Call Today for a FREE Confidential Case Review - Toll-Free 24/7 (866) 920-0753

Physiomesh Lawsuit

Physiomesh Lawsuit

Ethicon has withdrawn the Physiomesh Composite Mesh hernia patch after two studies found higher rates of hernias re-opening (called “recurrence”) and additional surgery compared to similar products.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Physiomesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had hernia recurrence or surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Physiomesh Lawsuit Filed in Florida

In September 2016, a lawsuit (PDF) was filed against Ethicon by a woman from Florida who required surgery to remove Physiomesh that grew into her intestines and caused serious health problems. Click here to read more.

Physiomesh Lawsuit Set for Trial in 2018

The first Physiomesh trial date is set for January 22, 2018 before Judge J. Phil Gilbert. The plaintiff was diagnosed with an infection in and around the mesh, causing two abscesses and an intestinal fistula. He required surgery and continues to suffer health problems. The lawsuit (PDF) was filed on April 1, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois — In Re: Matthew Huff v. Ethicon, Inc.Case No. 3:16-cv-00368.

Physiomesh Market Withdrawal

May 2016 — Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary global market withdrawal for its Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Mesh due to an increased risk of side effects.

What is the problem?

Two large studies in Germany and Denmark found higher rates of hernia recurrence and re-operation compared to similar products that are used in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, according to an Urgent Field Safety Notice (PDF) to surgeons.

Complications of Hernia Mesh

  • Infection
  • Chronic pain
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesion (scar-like tissue that sticks tissue together)
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh shrinkage (contraction)
  • Surgery

What is Physiomesh?

Physiomesh is hernia patch that is made from flexible, non-absorbable polypropylene (plastic) filaments that are woven into a fabric and laminated.

What is a Ventral Hernia?

Physiomesh is used to repair ventral hernias, which occur when internal organs squeeze through a hole or weak spot at the site of a previous surgical incision.

Ventral hernias can occur weeks, months, or even years after a surgery. Small ones can be repaired with a few stitches. Large and complex hernias often require major reconstructive surgery on the abdominal wall.

Hernia Patch Surgery

Hernia mesh is often used to reinforce the abdominal wall and prevent the hernia from re-opening (called recurrence). Any subsequent surgeries are more difficult and the chances of success diminish with each attempt.

Every year, surgeons perform about 100,000 to 150,000 ventral hernia repairs in the United States. The operations can be minimally-invasive (“laparoscopic”) or open. It is very common for surgeons to stitch a mesh patch over the hernia to strengthen the abdominal wall.

Physiomesh Approved Without Clinical Trials

Physiomesh has been on the market in the United States since March 2010. The FDA approved it with a 510(k) application, which allowed it on the market without new safety studies because it was “similar” to other types of hernia mesh on the market.

Do I have a Physiomesh Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Physiomesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had hernia recurrence or surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Attention Lawyers: We consider a referral from another law firm to be one of the greatest compliments. If your firm is interested in referring us a case or for us to send you a list of previous award judgments and/or average referral fees, please visit the Lawyer Referral section of our website.

Free Case Evaluation

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading plaintiff’s law firms and handles cases in all 50 states. We are very proud of our legal achievements, but equally self-respecting of our firms reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client we represent.

No matter what type of case you have, you may contact us with confidence by filling out the email contact form below or calling us directly by dialing toll free 24 hrs/day (866) 920-0753.

*
*
*