I am sorry for your and your wife's pain. Mesh implants can cause lots of problems and lead to potential lawsuits. I would be happy to discuss your potential case with you. Feel free to contact our firm at 919-783-5900.
Your wife has a potential product liability claim and you have a potential derivative claim.You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com. Do not delay, as there are statutes of limitations which could prevent you from successfully pursuing any claim
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I am representing a number of women in Alabama who have suffered severe personal injury from mesh implants. I have written a few articles on my blog that discuss these products and the problems they have caused. Here is a cite to one of those posts: http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com/2013/02/articles/defective-products/mesh-concerns-and-questions/
I would urge you to seek legal counsel in North Carolina. These are serious cases. They require an attorney who is skilled in handling personal injury claims caused by a defective product. If you do seek a North Carolina attorney, you should do so immediately. Each state has unique laws, including time limitations on pursuing claims.
I am sorry to hear your situation. You may. Seek an experienced personal injury attorney ASAP. Good luck.
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As one of the attorneys pointed out, yours is a derivative claim based on loss of consortium. To be successful on a derivative claim, your wife must pursue a products case as the underlying and primary claim. There seem to be a lot of attorneys willing to help you. Please contact one of them.
A tiny handful of defective product lawyers handle these defective mesh cases, so have your wife call one to investigate a possible claim.
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