Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
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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 In May of 2016, the device was voluntarily recalled and its production halted by J&J after two unpublished studies concluded it had a failure rate much higher than most other hernia mesh devices.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 (855) 641-7406 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.