Physiomesh is a hernia patch that was withdrawn from the market in May 2016 after studies found unusually high rates of hernia recurrence. This complication causes hernias to re-open and require surgery.
Need a Texas Physiomesh Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by hernia recurrence, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
1st Physiomesh Trial Date Set for 2018
A lawsuit (PDF) filed by a man who was seriously injured by Physiomesh has been set for trial on January 22, 2018. The case was filed by Matthew Huff, a man who developed an infection in and around the mesh. He required surgery to treat two abscesses and an intestinal fistula, and continues to suffer complications — In Re: Matthew Huff v. Ethicon, Inc. — Case No. 3:16-cv-00368.
Physiomesh Composite Flexible Mesh is a medical device that patches ventral hernias, which occur when internal organs pop out through a hole in the abdomen. Hernias occur after about 10% of abdominal surgeries, usually at the site of a surgical scar. Surgeons fix hernias by pushing the organs back into the abdomen and stitching a mesh patch to keep it in place.
Physiomesh Withdrawn from the Market
In May 2016, Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon issued a market withdrawal for Physiomesh after two large studies in Germany and Denmark found high rates of hernia recurrence. This complication occurs when a hernia re-opens after it is patched.
Hernia recurrence is a serious complication that requires corrective surgery. The success rate diminishes with each attempt. Patients are also exposed to complications of surgery and anesthesia.
- Chronic pain
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesions (organs sticking together with scar tissue)
- Intestinal blockage
- Mesh migration
- Contraction of the mesh
- Need for additional surgery
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but we are not filing a Physiomesh class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who had a recurrent hernia that required surgery.
About Class Actions
Class action lawsuits are usually by a “class representative.” Lawyers use that case to argue for compensation on behalf of a much larger group of people. If compensation is awarded, everyone who joins the class action shares equally.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions are a useful way to help a lot of people seek refunds. However, they have disadvantages for people with serious injuries. Members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements, higher attorneys’ fees, and share compensation with everyone in the lawsuit.
Instead of a class action, our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits against Ethicon. We specialize in helping victims of defective medical devices seek compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent injuries, and more.
Need a Physiomesh Lawyer in Texas?
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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas Physiomesh lawyers for a free lawsuit review.