Physiomesh Lawsuits Can Now Be Filed Directly Into Federal MDL After Judge’s Order


Physiomesh Lawsuits Contend Failure Of Ethicon’s Hernia Mesh Causes Chronic Abdominal Pain, Nerve Damage And Adheres To Organs.

hernia-mesh lawsuits-physiomesh-lawsuit-physiomesh-failures-recall-complications-problems-lawyerThe federal judge managing the Physiomesh lawsuits in the Northern District of Georgia will allow direct filing of complaints into the multidistrict litigation (MDL). More than 90 Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh lawsuits are pending in the MDL over the device that Ethicon voluntarily withdrew from the global market in 2016. Plaintiffs implanted with the hernia mesh claims the device fails and causes bowel obstruction, recurrent hernia, infection, adhesion to internal organs, and other serious complications that require surgery to remedy the problems. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation— Physiomesh Lawsuits MDL 2782)

Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, explains that direct filing into an MDL helps to move litigation forward more efficiently.

“With direct filing, plaintiffs will not have to file their lawsuit in their district federal court and then wait until the complaint is transferred to the Northern District of Georgia,” Dr. François said.

The firm’s attorneys speak daily with victims of hernia mesh and continues to offer no-obligation legal evaluations. If you believe you have suffered serious injuries from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh, you may be entitled to compensation. To speak with one of the firm’s attorneys you can call 1-205-547-5525 or visit for further information and to fill out an online contact form.

In an August 22 order, U.S. District Judge Richard Story explained that filing a Physiomesh lawsuit directly into the MDL is for pretrial purposes only. The hernia mesh lawsuits were centralized in the Northern District of Georgia in June for coordinated pretrial proceedings. The purposes for centralizing cases for pretrial proceedings is to avoid duplication of discovery, to prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings, and to conserve the resources of the parties, their attorneys and the court. After pretrial proceedings are over, Judge Story said the cases can be transferred to a “court of appropriate jurisdiction and venue for trial.” The order also directed lead attorneys for both sides to create a proposed “Short Form Complaint” to submit to Judge Story for his approval by September 12. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation—MDL 2782)

Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is a large pore, multi-layered device used in minimally invasive ventral hernia repair. The hernia mesh received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily withdrew Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh in May 2016 after reviewing unpublished data from two large European hernia registries. The data revealed that Physiomesh had higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair compared to similar meshes. Ethicon said it was removing the Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh from the global market because the company could not determine why the rates were higher and could not give surgeons instructions that might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate.

The Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh lawsuits claim the device’s failure causes tissue damage, fistulas, chronic inflammation, and other permanent injuries. Plaintiffs allege they were not adequately warned about the “defective and dangerous nature” of the Physiomesh. (In Re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation—MDL 2782)

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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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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