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Ethicon Physiomesh™ – Hernia Mesh lawyers fighting for Justice

If a defective hernia mesh has caused you complications, injury and or pain and suffering then contact a surgical mesh class action attorney. If detective hernia mesh caused the death of a spouse, child, family member or loved one then it is important to reach out to a top hernia mesh lawyer. High powered national litigation lawyers are reviewing potential cases of defective hernia mesh, made of non-absorbable polypropylene that may have caused injuries. We are currently reviewing the following cases:

  • Ethicon Physiomesh
  • Atrium C-QUR
  • Composix® Kugel® mesh patches (manufactured by C.R. Bard subsidiary Davol)
  • All C.R. Bard mesh patches made of Marlex polypropylene

Hernia mesh lawyersMesh medical devices are utilized in approximately ninety percent of hernia repair surgeries and procedures. FDA  According to the FDA more than one million hernia repair surgeries are performed in a calendar year in the United States.

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According to the FDA, hernias “occurs when an organ, intestine or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Hernias often occur at the abdominal wall.  Sometimes a hernia can be visible as an external bulge particularly when straining or bearing down”

Approximately 80- percent of all hernia repair surgeries are performed to repair inguinal hernias. FDA  The remainder of hernia repair surgical procedures are for other types of hernia’s. FDA statistics Hernia’s have a high likelihood of re-occurrence after a hernia repair procedure. Hence, the rationale for utilizing hernia mesh. “Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue. The majority of surgical mesh devices currently available for use are constructed from synthetic materials or animal tissue.”The FDA.

What are the causes of hernias?

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration  (FDA), “Most hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle or connective tissue. The pressure pushes an organ or tissue through the opening or weak spot. Sometimes the muscle weakness is present at birth but more often it occurs later in life. Anything that causes an increase in abdominal pressure can cause a hernia, including obesity, lifting heavy objects, diarrhea or constipation, or persistent coughing or sneezing. Poor nutrition, smoking, and overexertion can weaken muscles and contribute to the likelihood of a hernia.” FDA 

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Severe complications, additional surgery, and unexpected medical bills

The dominance of mesh devices as a hernia repair technique can largely be attributed to the belief that they reduce time spent in surgery and recovering. If a mesh device is defective, however, patients may find themselves facing severe complications, additional surgery, and unexpected medical bills. A medical malpractice attorney who is also a  defective medical device, product liability law attorney will help you get the justice you are entitled to.

What cases are being reviewed by lawyers at Slepkow Slepkow and Associates Inc?

We are carefully looking claims of defective hernia mesh, made of non-absorbable polypropylene that may have caused injuries and pain and suffering damages including:

  • Ethicon Physiomesh™
  • Atrium C-QUR
  • Composix® Kugel® mesh patches (manufactured by C.R. Bard subsidiary Davol)
  • All C.R. Bard mesh patches made of Marlex polypropylene

Hernia Mesh Complications are serious and lead to severe pain and suffering

If complications from hernia mesh repairs  occur, they can be extremely severe. Some unwarranted complications and symptoms could  threaten a person’s life or lead to their hernia mesh attorneysuntimely death. Hernia mesh side effects may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Swelling
  • Adhesions
  • Obstructions
  • Mesh migration
  • Bacterial infections
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Additional surgeries to treat hernia recurrence

Defective medical device removed from market: Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Physiomesh™

In May 2016, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily removed its potentially defective Ethicon hernia mesh, citing reports from two unpublished studies that the device failed at higher rates compared to similar devices. Reports from two unpublished studies conducted by Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database found that the laparoscopically implanted Ethicon device failed at higher rates compared to similar devices, with instances of hernia recurrence and reoperation rates notably above average.

In a carefully worded letter / notice notifying healthcare providers of the  voluntary removal,  Johnson & Johnson asserted  that the cause of the Ethicon hernia mesh product’s high failure rates was not 100 percent clear.

Worldwide medical device removal of ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™

In this letter Johnson &  Johnson stated, “We have initiated a worldwide medical device removal of ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh (for laparoscopic use) (“ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Composite Mesh”). We are removing the product following an analysis conducted at the request of the Ethicon Medical Safety Team of unpublished data from two (2) large independent hernia registries (Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia DatabaseDHDB). The recurrence/reoperation rates (respectively) after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair using ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Composite Mesh were higher than the average rates of the comparator set of meshes among patients in these registries. ”

Legal Recourse utilizing a top high powered elite Hernia Mesh lawyer 

If you were implanted with a Johnson & Johnson Ethicon hernia mesh device and suffered complications, litigation implemented by Hernia Mesh lawyers  may be necessary to  hold the unscrupulous companies responsible for their actions, compensate for lost wages and medical bills as well as pain and suffering. A medical malpractice lawyer / product liability attorneys / Hernia Mesh attorney  knowledgeable about Ethicon hernia mesh can guide you through the  complicate litigation process and answer any questions that you may have. Contact a medical attorney / Hernia Mesh lawyer as soon as possible as certain statutes of limitation may affect your ability to file a claim.

Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility

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