What is Physiomesh?
Ethicon’s Physiomesh is a flexible composite mesh patch that was used in operations to repair hernias. The product was voluntarily recalled in 2016 when independent studies found high rates of complications involving Physiomesh.
Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has produced several controversial products that are made from polypropylene, including Physiomesh. Many of these products, like transvaginal mesh and bladder slings, have been subjected to numerous lawsuits in the past, but Ethicon continued to produce and market surgical mesh made from the same materials.
What Are The Risks With Hernia Mesh?
Made of plastic filaments, the light-weight Physiomesh was coated with chemicals that prevented the material from working properly. Since it was introduced to the market, Ethicon Physiomesh been linked to several adverse effects, including:
- Allergic reactions
- Abdominal Pain
- Mesh fractures and migration
- And More
Patients who underwent surgery to repair a hernia may have suffered one or more of these side-effects as the result of poorly designed mesh. In many of these cases, patients required additional surgeries, and they may have suffered permanent injuries.
Do I Have an Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit?
Many Physiomesh lawsuits have been filed in federal courts since Ethicon voluntarily recalled the product in 2016.
These lawsuits claim that Ethicon’s design of Physiomesh is defective and the product is unreasonably risky. Doctors have linked Physiomesh to severe injuries, and many patients were required to undergo revision surgeries.
How We Can Help
The Ethicon Physiomesh lawyers at Cellino & Barnes are highly trained professionals who understand medical products and how they’re supposed to function. Many of our Ethicon Physiomesh attorneys are former doctors with medical backgrounds, and they’re prepared to fight the big pharmaceutical companies to get victims fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has suffered complications or injuries following a hernia surgery, an Ethicon Physiomesh attorney at Cellino & Barnes can help.
Contact our Ethicon Physiomesh lawyer today for a FREE case evaluation.