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Hernia surgical mesh implants are used to reduce hernia recurrence and provide support to tissue that is weakened or damaged because of a hernia.  Hernias occur when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue breaks through the wall of whatever is containing it, and can happen in multiple parts of the body including the inner or outer groin, intestines, abdominal wall, and along the stomach.

While not the only available hernia treatment, hernia surgical mesh implants are used today in over 90 percent of hernia repairs. They are typically manufactured by big pharma companies such as Johnson & Johnson, and have caused serious medical complications in thousands of individuals, including organ perforation, nerve damage, infection, emotional and mental health issues, and extreme levels of pain. Each of these complications can severely reduce the quality of life, sometimes indefinitely, of an individual with a hernia mesh implant.

A study completed in Denmark over a five-year period found that major complications caused by surgical hernia mesh implants increase over time: “given the continuously increasing incidence of mesh-related complications with time, it is expected that, with even longer follow-up than the 5 years observed in the study, mesh related complications continue to accrue.” A separate study, which was conducted in England, estimated the complication rate for hernia surgical mesh implantation to be between 12% and 30%.

Thousands of individuals in the United States have filed lawsuits against hernia mesh manufacturers; including many who have harrowing stories of their poor quality of life caused by hernia mesh complications. There is no reason for so many patients to be struggling with long-term physical and emotional complications due to a minor surgery like hernia mesh repair.

Our law firm of Childers, Schlueter, & Smith is well-versed in drug and medical device litigation and might be able to help you or a family member who is suffering due to complications caused by a hernia mesh. If you have questions, please give us a call at 1-800-641-0098. All initial inquiries are free of charge and without obligation.

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