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A Summary of Physiomesh Hernia Repair Mesh Negligence

Here are the main categories that those who have undergone Physiomesh hernia repair surgery should be concerned with

Monday, August 21, 2017 - There is much evidence that Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson was negligent in failing to adequately warn the medical community and hernia patients that Physiomesh causes potentially life-threatening problems.

Voluntary Market Withdrawal

The product's voluntary market withdrawal is completely out of character for Johnson & Johnson, a company with a history of putting profits before public safety. This leads one to believe that they are expecting a catastrophic failure of the product negatively affecting their bottom line and harming the health of hundreds of thousands of patients that have had the Physiomesh hernia repair implant worldwide.

The Symptoms

The unmistakable symptom that something serious may have gone wrong is if you are in constant, severe pain at the site where an original hernia was supposedly repaired.

What Went Wrong With Physiomesh?

The polypropylene coating that was intended to facilitate the natural absorption of the mesh into the hernia-affected area, instead causes abscesses and infection that necessitates revision surgery to attempt to remove the mesh. Another problem is that scar tissue has formed around the wound and the mesh makes it impossible to remove. This is the same polypropylene that Ethicon used in their transvaginal mesh with similarly catastrophic results and the company faces thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits as well. In addition to abscesses and infection, there is evidence that the amount of polypropylene used is insufficient and too weak to repair a hernia and often original hernia breaks through and the mesh tears inside of the patient.

Rushed to Market

In order to maximize profits and facilitate a speedy product introduction to the marketplace, Physiomesh was linked to a previous Ethicon mesh called the "Proceed hernia patch." Nowhere was the polypropylene material ever tested as to its strength or absorption. As a matter of fact, it can be argued that the only real change to the Physiomesh was the cost-cutting measure of replacing the original material with cheap, polypropylene, the known cause of the hernia mesh problems, in an effort by Johnson & Johnson to increase profits. When the strategy backfired with catastrophic results Johnson pulled the product completely and permanently from markets around the world.

Call a Physiomesh Lawsuit Attorney

Our law firm is knowledgeable and experienced in every aspect of personal injury and defective medical product litigation and has a track record of successfully suing negligent pharmaceutical and medical device companies. We have won hundreds of million of dollars in punitive damage as well as compensatory damages settlements for our clients who have suffered from defective knee and hip replacements brought to market by Johnson & Johnson.

In conclusion, many people around the world face a lifetime of uncertainty due to the negligence of Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, when they failed to properly test the Physiomesh hernia repair mesh, rushing it to market in 2010, selling it until it was taken off of the market in 2016. Over 300,000 people and 150,000 in the United States alone could be the victims of a lifetime of pain or premature death from the failed Physiomesh hernia repair mesh that causes more immediate suffering than it was originally intended to alleviate. There is a strong possibility that even revision surgery can not repair the site of an original hernia and that a Physiomesh victim could experience a lifetime of complications.

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