Surgical device manufacturer Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has issued a voluntary inventory recall of its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh product due to patient injury risks due to complications from surgery. According to the company’s Field Safety Notice, recurrence and re-operation rates after hernia repair surgery using Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh “were higher than the average rates of [other] meshes among patients in these registries.”
Surgical hernia mesh is inserted in patients during surgery to support damaged and weakened tissues and provide scaffolding so the tissue can regrow and to strengthen the weakened areas. Surgical meshes are usually made of either synthetic material or animal tissue. Animal tissue is absorbable and eventually degrades as new tissue grows around the mesh. Some synthetic surgical mesh is absorbable, but other products can be partially or wholly unable to degrade or dissolve, leaving extraneous matter inside patients well after surgery and recovery are over.
The most common mesh related problems associated with hernia repair surgery include: severe pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, bowel obstruction, tissue or organ perforation, mesh migration, and required removal of what was supposed to be permanent mesh.
Contact a Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Injury Attorney
If you have suffered serious injuries or complications from surgery involving physiomesh or other hernia mesh, you are not alone. Lieff Cabraser represents patients across the U.S. who have experienced pain, infections, adhesions, obstructions, tissue and organ perforation, mesh migration, and other serious injuries as a result of surgery involving physiomesh or hernia mesh. Contact a personal injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser on our case page or toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 for a free, no-obligation review of your physiomesh hernia mesh injury case.
Lieff Cabraser has played a leading role in many of the largest, most important personal injury law and wrongful death lawsuits in the U.S. These cases have involved negligent conduct as well as a vast range of defective products — from dangerous prescription drugs and faulty medical devices to unsafe vehicles and consumer products. We are currently representing patients across the nation in injury lawsuits related to complications suffered as a result of trans-vaginal and hernial surgical mesh implantations.