48 Physiomesh Lawsuits Added To MDL Since Consolidation Of Ethicon Hernia Mesh Complaints


Physiomesh Lawsuits Allege The Hernia Mesh Causes Patients To Develop Fistula Formulation, Chronic Abdominal Pain, Recurrent Hernia And Other Complications.

Physiomesh lawsuits have more than tripled since the litigation was consolidated earlier this month. The hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh were centralized on June 2 in the Northern District of Georgia. Two more complaints are awaiting transfer to the multidistrict litigation (MDL). One complaint involves a Tennessee woman who said complications from her Physiomesh forced her to have surgery to remove the hernia mesh device. In another complaint, a California man underwent multiple surgeries because of injuries suffered after receiving the hernia mesh.

“If the number of Physiomesh lawsuits have increased significantly since the cases were centralized earlier this month, we expect to see the litigation continue to grow over the next few months,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is an attorney and a highly regarded practicing physician.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys are currently representing clients in Physiomesh lawsuits filed against Ethicon Inc. If you believe you have suffered serious hernia mesh injuries from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, you may be entitled to receive compensation from Ethicon. To speak with one of the firm’s attorneys regarding a no-obligation legal review, you can call 1-205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for further information or to fill out an online contact form. (Physiomesh Lawsuits Case No. 4:17-cv-00188, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas)

On June 2, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all federally filed Physiomesh cases for coordinated pretrial proceedings. At that time, 18 Physiomesh lawsuits were transferred to the Northern District of Georgia. The number of lawsuits in the Physiomesh MDL now numbers 66 as of June 15, according to the JPML’s MDL’s statistics report. The complaints contend that plaintiffs developed severe inflammation, bowel obstruction, tissue damage, severe abdominal pain, infection, hernia recurrence and other serious complications after being implanted with the Physiomesh manufactured by Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. (Physiomesh Lawsuits Case No. 4:17-cv-00188, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas)

Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh is used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. In May 2016, Ethicon voluntarily withdrew the multi-layered hernia mesh from the global market after reviewing an analysis of two large independent hernia registries. The analysis showed Physiomesh had higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair compared to other meshes.

The hernia mesh complaint recently filed on behalf of the Tennessee woman stated that she was implanted in September 2011 with Physiomesh to repair a ventral incarcerated incisional hernia. During her revision surgery, she was found to have recurrent incisional hernia, adhesion, and pain, according to the lawsuit. (Case No. Case 3:17-cv-00885, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee) According to the California man’s hernia mesh complaint, he was implanted with Physiomesh to treat an incisional hernia. In January 2014, however, he underwent recurrent abdominal surgery. Additionally, the plaintiff developed a complication of chronic seroma and underwent excision of the seroma cavity multiple times which reduced, but did not completely destroy his seroma. (Case No. 1:17-cv-04298, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey) Both complaints allege Physiomesh was defectively designed and was not reasonably safe for its intended use, and the risks of the design outweighed any potential benefits associated with the design.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Physiomesh Lawsuit

Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions such as those involved with hernia mesh. They are not afraid to take on largest corporations in their pursuit to advocate for victims of medical devices and dangerous drugs. The firm’s attorneys are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy and representation that assures success.

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