Hernia Mesh Injury Lawsuit Filings Allege Ethicon’s Physiomesh Causes Infection, Adhesion, Bowel Obstruction, Recurring Hernia, And Revision Surgeries.
A recently filed hernia mesh injury lawsuit in Florida involves Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh. The lawsuits come after Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market. Ethicon voluntarily withdrew its Flexible Composite Mesh from the market last year due to high failure rates associated with the product. At least seven hernia mesh injury lawsuits have been filed in federal courts in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Massachusetts purporting Ethicon’s Physiomesh used in hernia repair causes bleeding, inflammation, adhesion, infection, pain and other complications that require patients to have surgery to remove the device.
The Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit attorneys led by Richard Schulte, a leading and respected attorney and co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC, are investigating legal claims of injuries that include infection, bleeding, pain and revision surgeries 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 calling 1-800-399-0795 or you can visiting yourlegalhelp.com for more information and to contact the firm through their online contact form.
“Our firm continues to speak with patients who have been harmed by improperly manufactured medical devices and are seeking to recover medical expenses and other compensation for their injuries,” says Wright & Schulte LLC.
According to the latest Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit, a Florida woman underwent an invasive surgical procedure in May 2016 to remove a failed Physiomesh device original implanted to treat a hernia. When removing the hernia device, the surgeon noted that “the mesh did not incorporate at all and was folded away from the abdominal wall and easily peeled off the abdominal wall,” the complaint said. The surgeon also noted that “extensive adhesions were present to the mesh” that had to be surgically dissected. The complaint purports the Physiomesh was defectively designed and its multi-layer coating, intended as a barrier against adhesion to the internal organs, was only temporary. The hernia mesh complaint further contends the polypropylene mesh within the multi-layer coating is unreasonably susceptible to adhesion, bowel perforation or erosion, fistula formation and other injuries.” The case was filed against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, on February 17 in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 8:17-cv-00396)
Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is a large pore, flexible composite mesh made of non-absorbable polypropylene and used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair and other fascial deficiencies. The Flexible Composite Mesh received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010. Ethicon, however, voluntarily withdrew the Physiomesh hernia device from the global market due to high failure rates. According to Ethicon, an analysis of two large European hernia databases found higher rates of hernia recurrence and additional surgery with the Flexible Composite Mesh compared to similar hernia mesh devices. Since Ethicon was not able to instruct surgeons on what might lead to a reduction in the rate of hernia recurrence, the company decided to stop global sales of the Flexible Composite Mesh.
A review of federal court records shows Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh complaints allege the hernia mesh adheres to the bowels and abdominal wall, causes bowel obstruction, damage to the organs or tissue, fistula formations, an hernia recurrence and the need for revision surgery. Plaintiffs purport the Physiomesh hernia mesh is unreasonably dangerous and Ethicon failed to warn about the risks associated with the device.
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