Defective Product Update: Hernia Mesh

by Terry Bryant

Hercia MeshA recent action taken by plaintiffs in Physiomesh™ flexible composite hernia mesh cases may accelerate the process to get these lawsuits heard.

Certain plaintiffs in Florida and Illinois have filed a motion to create a new multi-district litigation (MDL) to hear lawsuits filed against the device’s manufacturer Ethicon as well as its parent company Johnson & Johnson.

As many as 300,000 individuals have been implanted with a Physiomesh product since approved by the FDA in 2010. However, in 2016 Ethicon issued an urgent field safety notice and recalled all existing stock of this product line.

Studies show that there is a higher level of revision rates, or need for repeat surgery to repair the hernia, with those who have been implanted with Physiomesh. The defective device has also been linked to high rates of complications such as bowel obstructions, infections, seromas, and mesh failures.

The recall has prevented future patients in need of hernia repair from being implanted with Physiomesh. However, this does not help the thousands living with the defective hernia mesh product. In the near future, we expect that hundreds of additional cases will be filed by those who have been harmed by this defective product.

The MDL motion is a special federal legal procedure that can speed up the process of handling complex product liability suits such as those pending against Ethicon because of the Physiomesh defects.

If you (or a loved one) have been implanted with hernia mesh since 2005 and have had the mesh fail or has experienced post-surgical complications, please contact us as soon as possible. We can help get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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