Hernias have a high risk of re-opening (called “recurrence“). To reduce this risk, most surgeons stitch in a mesh patch or plug to help reinforce muscles and connective tissues. They can be synthetic or non-synthetic, permanent or absorbable. Some patches work better than others. For example, Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market due to higher rates of recurrence.
Manufacturers of hernia mesh are in the midst of lawsuits regarding complications arising from the use of mesh in hernia medical procedures. Complications include chronic pain, infections or abscesses, hernia recurrence, scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together (adhesion), blockage of the large or small intestine, organ perforation, mesh migration or erosion, mesh shrinkage (contraction) or the need for another surgery.
Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite, and Atrium, manufacturer of C-Qur Mesh, are included in a host of new lawsuits alleging defective, dangerous design.
The Gabrielli Firm is currently accepting hernia mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Ethicon Physiomesh or C-Qur Mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.