Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleging Hernia Mesh Failure After Ethicon’s Market Withdrawal Will Go To Trial


Physiomesh Lawsuit Filings Allege Ethicon’s Hernia Mesh Causes Pain, Infection, Hernia Recurrence, Adhesion, and Bowel Obstruction.

physiomesh-lawsuit-physiomesh-failures-recall-complications-problems-lawyerAs new physiomesh lawsuit claims continue to be filed against Ethicon Inc. over its hernia mesh, a trial date as been set for one of the first Physiomesh lawsuits filed in federal court. A docket entry for the case shows Judge J. Phil Gilbert will preside over the trial scheduled for January 22, 2018 in the U.S. District Court, District of Southern Illinois. Hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed after Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a voluntarily withdrawal of its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh from the global market earlier this year. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 3:16-cv-00368, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois)

The Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuit filed on behalf of an Illinois man says in 2013, the plaintiff was treated for a hernia of the abdominal wall using Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh. In July 2015, the plaintiff began experiencing severe pain in his abdomen, along with fever, nausea, chills and redness on the skin of his abdomen, the lawsuit says. The man was hospitalized and found to have an infection in and around the mesh causing two abdominal abscesses and an intestinal fistula. The plaintiff underwent surgery to debride the abscesses, the hernia mesh complaint said. The plaintiff purports Ethicon’s hernia mesh product was defective and unreasonably dangerous and the company did not warn the medical community about the risks associated with using its mesh.

“Common allegations in hernia mesh lawsuits filed against Ethicon Inc. over its Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh are that they cause significant pain and a need for plaintiffs to undergo additional surgeries,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

Dr. Blaudeau and the attorneys at Southern Med Law have spoken to many client from around the country who believe they have been injured by Ethicon’s hernia mesh. The firm continues to offer no-obligation legal evaluations on cases of hernia mesh failure. Patients who believe they have suffered serious hernia mesh injuries may be entitled to compensation from Ethicon. To speak with one of the firms attorneys regarding Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits you can call 1-205-547-5525 or visit for further information or to fill out an online contact form.

Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. In May 2016 letter, Ethicon announced the voluntary global withdrawal of the Physiomesh hernia repair device. after reviewing unpublished data from the Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database-DHDB. The data showed rates of hernia recurrence and revision surgeries after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair using Physiomesh Composite Mesh were higher than the rates of comparable meshes. Ethicon was not able to determine why the rates were higher but believes “possible product characteristics, operative and patient factors” may have played a role.

The Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. A ventral hernia is a bulge through an opening within the abdominal wall muscles. Hernia repair using surgical mesh can cause complications. The most common adverse events reported to the FDA following hernia repair with mesh are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesion, and bowel obstruction. Other potential adverse events following hernia repair with mesh are mesh migration and mesh shrinkage.

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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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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