The first lawsuits alleging injuries from Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh hernia patch are being prepared to go to trial.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had hernia recurrence or surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
September 26, 2016 – The first Physiomesh lawsuit was entered on behalf of Matthew Huff just weeks before the devices were withdrawn from the market in May 2016 after an analysis of unpublished data found higher than average recurrence and reoperation rates following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. The complaint alleges that Physiomesh is defective, unreasonably dangerous and not suitable for use.
According to the lawsuit, Huff developed severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea, chills and redness on the skin of his abdomen shortly after receiving the hernia patch. It was later discovered that the device had become infected, causing 2 abdominal abscesses, intestinal fistula and the need for surgery to debride the abscesses.
Additionally, Huff claims that his complications left him with severe health problems, including 2 open abdominal wounds which require daily cleaning and packing, as well as other injuries.
Physiomesh Approved Without Clinical Trials
Physiomesh was approved through the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s 510(k) program, which clears devices that are ‘substantially equivalent’ in safety and effectiveness to other products that are already on the market. In its application for approval, Ethicon said Physiomesh was similar to its Proceed hernia mesh. However, Ethicon withdrew Proceed in 2006 over concerns the product could increase the risk of adhesions and bowel fistulas. Proceed was later returned to market.
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 injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.