When a person suffers a hernia, there are several options that the patient may consider for repairing the tissue damage associated with such an injury. One of those options is to undergo a relatively minor surgical procedure that involves implanting a synthetic mesh – such as Ethicon’s Physiomesh, for example – that is designed to hold the tissue intact and help improve the recovery process.
A hernia is a type of injury involving an organ or other type of fatty soft tissue squeezes through a soft spot in the surrounding muscle or other tissue. Typically, this involves the abdominal muscles which often have naturally-occurring soft spots and can become weakened with pressure or physical trauma.
Unfortunately, surgical hernia mesh products like Ethicon’s Physiomesh – which is manufactured and marketed by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson – are becoming more and more frequently associated with adverse effects. Our Physiomesh injury lawyers advise patients who suffer hernias and are considering a hernia mesh implant to consider all of their options in order to avoid some of these adverse effects.
Dangers Of Physiomesh and Other Hernia Mesh Products
Ethicon’s Physiomesh, along with several other brands of surgical hernia mesh, has been voluntarily withdrawn from the U.S. markets in May of 2016, allegedly due to a higher-than-average rate of hernia recurrence. Patients who received Physiomesh implants also had a much higher-than-average rate of having to undergo corrective surgery to repair or replace the hernia mesh product.
Some of the complications that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified as common in surgical hernia mesh patients include:
- Bowel Obstruction
- Severe Pain & Infection
- Hernia Recurrence
- Mesh Adhesion
Migration of the hernia mesh or unexpected contraction are also commonly reported side effects, though they are less frequent than the conditions mentioned above.
How To File A Physiomesh Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has received a surgical hernia mesh implant – such as Physiomesh or another brand of hernia mesh – you may be entitled to financial compensation for any injuries or other medical complications you have suffered.
At the very least, it may be in your best interests to consult with our team of experienced surgical mesh injury attorneys. We are here to help injury victims with the legal claims process and recover the financial compensation they deserve under the law. Call our office at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page to get started with your claim.