Gordon & Doner is currently investigating claims on behalf of individuals who suffered serious injuries, including hernia recurrence, severe abdominal pain and organ perforation, after undergoing hernia repair surgery in which Ethicon Physiomesh was used.
The composite mesh was voluntarily removed from the market in 2016 by the device’s manufacturer after it was shown that it had higher rates of hernia recurrence than other mesh devices. If you or someone you love was injured or had to undergo additional surgeries, you may have a legal case and may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced team of class action lawyers today for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more.
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Ethicon Physiomesh Complications
The Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is a mesh patch used in surgeries to repair hernias, which occur when tissue or organs push through a hole or weak spot in the abdominal muscle.
Physiomesh is made from flexible polypropylene (plastic) filaments that are woven together into a fabric-like mesh. Its light weight design uses less polypropylene than other mesh products, making it weaker than other devices.
Because polypropylene can cause inflammation and adhesions, in which the device sticks to internal organs, when it comes in contact with the body, the mesh is coated in Monocryl. This coating, however, prevents the mesh from properly integrating into the abdominal wall where it can repair a hernia.
Numerous Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits have claimed that poor design of the device has led to serious complications, including:
- Allergic reactions
- Severe abdominal pain
- Organ perforation
- Bowel obstruction
- Mesh migration
- Mesh fractures
- Hernia recurrence
- Additional surgeries
If you or someone you love has experienced these complications after undergoing hernia repair surgery, do not hesitate to contact Gordon & Doner to learn more about your legal options for filing an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit.
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FDA Approval Without Clinical Trials
Unlike most products, hernia mesh is allowed on the market without stringent testing and clinical trials through the 510(k) clearance program. This allows for expedited approval of products that are similar to others that are already on the market. Under this program, Physiomesh was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2010.
Just six years later, in May 2016, Ethicon, along with its parent company Johnson & Johnson, issued an urgent field safety notice withdrawing Physiomesh from the market due to high rates of hernia recurrence and other problems.
The company admitted that the complications were likely related to specific characteristics of the device, though it failed to identify a specific problem.
Because of this, you may be entitled to file an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit to recover compensation for the pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other damages you have suffered.
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Studies Identify Physiomesh Dangers
A study published in March 2016 in the journal Surgical Endoscopy compared Physiomesh to Bard Davol’s Ventralight mesh. Within six months of the mesh implantation, researchers had to cut the study short as 20 percent of patients who received the Physiomesh patch experienced hernia recurrence and higher rates of pain.
Another study from June 2016, showed that patients experienced hernia recurrence with Physiomesh no matter how it was implanted.
A long-term study on the ability of mesh devices to integrate into the abdominal wall showed that Physiomesh had significantly lower incorporation rates than other mesh products. There were also higher rates of mesh fractures.
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Learn More About Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits
Several individuals have filed lawsuits against Ethicon claiming that the defective design of the device is unreasonably dangerous and has caused severe injury and required additional revision surgeries.
Gordon & Doner is currently investigating claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered complications after undergoing hernia repair surgery. You may be entitled to file an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit to recover compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your legal options. We work on a contingency fee basis and charge no legal fees unless you recover compensation.
Call 1 (855) 722-2552 to discuss your options for an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit.