Physiomesh Flexible Composite

In May 2016 Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, issued a market withdrawal of their Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh product. The market withdrawal 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providers, Ethicon stated that they would be voluntarily recalling their Physiomesh flexible composite in response to unpublished data they reviewed from two European hernia registries.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 market withdrawal 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.

VOLUNTARILY RECALLED PRODUCT NAME

 ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh

All unexpired lots impacted by this voluntary product recall.
PRODUCT CODE DIMENSIONS
PHY0715R Rectangle – 7.5cm x 15cm
PHY1015V Oval – 10cm x 15cm
PHY1515Q Square – 15cm x 15cm
PHY1520R Rectangle – 15cm x 20cm
PHY1520V Oval – 15cm x 20cm
PHY2025V Oval – 20cm x 25cm
PHY2030R Rectangle – 20cm x 30cm
PHY2535V Oval – 25cm x 35cm
PHY3035R Rectangle – 30cm x 35cm
PHY3050R Rectangle – 30cm x 50cm

VOLUNTARILY RECALLED PRODUCT NAME

Laparoscopic Hernia Pack

All unexpired lots impacted by this voluntary product recall.
PROCEDURE PACK PRODUCT CODE MESH PRODUCT CODE
ELH5 MESH PRODUCT CODE – PHY1515Q
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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