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United Kingdom hernia mesh lawsuits

800 British Women Mount Legal Action against Hernia Mesh

June 27, 2017
The pain and suffering caused by hernia mesh devices are not strictly American phenomena. An 800-strong group of British women are taking legal action against the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) over the agency’s use of vaginal and hernia mesh devices.

In a news article from the BBC, Leila Hackett, who had umbilical hernia mesh surgery in 2013, described the pain caused by the device as “like somebody scratching you from inside your body. … It started off like fiery, burning agony, but it never stopped hurting or itching.”

Though her doctors told her that the hernia mesh was not the source of her pain, later surgery found that the mesh had attached itself to Hackett’s organs and had caused a twisting of her bowels. Her surgeon required four hours to remove the mesh from her body.

The NHS stands by its numerous recommendations that patients undergo the implantation of hernia mesh devices, stating that the technique has been successful for decades.

The attorneys at do not agree with the National Health Service. We believe that hernia mesh devices are dangerous and that they can cause severe pain. If you have experienced pain as a result of a hernia mesh device, contact us to find out how we can help you. Contact us for a free consultation. We can help you.

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