Southern Med Law Is Investigating Physiomesh Lawsuit Inquires After Ethicon Inc.‘s Market Withdrawal Of Its Hernia Mesh After Reports of High Revision Rates
Southern Med Law has launched a Physiomesh Lawsuit information page to provide Information to the public on Ethicon Inc.’s voluntary withdrawal of Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary is removing its hernia mesh product from the worldwide market due to higher-than-average revision rates after use. Ethicon said it would no longer sell its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. Ethicon is also involved in litigation over its transvaginal mesh products which women allege causes organ perforation, chronic pain, mesh erosion, infection, scar tissue, and other injuries. (In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia)
“We want to make the public aware about the potential for hernia recurrence or having to undergo revision surgeries due to Ethicon’s hernia mesh product,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law. “Patients who have suffered serious injuries may be entitled to compensation from Ethicon.” For more information on hernia mesh lawsuits and to speak with an attorney, call 1-205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for further information or to fill out a contact form.
Southern Med Law is now offering free, no-obligation Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit case reviews to individuals who have been injured by the hernia mesh Physiomesh failure as well as transvaginal mesh products that treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. To arrange for an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit review, please contact Dr. François Blaudeau and the legal staff at Southern Med Law filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
Ethicon Physiomesh said it was voluntarily withdrawing its product after an analysis of unpublished data from a Danish hernia registry and a German hernia registry showed higher than average rates of hernia recurrence and revision surgeries after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair compared to other meshes. Ethicon said it was not sure why the rates were higher but believes “possible product characteristics, operative and patient factors” may have played a role. Ethicon’s action does not involve any other Ethicon meshes, including the Ethicon Physiomesh Open flexible composite mesh.
[bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Kundeninfos/EN/11/2016/4429-16_Kundeninfo_en.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=1, Ethicon Inc., May 25, 2016]
Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. The large pore, flexible composite mesh is made of non-absorbable polypropylene and used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair and other fascial deficiencies. According to the FDA, the most common adverse events following hernia repair with mesh are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, bowel obstruction, mesh migration and mesh shrinkage.
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/HerniaSurgicalMesh/default.htm, FDA, April 7, 2016]
In addition to its hernia mesh, Ethicon is also handling issues over its pelvic mesh that treats pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. Court documents indicate that more than 32,000 mesh complaints are pending in the U.S. District Court, District of Southern West Virginia alleging that Ethicon failed to adequately warn about the risks associated with its bladder mesh implants. Bladder mesh lawsuits allege that women suffer such injuries and complications as urinary problems, nerve damage, chronic pelvic pain, and pain during sexual intercourse. (In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia)
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Physiomesh Lawsuit
Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. If you or someone you care about were harmed by Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation hernia mesh lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
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