Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has recalled its Physiomesh flexible composite mesh; a surgical mesh product used to treat a variety of hernias with a minimally invasive surgery.
In May 2016, Ethicon said they are pulling the hernia mesh from the market after reviewing data from a pair of European registries that revealed a discrepancy in revisions and potential complications between Physiomesh flexible composite and the other meshes after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
Possible Complications from Physiomesh Hernia Mesh:
- Chronic or Intermittent Pain
- Need for Surgical Revision
- Resulting Damage to Nearby Organs
- Mesh shrinkage
- Hernia recurrence
- Tissue Adhesion
- Intestinal blockage
- Mesh migration or movement
“Consequently, Ethicon [has] not been able at this time to issue further instructions to surgeons that might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate and [has] decided to recall Ethicon Physiomesh composite mesh from the global market,” according to the letter. “Ethicon will not return the Ethicon Physiomesh composite mesh product to the market worldwide.”
Patients already implanted with the product should be followed as usual, the company said. The recall does not involve any other Ethicon meshes, including the Physiomesh Open flexible composite mesh, it said.
Learn More About Filing A Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
If you or someone you love suffered serious side effects, such as infection, organ damage, chronic pain, or have needed surgical revisions, you may be eligible to file a Physiomesh lawsuit against the manufacturer of the hernia mesh. For more information on the legal options available to you or to file a hernia mesh lawsuit, please contact Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or by calling us at 800-403-6191.