Hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, with approximately 1,000,000 operated each year. With the surgical mesh being composed of synthetic and/or biological materials, it is intended to strengthen the weak tissues in the herniated area to reduce the risk of a hernia happening again.
Although the use of surgical mesh may also enhance patient results through reduced operative and recovery time, complications can arise. Hernia mesh is created by several different manufacturers, with many lawsuits being filed against Ethicon Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, and Kugel Patch.
According to research, it appears the manufacturers knew or were warned about these potential complications before the medical device hit the market. However, information regarding such dangers was withheld from both the medical community and patients.