Mesh devices have been used for nearly four decades in hernia repair procedures. The devices can cause severe complications such as infections, migration, a recurrence of the hernia, and the need for an additional surgery or multiple surgeries to attempt to remove the device and repair damage the product has caused.
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh was first approved by the FDA in 2010 and was used in laparoscopic, ventral, and inguinal hernia repair surgeries. On May 27th, 2016, this product was recalled from the market by the manufacturer due to the large number of problems it has caused. Additional hernia mesh products such as the Atrium C-Qur product have also been linked to a number of problems.
If you or a loved one were injured or experienced complications from a hernia mesh product, call Allan Berger & Associates today for a free consultation.