As per a recent study by the Johns Hopkins University staff, medical errors in hospitals are the 3rd leading cause of untimely death in the US, following heart and cancer. The study suggests that 10% of all deaths in the country are due to medical errors.
With so many mistakes being made by doctors and other medical professionals, clinics, and facilities, it is no surprise that the number of medical malpractice lawsuits is also on the rise. Medical malpractice costs the US billions of dollars each year.
What is a Surgical Mesh?
Whether it is permanent or temporary, synthetic or biological, non-reabsorbable or dissolvable, surgical mesh has revolutionized the way that a large number of medical treatments are carried out. It has allowed for a less invasive means of solving certain medical conditions – surgical mesh is often used as a treatment for issues related to hernias and several other related medical conditions.
The bad news is that surgical mesh has also been used in ways that were not approved or tested for, namely for making bladder slings and other prolapses. Such applications, unfortunately, result in problems that are worse than what patients dealt with before the surgical procedures they had undergone. In some cases, the mesh slings harden and mold to body parts, causing pain and discomfort, incontinence, infection, internal abrasions and cuts, scarring and other serious issues.
Filing a Surgical Mesh Lawsuit
To file a surgical mesh lawsuit, there are a few tips you should keep in mind, including:
· The first thing you need to do is find a qualified medical malpractice attorney to help you through the intricacies of this type of complex lawsuit. Keep in mind that in most cases, doctors are not always the actual culprits, but rather the manufacturers of the mesh. However, there are cases where the surgeon may be responsible. But you should present your case to a judge or jury to determine the party liable for your injury.
· You should find out what your chances are of winning the lawsuit. Provide your attorney with all the facts and your medical records. Once your case is evaluated, your lawyer will let you know if you should go ahead and file the lawsuit, whether it is against the doctor or manufacturer.
· Ask about current class action suits. If there is one in progress, you may be able to join them depending on the details – the doctor who performed the surgery, the type of surgery performed, the surgical mesh manufacturer, the injuries you sustained or ongoing medical costs, the time frame, etc.
· You should consider the prospect of settling with the other party. Whether you are a part of a class action group or suing alone, settling may be the option that helps you obtain some money without going through a court battle that can be lengthy and costly.
Get Legal Assistance for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a surgical mesh malfunction, you should immediately seek the help of a profound and amazing medical malpractice attorney Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law. The lawyer who handles your case, can help ensure that you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries, medical bills, etc. Call us at 212 697 9280. You have nothing to lose!
The first meeting is free. In fact, if we decide to take your case you do not have to pay us anything up front. We only win if you win. We do not make any major decisions without your acknowledgement. If we decide to settle, you will be OK with the terms.
Call RMFW Law today! We know how to win these types of cases. We know how to find a medical expert to back up your claim if your case is viable. What is your side of the story? Let’s hear what you have to say!