Physiomesh Lawsuit and Recall
Different types of hernia mesh devices made by various manufacturers have been associated with design defects that could cause severe and even life-threatening complications after hernia surgery.
Surgical mesh lawsuits have been filed alleging the various meshes that do not work as they were intended and that are linked to serious complications.
Multiple hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed recently as a result of problems with the Ethicon Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, and Kugel Patch brands.
Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary company, announced a recall for Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh on May 25, 2016, after data from European hernia registries disclosed higher rates of hernia recurrence and reoperation in patients who received Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh when compared to patients who received a similar mesh product for hernia repair.
Manufacturers of hernia repair mesh FAILED to adequately research their products post-surgical effects and properly warn patients and doctors about risks associated with these devices.
In many cases, it appears the manufacturers knew or were warned about these problems before the hernia mesh device was released to the market.