Florida Defective Medical Device Attorneys – (888) 554-2030
After an individual suffers a hernia, a common solution is to implant a hernia mesh device on the abdominal wall to cover the weakness that allowed the hernia to occur. In 2010, Ethicon®, a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary, introduced the Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh to the medical market, and it quickly gained in popularity throughout the country. Six years later in May 2016, Ethicon® sent an “urgent field safety notice” to supervising physicians and surgeons that stated the Physiomesh® device was not safe for use, should be pulled from the market, and no longer distributed. The alarming notice was issued in reaction to two unpublished studies that had determined the Physiomesh® device had a failure rate much higher than comparable hernia mesh devices, likely due to a design defect that yielded a lower elasticity than normal.
If a Physiomesh® device fails, a patient may suffer:
- Sharp abdominal pain
- Uncomfortable swelling and redness
- Blockages in the intestinal tract
- Dangerous bacterial infection
- Recurring or secondary hernia
- Vomiting, nausea, or unexplained illness
- Additional surgeries to correct recurring hernia
If you have been experiencing any of the aforementioned conditions after undergoing a surgery that implanted a hernia mesh device, it could be in direct relation to a Physiomesh® device failure. Your doctor has no legal obligation to notify you that you have a potentially-defective mesh device along your abdominal wall; you will need to seek answers and help on your own. If you do discover that the hernia mesh used in your operation was a Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh device, you may be able to seek compensation through an injury claim or lawsuit.
The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A. and our Florida defective medical device attorneys can assist you with the legal aspects of your claim. There have already been several federal lawsuits filed against Ethicon® and Johnson & Johnson for harm caused by Physiomesh® devices. With our assistance, you can learn if you should create a claim of your own, and how matters will progress from there.
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Empower Your Case, Take On the Opposition
Big pharmaceutical companies have gained some notoriety for vehemently defending themselves against consumer lawsuits and using “high-power attorneys” to try to shut down cases before they can reach the public. If you have been hurt by a Physiomesh® device or any other hernia mesh device, you must be prepared for a strong opposition that will want to keep your claim quiet or reduce your compensation to the minimum, even if that means nothing at all. Our Florida defective medical device attorneys have their own reputation of tenacity and unwavering dedication to our clients. When your wellbeing, health, and financial stability hangs in the balance, you can trust us to do everything in our power to set things right.
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