Physiomesh® Hernia Patch Complication Lawsuits

Physiomesh® Hernia Patch Complication Lawsuits

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has stopped selling a surgical mesh product, used in minimally invasive hernia repairs, called Physiomesh® after unpublished data from two independent hernia registries demonstrated a higher recurrence of hernias and revision surgeries.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.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

About Physiomesh

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.

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Physiomesh® Complications

Patients implanted with the Physiomesh hernia patch may experience multiple complications that could include the following:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesion (scar-like tissue that sticks tissue together)
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh shrinkage (contraction)
  • Bleeding
  • Perforation
  • Surgery

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.

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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

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