A man who claims he was seriously injured by Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Patch has filed a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer in the Southern District of Illinois.
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What’s the Problem?
October 3, 2016 – According to the complaint (PDF), Plaintiff underwent surgery with the Physiomesh hernia patch in 2013, and later began suffering extreme abdominal pain, chills and redness on his abdomen. After being hospitalized, it was determined that the Physiomesh had become infected, causing 2 abdominal abscesses and an intestinal fistula. Plaintiff was allegedly forced to undergo surgery to debride the abscesses, and claims that the mesh patch was defective, unreasonably dangerous and not suitable for use.
Ethicon withdrew Physiomesh in May 2016 after studies found an increased risk of hernia recurrence and reoperation after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with the product. The mesh patch 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.
Many cases of hernia recurrence are caused by mesh retraction or contraction, which exposes the previous defect. Retractions can also cause ripping of the mesh at transfascial suture sites, resulting in defects within the mesh. Primary mesh failure, infection, loss of domain and failed retention devices have also been noted in patients who suffered recurrence of ventral hernias.
The complaint was filed on April 1, 2016, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois under case number 3:16-cv-00368-JPG-PMF, and is scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 22, 2018.
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 injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by a Ethicon Physiomesh composite mesh hernia patch, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.