Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Allege The Hernia Repair Mesh Is Defective And Has High Rates of Hernia Recurrence And Revision Surgeries.
Another Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit has been filed claiming the hernia repair mesh left a Florida woman with permanent bodily injuries. There hernia mesh lawsuit come after Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh from the global market. The withdrawal came in May after an analysis of unpublished data showed high hernia mesh failure rates and revision surgeries. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 6:16-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)
According to the hernia mesh lawsuit, the woman received an Ethicon Physiomesh implant in May 2014 for repair of an incisional hernia. After the procedure, her condition became steadily worse with persistent abdominal pain, diminished bowel motility and bowel obstruction. The medical device lawsuit stated that in July 2015, the woman underwent an exploratory laparotomy to remedy the complications caused by the hernia mesh. However, due to severe adhesions to the bowels and the abdominal wall, the plaintiff’s doctor could not remove all of the mesh during the two-hour surgery. As a result, the woman maintains in her complaint that she will continue to suffer pain and medical complications for the rest of her life. (Physiomesh LawsuitCase No. 6:16-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)
“Lawsuits filed over the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh also allege that the hernia mesh has numerous defects that adversely affect patient health,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
Southern Med Law is now offering free, no-obligation Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit case reviews to men and women who have been injured by the hernia mesh Physiomesh failure. Patients who believe they have suffered serious hernia mesh injuries may be entitled to compensation from Ethicon. To speak with one of the firms attorneys regarding Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits, please contact Dr. François Blaudeau and the legal staff at Southern Med Law by calling 1-205-547-5525. You can also visit www.southernmedlaw.com for further information or to fill out an online contact form.
The Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair and other fascial deficiencies. In May, Ethicon announced that it was voluntarily withdrawing its Physiomesh hernia repair device after reviewing unpublished data from the Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database-DHDB. According to the data, the rates of hernia recurrence and revision surgeries after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair using Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh were higher than the rates of comparable meshes. Ethicon said it was unable to determine the cause of the higher hernia revision rates or provide instructions to surgeons that might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate. Ethicon’s voluntary withdrawal only involved the Physiomesh Composite Mesh and none of its other hernia mesh products.
Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. According to the FDA, hernias have a high rate of recurrence and surgical mesh is used to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the rate of recurrence. However, hernia repair using surgical mesh can cause complications. The most common adverse events following hernia repair with mesh are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, and bowel obstruction, according to the FDA. Some other potential adverse events that can occur following hernia repair with mesh are mesh migration and mesh shrinkage.
[fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/HerniaSurgicalMesh/default.htm, FDA, April 7, 2016]
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