Outcry Against Hernia Mesh Grows, Lawsuits Continue

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday February 7, 2018

Hernia mesh recipients continue coming forward and reporting injuries stemming from hernia repair surgeries in which hernia meshes were used. These patients allege that the mesh device implanted in them to repair their hernia resulted in painful and debilitating injuries, resulting in costly revision surgeries to repair the damage and treatments to help mitigate the harm caused by the defective device.

In a recent lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, a woman has alleged that as a result of the Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh she received to repair her hernia in August of 2012, she has experienced severe pain that continues to this day.

It is unfortunately common in the complaints from Plaintiffs in hernia mesh lawsuits for the pain and suffering to be continuing and ongoing, despite efforts to repair the damage caused by the device.

The plaintiff in this case claims that the manufacturer of the implant, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon, failed to warn her and withheld vital information about the safety and efficacy of the device. This include information about the risks of complications and likelihood the device to fail.

According to the complaint the Defendants “omitted the risks, dangers, defects, and disadvantages of the Products, and advertised, promoted, marketed, sold and distributed the Products as safe medical devices when the Defendants knew or should have known that the Products were not safe for their intended purposes.” The plaintiff goes on to state that these omissions and the defective design of the mesh were the cause of her serious injuries.

Too often in the course of such lawsuits the public discovers that it is the regular practice of major device manufacturers and pharmaceutical giants to hide the potential harm caused by their products. These corporations profit after they put patients and consumers in a disadvantaged position where they are forced to make decisions about their health and safety without being fully informed of the possible side effects and risks associated with their product.

This hernia mesh lawsuit is one more in a growing number of voices being raised against Ethicon over its hernia mesh product, which was recalled in 2016. Hernia mesh products are alleged to be responsible for countless injuries in a growing outcry against manufacturers who put quarterly profits ahead of the safety of people.

If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or suffered after receiving a hernia mesh implant, please contact our firm to discuss your case with one of our skilled hernia mesh lawyers. If you have any questions, we are here to help. 

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