Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Abdominal Wounds From Hernia Mesh Infection


Filings of Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Allegations Claim Flexible Composite Mesh Causes Infection, Bleeding, Fistula, And Other Injuries.

physiomesh lawsuit-hernia-mesh-lawsuit-ethicon-lawyer-attorneyEthicon Inc. is facing a Physiomesh Lawsuit over its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh which the company voluntarily withdrew from the global market in May. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, initiated the action following an analysis of unpublished data that found higher failure rates and revision surgeries associated with the mesh product.
[, Ethicon, May 25, 2016]

The Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit was filed on behalf of an Illinois man who was treated in 2013 for a hernia of the abdominal wall using an Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. In July 2015, the man began to experience severe pain in his abdomen, along with fever, nausea, chills and redness on the skin of his abdomen, according to the complaint. He was hospitalized and diagnosed with an infection in and around the mesh which caused two abdominal abscesses and an intestinal fistula. When he later had surgery to debride the two abscesses. The hernia mesh lawsuit purports he is now having serious complications, including two open abdominal wounds that have to be cleaned and packed daily. The complaint also alleges the Ethicon hernia mesh was defective and unreasonably dangerous and the company did not provide doctors and patients with “reasonably sufficient technical information” about the risks of its product. (Case No. 3:16-cv-00368, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois)

“This lawsuit is one of the first complaints filed in federal court against Ethicon over its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, and filings of additional complaints will more than likely follow,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.

The Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are investigating legal claims of injuries due to the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries from Ethicon’s Physiomesh or other surgical mesh products, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free surgical mesh lawsuit consultation by visiting

The Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Ethicon notified health care providers in May that there were multiple factors involved in the higher failure rates of its Flexible Composite Mesh based on data from the Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database. Ethicon said that since it was not able to give surgeons further instructions that might lead to a reduced recurrence rate, it was withdrawing the product from the market. The company’s action does not include the Ethicon Physiomesh Open Flexible Composite Mesh device or other hernia mesh or device products manufactured or sold by Ethicon.
[, Ethicon, May 25, 2016]

Most hernias are caused by pressure and a weak spot or opening of a muscle or connective tissue. The pressure pushes the tissue or an organ through the opening or weak spot. Hernias often occur at the abdominal wall; and sometimes, is visible as an external bulge, according to the FDA. The federal agency reports that more than 1 million hernia repairs occur every year in the United States. Surgical mesh is used to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the rate of the hernia recurrence. However, complications are associated with hernia repairs, with or without the use of surgical mesh. Among the most common problems reported to the FDA involving all surgical repair of hernias include bleeding, hernia recurrence, infection, pain, blockage of the large or small intestine and mesh shrinkage or migration.
[, FDA, April 7, 2016]

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit

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