Physiomesh Lawsuit Allege Ethicon’s Hernia Mesh Is Defective And Causes Hernia Recurrence, Pain, Infection And Other Serious Complications.
Another Ethicon physiomesh lawsuit is moving forward in a Florida federal court with a trial date set for May 1, 2018. The hernia mesh lawsuit was filed in September in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, on behalf of a Florida woman who said she suffered complications from the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. In August, Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew its hernia mesh from the global market due to high failure rates of the device.
U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron, who is presiding over the hernia mesh complaint, directed attorneys for the plaintiff and defendants to have jointly proposed jury instructions and verdict form submitted by March 20, 2018. The complaint names both Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson as defendants. The final pretrial conference is scheduled for April 17, followed by an estimated 10-day jury trial. The plaintiff said in her complaint that the Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, which was implanted in May 2014, caused her persistent abdominal pain and bowel obstruction. As a result of the continued complications, she underwent revision surgery in July 2015. However, all of the hernia mesh could not be removed because it had adhered to the bowels and the abdominal wall, according to the complaint. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 6:16-cv-1663, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)
“Advanced scheduling helps plaintiffs and defendants know when they are expected to complete every phase of the investigation,” explains Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law. “It also helps the judge to better manage a case.”
Dr. Blaudeau and the attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to speak to individuals nationwide who believe they have been injured by Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. The firm offers no-obligation legal evaluations on cases of hernia mesh failure. Men and women who believe they have suffered serious hernia mesh injuries may be entitled to compensation from Ethicon. To speak with one of the firm’s attorneys regarding Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh lawsuits, you can call 1-205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for further information or to fill out an online contact form.
Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is made of non-absorbable polypropylene and is used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair and other fascial deficiencies. In May, Ethicon issued a voluntary withdrawal of the device after reviewing unpublished data from two European hernia registries. Data from those registries showed rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair using Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh were higher than other meshes in the database. In its letter to healthcare providers, Ethicon said that it could not determine why the rates were higher but believed that various factors, including “possible product characteristics” and “patient factors” may have played a role.
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Court records show that another federal Physiomesh hernia trial is scheduled in January 2018 in the U.S. District Court, District of Southern Illinois. This hernia mesh case involves an Illinois man who was implanted with a Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh and suffered an infection in and around the mesh causing two abdominal abscesses and an intestinal fistula. The complaint alleges the hernia mesh product was defective and unreasonably dangerous and Ethicon failed to warn about the risks associated with the mesh. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 3:16-cv-00368, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois)
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. If you or someone you care about were harmed by 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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