Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Injury Attorneys
Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon was recalled after patients reported higher than average failure rates. Physiomesh is a medical device that is surgically implanted, either laparoscopically or in open surgery, to repair abdominal hernias. It is a synthetic mesh that contains polypropylene, a type of plastic that is covered on both sides with a layer of film. The mesh is intended to permanently repair hernias located in the abdominal region.
The FDA granted approval in 2010 for Ethicon’s Physiomesh. However, the product was recalled a few years later when patients experienced severe injuries related to these implants including:
- Organ perforation
- Bleeding / Pain
- Migration of mesh
- Dense adhesions
- Revision surgery
Ethicon sent an urgent message to surgeons in May 2016 saying that it was removing its Physiomesh product from use after analyzing unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries – Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database DHDB. The company noted that higher than average rates of revision surgeries were discovered when comparing Physiomesh to other mesh products used in hernia patients.
Injured patients have filed hernia mesh lawsuits against Ethicon for failing to warn them of the increased risk of injury associated with these implants. If you or someone you care about had hernia repair surgery involving Ethicon Physiomesh and suffered a serious injury, Contact Us. The product liability attorneys at Cohen & Malad, LLP have litigated thousands of claims for injured people against medical device and drug manufacturers. We can provide you with a free case evaluation and advise you of your legal rights and options.