Hundreds and thousands of hernia repair surgeries are performed each year, both with and without a surgical net, and lots of these surgeries are completed with no complications.
Unfortunately, a growing number of patients whose hernias are mended with synthetic mesh are experiencing severe side effects, like mesh erosion, net disease, bowel blockage and hernia recurrence, these complications may take weeks or even years to arise.
If you believe you've been adversely affected by side effects of hernia mesh, consult with an experienced hernia mesh lawyer as soon as possible to explore your potential compensation choices by filing hernia mesh claim.
With a skilled product liability attorney on your side, you can protect your legal rights and find just and timely reimbursement for your injuries. Many hernia mesh products include the synthetic substance polypropylene, which may lead to damage to the surface of almost any organ it comes in contact with.
So mesh production firms started to apply various kinds of coating for their mesh products, called composite mesh, indicating that the coating could offer a layer of protection between the gut and the polypropylene.
Ethicon's Physiomesh is just one of those composite hernia mesh products, along with the medical device that was removed from the marketplace in May 2016, because of the high rate of complications, such as recurrent hernias and the requirement for multiple revision surgeries in patients.
Before removing Physiomesh from the current market, Ethicon introduced a modified version of its hernia net named Physiomesh Open Flexible Composite Mesh.
Hernia net is promoted by companies like Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary as a way of repairing a hernia with better patient outcomes and diminished healing period.