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About ten years ago a surgical mesh product that was being used to repair hernias was found to be defective. Many people were hurt and suffered bad injuries, but unfortunately the victims ended up recovering very little for their damages, due to protracted litigation and rulings from the court that favored the manufacturer. Unfortunately, a new round of surgical mesh has been found to have a defective coating applied to it, and those who have undergone hernia repair surgery with this mesh are being injured.

Even as litigation continues over the [trans-vaginal] pelvic mesh and judgments against manufacturers continue to pile up, more litigation over the hernia mesh – a nearly identical device – is growing. In many cases, this litigation involves the same defendants, including Endo LLC, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, and Bard Medical. Other mesh manufacturers now facing legal action include Atrium, Medtronic, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and Coloplast.

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