Ohio Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer

Physio mesh is a type of hernia patch made from flexible, non-absorbable polypropylene (plastic) filaments woven into a fabric and laminated.

Hernia mesh patches are used to repair ventral hernias, a type of hernia that occurs when internal organs squeeze through a weak spot from a surgical incision. Ventral hernias can occur weeks, months, or even years after surgery. Small ventral hernias can be repaired with a few stitches. However, large hernias often require major reconstructive surgery.


Hernia mesh reinforces the abdominal wall and prevents hernias in the abdomen area from re-opening. If additional surgeries are required, they become more difficult, and the success rate of these subsequent surgeries diminishes with each attempt.

Physio mesh hernia patches have been used in the United States since early 2010. The FDA approved these types of hernia mesh patches without new safety studies because they were similar to other types of hernia mesh being used.

Surgeons in the United States perform anywhere between 100,000 to 150,000 ventral hernia repairs each year, and it is a standard surgical procedure to stitch a physio mesh patch over the hernia to strengthen the abdominal wall.

However, people have been experiencing complications with hernia mesh patches used in their surgeries, including:

  • Infections
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Intestinal Blockage
  • Adhesions
  • Mesh Migration
  • Mesh Shrinkage
  • Formation of Masses and/or Lumps
  • Hernia Recurrence

Unfortunately, the complications from hernia mesh implants often necessitate revision surgeries, which are not only challenging but can also diminish the success rate of hernia repair over time.

Victims of hernia mesh complications, including those from mesh implants manufactured by major companies, have the right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for their suffering and medical expenses.

Manufacturer Recall of Physiomesh and Other Hernia Mesh Products

In May 2016, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon manufacturing unit initiated a voluntary recall of its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh after an analysis of unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries. Among the various hernia mesh products, Ethicon’s Physiomesh has been notably involved in hernia mesh litigation due to its complications, leading to revision surgeries and significant distress for patients.

Hernia mesh manufactured by various companies, including mesh implant products designed to provide support to the weakened area, has come under scrutiny due to the adverse effects experienced by some patients.

In 2012, the FDA warned Atrium over its failure to respond to and address numerous complaints of infections due to the C-QUR. In 2015, a federal judge issued an injunction prohibiting Atrium from manufacturing and distributing the product.

From 2005 to 2007, C.R. Bard issued several recalls for its Kugel Mesh product as a result of a problem associated with potential bowel tears.

In recent developments, there have been global settlement discussions in hernia mesh litigation, aiming to compensate those affected by hernia mesh implants. These hernia mesh lawsuit settlements reflect the serious impact of these products on patients’ lives.

Lawsuits Are Being Filed

A recently filed lawsuit accused Johnson & Johnson of manufacturing, marketing, and selling a defective medical device for repairing inguinal and incisional hernias.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was implanted with a Physiomesh hernia patch in May 2014, and she alleges that the procedure did not remedy her condition. Instead, her condition became worse after the Physiomesh hernia patch was used. She experienced persistent abdominal pain, diminished bowel motility, and bowel obstruction.

In July 2015, she says she had to undergo exploratory laparotomy and extensive lysis of adhesions to remedy the complications caused by Physio mesh. It took over two hours to perform the second surgery and remove the defective Physiomesh. However, the surgeon was not able to remove all of it. The plaintiff says she would not have agreed to the implantation of Physiomesh had she known of the potential complications.

More lawsuits are being filed by people claiming the use of hernia mesh in their surgical procedures resulted in serious injuries from the complications.

Potential Compensation in a Hernia Mesh Claim

If you have suffered injuries because of hernia mesh, the following damages may be a part of your hernia mesh lawsuit:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to the injuries caused by the hernia mesh.
  • Past and future pain and suffering related to the injuries caused by the hernia mesh, including the treatment and the recovery process.
  • Past and future wage loss, if any.
  • Past and future loss of capacity to earn money.
  • Punitive damages, if appropriate.

Now Is The Time For You To Act

If you or someone you know is suffering because of complications from a hernia mesh implant, our dedicated hernia mesh lawyers are here to help. Understanding your rights and potential for compensation is crucial, and our team has the experience to guide you through every step of the process. Don’t wait to seek the justice you deserve.

Please contact us for a free consultation with one of our experienced hernia mesh lawyers to discuss your case. The consultation is just that—free. There is no cost whatsoever, and you will be under no obligation to hire us.

This is an opportunity to explore whether you have a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit, get your questions answered, and learn your options.

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