Southern Med Law Represents Woman In Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleging Hernia Mesh Failure


Physiomesh Lawsuit Alleges Hernia Mesh Adhered To Bowels And Could Not Be Completely Removed During Surgery Reports Southern Med Law

Physiomesh Lawsuit hernia-mesh lawsuits-physiomesh-lawsuit-physiomesh-failures-recall-complications-problems-lawyerContinuing its commitment to representing men and women injured by medical devices, Southern Med Law attorneys and their co-counsel have filed a Physiomesh lawsuit on behalf of a Texas woman. The complaint against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., mirrors at least 18 similar hernia mesh lawsuits involving Physiomesh Flexible Composite mesh which the company voluntarily withdrew from the global market last year. Patients experiencing Physiomesh complications allege the hernia mesh failure causes chronic pain, inflammation, bowel obstruction, and other complications that require additional surgery. (Physiomesh lawsuit Case No. 4:17-cv-00188, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas)

“After her Physiomesh implant, the plaintiff has suffered, and continues to suffer, severe and permanent bodily injuries, significant mental and physical pain and suffering, and economic loss,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law. An attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist, Dr. Blaudeau and Attorney Odeh J. Issis are representing the woman along with other co-councel. They understand the complex medical and legal issues surrounding Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits.

Southern Med Law continues to offer no-obligation legal evaluations on cases of hernia mesh 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.

According to the Physiomesh lawsuit in which Southern Med Law’s attorneys are involved, the Texas woman underwent incisional hernia repair in July 2014 and was implanted with a 20 x 25 cm Physiomesh hernia mesh. The woman’s hernia recurred and she underwent abdominal hernia repair surgery in February 2015. During surgery, a 15 x 20 cm Physiomesh patch was implanted, but that hernia repair failed as well, the complaint said. As a result, the plaintiff underwent a third surgery to repair the recurrent hernia. The surgeon began the procedure robotically but when he found dense small bowel adhesions to the Physiomesh, he aborted the robotic procedure and changed to open laparotomy, according to the complaint. During the procedure, the surgeon was not able to remove all of the Physiomesh and he had to perform two small bowel resections. (Physiomesh lawsuit Case No. 4:17-cv-00188, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas)

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 in 2010. In May, however, Ethicon voluntarily withdrew Physiomesh after reviewing unpublished data from two large hernia registries in Denmark and Germany. The data showed Physiomesh had higher rates of revision surgeries and hernia recurrence after a minimally invasive ventral hernia repair compared to similar mesh devices. Ethicon sent a letter to health care providers which said the company was withdrawing Physiomesh because it could not instruct surgeons on what might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate.

Due to the growing number of Physiomesh lawsuits filed against Ethicon, plaintiffs involved in pending complaints have asked a federal judicial panel to consolidate all federally filed hernia mesh lawsuits. According to the petition, all of the complaints allege the plaintiffs have suffered bleeding, adhesions, abdominal pain, erosion, and other injuries because of the Physiomesh hernia mesh. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has scheduled oral arguments on the request for March 31 in Arizona.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Physiomesh Lawsuit

The Southern Med Law Attorneys are aggressive and effective advocates for those who have suffered injuries as alleged from Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh and other medical devices. Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law’s legal team has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation. If you or someone you care about have been harmed by the Ethicon 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.

Southern Med Law
Dr. François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-547-5525
Fax: 205-547-5526

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