Physiomesh Side-Effects Lawsuits Alleges The Hernia Mesh Can Fail, Cause Infection, Inflammation, Adhesion, And Recurring Hernias Due To Physiomesh.
As Ethicon Physiomesh side-effects lawsuits continue to mount nationwide, one of the first federally filed hernia mesh complaints has been scheduled for trial in January 2018. The hernia mesh lawsuit was filed one month before Ethicon Inc. voluntarily withdrew its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh from the global market in May 2016. Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, is facing lawsuits that allege patients implanted with Physiomesh have suffered inflammation, bleeding, bowel obstruction, mesh erosion, pain, a recurring hernia and other injuries that require surgery to remove the device.
The Physiomesh side-effects lawsuit, filed in April 2016, claims that Ethicon’s hernia mesh caused serious injuries to an Illinois man who was implanted with the Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh in 2013 to treat a hernia of the abdominal wall. Nearly two years later, the man began experiencing fever, pain, nausea, chills, severe abdominal pain and redness on the skin of his abdomen, the complaint said. He was hospitalized and was later diagnosed with an infection in and around the mesh which caused two abdominal abscesses and an intestinal fistula that required surgery. The lawsuit contends the Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh was defective and unreasonably dangerous and Ethicon failed to provide doctors and patients with “reasonably sufficient technical information” about the risks associated with its hernia mesh. (Physiomesh Side-Effects Lawsuits No. 3:16-cv-00368, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois)
“We expect this to be the first of many Physiomesh cases going before a jury since lawsuits are being filed frequently on behalf of patients who allegedly have been harmed by the device,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of 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 yourlegalhelp.com.
In May 2016, Ethicon sent an Urgent Field Safety letter notifying health care providers of the unpublished data from two large European hernia registries that showed Physiomesh had higher rates of hernia recurrence and reoperation compared to the average rates of other meshes. According to the letter, the company believed there were multiple factors causing the higher rates, but could not “fully characterize these factors.” Since Ethicon was not able to give surgeons further instructions that might lead to a reduced recurrence rate, the company decided to withdraw the device.
Ethicon received 501(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh in 2010. Under the 510(k) process, the FDA does not require medical device manufacturers to conduct clinical tests on humans if they can prove that their devices are substantially equivalent to an FDA-approved medical device already on the market.
While Physiomesh side-effects lawsuits have been filed in at least nine different federal courts, all of the hernia mesh complaints have similar allegations. Plaintiffs contend Physiomesh’s multi-layer coating prevents adequate absorption of the mesh into the body. As a result of this, patients experience complications that include infection, intense inflammation, adverse tissue reaction, and mesh adherence to the bowels and abdominal wall. The hernia mesh complaints commonly assert Physiomesh was defectively designed and manufactured, was not reasonably safe for its intended use in hernia repair, and the risks of the design outweigh any potential benefits associated with the device.
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