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Pull ALL Hernia Mesh From The Market

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On May 25, 2016, Johnson & Johnsons’s subsidiary Ethicon sent a letter to healthcare providers recalling one of their hernia mesh products, Physiomesh.

Ethicon acknowledged that there were higher rates of hernia reoccurrence and required revision surgeries due to complications with their hernia mesh.


In 2010, the FDA fast-tracked clearance for Ethicon’s Physiomesh  implant based on similarity to other products  - without requiring Ethicon to conduct rigorous testing on their own product.

You can find more information about the initial Physiomesh recall here:

Complications following hernia surgeries have proven life-altering for many victims. The material is made of polypropylene plastic that is coated on both sides. This coating is suspected of preventing the mesh from properly adhering to the body, causing the mesh to migrate from its original placement or cause perforations or scar tissue. Other complications have been severe infections and hernia recurrence.

Tragically, it is difficult, if not impossible, to fully remove mesh once it has become embedded in the walls of the neighboring intestines or muscle, leaving some victims with no recourse but to live with constant, excruciating pain. 

We’re asking for your help to pull ALL types of hernia mesh from the market. Johnson & Johnsons Ethicon is only one of many types of mesh that cause these horrible complications.

Here is  a list of other types of mesh being used for hernias that we believe need to be pulled from the market:

  • C.R. Bard – Davol – 3DMax
  • C.R. Bard – Davol – Kugel Hernia Mesh
  • C.R. Bard – Davol – PerFix Plug
  • C.R. Bard – Davol – Sepramesh
  • C.R. Bard – Davol – Ventralex ST Hernia Mesh
  • Getinge Group – Atrium – C-Qur Hernia Mesh
  • Johnson & Johnson  - Ethicon – Physiomesh
  • Johnson & Johnson – Ethicon – Proceed Hernia Mesh
  • Medtronic – Covidien – Parietex Composite Mesh
  • Medtronic – Covidien – Parietex Plug and Patch System
  • Medtronic – Covidien – Surgipro


If you or a loved one have had a mesh procedure or corrective surgery, and have suffered through traumatic, painful side-effects, can find out more information about this important issue at

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