In March 2017, plaintiffs filed a motion to consolidate 18 Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh lawsuits into a multi-district litigation (“MDL”) in the Middle District of Florida. All of the plaintiffs in the cases similarily allege that Physiomesh manufacturer Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, failed to provide appropriate warnings and instructions regarding the dangers posed by the surgical mesh product. The creation of a MDL would allow all pending and future cases to undergo coordinated pre-trial proceedings and avoid duplicative discovery efforts.
Originally approved for use by the FDA in 2010, Physiomesh was recalled six years later after the product had been found to lead to higher hernia recurrence or reoperation rates when compared to similar products. If you or a loved one received an Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh product and suffered complications, please contact us at (888)-984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.