A products liability lawsuit has been filed against Ethicon, Inc., on behalf of a man who allegedly suffered two abdominal abscesses and an intestinal fistula after being implanted with a Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Patch.
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What’s the problem?
According to a complaint (Case No. 3:16-cv-00368-JPG-PMF) dated April 1, 2016, Plaintiff suffered complications including severe abdominal pain, chills and redness on the skin of his abdomen after having hernia repair surgery with the Physiomesh patch in 2013. Doctors later determined that the man had developed 2 abdominal abscesses and an intestinal fistula as a result of the device becoming infected. Plaintiff was forced to undergo surgery to debride the abscesses, and claims that Physiomesh is defective, unreasonably dangerous and not suitable for its intended use.
In May 2016, Ethicon announced that it was withdrawing Physiomesh from the U.S. market after an analysis of data found higher than average recurrence and reoperation rates following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with the devices. Product codes affected by the recall include: PHY0715R, PHY1015V, PHY1515Q, PHY1520R, PHY1520V, PHY2025V, PHY2030R, PHY2535V, PHY3035R and PHY3050R.
Physiomesh was approved via the FDA’s 510(k) clearance process, which allows devices that are ‘substantially equivalent’ in safety and effectiveness to other products that are already on the market. In requesting approval, Ethicon said Physiomesh was similar to its Proceed hernia mesh. However, the company withdrew Proceed in 2006 over concerns the product could increase the risk of adhesions and bowel fistulas.
A docket entry posted by the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, indicates that the Illinois lawsuit has been assigned to an 18-month track, with the trial scheduled to begin on Jan. 22, 2018.
Do I Have a Physiomesh Lawsuit?
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