Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

In this video, the opening of a Physiomesh is shown. Here we have Ethicon’s Physiomesh, Ethicon is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson recently withdrew the Physiomesh from the market. Ethicon continues to maintain that the Physiomesh was not recalled even though they withdrew the Physiomesh from the market due to reported complications.

I am very excited to open this Physiomesh with you today because it is very difficult to locate an unopened Physiomesh we had one left over after our experiments we thought it would be good to use it for educational purposes. Here we have the instructions for use for the Physiomesh and then the inner packaging of Physiomesh, which is where the device tags are contained. We must locate these in the client’s medical records to prove which mess was actually implanted once we find them we look for things such as the reference number and the lot number.

Let’s get inside this packaging so we can actually see what the Physiomesh looks like. Here we have the inner packaging of the Physiomesh. This mesh is already quite a bit different from the other ones that we have looked at. The first one looks like it has a guiding blue line in the middle.

The main reason this mesh was withdrawn from the market is that it has a coating on both sides of the mesh, which is very hard to see. This coating is made of poliglecaprone. Most meshes that have a coating are only located on one side the mesh to keep the polypropylene from getting onto the bowel. With the Physiomesh, it has the coating on both sides and this prevents the mesh from incorporating with the abdominal wall, which will then cause the mesh to float throughout the body. Over time, the poliglecaprone will absorb into the body and off the polypropylene when this happens the bare polypropylene is exposed to the bowel and other underlying organs and the polypropylene can then erode through those organs and cause very significant damage.

The poliglecaprone also makes Physiomesh more difficult to sterilize, we have seen many infections with the Physiomesh similar to what we see with the secure hernia mesh. The mesh feels quite a bit different than the other ones it almost feel like you could tear it which is another thing we’ve seen with these meshes and the reports is the mesh tearing after implantation and then patients returning.

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