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Did you or a loved one have a Hernia Mesh implanted and developed complications?
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Nearly $2 Billion in settlements as of 2018
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $120 million (2016)
Bard ordered to pay $119 million and later that year paid $200 million, totaling $319 million in 2015
Complications associated with hernia mesh products include:
Migration of the mesh
Chronic inflammation and irritation
Shrinkage or contraction of the mesh or tissue surrounding (which can alter the physical structure of the abdomen or groin where the mesh was implanted)
Erosion of the implanted mesh through tissue
Seroma formation (collection of fluid between the mesh and tissue);
Recurrence of hernia; and,
Related emotional problems.
Types of Hernias
The most common types of hernias are:
Inguinal: occurs in the inner groin
Femoral: occurs in the upper thigh/outer groin
Incisional: occurs through an incision or scar in the abdomen
Ventral: occurs in the general abdominal/ventral wall
Umbilical: occurs at the belly button
Hiatal: occurs inside the abdomen, along the upper stomach/diaphragm
Treatment Options for Hernias
Hernia repairs are common—more than one million hernia repairs are performed each year in the U.S. Approximately 800,000 are to repair inguinal hernias and the rest are for other types of hernias.
Watching & Waiting - Your surgeon will watch the hernia and make sure that it is not getting larger or causing problems. Although surgery is the only treatment that can repair hernias, many surgical procedures are elective for adult inguinal hernias. Watching & waiting is an option for people who do not have complications or symptoms with their hernias, and if recommended by their surgeon.
Laparoscopic - The surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen that allow surgical tools into the openings to repair the hernia. Laparoscopic surgery can be performed with or without surgical mesh.
Open Repair - The surgeon makes an incision near the hernia and the weak muscle area is repaired. Open repair can be done with or without surgical mesh. Open repair that uses sutures without mesh is referred to as primary closure. Primary closure is used to repair inguinal hernias in infants, small hernias, strangulated or infected hernias.