Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Alleging Hernia Mesh Injuries Seek Consolidation In Florida

   

Physiomesh Lawsuits Allege Ethicon’s Hernia Mesh Causes Infection, Intestinal Blockage, Hernia Recurrence, And Other Injuries.

Physiomesh lawsuits hernia-mesh lawsuits-physiomesh-lawsuit-physiomesh-failures-recall-complications-problems-lawyerWith federal Physiomesh lawsuits mounting that allege Ethicon’s hernia mesh failure causes inflammation, fistulas, bleeding, and other complications, plaintiffs are asking for consolidation of all Physiomesh complaints. So far, 18 Physiomesh lawsuits have been filed in nine different federal courts alleging patients implanted with Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite undergo surgery to remove the device because the mesh adheres to internal organs, erodes, obstructs the bowel, causes abdominal pain and other problems. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew the Physiomesh device from the global market in May.

Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, says the firm’s attorneys have been answering questions from men and women nationwide who have suffered injuries allegedly after being implanted with Ethicon’s hernia mesh.

“We understand why plaintiffs have asked to have their Physiomesh lawsuits consolidated because of the common allegations and the damages they are seeking for their injuries,” Blaudeau says.

Southern Med Law offers no-obligation legal reviews on cases of hernia mesh failure. If you believe you have suffered serious hernia mesh injuries from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, you may be entitled to compensation from Ethicon. To speak with one of the firm’s attorneys regarding Physiomesh lawsuits, you can call 1-205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for further information or to fill out an online contact form.

Plaintiffs in Physiomesh lawsuits filed a motion on March 9 to transfer 18 pending hernia mesh complaints to the Middle District of Florida, where six complaints are already filed, including one of the first Physiomesh filings in the country. In their transfer request to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), plaintiffs state the
Physiomesh complaints have common questions of fact and claims that the hernia mesh is defectively designed and Ethicon failed to appropriately warn about the dangers posed by the medical device. Consolidating the complaints would be in the best interest of the parties, the petition said. Having one judge preside over coordinated pretrial proceedings would avoid duplicative discovery, prevent potentially inconsistent pretrial rulings and help preserve the resources of the parties and the court. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits – MDL-17-22 Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation)

Ethicon’a Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. The large pore, multi-layered device received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. The company, however, voluntarily withdrew the hernia mesh after reviewing unpublished data from two European 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 company said it could not instruct surgeons on what might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate.
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The first Physiomesh lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Florida involved a Florida woman who was implanted with the device in May 2014 to repair an incisional hernia. According to the Physiomesh complaint, she underwent an exploratory laparotomy in July 2015 after suffering from persistent abdominal pain, diminished bowel motility, and bowel obstruction allegedly caused by the hernia mesh, the complaint states. During surgery, the plaintiff’s doctor discovered the mesh had so adhered to the bowels and abdominal wall that all of the mesh could not be removed during the two-hour surgery. (Hernia Lawsuit Case No. 6:16-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Physiomesh Lawsuit

The Southern Med Law Attorneys are aggressive and effective advocates for those who have suffered injuries as alleged from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh and other medical devices. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law’s legal team has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. If you or someone you care about have been harmed by the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation hernia mesh lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

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francois@southernmedlaw.com
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