Ethicon Physiomesh, a flexible composite hernia mesh, was recalled in May of 2016. According to the company, this recall was voluntary and based on independent studies that some patients may experience increased complications. The FDA has yet to add Ethicon Physiomesh to its list of recalled medical devices. However, as of March of 2017, more than 20 lawsuits have been filed regarding injury caused by this particular Ethicon hernia mesh.
Similar to the transvaginal meshes and bladder slings produced by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the base layer of Physiomesh is polypropylene, a versatile plastic that is used in a number of consumer and medical products. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, hernia mesh containing polyproline is more likely to degrade and result in bacterial infection – eventualities that have led to a growing number of lawsuits regarding Ethicon’s other mesh products. While the Physiomesh was covered with an absorbable film coating intended to reduce these risks, it has failed to make the device safe and patients who have had it implanted now face serious, even life-threatening consequences.
If you have had Physiomesh placed to treat an abdominal hernia, you may be at risk. Talk to your doctor about removing your current hernia mesh and replacing it with something less risky. If you have already sustained an injury from Ethicon Physiomesh, the defective medical device attorneys at GoldenbergLaw can help. Our experienced team of product liability lawyers know how to investigate these cases in order to establish liability. We know the tricks and tactics used by medical device companies to cheat victims out of fair compensation – and we are prepared to take your case as far as needed to help you secure the full compensation you are due.
To schedule a free consultation at our Minneapolis office, please contact GoldenbergLaw today. We fight for victims of defective medical devices in the Twin Cities and throughout the nation.