Montgomery Ponder attorneys are continuing to accept clients who have been injured by hernia mesh implants, including Ethicon Physiomesh implants. The FDA approved Ethicon Physiomesh, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, on April 9, 2010, after zero clinical trials were performed to test its safety and efficacy. Instead, Ethicon used the FDA’s fast track 510(k) approval program, which requires only that a manufacturer prove their product is significantly similar to others on the market.
The first bellwether trial against Ethicon Physiomesh was pushed to July of 2020 and is one of more than 2,500 Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits currently pending in the federal court system. The plaintiffs each raise similar allegations that the manufacturer sold a defective and unreasonably dangerous product, which caused plaintiffs to suffer severe abdominal pain, infection, hernia recurrence, adhesions, perforations, erosion, and other injuries associated with a hernia mesh failure.
Additionally, Bard is facing increasing litigation related to its polypropylene mesh. As of December 2019, there were 3,559 pending lawsuits in the Bard litigation.
Products named in the litigation include virtually all Bard hernia mesh product lines including:
- PerFix Mesh
- 3DMax Mesh
- Ventralex Patch
- Ventralex ST Mesh
- Sepramesh IP Composite Mesh
- Composix E/X Mesh
These lawsuits are only expected to grow over the coming months and years.
Complications Related to Defective Hernia Mesh Products
Patients who have been implanted with hernia mesh and then experienced problems have reported injuries including the following:
- Swelling and redness
- Internal scar tissue
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage
- Mesh distortion
- Organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Recurring hernia
- Required revision surgery
- Seromas (fluid build-up)
Our attorneys are investigating hernia mesh injuries for clients across the country. In addition to lawsuits related to Ethicon and Bard, Montgomery Ponder is also investigating claims related to Covidien Medtronic and Atrium C-Qur mesh.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications related to a hernia repair, contact the Birmingham hernia mesh lawsuit attorneys at Montgomery Ponder, LLC at (205) 377-5004.