A Tennessee man who allegedly suffered years of extreme pain after receiving a Physiomesh hernia patch has filed a products liability lawsuit against Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.
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What’s the Problem?
July 25, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff was implanted with a Physiomesh patch in July 2013 during incisional hernia repair surgery. This should have solved the problem, but he was forced to undergo two more surgeries, first in December 2014 and then again in September 2016.
During the last procedure surgeons allegedly found that the hernia patch had failed, resulting in fatigue of the mesh which caused “a large incisional hernia and extensive adhesions.” These problems required the device to be removed, according to the lawsuit.
Plaintiff claims that he has endured nearly continuous abdominal pain that has interfered with his work and personal life, that he still requires treatment for resulting complications, and faces additional surgeries in the future.
The complaint further alleges that while Ethicon marketed Physiomesh as being safe and effective, the device was in fact defectively designed and created an unreasonable risk of severe adverse reactions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Recurrence of hernia
- Improper wound healing
Plaintiff claims that the multi-layer coating of Physiomesh prevents fluid from escaping, increasing the risk of seroma formation (pockets of fluid), which in turn increases the risk of infection and other complications.
The suit brings counts of defective design, failure to warn, negligence, breach of warranties, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, unjust enrichment, gross negligence, and more against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiff is seeking in excess of $75,000 in damages.
The lawsuit was filed on May 22 in the Western District of Tennessee, but will likely be transferred to the Physiomesh multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2782) in the Northern District of Georgia.
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