NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A Florida woman is pursuing a new hernia mesh lawsuit after sustaining serious injuries she claims were the result of an allegedly defective Physiomesh Composite mesh patch manufactured by Ethicon, Inc. According to a complaint filed on December 27, 2016 in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, the Plaintiff received the Physiomesh patch (Catalog No. PHY1520V, 15 X 20 cm) during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in February 2016. Complications associated with the allegedly defective mesh forced her to undergo hernia revision surgery in August 2016, upon which it was discovered that the Plaintiff had experienced an abdominal bulge, recurrent hernia, pain, and adhesion. Her lawsuit claims that the Physiomesh Composite mesh patch implanted at her initial hernia surgery was not reasonably safe for its intended use, and that the risks of the design outweighed any potential benefits. (Case No. 8:16-cv-03502-JDW-JSS)
"Our Firm is investigating a number of hernia mesh lawsuits involving Physiomesh Composite mesh products. The complications allegedly experienced by our clients echo many of the claims put forth in this lawsuit," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals who may have been harmed by an Ethicon Physiomesh hernia patch.
Ethicon Withdraws Physiomesh Products from the Market
Ethicon voluntarily withdrew certain Physiomesh products from the market in May 2016, after unpublished data from two European registries indicated the recurrence and revision rates following laparoscopic ventral hernia pair were higher with the device than rates associated with the comparator set of mesh. The catalog number cited in this Physiomesh lawsuit, PHY1520V, is among those listed on a notification issued by Ethicon at that time. Ethicon was unable to determine the cause of the problem, but noted that it could be due to product characteristics, as well as operative and patient factors. The company indicated that it would not be returning any of the affected Physiomesh products to the market.
This case is just one of the most recent Physiomesh lawsuits to be filed in U.S. courts in recent months. Court records indicate that the first such case has been scheduled to go to trial in January 2018 in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. (Case No. 3:16-cv-00368-JPG-PMF)
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free, no-obligation legal reviews to patients who experienced serious complications following hernia repair with a Physiomesh patch. To learn more about filing a hernia mesh lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.
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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is honored to once again be named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List," recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country. This year's nomination marks the thirteenth year the firm has been named to this prestigious annual list.
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