Physiomesh Lawsuits Allege Failure Of Ethicon’s Hernia Mesh Causes Persistent Pain, Bowel Obstruction, Infection, and Hernia Recurrence.
A Georgia woman implanted with an Ethicon Physiomesh claims the hernia mesh ruptured and caused her intestines to protrude through the central portion of the mesh. According to the woman’s recently filed Physiomesh lawsuit, portions of the Physiomesh could not be removed during revision surgery and remain in her body. Plaintiffs filing similar lawsuits claim Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh causes inflammation, scarring, infection, bleeding, adhesion to internal organs and other complications.
Southern Med Law attorneys who represent victims of defective medical devices are currently investigating claims over adverse reactions from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh which Ethicon voluntary withdrew from the global market. The firm offers no-obligation legal evaluations on cases of hernia mesh failure. To speak with one of the firm’s attorneys regarding Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh lawsuits, contact the firm at 1-205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for further information or to fill out an online contact form.
“The men and women who have contacted our office have told us about the serious complications they are experiencing following their hernia repair surgery in which Physiomesh hernia mesh was used,” said Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
According to the recent hernia mesh case, a 20cm by 25cm Physiomesh device was implanted in the plaintiff to repair an incisional hernia. The woman began experiencing pain, nausea and vomiting and underwent another surgery in August 2016 for recurrence of her incisional hernia. It was discovered during surgery that the hernia mesh was “densely adhered to the loops of her intestines. The plaintiff underwent a prolonged surgical procedure to remove the Physiomesh from her intestines and to remove the mesh that failed to incorporate into the abdominal facsia.” The hernia mesh failure caused an intestinal obstruction and she now suffers chronic pain and other complications, according to the complaint filed February 2 in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 4:17-cv-00031)
Physiomesh is a large pore, flexible composite mesh made of non-absorbable polypropylene and used in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair and other fascial deficiencies. The device received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010 through the agency’s 510k process. Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew the product in May after an analysis found higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence when Physiomesh was used in a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair compared to other meshes. Ethicon told healthcare providers that it could not give surgeons further instructions that might lead to a reduction in recurrence rates and as a result, the company would no longer sell the product.
Physiomesh hernia mesh lawsuit filings are mounting nationwide and contain similar allegations as those in the Georgia woman’s complaint. Previous Physiomesh lawsuits filed in federal district courts in Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Massachusetts allege that plaintiffs suffered infection, scarring, chronic abdominal pain, bowel obstruction and other adverse reactions that forced some to undergo surgery to remove the hernia mesh. The complaints contend Physiomesh has design defects and Ethicon knew or should have known the device was not safe and could cause serious complications. A trial date for the first Physiomesh lawsuit filed has been set for January 2018 in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. The case involves an Illinois man who said his hernia mesh became infected. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 3:16-cv-00368-JPG-PMF)
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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