A lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson by a Texas couple who claim that the company’s Physiomesh hernia patch caused adverse health complications.
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What’s the problem?
June 23, 2017 – Plaintiff in the lawsuit alleges that she was hospitalized with severe health complications less than a year after undergoing hernia repair surgery with Physiomesh in September 2013.
The surgeon found “numerous balled-up, rolled-up, and incorporated [Physio]mesh,” all of which had to be taken out “with difficulty using cautery and sharp dissection,” according to the lawsuit.
In May 2016, Ethicon announced that it was withdrawing its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh from the global market after an analysis of unpublished data found higher than average recurrence and reoperation rates following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with the hernia patch.
Physiomesh has been linked to the following complications:
- Dense adhesions
- No ingrowth
- Bowel obstruction
- Hernia recurrence
- Seroma (buildup of fluids under the skin)
Plaintiff states that she continues to suffer from pain and other complications even after the revision surgery, and blames J&J’s Ethicon division for designing a faulty product that was not safe or effective.
Physiomesh is composed of 2 outer layers made from “Monocryl” film, 2 layers of polydioxanone film, and a center of polypropylene mesh. Ethicon promoted this design as a way to prevent or minimize adhesion and inflammation, and encourage incorporation of the hernia mesh into the body.
However, plaintiffs allege that this wasn’t the case, and that instead the multi-layer coating prevented mesh incorporation and caused inflammation, migration, and damage to the surrounding tissues.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Plaintiffs are seeking in excess of $75,000 in damages.
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