Law Firms are Taking our Lead

Have you had Hernia surgery? Did you experience complications from the Physiomesh that was used?  Sam C. Mitchell & Associates filed the first lawsuit against Ethicon’s Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Mesh.  Let our attorneys take the lead on your case! Contact us today.

Ethicon Physiomesh™ used for Hernia Repair

Hernia Physiomesh Lawsuit against Ethicon

In 2013, a gentleman spoke to one of our attorneys Matthew Caraway in regards to issues he was experiencing from his hernia surgery in 2013.  The surgeon used Ethicon Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Mesh for the hernia repair.  The Physiomesh was manufactured, designed, tested, and marketed by Ethicon, Inc.  The Physiomesh is an implantable tissue-separating mesh designed to be physiologically compatible with the abdominal wall. 

In July of 2015, our client began experiencing severe pain in the abdomen, along with fever, nausea, chills, and redness which developed on the skin of his abdomen.  He was then hospitalized and had an infection in and around the mesh causing two abdominal abscesses, intestinal fistula, and underwent a procedure to debride the two abscesses.  Even after the infection was treated, he has been left with serious and lingering health complications. 

First Law Firm to File a Lawsuit on Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh

On April 1, 2016 our firm filed the first Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.  Ever since, there have been more cases filed where individuals were significantly injured from the implantation of Ethicon Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Mesh.

What is Physiomesh?

Ethicon uses a polypropylene to manufacture the base layer of the Physiomesh.  Polypropylene is the material that Ethicon uses to make bladder sling as well as transvaginal mesh.  There have been thousands of lawsuits against Ethicon’s bladder sling and the transvaginal mesh.  An absorbable film coating was added to each side of the polypropylene to create the Physiomesh.  The coating on the Physiomesh was intended to prevent the bowel from being exposed to the polypropylene.  Polypropylene sticks to any tissue in the human body.  Manufacturers started using less polypropylene so that there would be less complications however due to the lighter weight, patients experienced the Physiomesh tear apart inside of them. 

Complications of Physiomesh

  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Serious infections
  • Shrinkage/Contraction of Hernia Mesh Implants
  • Tearing of Hernia Mesh
  • Mesh Failures

Physiomesh Withdrawal

On May 25, 2016 Ethicon initiated a voluntary product recall of Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh.  Ethicon recalled the product following an analysis conducted at the request of the Ethicon Medical Safety Team of unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries.  Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson claims that it “voluntarily withdrew” rather than recalled the devices.  For details on the recall, go to https://www.swissmedic.ch/recalllists_dl/13779/Vk_20160525_11_e1.pdf

Contact Us Today

The Hernia Mesh Complications Lawyers at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates are evaluating cases from patients injured by Ethicon Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite Mesh.  If you have been harmed by this product after hernia surgery, please contact our Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers for a free evaluation of your case. 

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