Hernias are routinely repaired through the use of a laparoscopic procedure to implant a mesh to reinforce or strengthen the affected area. Ethicon Physiomesh product and Atrium C-Qur have a higher rate of recurrence/reoperation compared to the average rates of similar products. This conclusion follows the analysis of data from two large independent overseas hernia registries.
In response to the data findings Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Ethicon, recalled all unused stock of Physiomesh in 2016, and issued a hazard alert for those patients who have already had the mesh implanted. Atrium Medical Group has similarly recalled C-Qur composite mesh. Today, the two companies are subject to multiple personal injury lawsuits as a result of damages incurred by patients who have had complications related to the mesh implanted in them during a hernia repair surgery.
Hernia Mesh Complications
Infections or abscesses
Scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together (adhesion)
Blockage of the large or small intestine
Foreign body reaction
Mesh migration or erosion
Mesh shrinkage (contraction)
Needing another surgery
Sheller PC is currently accepting hernia mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Ethicon Physiomesh, you should contact Jamie Sheller Esq for a free case consultation. 1 800 888 2299