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Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuit: Do You Qualify?

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  May 5, 2020   |  

Ethicon is a maker of surgical hernia flexible composite mesh products used to support and repair damaged tissue inside the body. These products have been subject to a recall and Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed as a result.

Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: What’s the Deal?

Physiomesh is a brand of hernia mesh manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Ethicon is known for its controversial transvaginal mesh products in years past. In fact, there have been over 100,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed to date.

Additionally, in 2016 Ethicon pulled a version of Physiomesh, used for hernia repair laparoscopic surgery, off the global market. This mesh had high failure rates which led to the recurrence of hernias.

If you’ve been injued due to potentially defective Ethicon hernia mesh, you may qualify for an Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit and be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Ethicon Hernia Mesh Lawsuits - Riddle & BrantleyThe Ethicon hernia mesh injury lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have extensive experience serving victims of potentially defective hernia mesh. Please call 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the short form below for a FREE consultation regarding a potential Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit.

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Physiomesh is a partially absorbable surgical mesh used for hernia repair. In the past Ethicon manufactured two versions of this mesh. One version was used in minimally invasive hernia surgeries and in 2016 Ethicon removed this version from the global market. Ethicon had a 2017 version of this physiomesh for open hernia repairs (open repairs are traditional surgery techniques)

What is Physiomesh?

Physiomesh is a flexible, composite, large pore partially absorbable coated mesh used in surgical hernia repairs. This mesh is made from a plastic called polypropylene. The mesh is sandwiched between two synthetic film layers (coating) to prevent adhesions. The patient’s body eventually absorbs the laminated film coating over time. Physiomesh was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010.

Physiomesh Complications

There have been many complications resulting from Ethicon Physiomesh implants and symptoms range from mild to severe. Hernia recurrence was the most common Physiomesh complication requiring surgery.

Ethicon Physiomesh injury may qualify you for compensation in an Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit or settlement.

Other Ethicon hernia mesh complications include:

  • Hernia recurrence
  • Adhesions
  • Mesh folding or bunching
  • Failure to incorporate into the body
  • Pain
  • Inflammatory reactions
  • Mesh migration or erosion
  • Hot and sore places near the surgical site
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lumps or swelling near the surgery site

Please visit our other blog post for more information on potential hernia mesh injuries and complications.

The FDA approved Physiomesh in 2010. It was approved through the 510(k) process. This process allows for less stringent testing. Ethicon only had to show the mesh was “substantially similar” to a device already on the market.

Ethicon declared the Physiomesh was in fact substantially equivalent to three products Ethicon made.

However, the FDA began receiving reports of Physiomesh failures shortly after the mesh had been approved. The reports sited recurring hernias, adhesions, infections and other injuries.

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How can a Riddle & Brantley Ethicon hernia mesh lawyer help you?

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Against Ethicon - Riddle & Brantley (1)You may qualify for an Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit if you’ve received an Ethicon mesh implant and suffered injury, including hernia recurrence.

The Riddle & Brantley Ethicon hernia mesh injury lawyers have been serving victims of defective medical devices for decades and we would love to help you with your hernia mesh claim if we can.

Please contact one of our Ethicon hernia mesh injury lawyers today for a FREE consultation by calling 1-800-525-7111.

We are here to help.

“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.” 

-Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client

Our hernia mesh lawyers will review your case, advise you on your best legal options, and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly for your right to compensation for your Ethicon hernia mesh injury.

If you or a loved one has experienced any injuries or complications from Ethicon hernia mesh, you may be eligible for financial compensation with the help of our Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit lawyers.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with an experienced Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit attorney.

Our hernia mesh attorneys are led by Gene Riddle, an experienced dangerous drugs lawyer recognized by Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Super Lawyers. In 2014 he received the Litigator Award, and he has been honored with the top-tier AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell (see disclaimer below).

In more than 35 years of service to injured victims, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our deserving clients (see disclaimer below).

We would love to help you however we can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your Ethicon hernia mesh injury claim.

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