wellbeing. The manufacturers of the medical devices they use also owe a duty of care to those on the operating table.
Even if the surgical team does everything right, the patient’s life could be threatened if any devices they implant turn out to be defective. In recent years, one device that has been causing serious complications is the hernia mesh implant.
These implants have been so problematic, in fact, that several recalls have been issued for them. You can see if a recall exists for your specific hernia mesh device by visiting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s website.
If your implant was recalled or you’re experiencing complications after undergoing a hernia repair operation, contact a product liability lawyer at Coxwell & Associates. We have been representing Mississippians for more than 35 years. Call (601) 265-7766 to schedule a free case evaluation with a hernia mesh attorney in Jackson.
Here’s what you should do if your hernia mesh implant has been recalled: