Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Physiomesh Problems, Lawsuits & Updates
The Money behind the mesh
There are dozens of hernia mesh products on the market, but only one is backed with the full force and might of one of the biggest and most powerful corporations in the world: Physiomesh.
The label on the Physiomesh packaging says that it was made by a company called Ethicon. Look a little closer, and you’ll see that Ethicon is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the gigantic corporation responsible such safe, homey medicine-cabinet staples as Band-Aids and baby powder.
Well, “Band-Aid” has come to mean “a superficial solution,” and baby powder has been implicated in countless deaths from ovarian cancer. So much for safe and homey.
Like Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, the Ethicon Physiomesh is another seemingly harmless, helpful product that turns out to be a silent killer.
In 2016, the World Economic Forum listed Johnson & Johnson as the 8th-largest company in the world, and the single largest healthcare company in the world.
Johnson & Johnson’s economic power and hunger for profit has guaranteed that:
• the Ethicon Physiomesh was rammed through the FDA’s approval process
• the Ethicon Physiomesh was marketed extremely aggressively to doctors and patients
• the Ethicon Physiomesh was implanted in a very large number of surgical procedures
• the Ethicon Physiomesh’s design cuts corners to maximize profit.
As the 500-pound gorilla of the healthcare world, Johnson & Johnson has flung its weight around and gotten its way with the Ethicon Physiomesh for years.
But now the tide is turning.
There’s never been a better time to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for the defective, dangerous performance of its Ethicon Physiomesh. Hundreds, even thousands, of lawsuits are currently working their way through the courts, each of them founded on two central claims:
• The flaws in the Ethicon Physiomesh can cause serious health complications in the patients in whom it has been surgically implanted.
• Johnson & Johnson knew full well of the dangers of the Ethicon Physiomesh – but concealed and lied about that information in the name of maximizing profit.
If you had an Ethicon Physiomesh – or any other kind of hernia mesh – implanted in a surgical procedure, and you’ve experienced health problems as a result, read on to learn how TheLawFirm.com can help you obtain the financial compensation to which you may be entitled.
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Ethically Challenged Ethicon
No company has done less to earn the name “Ethicon” than Ethicon. We’re willing to wager that Ethicon is one of the most unethical pharmaceutical companies around – and that’s saying something.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knew that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh was an inferior, dangerous product. That’s why the agency strongly encouraged Ethicon to recall the Physiomesh in 2016.
Even though Ethicon did recall the Physiomesh, the company won’t admit it. Johnson & Johnson calls the recall a “voluntary withdrawal.”
The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com call that “a load of hogwash.”
The problems with the Ethicon Physiomesh can be traced back to the problems with its design. In fact, the things that make the Ethicon Physiomesh stand out in a medical marketplace crowded with hernia mesh products are not its benefits, but its flaws.
All hernia mesh devices are made of polypropylene, a strong, lightweight plastic with a million and one uses. But polypropylene, even when sterilized, has been shown in countless clinical trials to decay when implanted in the human body. When it decays, it can cause infection. It can even cause severe bleeding and trauma in internal organs.
Nevertheless, the manufacturers of the Ethicon Physiomesh decided to compromise its quality by using an especially lightweight polypropylene.
So Johnson & Johnson made an unsafe product even less safe. Not only is it more prone to decaying, but the Physiomesh can easily rip. The sole purpose of a hernia mesh is to keep internal tissues in place. A ripped hernia mesh is utterly useless. More than that, it’s dangerous.
Kind of makes you wonder why any doctor or surgeon would recommend the use of the Ethicon Physiomesh.
And that’s why it’s important to remember that your doctors are as much as victim of Johnson & Johnson’s greed as you are. Your doctors and surgeons were on the receiving end of countless sales pitches – both high-pressure and subtle – from Johnson & Johnson. Whether they knew it or not, they were coerced by Johnson & Johnson to recommend the Physiomesh.
And now you’re paying the price.
Which is exactly why it’s time to even out the balance sheet. The time to take legal action against Johnson & Johnson is now. And the expert lawyers at TheLawFirm.com are the ones you want by your side.
We specialize in cases about the Ethicon Physiomesh. We know how to try them, and we know how to win them.
If you’ve experienced health problems as a result of the surgical implantation of the Ethicon Physiomesh, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Contact TheLawFirm.com to learn how we can help you.