Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Ethicon’s Hernia Mesh Caused Abdominal Bulge, Physical Pain, And Hernia Recurrence.
Another physiomesh lawsuit has been filed over Ethicon Inc.’s hernia mesh. The filing comes after the company voluntarily withdrew the hernia mesh from the global market last year. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is defending itself in at least three other federal hernia mesh lawsuits that allege its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh is defective and unreasonably dangerous and causes infection, inflammation, bleeding, mesh adhesion to internal organs, and other complications that require revision surgery to remove.
The most recent Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit, filed in December, involves a Florida woman who was implanted with a 15 x 20 cm Physiomesh Composite mesh in February 2016 to repair a ventral hernia. After experiencing complications from the hernia mesh, the plaintiff underwent a revision surgery in August 2016, the complaint said. It was discovered during revision surgery that the woman had an abdominal bulge, the hernia had returned, and she had pain due to the mesh adhering to internal organs, according to the Physiomesh complaint. The lawsuit maintains that Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson represented Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh as a safe and effective product for hernia repair. However, the companies failed to provide adequate instructions and warnings about the risks associated with the hernia repair mesh, the Physiomesh lawsuit says. (Case 8:16-ccv-03502, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)
“The Physiomesh lawsuits all allege that the hernia mesh is defective due to the serious complications it causes, particularly the pain patients suffer because of the hernia mesh adhering to internal organs,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
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.
In May, Ethicon voluntarily withdrew its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh from the global market after the company reviewed unpublished data from two large European hernia registries. The analysis showed higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair when Physiomesh Flexible Compsite Mesh was used compared to other meshes. In a letter to health care providers, Ethicon wrote that it could not determine why the rates were higher and was not able to provide surgeons with further instructions that might lead to a reduced recurrence rate.
Court records show the most recent Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh lawsuit filing is the second Physiomesh hernia mesh complaint filed in the Middle District of Florida. A federal Physiomesh lawsuit was filed in September on behalf of a Florida woman who was implanted with the hernia mesh in May 2014. According to the complaint, complications from the mesh, including persistent abdominal pain and bowel obstruction, led the woman to undergo revision surgery in 2015. All of the hernia mesh could not be removed because the mesh had adhered to her bowels and the abdominal wall, according to the complaint. The Physiomesh lawsuit is scheduled for trial in May 2018. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 6:16-cv-1663, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida)
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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