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Some Known MESH HERNIA Recalls.

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Ethicon Recalls Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

Ethicon is facing several lawsuits from people who were injured by Physiomesh hernia mesh. It was pulled off the market in the United States after studies found higher rates of hernia recurrence and revision surgery. The FDA did not announce a recall.

Ethicon recalled its Physiomesh outside of the U.S. in Europe and Australia, meanwhile the same action was called a “market withdrawal” in the U.S., which is why the FDA did not make any announcements to warn patients. According to an Urgent Field Safety Notice to surgeons on May 25, Ethicon recalled Physiomesh after analyzing unpublished data from two large independent hernia registries in Germany and Denmark. The studies showed Physiomesh had higher rates of hernias returning and needing another surgery (called “recurrence and re-operation”) compared to similar types of hernia mesh for laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs. Ethicon blamed the complications on multiple factors, including possible “product characteristics, operative and patient factors,” but decided to remove it from the market rather than fix the issues. Ethicon said the “voluntary recall has been communicated to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).” The FDA classified the action as a market withdrawal rather than a recall. Read full story here.

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First Trial Set for 2018

Physiomesh is known to be ‘Unreasonably Dangerous’

Ethicon will defend against claims that its hernia mesh caused serious injuries in a trial slated to begin in 2018, according to court documents. The trial is the first Ethicon will face over its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. The plaintiff, Matthew Huff, was one of the first to file a lawsuit after Ethicon pulled the hernia mesh from the market in 2016. According to the company, it stopped selling the product because of higher rates of hernia recurrence and re-operation compared to similar products. Ethicon issued a voluntary recall in Europe and other countries, but only a “market withdrawal” in the U.S. as we told you earlier. Read the full story here.

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