A plaintiff from Arizona has joined the multidistrict litigation against medical device manufacturer Ethicon alleging a defective hernia mesh product caused medical expenses and injuries.
According to the physiomesh lawsuit, plaintiff Gary E. was implanted with the mesh in Tucson, Ariz. in March of 2012. The physiomesh the plaintiff was implanted with is manufactured by Ethicon.
Gary alleges that defects in the mesh led to complications and additional medical expenses as well as pain and suffering after it was implanted.
The physiomesh lawsuit claims Ethicon and other medical device manufacturers breached their duty to insure the safety and effectiveness of the hernia mesh products they manufactured and distributed.
According to the plaintiff, Ethicon breached this duty by deliberately manipulating studies conducted on their products and deceived doctors and patients about the safety and effectiveness of their hernia mesh products.
The plaintiff says Ethicon should be held responsible for defective design, failure to warn, manufacturing defects, negligence and for violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. Gary is seeking damages for medical expenses as well as for pain and suffering caused by the allegedly defective physiomesh.
Signs of Defective Hernia Mesh
A multitude of adverse event reports about hernia mesh complications have been received by the Food and Drug Administration. In addition to the defects listed in the physiomesh lawsuit, there are a number of ways mesh can be defective, including:
- It can adhere to the patient’s body internally, resulting in inflammation and pain
- Hernia mesh can detach from where it was implanted and move, leading to bowel obstructions, fistula, and inflammation
- The area around the mesh can become infected, leading to autoimmune disorders
- The mesh can be rejected by the body
Unfortunately, revision or removal surgery is often required for patients implanted with defective hernia mesh. These patients must suffer additional pain and increased medical costs because of potential defects in the product. What’s more is that patients with additional health conditions are more susceptible to problems – defective hernia mesh can result in death for these patients.
Signs of defective hernia mesh include inflammation, warmth at the surgical site, pain, dental problems, flu-like symptoms, and lack of healing. If you’ve been implanted with hernia mesh and are experiencing these symptoms, you should seek medical assistance.
Sadly, many medical complications linked to hernia mesh defects have been reported by patients. These plaintiffs allege that medical device companies, like Ethicon in this physiomesh lawsuit, failed to adequately test the safety of their products.
Patients can hold the medical device companies that produce defective hernia mesh responsible for their additional pain and suffering, expenses and losses, as well as for other damages.
The experienced attorneys at McDonald Worley can help anyone implanted with hernia mesh who experienced complications receive compensation from these companies. Call today for a free case review.