Ethicon Inc. will defend itself in the first Physiomesh hernia patch lawsuit to go to trial next year in the Southern District of Illinois.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had problems after receiving hernia mesh, 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?
February 24, 2017 – Plaintiff in the lawsuit, Matthew Huff, was implanted with Ethicon Physiomesh in 2013 to repair an abdominal wall hernia. Two years after the surgery he was hospitalized after suffering adverse health complications including abdominal pain, fever, chills and redness on his abdomen, according to the complaint.
Surgeons reportedly found an infection around the hernia patch, which had caused significant damage to Huff’s abdomen and intestines. He subsequently developed abdominal abscesses and intestinal fistulas from the mesh and required additional surgery, according to the lawsuit.
Huff originally filed the complaint on April 1, 2016, accusing Ethicon of negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty. Plaintiff further alleges that the company designed an “unreasonably dangerous” and defective product. He alleged Physiomesh was not adequately tested and said the hernia patch did not meet Ethicon’s usual standards and requirements.
The lawsuit (Case No. 3:16-cv-00368) will be the first Physiomesh lawsuit to go to trial and will be held before District Judge J. Phil Gilbert in the Southern District of Illinois.
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 mesh complications cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you had problems after being implanted with a hernia mesh patch, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.