First Conference For Physiomesh Lawsuits Alleging Serious Hernia Mesh Side-Effects Set For August 1st


Physiomesh Lawsuits Allege Ethicon’s Hernia Mesh Side-Effects Include Failure Causes Chronic Abdominal Pain, Bowel Obstruction, Tissue Damage, and Recurrent Hernia

hernia-mesh lawsuits-physiomesh-lawsuit-physiomesh-failures-recall-complications-problems-lawyerPhysiomesh lawsuits continue with attorneys gearing up for the first conference in hernia mesh litigation. The federal judge managing the new multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Physiomesh lawsuits will hold the initial conference on August 1, 2017. More than 70 hernia mesh lawsuits are pending in the MDL created in June for complaints over Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite. Lawsuits began to be filed after Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, voluntarily withdrew Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh from the global market last year after reports of a high failure rate. The complaints contend Physiomesh causes bowel obstruction, tissue damage, infection, hernia recurrence and other complications. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh: Flexible Composite: Hernia Mesh Products: Liability Litigation)

Southern Med Law’s attorneys have spoken with numerous men and women from around the country who have allegedly experienced hernia mesh side effects. The firm represents and advocates for men and women who suffered serious injuries purportedly from defective medical devices. If you believe you have experienced adverse side-effects from Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh or other medical devices and want to learn about your legal options, you can arrange for a no-obligation consultation with one of the firm’s experienced attorneys by calling 1-205-547-5525 or filling out a contact form on the firm’s website at

On June 21, U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story issued an order directing both parties to submit a brief, written statement by July 25 that indicates their understanding of the facts, and the critical factual and legal issues involved in the litigation. Judge Story also asked for a list of all Physiomesh cases pending in state and federal courts. In a separate order, Judge Story canceled deadlines and trials for all Physiomesh cases scheduled prior to the MDL’s creation on June 2. Physiomesh trials were previously scheduled for January 22, 2018 in the District of Southern Illinois, and for May 1, 2018 in the Middle District of Florida. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh: Flexible Composite: Hernia Mesh Products: Liability Litigation)

Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh is used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. In May 2016, Ethicon voluntarily withdrew the multi-layered hernia mesh after reviewing unpublished data from two large European hernia registries. Data from those registries showed Physiomesh had higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair compared to other meshes. Ethicon sent a letter to healthcare providers saying that it could not determine why the rates were higher and could not give surgeons instructions that might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate.

Court documents show that on the same day Judge Story issued his orders, a new lawsuit was filed in the Physiomesh MDL that alleges a Georgia man died in January 2017 due to complications related to his hernia mesh implant. According to the complaint, the man had a 10-inch x 20 inch Physiomesh hernia mesh implanted in June 2015 to repair an incarcerated ventral hernia. Shortly after the surgery, the man suffered numerous complications, including infection of the Physiomesh in November 2015. The complications continued into 2016 and his condition worsened until he died January 31, 2017, due to the immediate effects of septic shock, respiratory failure and acute renal failure, the lawsuit said. (Case No. 1:17-cv-02324)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Physiomesh Lawsuit

Throughout his career, Dr. Blaudeau has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. As a surgeon, his first-hand knowledge of medicine has made the Southern Med Law team an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to negligent medical device manufacturers. Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions such as those involved with hernia mesh. They are not afraid to take on largest corporations in their pursuit to advocate for victims of medical devices and dangerous drugs. The firm’s attorneys are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy and representation that assures success.

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