Houston Physiomesh Injury Attorneys
What is Physiomesh?
Physiomesh is made from polypropylene and is used to repair hernias and reinforce weaknesses within the abdominal wall. The product is said to have been defectively designed due to its inability to properly attach to the abdominal wall, which can cause serious complications for the patient.
Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew their Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh product from the U.S. market last May after multiple studies revealed its high rate of complications. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved of the medical device back in 2010, when Ethicon used the FDA 510(k) approval program to fast-track its progress and skip the pre-market research and studies process.
Complications and Symptoms
If you had a hernia repair surgery and Physiomesh was used, there is a high risk that you may experience negative side effects or require additional treatments. This includes:
- Recurrence of hernia
- Revision surgery
- Intestinal complications
- Nausea or vomiting
- Internal scar tissues
- Organ obstruction
If you are unsure if Physiomesh was used for your hernia repair surgery, you can find out by obtaining your medical records, or you may ask your surgeon. Doctors are not obligated to notify you if this product was used during your operation, so be sure to take an active role in your health and find out.
Legal Action Against Ethicon
Although Ethicon withdrew its Physiomesh product from the market in May 2016, many patients had already been harmed by this dangerous product and many more continue to suffer the effects of it. Several lawsuits across the nation are now pending against Ethicon for injuries caused by Physiomesh, including a lawsuit filed late last year in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division. The woman who filed the lawsuit underwent hernia repair in 2014 and experienced her injury the next year, which required additional treatments.
You have the right to pursue legal recourse if you or a loved one had a hernia operation prior to May 26, 2016, and Physiomesh was used. When you sustain injuries as a result of a defective medical device, you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries, which could cover medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical needs that could arise due to your injuries.
Contact Our Physiomesh Lawyers for a Free Case Review
At Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., our Houston personal injury lawyers have experience in medical device litigation and serve clients throughout the United States. With more than 170 years of collective experience, you can trust that we will provide you with the knowledge, resources, and dedication your case deserves. Discuss your case with us in person or over the phone at (866) 977-6671. We offer free consultations.