Do You Have a Physiomesh Injury Lawsuit?
Hernia Mesh Injury Attorneys in Boston
The use of synthetic mesh to repair hernias has caused thousands of patients to suffer from serious medical complications following their hernia surgery. Hernias occur when an organ or tissue pushes through the muscle that normally contains it. To support to the weakened or damaged tissue, surgical mesh is used.
Several companies manufactured a screen-like synthetic mesh product to help make repairs during hernia surgery. The “hernia mesh products” contain a type of plastic known as polypropylene, a material that should not have been used. It has been determined that polypropylene was not intended for use in permanent medical implants such as hernia repairs. Polypropylene mesh fibers can cause serious and permanent injuries when they break down and flow to other parts of the body.
The FDA issued a Safety Communication in 2014 to warn the public about the serious medical problems linked to synthetic hernia mesh, based on receiving multiple adverse reaction reports.
If you or a loved one suffers from serious side effects following a Hernia Mesh surgery involving Physiomesh implants, call the experienced Massachusetts defective product lawyers at the Attorney Injury Group at 617-934-7000 for help. We will investigate your injury claim, and work to seek the justice and the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced hernia mesh injury lawyers will fight to make sure that those injured get the compensation they deserve following a Physiomesh injury. We will make sure to hold the negligent party accountable and will fight for you.
PROBLEMS WITH HERNIA MESH
The FDA reported on the problems associated with these hernia mesh products in 2016 but by this time, the products were no longer on the market. The FDA identified the most common complications associated with these defective devices to be:
- Adhesion (build- up of scar tissue)
- Obstruction (blockages of the bowel or intestine)
- Other injuries to organs, nerves or blood vessels
- Pain (typically near the hernia site)
- Perforation of organs
- Recurrence (of the hernia, requiring a second surgery
There have been numerous scientific studies published documenting the problems with synthetic hernia mesh.
Physiomesh by Ethicon
Physiomesh™ is the name brand of this hernia mesh product manufactured by Ethicon®. This specific mesh product has been pulled from the market due it being defective and causing more harm than good. Unfortunately, many medical devices receive approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which is supposed to be the safety net for all American consumers, but many drugs and medical devices are “fast tracked” through the FDA approval process. This is one of the reasons why we have so many recalled products.
Physiomesh was fast-tracked through the FDA 510(k) approval process and has now been recalled.
Normally, any medical product would need to endure a battery of rigorous tests and research before it would be allowed to be distributed to the public market. However, the FDA 501(k) program allows new medical products that are “substantially similar” to ones already existing to bypass this process. In this case, Ethicon submitted that Physiomesh was substantially similar to another of its hernia patches.
Ethicon first received approval for Physiomesh in 2010, and then for its modified version in 2014. It should be noted that at the time, the FDA was clear to point out that approval through the 510(k) process didn’t mean the product was in compliance with any federal laws or regulations.
If you or a loved one has had hernia repair surgery where a defective hernia mesh product was used and you are suffering adverse reactions, or require a revision surgery, call the Attorney Injury Group for help. We will speak with you for free and explain what is involved in pursuing a claim against the mesh manufacturer.
The Attorney Injury Group will work with you to investigate your claim and make sure that major corporations like Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, and the Atrium Medical are held responsible for these defective devices. Call the Attorney Injury Group at 617-934-7000.
The hernia mesh injury attorneys in Boston at Attorney Injury Group will fight aggressively to protect your rights. If you or a loved one have a physiomesh injury lawsuit, call the experienced defective product attorneys at the Attorney Injury Group for help. Call us today at 617-934-7000 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call our experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyers, we will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
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