Physiomesh hernia mesh is being recalled following reports that there could be problems in patients who have received this implant. The product is manufactured by Ethicon, which is a subsidiary of pharmaceutical and personal care product behemoth Johnson + Johnson. This comes following a recall of Atrium C-Qur (pronounced “secure”) mesh, which was recalled in 2013.
Although Physiomesh and C-Qur are similar products, the harm that they cause is different. Ethicon Physiomesh was manufactured using polypropylene. This material is what led to tens of thousands of transvaginal mesh recalls several years ago. The risk is that when Physiomesh is integrated in human tissue, it has been shown to be more likely to lead to infection than other mesh products. This often leads to a recurrence of the hernia. Physiomesh was taken off the market in May, 2016.
Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh went on the market in 2006. It is the first product to use an Omega-3 fatty acid as a covering over the mesh fibers. The Omega-3 fatty acid has caused severe allergic reactions in some patients, and the mesh has been shown to lead to life-threatening systemic infections because it is not properly sterilized. The C-Qur hernia mesh has also been used for chest and wall reconstructions, traumatic injuries and surgical wound treatment. Once implanted, C-Qur hernia mesh is very difficult to remove and could cause additional complications when removal is attempted.
The Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuit covers all types of C-Qur mesh. That includes:
There are several types of injuries associated with these hernia mesh recalls. Here are a few of the most common hernia mesh pain symptoms:
If you have experienced hernia mesh pain symptoms, call McIntyre Law today for a free consultation. Our experts will guide you every step of the way through the legal process in getting the compensation you deserve.