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J&J faces more litigation alleging injuries with Physiomesh

A group of people who claim to have been injured by hernia repair kits made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon USA LLC have asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to consolidate the 62 lawsuits pending against the company into a multicounty litigation, and assign them to Superior Court Judge Rachelle Lea Harrz in Bergen County. Several hundred similar cases are expected to be filed. Those suing Ethicon allege the company designed, manufactured, marketed and sold defective hernia mesh, including Proceed Surgical Mesh, Proceed Ventrical Patch, Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, Prolene 3D Patch Polypropylene Mesh, and Prolene Hernia System. ... Read More

Lawsuits claim hernia mesh is defectively designed

Atrium Medical Corp.’s C-QUR hernia mesh products are coated with a fish oil derivative similar to the Omega 3 nutritional supplement, intended to limit adverse effects, but the fish oil along with the defective design and manufacture of the device only worsen the hernia mesh side effects, according to hundreds of people suing the company. More than 335 people have filed lawsuits against Atrium in U.S. District Court in Concord. The lawsuits charge that Atrium hernia mesh caused an “unreasonable risk of severe adverse reactions.” The fish oil did not prevent adverse events from occurring, the lawsuits contend. It created ... Read More

NZ residents push for ban of hernia mesh

New Zealand’s medical authority Medsafe has banned the use of surgical mesh for gynecological procedures like pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, effective Jan. 4, 2018. Now some residents are calling for an even wider ban of the products, arguing that similar complications can occur when the mesh is used for hernia repair and it should be banned outright. Karyn Freer was implanted with a hernia mesh but was in so much pain that she underwent surgery to remove the mesh. She died in June 2014, while still recovering from hernia mesh removal surgery. Mesh for hernia repair as ... Read More

Hernia repair mesh leaves woman in chronic pain, financial distress

New Zealander Shereen Moloney was a decade from retirement and working down her mortgage in 2008 when she underwent surgery to have a hernia repaired. The surgery involved the implantation of a type of surgical mesh to repair her bulging intestines. But not long after surgery, she began experiencing a “burning” pain and loss of feeling in her abdomen. The pain got worse – crippling even. By 2009, she had no choice but to quit her well-paying job and undergo treatment and surgeries to manage her pain. Her family’s plan to pay off their mortgage was sabotaged because she had ... Read More

Hernia Mesh Blamed for Injuries and Excruciating Pain

Physiomesh, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, isn’t the only hernia mesh currently under fire for its allegedly defective design. The Ventralex ST Mesh, made by C.R. Bard and Davol, Inc., is getting its fair share of criticism, with similar claims of pain and infection as its sister product, Physiomesh. Richard Stipelcovich of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, was implanted with a Ventralex ST Mesh to treat an incarcerated umbilical hernia on Oct. 4, 2016, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. The surgeon was Dr. James E. Brown, who trusted Bard’s product to be as safe as it claimed to be. Following the placement ... Read More

Patient Claims Physiomesh Multi-layer Design to Blame for Injury

A recent lawsuit filed against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, claims its Physiomesh hernia repair mesh is to blame for a patient’s injury and perpetual pain. Amy Flood, a Texas resident, filed a lawsuit over the injury allegedly caused by the multi-layered design of Physiomesh, the very aspect of the device that, according to marketing promotions, sets the product apart from other hernia mesh devices available on the market at the time. On Oct. 14, 2015, Flood underwent a surgical procedure to repair an incisional hernia, and Physiomesh was the chosen device for treatment. After the surgery, Flood ... Read More

Oregon Woman Blames Physiomesh for Her Injuries

An Oregon woman has filed a lawsuit against the makers of her Physiomesh hernia repair mesh, blaming the product for her injuries. According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 3, 2015, Melinda Rall underwent surgery to repair a recurrent incisional hernia at the OSV Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. A hernia repair mesh called Physiomesh was used, made by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Immediately following the surgery, Rall says she began to experience an unusual amount of severe pain as well as bleeding. The next day, Rall underwent an additional procedure to help reduce the swelling and put a ... Read More

Despite reported Injuries, Hernia Mesh Market Expects Growth

Hernia mesh is becoming an increasingly popular method to repair hernias of all types. According to a recent market report on OpenPR.com, a hernia is a “protrusion of an organ through a weak spot in the surrounding connective tissue.” Additionally, that same report says that the use of hernia repair mesh is a consistently growing market. “Globally, the market is growing steadily and it is anticipated to show an exponential growth reaching approximately $8.5 billion in 2022,” the report states. There are several types of hernias, such as inguinal, incisional, and femoral, many of which can be repaired laparoscopically rather than ... Read More

FDA website filled with reports of Physiomesh complications

Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has been facing a growing number of complaints about its Physiomesh product, a mesh device used to repair hernias. However, reports on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website indicate the public isn’t hearing the whole story. The FDA’s website is riddled with complaint after complaint about Physiomesh failing, allegedly causing infection or injury: 11/30/2011: “Patient had mesh implanted. Patient returned to surgery 13 days later because mesh was infected” 10/30/2012: “Patient returned to surgery. Mesh was noted to be pulled from suture line. Mesh had been in place for approximately 1 week. Mesh ... Read More

Study: Use of Synthetic Mesh Leads to Higher Failure Rates

A new study suggests that using a synthetic mesh product to repair a contaminated incisional hernia will likely have a higher rate of failure. According to the study published by PubMed last week, biological mesh should be considered first over synthetic mesh for a potentially contaminated hernia, which has a high rate of failure. Common synthetic mesh material are made from polytetrafluoroethylene or polypropylene, woven to create a kind of fabric that the body is expected to accept internally once implanted. Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon is currently under fire for its Physiomesh hernia repair device made of polypropylene that has resulted in ... Read More