A products liability lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit by an Illinois man who claims he experienced severe complications following hernia repair with the Physiomesh hernia patch.
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What’s the Problem?
May 30, 2017 – Plaintiff Gary Goodson claims in the lawsuit (PDF) that since receiving a Physiomesh patch (25CM x 20CM) at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois, he has suffered adverse health complications which have required him to undergo painful revision surgery. Goodson claims that the mesh patch was defectively designed and not reasonably safe for hernia repair.
Physiomesh is composed of flexible, non-absorbable polypropylene that is designed to repair hernias and other fascial deficiencies. The mesh patch was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2010.
Although Physiomesh was only used from 2010 to May 2016 in the U.S., dozens of patients have filed product liability lawsuits against Ethicon alleging severe health consequences.
Complications associated with the hernia mesh include:
- Mesh erosion
- And more
Many plaintiffs have alleged these complications were bad enough to necessitate revision surgery to remove the mesh.
Ethicon removed Physiomesh from the global market in May 2016. The action was called a “market withdrawal” in the U.S., but all hospitals were asked to return unused hernia mesh patches. Ethicon has announced no plans to reintroduce the patch.
Goodson’s complaint was filed on May 22, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under case number 3:17-cv-00540.
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