Physiomesh Lawsuits: Study Finds Hernia Mesh Repair Has Higher Risk Of Complications Than Non-Mesh


Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Filings Allege Ethicon’s Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Causes Pain, Infection, Bleeding And Other Serious Complications.

Physiomesh lawsuit physiomesh-lawsuit-hernia-mesh-lawsuit-ethicon-lawyer-attorneyAs Ethicon faces numerous Physiomesh lawsuit complaints, A new study finds hernia repair with mesh has a higher risk for complications than non-mesh hernia repair. The new study found benefits of using hernia repair mesh are offset, in part, by mesh-related complications. Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, voluntarily withdrew its Flexible Composite Mesh from the global market because of high failure rates and revision rates associated with the product. Plaintiffs implanted with Ethicon’s Physiomesh allege in hernia mesh lawsuits that the hernia repair mesh adheres to the bowel and abdominal wall, and causes infection, bleeding and other serious injuries.

The hernia mesh study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, used a Danish National Patient Registry that included data of all elective incisional hernia repairs in Denmark from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2010. The data included 3,242 patients. Researchers reviewed hernia repair using open or laparoscopic mesh procedures compared to non-mesh hernia repair procedures. The study found hernia repair using mesh had a lower rate of recurrent hernias compared to non-mesh hernia repair. However, a five year follow-up showed 5.6 percent of patients who underwent open mesh hernia repair and 3.7 percent of patients who underwent laparoscopic mesh repair had follow-up surgery due to mesh complications. Only 0.8 percent of patients who had non-mesh hernia repair had follow-up surgery because of mesh-related complications.

“The study’s findings are similar to Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuits that allege plaintiffs suffer internal injuries because of mesh-related complications and some have undergone surgery to have the mesh removed,” says Wright & Sculte LLC.

The firm’s Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit attorneys are investigating legal claims of injuries due to the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries from Ethicon’s Physiomesh or other surgical mesh products, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free surgical mesh lawsuit consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or you can visiting for more information and to contact the firm through their online contact form.

Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is used in minimally invasive surgeries to repair ventral hernias and other fascial defects in the abdominal wall that cause hernias. In May, Ethicon voluntarily withdrew the product from the global market after reviewing an analysis of unpublished data from two large independent registries in Germany and Denmark. The analysis found laparoscopic ventral hernia repair that used the Physiomesh had a higher rate of hernia recurrence and revision surgery compared to other similar meshes in the registries. In a letter to health care professionals, Ethicon said the company was withdrawing the product because it could not give surgeons further instructions that might lead to a reduced recurrence rate.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many complications related to hernia repair mesh that have been reported to the agency have involved recalled mesh products that are no longer on the market. The most common complications reported with recalled mesh were pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation. Additionally, recalled mesh products were the main cause of bowel perforation and obstruction complications, according to the agency’s analysis of medical adverse event reports.

Court documents in physiomesh lawsuit filings indicate that hernia mesh lawsuits being filed in courts nationwide allege Ethicon’s Flexible Composite Mesh is defective and unreasonably dangerous. Additionally, some patients had to undergo revision surgeries due to the mesh perforating or adhering to the abdominal wall and causing infection and other complications.

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm and is dedicated to it’s clients and the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you are looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh lawsuit case evaluations are available through or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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