Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Infected Hernia Mesh Required Revision Surgery


Physiomesh Lawsuit Claims Allege Plaintiffs Suffer Infection, Tissue Damage, Fistulas, And Other Complications From The Failed Hernia Mesh Device.

Physiomesh Lawsuithernia-mesh lawsuits-physiomesh-lawsuit-physiomesh-failures-recall-complications-problems-lawyerAnother Physiomesh lawsuit has been filed that alleges a woman’s hernia mesh failed and forced the Florida woman to undergo surgery to remove the device. Last year, Ethicon Inc. voluntarily withdrew its Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh from the world market after the company found higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence associated with the device. Plaintiffs in Physiomesh lawsuits state that not only were they forced to undergo revision surgery, they suffered complications from the hernia mesh device that included bowel obstruction, severe inflammation, abdominal pain, nerve damage, tissue damage, abscesses and fistula formation.

Southern Med Law represents clients in Physiomesh lawsuit filings and issues surrounding hernia mesh devices. The firm’s attorneys are also involved in a Physiomesh complaint involving a Texas woman whose failed hernia mesh could not be completely removed during surgery due to dense, small bowel adhesions to the Physiomesh. (Physiomesh lawsuit Case No. 4:17-cv-00188, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas)

“Like other Physiomesh plaintiffs, our client continues to suffer pain and other serious complications allegedly from the hernia mesh,” says Dr.François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is also an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist. Dr. Blaudeau and Attorney Odeh J. Issis are representing the woman along with other co-counsel. The attorneys understand the complex medical and legal issues associated with Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits.

The firm continues to offer no-obligation legal evaluations on cases of Physiomesh failure. If you believe you or a loved one have suffered severe hernia mesh injuries from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, you may be entitled to compensation from Ethicon. To speak with one of the firm’s attorneys regarding Physiomesh lawsuits, call 1-205-547-5525 or visit for further information or to fill out an online contact form.

The recently filed Physiomesh lawsuit states that the Florida woman had a 15 x 20 cm Physiomesh Composite mesh implanted in November 2011 to repair a ventral hernia. In December 2013, the woman had to undergo revision surgery because of complications from the hernia mesh. It was discovered during surgery that the plaintiff’s infected Physiomesh was loose and not incorporated into the anterior abdominal wall. The plaintiff also had a recurrent hernia, and pain with adhesion complications, the complaint said. The plaintiff continues to suffer physical pain and mental anguish, according to the lawsuit. The Physiomesh complaint asserts that Ethicon Inc. represented its hernia mesh as a safe and effective product for hernia repair. However, the risk of its defectively designed hernia mesh outweighed any potential benefits associated with the design, the lawsuit said. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 3:17-cv-00344, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida)

Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is a large pore, multi-layered device used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. The device received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. In May 2016, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew the hernia mesh device from the global market after reviewing unpublished data from two large European hernia registries. The data showed Physiomesh had higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair compared to other similar meshes. Ethicon said that it could not instruct surgeons on what might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate. As a result, the company withdrew the device from the world market. []

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. 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. If you or someone you care about were harmed by Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. Call today for a free, no obligation hernia mesh lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

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