physiomesh hernia surgery meshIn May 2016 Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, recalled their Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh product. The recall is a result of studies that highlighted increased revision rates and complications after some minimally invasive hernia repair surgeries.

In a correspondence sent to healthcare professionals and providers, Ethicon stated that they would be recalling their Physiomesh flexible composite in response to unpublished data they reviewed from two European hernia registries.  The data showed a discrepancy between the Physiomesh flexible composite and other meshes in the registries following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

Ethicon describes their recall as a voluntary withdrawal of from the market. They announced the recall with the issuance of their May 2016 “URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE”. Currently there are a number of Physiomesh cases filed against Ethicon in Federal court nationwide. Similarly, Ethicon continues to battle lawsuits nationwide against their transvaginal mesh products. Like Physiomesh, Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh products are produced with polypropylene and have been associated with a higher risk for complications.

Effective May 2016

Ethicon halted the use of or distribution of any of their Physiomesh products with the following product codes.

RECALLED PRODUCT NAME

 ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh


All unexpired lots impacted by this voluntary product recall.

RECALLED PRODUCT NAME

Laparoscopic Hernia Pack


All unexpired lots impacted by this voluntary product recall.

PROCEDURE PACK PRODUCT CODE

ELH5


MESH PRODUCT CODE – PHY1515Q

PROCEDURE PACK PRODUCT CODE

ELH10


MESH PRODUCT CODE – PHY1515Q

If you or someone you know has had laparoscopic ventral hernia repair and are suffering from complications. You could be eligible for significant cash compensation. Lawsuits have already been filed nationally against Ehticon for their Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh product, don’t wait contact us today.

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