Nolan Caddell Reynolds is accepting Physiomesh induced injury cases.
Ethicon has withdrawn the Physiomesh Composite Mesh hernia patch after two studies have shown the product ineffective. The studies found a better chance of recurrence (a hernia reopening) which leads to additional surgery, compared to similar products.
If you or somebody you know had hernia recurrence or surgery, use the form below to contact our Drug Recall Litigation Team for a free consultation.
What is a Ventral Hernia?
Ventral hernias occur when internal organs squeeze through a hole or weak spot at the site of a previous surgery. Ventral hernias occur weeks, months, or even years after a surgery. Large ventral hernias require major reconstructive, abdominal surgery.
Each year 100,000 to 150,000 ventral hernia are repaired in the U.S. Surgeons stitch a mesh patch over the hernia to strengthen the abdominal wall. While any mesh increases the risk of rare but serious long-term side effects, some meshes are better engineered than others.
What is Physiomesh?
Physiomesh is made of flexible, non-absorbable, plastic filaments woven into a fabric. The patch is laminated between two layers of Monocryl (poliglecaprone), to decrease chances of inflammation and adhesion.
FDA Approved Without Clinical Trials
Physiomesh 510(k) application was FDA approved, allowing it on the market (in March of 2010) without new safety studies, since it was “similar” to other meshes out there.
In 2016, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily withdrew the Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Mesh from the global market due to an increased risk of side effects. Studies from Germany and Denmark found higher rates of hernia recurrence and reoperation compared to similar products, according to the FDA.
Complications of Hernia Mesh
- Chronic pain
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesion (scar-like tissue that sticks tissue together)
- Intestinal blockage
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage (contraction)
Do I Have a Physiomesh Lawsuit?
Nolan Caddell Reynolds is currently accepting Physiomesh induced injury cases. If you or somebody you know had hernia recurrence or surgery, use the form below for a free consultation!