According to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, “Physiomesh is a flexible, composite, large pore partially absorbable, polypropylene mesh that was designed to match the compliance of the abdominal wall.” The hernia mesh is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson® and Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson®. Last year, Ethicon voluntarily recalled its Physiomesh hernia mesh.
Per FDA News, Ethicon made the decision to recall the hernia mesh after reviewing data from two large hernia registries. The data showed that the Physiomesh had “higher than average rates of recurrence after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair compared to other meshes.”
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Complications Associated with The Hernia Mesh
The Ethicon Physiomesh had higher failure rates and required more revision surgeries when compared to other hernia meshes. In addition to the need for surgical revision, other complications associated with Physiomesh hernia mesh include:
- Intestinal blockage
- Movement or migration of the mesh
- Pain, in some cases debilitating pain
- Mesh shrinkage
- Nausea and vomiting
- Damage to nearby organs
- Tissue adhesion
- Recurrence of hernias
If you have had this mesh implanted, call the Goldwater Law Firm to discuss your legal options for holding J&J and Ethicon responsible for selling a defective and potentially dangerous product. Our Physiomesh lawyers understand that you and your family are suffering emotionally and financially from injuries caused by Physiomesh hernia mesh. We want to help alleviate the financial burden by filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages while you focus on recovering emotionally and physically. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 1-800-210-9700 or complete our inquiry contact form.