Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
Indiana Product Liability Lawyer – 888.277.0500
A common solution or treatment for hernias is the implantation of a hernia
mesh device on or over the injury site. In recent years, the Ethicon Physiomesh™
Flexible Composite hernia mesh, produced by the parent company Johnson
& Johnson (J&J), has been one of the most popular hernia mesh
devices, chosen routinely by doctors around the country. In May of 2016,
the device was voluntarily recalled and its production halted by J&J
after two unpublished studies concluded it had a failure rate much higher
than most other hernia mesh devices.
When the Ethicon Physiomesh™ device fails, it can cause:
- Excruciating or debilitating pain
- Swelling around the hernia site
- Intestinal obstruction or blockages
- Severe bacterial infection
- Recurrence of original hernia
- Necessitation of more surgeries
If you or a loved one has been injured after an implanted hernia mesh device,
you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Count on
the team at George & Farinas, LLP to help you understand your legal
rights. Several lawsuits have already been filed against J&J for injuries
caused by the Ethicon Physiomesh™ product. We are evaluating cases
for addition filings.
Call us at 888.277.0500 to schedule a
free case evaluation.
Questionable Device Approval May Be Source of Injuries
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees, or at least reviews, any
sort of medical device or drug that enters the market to ensure it does
not pose an unreasonable threat to patients or consumers. The Ethicon
Physiomesh™ Flexible Composite hernia mesh was able to sidestep
the typical FDSA approval process by using what is known as FDA 510(k)
clearance. In doing so, it did not require any sort of review or a clinical
trial before its production was expedited, and the product was shipped
and sold. It is possible that many of the issues with this particular
hernia mesh device, as well as its higher rate of failure, could have
been noticed and addressed had it not used FDA 510(k) clearance. There
is also speculation that J&J new the device would not fare well in
complete reviews, prompting them to seek an alternative clearance method.
As a result, as a result several lawsuits have been filed for these injuries.
Take on Big Pharmaceutical Companies with Confidence
After being hurt by a
defective medical device, such as a hernia mesh, the average person will understandably feel intimidated
by the idea of filing a lawsuit against a massive pharmaceutical company
or any of its offshoots. Our Indiana product liability lawyers hope to
restore your confidence in your own claim by providing unwavering and
highly-experienced legal counsel on your behalf. We are not afraid to
stand up against any defendant when our clients’ livelihood is on the line.
Contact our team, let us know what happened, and we can let you know what to do next.