Were you injured due to a failed or defective hernia mesh product? Hernia mesh complications may lead to serious side effects, complications, and life-threatening situations, including a second surgery to correct a recurring hernia. If you have suffered pain, recurrent hernias, or other mesh-related symptoms, an attorney can help you understand your legal options.
Lawyers are filing lawsuits on behalf of their clients against Ethicon over the product’s failures, accuses Ethicon of failing to warn of risks associated with Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, negligence, and putting a defective product on the market. These lawsuits assert that using Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh during hernia operations has resulted difficult -to-remove mesh adhesions to bowels and abdominal wall, infections in and around the mesh causing intestinal fistulas, and other severe medical conditions. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, call The Mulligan Law Firm today.
Thousands have suffered from Ehticon’s Physiomesh. Possible complications can include:
On May 26, 2016, Ethicon, the maker of Physiomesh, issued an Urgent Safety Notice recalling all Physiomesh products on the market at that time. The Physiomesh was recalled after an analysis of European hernia databases found recurrence and reoperation rates were higher for those using the Ethicon Physiomesh. Ethicon said it believed characteristics of its product were partly to blame for the recall, and would not be selling the Physiomesh product again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its European equivalents were notified of Ethicon’s recall, but the U.S. agency has not yet issued a recall of its own as of February 2018.
Ethicon Physiomesh is used to repair ventral and inguinal hernias, a bulge of tissues through an opening, or defect, within the abdominal wall muscles. It can occur at any location on the abdominal wall. Many are called incisional hernias because they often form at the healed site of past surgical incisions where the skin has become weak or thin. Ventral hernias can occur from weeks to years after a surgery. Small ones can be repaired with simple stitching but large and complex hernias often require major reconstructive surgery on the abdominal wall.
Physiomesh is a flexible composite mesh used in hernia repair surgery. It’s made of a synthetic plastic-like material called polypropylene, and is considered one of the most versatile types of plastic.
Polypropylene is the same material that Ethicon utilized to make their transvaginal mesh and bladder slings. Ethicon has faced thousands of lawsuits over its transvaginal mesh and bladder slings made from polypropylene. Ethicon added an absorbable film coating to each side of the polypropylene to create the Physiomesh. It appears likely that the manufacturer knew or should have known about the risks associated with these products long before they were removed from the market, and placed their desire for profits before consumer safety by failing to promptly issue an Ethicon Physiomesh recall in a timely manner.
Please contact your doctor first if you aware that you have been implanted with the recalled Ethicon Physiomesh. Then contact The Mulligan Law Firm immediately for a confidential case evaluation from a law firm who has recently resolved mesh cases with Ethicon. As attorneys, we are not qualified to provide you with medical care concerning your recalled mesh. Likewise, your doctor is simply not qualified to offer you legal advice regarding this matter. This recall creates important legal deadlines that may impact your right to compensation. Even if you have not yet developed problems with your recalled mesh, act now. Call The Mulligan Law Firm at 1-866-529-0001 today to receive a free consultation with a member of our team, or complete our online form.
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