Pain, Suffering, and Corrective Surgeries for Many with Physiomesh

In May 2016, Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew its Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Mesh (for laparoscopic use) from the global market. The withdrawal was initiated after two studies revealed higher rates of hernias reopening and the need for more operations with the Ethicon mesh compared to similar hernia meshes.

The product is intended to repair hernias, which occur when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue wall. Hernias are most common in the abdomen, and may be caused by exertion, obesity, or abdominal surgery. Unfortunately, many people experience major health problems from these devices. While Physiomesh™ was recently withdrawn, other brands, including the recalled C-QUR™ mesh products, have also been associated with similar problems.

Painful Side Effects

When patients suffer complications, additional surgery is often necessary to remove the mesh. In some cases, due to the development of scar tissue, removal of the mesh is not possible, which may prolong suffering. Now, lawsuits are mounting, alleging serious – even fatal side effects – including:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Seromas (fluid buildup under the skin)
  • Mesh failures, including mesh migration or hernia recurrence
  • Need for removal surgery/surgeries

Take Legal Action

If you or a loved one had laparoscopic surgery to repair a hernia, and suffered complications requiring surgery to remove the mesh, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact Sokolove Law now for a free, confidential legal consultation. Even if you’re unsure which brand of mesh was used in your surgery, we may still be able to determine if you can take legal action. Our knowledgeable case managers are available 24/7 to assist you.

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Last modified: September 10, 2020