Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuit: What to Know
The makers of the Ethicon Hernia Mesh Implant have withdrawn the composite patch after two studies found higher rates of hernias re-opening, and many cases requiring additional surgeries. While hernias can be a relatively common problem solved through surgery, many injury cases are coming to light after patients received the Ethicon Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite hernia mesh, and suffered severe side effects.
If you or someone you love suffered severe side effects, had additional surgeries, or are still in constant pain after receiving an Ethicon Hernia Mesh Implant, call the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation. We are accepting Ethican Hernia Mesh Injury cases from all 50 states.
Ethicon Hernia Mesh Side Effects
The Ethicon Physiomesh is a hernia patch made from flexible, non-absorbable plastic filaments that are woven into a fabric. Common and severe complications include:
- Additional surgeries to treat a hernia recurrence,
- Chronic Pain & Swelling,
- Adhesions or Obstructions,
- Mesh migration, and
- Bacterial infections.
After the surgery many patients have also reportedly experienced fever, nausea, chills, and severe redness.
If you experienced any of the above side effects, you may be elligible to join the Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuit. Give us a call today to learn more. The lawsuit, In Re: Matthew Huff v. Ethicon, Inc. — Case No. 3:16-cv-00368, was filed on April 1, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
What is the Ethicon Hernia Mesh?
The Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh is an implantable tissue-separating device designed to be compatible with the abdominal wall. The device was manufactured, designed, tested, and marketed by Ethicon, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that the mesh did not comport with Ethicon’s standards and deviated from the intended design which left the product unreasonable dangerous when it left the manufacturer.
The lawsuit also alleges that Ethicon did not provide customers and the medical community with reasonably sufficient technical information about the risks of using the Ethicon mesh in question and was negligent in such conduct.
Ethicon Hernia Mesh Pulled Off Market
In 2010, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed it on the market in the United States without new safety studies because it was similar to other types of hernia mesh currently being sold. In May of 2016, the Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database conducted two unpublished analyses that determined Ethicon’s hernia recurrence and re-operation rates were higher than average. As a result, Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary Ethicon Hernia Mesh Recall for the composite mesh.
The company stated that it had “…not been able at this time to issue further instructions to surgeons that might lead to a reduction in the recurrence rate and [has] decided to recall Ethicon Physiomesh composite mesh from the global market.”
Do You Have an Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
The Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC are currently accepting Ethicon Hernia Mesh injury cases in all 50 states. Do not wait any longer than you have to.
If you or somebody you know suffered from a bacterial infection, chronic pain and swelling, or had to have additional surgeries to repair the mesh, give us a call today. You could be entitled to compensation.