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High cost in suffering from defective drugs and medical devices

When a doctor or surgeon recommends a specific medication or medical device, most patients in Tennessee trust in that health care provider's knowledge and expertise. Sometimes, unfortunately, unbeknown to doctors, that very same medication or device that is intended to save a life or improve the health of patients is, in fact, faulty or even dangerous. When defective drugs and medical devices cause harm to patients, shouldn't someone be held responsible for the suffering that results?

In another state, a recently filed lawsuit is attempting to do just that. A husband and wife are suing the manufacturers of an allegedly defective hernia mesh for negligence. The mesh, the legal complaint alleges, caused the husband to develop a serious infection following the surgical procedure to install it.

According to the complaint, the man developed a hernia in 2004 and was hospitalized for treatment and surgery to install the mesh. Shortly after the procedure, the patient developed pain and discomfort in the area surrounding the surgical site. When, a number of years later, the man underwent an apparently unrelated surgery to repair abscesses in his abdominal wall, physicians discovered that the hernia repair site had become infected due to alleged flaws in the mesh design.

The defendants stand accused of negligence and failure to manufacture a safe product. The man and his wife are suing for damages, all legal fees and further appropriate relief as the court sees fit. For residents of Tennessee who have similarly suffered pain or injury due to this substandard hernia mesh or any other defective drugs and medical devices, it would be beneficial to seek help from a medical malpractice attorney in the Clarksville area with experience in cases of this nature.

Source:, "Hernia mesh makers accused of negligence", Carrie Bradon, Dec. 28, 2017

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