New Jersey Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawyers
A common solution or treatment for hernias is the implantation of a hernia mesh over the injury site. In May 2010, Ethicon placed their own version of surgical mesh on the market called Physiomesh. The manufacturer wasn’t required to test the hernia mesh on humans since they claimed it was “similar” to other types of mesh.
Unfortunately, this particular mesh has distinct design differences that have dire consequences.
As a result, patients who have had the Physiomesh hernia mesh inserted have come forward reporting several severe, painful reactions and symptoms. The most common—which are reported by at least 50% of those who have had the mesh inserted—include the following:
• Severe pain
• Bowel obstruction
• Mesh shrinkage, tearing, or migration
• Recurrence of original hernia
• Painful, dense adhesions
• Seroma (fluid buildup under the skin)
• A lack of natural ingrowth between the mesh and the abdominal
In May 2016, Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary global market withdrawal for Ethicon Physiomesh hernia mesh. Multiple lawsuits are now targeting the manufacturer claiming that the product should have been tested and features a defective design. If you’ve had the mesh surgically inserted and are experiencing complications, you may be eligible to file a Physiomesh hernia mesh lawsuit as well.
In many cases medical devices can last for our entire lives and never cause problems or pain. However, if a medical device breaks down or stops working it can cause serious and life-threatening problems. If you or a loved one has had abdominal hernia repair surgery between the years 2010 and 2016 and feel you may have had the Ethicon Physiomesh patch inserted, you should act as quickly as possible and follow up with your doctor. You should have the mesh device removed and replaced with a safer type of mesh or repair procedure. Afterwards, you are encouraged to contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Law Offices to find out if filing an Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit is in your best interest. For a free no obligation consultation, you can simply contact us online or call 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.