Physiomesh Lawsuit Filings See Consolidation After JPML Grants Request


Physiomesh Lawsuit Filings Contend Hernia Mesh Patients Required Revision Surgery After Suffering Nerve Damage, Infection, Abdominal Pain And Other Injuries

hernia-mesh lawsuits-physiomesh-lawsuit-physiomesh-failures-recall-complications-problems-lawyerPhysiomesh Lawsuit News: A federal judicial panel has agreed to transferred all federally filed cases involving Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh. The complaints will be consolidated into the Northern District of Georgia. The physiomesh lawsuits against Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, allege that the hernia mesh fails and causes serious injuries that force patients to undergo surgery to remove the implanted device. Plaintiffs allege that they developed bowel obstruction, severe inflammation, tissue damage, severe abdominal pain and other life-altering injuries because of the hernia mesh device. Ethicon voluntarily withdrew the Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh from the worldwide market last year. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation – Physiomesh Lawsuit MDL No. 2782)

In its June 2nd transfer order, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) said the Physiomesh complaints contained common factual questions and allegations that warranted consolidation. The panel also took into consideration that the multiple lawsuits had common questions regarding the design, manufacture, testing, and marketing of one particular hernia device. About three months ago, plaintiffs involved in Physiomesh lawsuits submitted a petition to the JPML to consolidate 18 pending hernia mesh complaints. Since that time, the number of complaints has increased to nearly 70 complaints pending in 36 federal districts, according to the panel’s transfer order. The cases will now move in coordinated pretrial proceedings in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia with Judge Richard W. Story managing the multidistrict litigation. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation – Physiomesh Lawsuit MDL No. 2782)

“It is apparent that the federal panel took into consideration the increasing number of cases being filed by plaintiffs who are commonly alleging suffering severe pain and other injuries due to the Physiomesh” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is an attorney and a highly regarded practicing physician.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys have been monitoring the Physiomesh litigation nationwide and is currently representing clients in Physiomesh hernia mesh lawsuits filed against Ethicon Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. (Physiomesh Lawsuit Case No. 4:17-cv-00188, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas)

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

Ethicon’s multi-layered Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh is used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. Patients who have been implanted with the hernia mesh have complained of the device causing bleeding, adhering to the bowels and the abdominal wall, causing infections, fistula formations and failing to prevent hernias from recurring. The complications from the Physiomesh have lead to patients to undergo surgery to remove the hernia mesh.

In May 2016, Ethicon voluntarily withdrew its Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh from the global market after reviewing data from the Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database. An analysis of the two large independent hernia 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 health care practitioners worldwide announcing its decision to voluntarily withdraw the mesh. The company said it could not give surgeons any further instructions that might lead to a reduction in the rate of hernia recurrence.

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 are believed to have suffered hernia mesh side-effects and revision surger, 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.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-547-5525
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