Lawsuit Updates for Hernia Mesh Settlement

By the early 2000’s, hernia repair with mesh was the primary choice of surgery, with more than 90% of groin-area surgeries having some kind of device implanted. The dangerous devices are avoidable. Painful post-surgery complications and time away from work involving months of uncomfortable recovery are a result of having to receive additional procedures. If you file a claim for hernia mesh settlement, it can lead you to regain control in your life. These Several cases are being settled and many people are getting justice for their medical malpractice.

Below is a list of settled cases to give you an idea of the severity of the crimes committed.


Two separate and independent research firms found conclusive data suggesting a substantial flaw in the design or Ethicon's flexible composite product line. The flexible composite product was found to be completely ineffective at what it was designed to do and often times pointed directly to increased levels of pain and infection. People who received surgery that included the flexible composite product were found to have a much greater chance of re-opening the problem area after surgery.

As a responsible company, Ethicon ran their own investigation into these disturbing findings but could not verify the results of the previous studies. Because the research that was conducted did NOT provide any insight for those that are trying to avoid these complications, the company decided to voluntarily withdraw their product in good faith and to avoid any potential hazards.

The FDA did not take any legal action against Johnson & Johnson or Ethicon, but they additionally didn't officially say that the product is unsafe either. Speculations as to why the FDA decided to not issue a medical alert or recall are present. Victims are speaking out against the manufacturer and those left with complications can still seek justice by contacting us today for a successful hernia mesh settlement and subsequent compensation.

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Physiomesh lawsuits are expected to grow

As Multidistrict Litigation housed in Georgia readies for bellwether trials to begin within eighteen months. By then, lawsuits could number into thousands.

Atlanta, GA Plaintiff Sharon Smith would be understandably buoyed by news that the surgical mesh lawsuit file currently housed in multi-district litigation in Georgia is moving forward, with the first bellwether trials expected for September of next year. While nearly 500 lawsuits are currently housed in the MDL, a continuing barrage of cases have lead observers to believe that thousands of lawsuits could wind up in the MDL by the time bellwether cases begin in 18 months’ time.

Physiomesh was introduced with much fanfare eight years ago this month against the backdrop of an aging American population experiencing increasing issues with abdominal hernias and other internal issues requiring surgical repair. Increasing use of laparoscopic surgeries in an effort to simplify the surgical process, speed healing and spare hospital resources had fostered a parade of new products aimed at improving outcomes.

Yet another example of a next-generation product beset with problems.

Ethicon’s Physiomesh, manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, featured a polypropylene mesh with the addition of a coating on each side of the mesh designed to absorb into the body and thereby helping the mesh to incorporate internally. Minimizing inflammation was also an oft-touted benefit. But there were problems. An increasing array of surgical mesh complications and resulting revision surgeries prompted Ethicon to recall their Physiomesh product last year, with many a plaintiff lining up to file a hernia mesh lawsuit thereafter.

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Global Hernia Mesh Devices Market to Gain Returns of USD 3.97 Billion by 2023

Research has projected that the market size will continue to grow at a massive rate. Starting at a staggering 3.5 Billion in '2017 it is expected to rise to 3.97 Billion by 2023, at an estimated CAGR of 2.1%. The market size is projected from 2018 to 2023.

This report studies all types of hernias and was created to "help the user understand the market in terms of its definition, segmentation, market potential, influential trends, and the challenges that the market is facing.". Inguinal hernia is the most common type and constituted 55.8% of the total number of hernia surgeries in 2014, followed by incisional/ventral hernia repair surgeries at 17.2%. Femoral hernia occurs very rarely and accounted for just 1.5% of the total hernia repair surgeries in 2014.

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