Have you suffered from a Physiomesh induced injury?
The Law Firm of Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Shamis & Gentile, P.A., investigates potential cases for individuals who have had hernia recurrence or surgery. Ethicon has withdrawn the Physiomesh Composite Mesh hernia patch after two studies found higher rates of hernias re-opening (called “recurrence”) and additional surgery compared to similar products. If you or somebody you know had hernia recurrence or surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form to contact our office and speak to a lawyer right away.
Hernia Patch Surgery
Every year, surgeons perform about 100,000 to 150,000 ventral hernia repairs in the United States. The operations can be minimally-invasive (“laparoscopic”) or open. It is very common for surgeons to stitch a mesh patch over the hernia to strengthen the abdominal wall. Hernia mesh is often used to reinforce the abdominal wall and prevent the hernia from re-opening (called recurrence). The problem is that some types of mesh are better at preventing recurrence than others. Another problem is that mesh increases the risk of rare but serious long-term side effects.
What is Physiomesh?
Physiomesh is hernia patch that is made from flexible, non-absorbable polypropylene (plastic) filaments that are woven into a fabric. The patch is laminated between two layers of Monocryl (poliglecaprone), which is intended to have anti-inflammatory or anti-adhesion benefits.
FDA Approved Without Clinical Trials
Physiomesh has been on the market in the United States since March 2010. The FDA approved it with a 510(k) application, which allowed it on the market without new safety studies because it was “similar” to other types of hernia mesh on the market.
Do I have a Physiomesh Lawsuit?
Shamis & Gentile, P.A., is currently accepting Physiomesh induced injury cases. If you or somebody you know had hernia recurrence or surgery, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free consultation. There are NO fees or expenses unless a recover is obtained. We would be happy to review for you, a loved one, a friend, or anyone you suspect may have a case. HOWEVER! Be aware that every case has a deadline and so it is imperative that you contact us immediately to avoid any potential waiver of your claim.