A woman from Florida has filed a products liability lawsuit against Ethicon Inc. for injuries she allegedly suffered after being implanted with the company’s Physiomesh patch during hernia repair surgery.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered complications following hernia repair with Physiomesh, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
April 7, 2017 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), Plaintiff Diana Picolla developed adverse health complications requiring the need for multiple revision surgeries following hernia repair surgery with Physiomesh.
Picolla underwent surgery for an incisional hernia repair in 2010, and the Physiomesh was laparoscopically implanted in her body. She claims that the device failed, causing severe health complications which required it to be surgically removed.
Physiomesh is made from polypropylene, the same material Ethicon uses to make its transvaginal mesh and bladder slings, which have been the subject of thousands of product liability lawsuits. Ethicon added an absorbable film coating made of slightly different compounds to each side of the polypropylene to create the Physiomesh hernia patch.
Ethicon Physiomesh was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2010, and is one of the most popular hernia mesh patches on the market. However, not long after it was approved, the device began being linked to reports of complications following hernia repair, requiring risky surgical procedures to remove the device.
Physiomesh has been recalled in Europe and Australia. In May 2016, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit withdrew its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh in the U.S. after an independent analysis of 2 large studies in Germany and Denmark found a higher risk of hernia recurrence and reoperation after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with the product.
Do I Have a Physiomesh Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Physiomesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new hernia patch cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems after hernia repair surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.