If you or a loved one received Physiomesh and subsequently developed serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation through a Physiomesh lawsuit. Contact a Physiomesh lawyer from TorHoerman Law for a free no-obligation Hernia Mesh lawsuit case consultation and find out if you qualify for compensation today.
What is Physiomesh / Hernia Mesh?
Since the 1970’s, the implantable mesh has been used in surgeries to repair a hernia in the abdominal wall.
According to the FDA, “A hernia 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 in the abdominal wall.” More than 1 million hernia repairs occur in the United States per year.
Hernias often have a high rate of reoccurrence so surgeons use hernia mesh to strengthen the repair and reduce the rate of reoccurrence. However, adverse events reported to the FDA such as bowel perforation and obstruction complications, or even hernia recurrences, generally required surgical procedures to correct the issues.
Surgeries used to repair hernias
There are four types of surgeries used to repair hernias:
- Laparoscopic extraperitoneal repair
- Laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal patch repair
- Open tension-free mesh repair
- Open primary tissue approximation repair
The first three all require the use of surgical mesh to repair a hernia. The hernia meshes implanted to repair a hernia can vary by brand and type.
Common Types of Hernia Mesh
The four most common types of hernia mesh products are:
- Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh
- Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary hernia mesh recall of the products in 2016.
- Ethicon Physiomesh Open Flexible Composite Mesh Device
- Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh
- Parietex, Parietex ProGrip, Parietex Composite Ventral Patch, Parietex Parastomal Mesh, Parietex Optimized Composite Mesh (PCO), and Symbotex Composite Mesh
- C.R. Bard
- SepraMesh, Ventralex, Bard 3D Max, Kugel, Kugel Composix Mesh, PerFix Plug, Ventrio, Ventrio ST, Composix E/X Mesh, Visilex, and Spermatix
Although Ethicon’s Physiomesh Composite Mesh product was voluntarily recalled in 2016 by Johnson & Johnson, all other products are currently still available for hernia mesh repairs in the United States.
If you feel you were injured as a result of hernia mesh, report your adverse side effects to the FDA.
Hernia Mesh Adverse Side Effects
According to the FDA, adverse side effects following hernia repair with mesh are:
- Hernia Recurrence
- Bowel perforations and/or obstruction
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage
Injuries We’re Pursuing in a Physiomesh Lawsuit
Hernia mesh side effects vary by on a case by case basis. However, we are accepting cases for a hernia mesh lawsuit for those individuals who:
- Had a hernia mesh implanted after 2006.
- Had at least one revision surgery or impending revision surgery.
- Are not able to undergo revision surgery because it would be too difficult.
TorHoerman Law is currently not accepting cases for those individuals who have an autoimmune disease or suffered from a hiatal hernia.
Filing a Physiomesh Lawsuit
The first step before filing a Physiomesh lawsuit is to mitigate your injuries and damages. By this, we mean that you should minimize the potential costs associated with your injuries. The best way to mitigate your damages is to seek proper medical treatment and follow your doctor’s orders.
Then, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to act as your representative in the Physiomesh lawsuit.
Your statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to take legal action after your injury, so do not hesitate to find a Physiomesh lawyer to represent you.
You should also familiarize yourself with the steps of a civil lawsuit so that you know what to expect of your Physiomesh lawsuit.
Contact TorHoerman Law Hernia Mesh Lawyers
TorHoerman Law believes in helping those injured through no fault of their own. If you believe you suffered a personal injury as a result of a hernia mesh product, contact our law firm for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Other Types of Mesh
Although mesh products are used to repair hernia’s, similar types of products, referred to as transvaginal mesh, are also used repair weakened or damaged tissues in the instance an individual is suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Did you suffer adverse side effects as a result of transvaginal mesh? Contact our transvaginal mesh lawyers today.