Recent Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Revision Surgery Needed Due To “Rolled-Up” Hernia Mesh


Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits Allege Hernia Mesh Failure Causes Bleeding, Adhesion Infection, And Recurring Hernias That Require Revision Surgery.

physiomesh-lawsuit-hernia-mesh-lawsuit-ethicon-lawyer-attorneyPhysiomesh Lawsuits: A Texas woman underwent a difficult surgery after a surgeon found her Physiomesh hernia mesh device balled up at the hernia site. Physiomesh lawsuits continue to mount against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., over its Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh which the company voluntarily withdrew from the global market last year. Plaintiffs contend Ethicon’s hernia mesh causes bleeding, hernia recurrence, intense inflammation, bowel obstruction, and other serious complications that require surgery to remove the device.

According to the Physiomesh lawsuit, the woman underwent a procedure in September 2013 to implant a 15 cm x 20 cm Physiomesh device to repair a hernia. However, in June 2014, the plaintiff was forced to undergo revision surgery after experiencing complications from the hernia mesh. The lawsuit states that during surgery, the surgeon found “numerous balled-up, rolled-up, and incorporated old [Physio]mesh,” all of which had to be explanted “with difficulty using cautery and sharp dissection…” The complaint claims Ethicon represented Physiomesh as safe and effective for hernia repair. However, the lawsuit maintains Physiomesh was defectively designed, was not reasonably safe for its intended use in hernia repair and “the risks of the design outweighed any potential benefits associated with the design.” (Physiomesh Lawsuits Case 4:17-cv-01463, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas)

“Our firm continues to speak to men and women who say they are experiencing complications and severe pain from their Physiomesh implant,” says Attorney Richard Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm fighting to protect the rights of those injured by defective medical devices.

The firm’s Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit attorneys are investigating legal claims surrounding personal injuries from the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. If you believe you or a loved one have suffered a hernia recurrence or had additional surgeries due to the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh or other surgical mesh medical devices, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit consultation by calling 1-800-399-0795 or you can visit for more information.

Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Medical devices cleared through the FDA’s 510(k) program do not go through human clinical testing if the medical device manufacturers can prove that these products are substantially equivalent to a legally marketed medical device.

Mesh-based hernia repairs have increased since the 1980s, according to the FDA. Hernias have a high rate of recurrence, and surgeons often use surgical mesh to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the rate of recurrence. Surgical mesh, however, can cause complications. According to the FDA, the most common problems following hernia repair with mesh are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, and bowel obstruction. Many complications related to mesh-based hernia repair that have been reported to the FDA involve recalled mesh products, the FDA says.

Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh lawsuits have been filed in federal courts nationwide. The Physiomesh complaints commonly allege that the hernia mesh’s multi-layer coating prevents adequate absorption of the mesh into the body which causes complications to implant patients. Plaintiffs in Physiomesh lawsuits claim the hernia mesh’s defective design causes implant patients to suffer complications similar to those listed by the FDA such as mesh adherence to the bowels and abdominal wall, bowel perforation and obstruction complications, adverse tissue reaction, fistulas, and bleeding.

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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