Physiomesh® Hernia Patch Complication Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has stopped selling a surgical mesh product, used in minimally invasive hernia repairs, called Physiomesh® after unpublished data from two independent hernia registries demonstrated a higher recurrence of hernias and revision surgeries. Ethicon could not determine the cause of the failure problems, but Ethicon has had issues with transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. Thousands of lawsuits are pending for the transvaginal mesh products.
Physiomesh is a hernia patch used to strengthen the abdominal wall in hernia repair surgeries. Hernias occur when underlying tissue or organs squeeze through weak spots in the abdominal wall. Mesh is the preferred repair as it is supposed to minimize the possibility for infections and pain. These repairs can be done laparascopically or as part of an open surgery when there is a major tear in the abdominal wall. The mesh was used to help prevent re-opening of the hernias and was approved through the FDA’s 510K process.
Patients implanted with the Physiomesh hernia patch may experience multiple complications that could include the following:
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesion (scar-like tissue that sticks tissue together)
- Intestinal blockage
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage (contraction)
If you or a loved one has had an hernia repair and are concerned about the future or have experienced any of the complications listed above it is important that you contact our firm as soon as possible to discuss your personal situation.
How Osborne & Francis Can Help
If you have questions about your surgery and Physiomesh repair or have had a reoccurrence of your hernia or follow up surgery, contact the team of passionate attorneys at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC take the time to understand your specific needs and develop a plan that works for you.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call (561) 293-2600 or contact us online today. Our office is centrally located in Boca Raton convenient to several surrounding communities throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties