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More Surgical Mesh Injuries Denied ACC Cover

Jo Spod has lost his jobs and contemplated suicide after excruciating pain from a surgical mesh complication after a hernia repair procedure. "No-one disputes that Mr Spod is in pain, but ACC cannot cover pain without an identified physical injury and the external opinions provided to ACC could not identify any injury causing his pain." said an ACC spokesperson.

This article from NZ Herald states that in the last year alone, the decline rate of mesh injury claims jumped from 17 per cent to 28 per cent – with 43 of 152 claims turned down. 

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