New Guidelines Released for Removing Hernia Mesh
Removing hernia mesh may be an issue that you discussed with your doctor after having the hernia mesh implanted and discovering that it may cause serious injuries.
In the Ethicon Physiomesh MDL, guidelines have recently come down for discussions about removing hernia mesh.
Removing hernia mesh may need to occur when patients begin to experience complications and side effects that prompt them to schedule a visit with their doctor.
The Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits have established a practice as well as the procedure order for the protocol that must be taken in order to preserve and test any hernia mesh implants that are taken out, as well as the tissue samples removed from plaintiffs who intend to pursue product liability lawsuits against the manufacturer.
Removing hernia mesh is a primary concern in many of the 900 different product liability lawsuits, currently pending in the federal court system due to complaints directly with Ethicon’s Physiomesh.
Ethicon’s Physiomesh is a hernia patch that was taken off of the market in the United States in 2016 due to many different adverse event reports filed with the FDA and a number of rising lawsuits from people who alleged debilitating and painful complications.
Many of those plaintiffs ultimately had to obtain revision surgery for the purpose of removing the hernia mesh within just a few years of having it implanted.
The federal court system consolidated all of the similar cases associated with Ethicon’s Physiomesh to streamline the procedure and reduce duplicate discovery concerns.
Furthermore, the consolidation of these lawsuits will help to minimize different rulings from various courts in pre-trial matters as well as to manage ease for the witnesses and the parties involved in the judicial system.
Certain steps must now be taken for removing hernia mesh with regards to collecting, preserving, storing and dividing up any explants or tissue samples removed from plaintiffs, if that case has to do with something involved in the federal multidistrict litigation.
Patients are responsible for notifying the health care facility, maintaining those materials that they should be preserved and sent on to a bio-medical storage management company.
A notice must also be provided to the facility by the plaintiffs and this has to be copied to the lead counsel for the defendants.
Those materials will be stored and the parties involved will split the expense of the monthly storage fees.
Furthermore, the guidelines linked to removing hernia mesh explain how the materials can be evaluated and what can be done with any of the samples.
Physiomesh was originally produced in March 2010, using a film coating on either side of the polypropylene hernia mesh.
This product was initially created to reduce inflammation inside patients. In 2016, however, a bigger than anticipated number of people had to get revision surgery because of alleged complications with that product.
The scope and size of the litigation linked to Ethicon’s Physiomesh is anticipated to grow in coming years since it is expected that several thousand lawsuits may be filed in the MDL case.
If you or someone you know has already been hurt by Ethicon’s Physiomesh, schedule a consultation with the attorneys at McDonald Worley for a free case review.