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A new lawsuit has been filed against Ethicon due to injuries from a hernia mesh repair surgery. Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the allegedly defective hernia mesh, is named as being responsible for the injuries sustained by patients harmed in hernia mesh repair surgery.

An Georgia patient received the Physiomesh product during an implantation surgery. The plaintiff reported to an Arizona hospital on Sept. 21, 2015 to receive the invasive surgical procedure to take out the bowel adhesions for the Physiomesh device in his body and to take out the device itself. The Physiomesh product failed to treat the primary hernia that it was implanted to address.

In 2017, the plaintiff had to undergo another hernia mesh repair surgery to remove his second Physiomesh. That product was implanted during hernia mesh repair surgery but ultimately ruptured and failed. The alleged defective design and manufacture of the hernia mesh, according to the lawsuit, endangers patients and forces them to undergo additional procedures.

Serious side effects associated with hernia mesh surgeriesThe lawsuit goes on to argue that the makers should have known about the risks or did know about it and failed to take action to warn patients and doctors about the potential downsides. Many adverse event reports have been filed after patients have had to go through multiple hernia surgeries to correct problems with the implantation.

Some of the most common problems with hernia mesh surgery include foreign body response, migration, deformation of mesh, excessive inflammation, infection, rejection, failure to incorporate, erosion, abscess, adhesions to internal organs, or scarification.

The unique design of the Physiomesh product was marketed as safer for patients and intended to decrease inflammation and adhesion. However, as listed in the lawsuit paperwork, the multi-layer coating of the Physiomesh product contributed to foreign body response problems and intense inflammation.

The design of Physiomesh, according to those who sustained injuries in multiple hernia mesh repair surgeries, was more likely than other products to cause seroma formation. Some of the side effects of seroma formation are abscess development and infection, all of which can contribute to further medical problems for the patient.

Anyone who believes that they may have been injured after implantation of hernia mesh should report their concerns to their doctor immediately. Some of the most common side effects for anyone struggling with hernia mesh problems include a lump near the site of the surgery, erosion of the tissues near the repair mesh, infection, internal bleeding, and a hematoma near the site of the surgery.

If you have recently had this surgery and have noticed any of these problems or the feeling of heat and soreness near the surgical site, you need to talk to your doctor immediately in order to minimize the potential side effects.

The lawyers at McDonald Worley are investigating claims from those who have been seriously injured by a hernia mesh repair surgery and the Physiomesh product. Call them today for a free case evaluation.