The product liability lawyers at Tittle & Perlmuter are currently investigating claims that some hernia surgical mesh implants manufactured by Atrium Medical and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon are defective and have caused serious injuries to hernia surgery patients.
If you or a loved one have received mesh during a hernia repair surgery, you or your loved one could be at serious risk of harm, such as mesh adhesion to tissue and/or organs, bowel obstruction, and more. Feel free to contact our Ohio medical device lawyers for a free consultation.
What is a Hernia Mesh?
Hernia procedures vary based on the size and severity of the hernia. Patients with large hernias often have surgical mesh put in place to prevent the reemergence of the hernia. Hernia mesh is a medical device used to support weakened or damaged tissue following a surgery to repair a hernia. However, hernia mesh has been found to cause serious health complications in certain patients. In fact, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has recently withdrawn the surgical mesh Physiomesh ® from the market after multiple reports of severe complications and increased risk of side effects.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Physiomesh’s entrance into the market without clinical trials because of its similarity to other mesh products. This flexible mesh product has been in use since March 2010. Revision surgeries have revealed that this mesh often becomes “balled-up” and “rolled-up” inside of patients, causing severe medical complications.
Hernia Mesh Complications Symptoms Include:
- Adhesion to Tissue
- Bowel Perforation
- Hernia Recurrence
- Mesh Migration
- Mesh Shrinkage
- Chronic Pain
- Organ Damage
- Mesh Erosion or Shrinkage
- Bowel Obstruction
- A Need For Corrective Surgery
Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits have been filed in federal courts nationwide. These complaints commonly allege that the hernia mesh’s multilayer coating prevents adequate absorption of the mesh into the body, causing complications in many patients. The Physiomesh lawsuits focus on Ethicon’s defective design and allege that the product was not reasonably safe for its intended use in hernia repair.
Am I Eligible to File a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
Tittle & Perlmuter’s Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit attorneys are currently investigating legal claims surrounding personal injuries from the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. Our attorneys have extensive consumer protection and medical malpractice experience, creating a winning combination for consumer protection litigation in the medical industry!
In fact, our attorneys want to hear from you if you have had hernia repair surgery and received a hernia mesh implant, even if you are not sure what type of hernia mesh you have! Currently, we are accepting cases relating to hernia mesh if the following criteria are met:
- The patient underwent a laparoscopic hernia repair surgery that used hernia surgical mesh.
- The surgery took place on or after January 1, 2008.
- The patient had or has scheduled to have hernia revision surgery.
If you believe you or a loved one have suffered a hernia recurrence, experienced any of the complications listed above, or had additional surgeries due to the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh or other surgical mesh medical devices, contact Tittle & Perlmuter today for a free consultation.