Ethicon’s Physiomesh Lawsuit Claims Additional Surgery Needed After Hernia Mesh Erosion


Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Filings Allege Plaintiffs Suffer Inflammation, Infection And Other Complications That Require More Surgery To Remove The Device.

physiomesh-lawsuit-hernia-mesh-lawsuit-ethicon-lawyer-attorneyA new federal Physiomesh lawsuit filed on behalf of a Georgia man claims the hernia mesh implanted failed and eroded into his intestines. At least eight similar hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed by men and women nationwide over the Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh that Ethicon Inc. voluntarily withdrew from the market last year. Plaintiffs allege the hernia mesh caused pain, bleeding, adhesion, inflammation, infection and other complications that required additional surgery to remove the Physiomesh made by Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. (Physiomesh Lawsuit No. 4:17-cv-00036, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia)

According to the recently filed Physiomesh lawsuit, the Georgia man underwent surgery in July 2015 to remove the Physiomesh device. As a result of the hernia mesh failing and eroding into this intestines, a surgical resection of his bowel was needed to remove adhesions to the bowel. The plaintiff did not benefit from the Physiomesh because he had to undergo “further invasive surgery to repair the very issue that the product was intended to repair,” the complaint said.

“Plaintiffs say in their complaints that the harm of Physiomesh outweighs any benefits the hernia mesh is intended to provide,” says attorney Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC, which represents plaintiffs who have sustained injuries from defective medical devices.

The firm’s Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit attorneys are investigating legal claims of injuries that include infection, bleeding, pain and revision surgeries due to Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. If you believe you were harmed by Ethicon’s Physiomesh or other surgical mesh products, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free surgical mesh lawsuit consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or more information visit

Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010. The device is made of non-absorbable polypropylene and is coated in four other layers of synthetic polymer. According to the Physiomesh complaints, Ethicon promoted the multi-layer coating as a way to prevent or minimize adhesion and inflammation and to make it easier for the mesh to absorb into the body. However, the multi-layer coating prevents adequate absorption of the mesh into the body, and causes intense inflammation resulting in adverse tissue reaction and other complications, the complaints say.

Ethicon voluntarily withdrew the Physiomesh Flexible Composite Meshhernia from the global market after an analysis of two large European hernia databases found Physiomesh had higher rates of hernia recurrence and the need for additional surgery compared to other hernia meshes. In May, Ethicon told healthcare providers worldwide that the company was withdrawing the hernia mesh because it could not give recommendations to surgeons on what might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate.

Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits allege the hernia mesh adheres to the bowels and abdominal wall, damages tissues and organs, causes infection and inflammation, and requires patients to undergo additional invasive surgery to remove the device. In one case, however, revision surgery was not successful. According to a lawsuit filed in February, the Physiomesh device implanted in a Georgia woman ruptured and her intestines protruded through parts of the mesh. Since all of the mesh could not be removed during surgery, portions of the mesh remain in her body, the complaint said. (Case No. 4:17-cv-00031, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia)

About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit

Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm who represents men, women and children around the country who have suffered injuries from medical devices such as Ethicon’s Physiomesh. The firm is dedicated to its clients and the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you are looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today.

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