Surgical Mesh Articles
August 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dartmouth, NS: It might be argued that an 86-year-old individual shouldn’t be spending his twilight years suffering debilitating pain and surgical mesh complications from an allegedly defective surgical product. But such is the fate of a Canadian man who alleges that Ethicon Physiomesh, which has been recalled by Health Canada, is responsible for his suffering.Read [ Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees” ]
August 3, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The lone transvaginal mesh lawsuit won by manufacturer Johnson & Johnson in the Philadelphia pelvic mesh mass tort was short-lived, after the judge overseeing the case in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas granted the plaintiff’s post-trial motion for a damages hearing.Read [ Defense Win in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Reversed ]
July 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Bend, OR: Since undergoing abdominal mesh surgery four years ago, Dale has experienced more pain than he did before the mesh was used to repair a hernia. “I get severe pain in the area of my hernia repair and sometimes a burning feeling but I never knew what was causing it, and neither did my doctor,” he says. These symptoms and more are similar to other abdominal mesh victims who needed revision surgery to remove it—or some of it.Read [ Abdominal Mesh Agony and Advice ]
July 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Atlanta, GA: A myriad of issues with regard to Ethicon Physiomesh and the accompanying Ethicon Physiomesh complaints were partially responsible for Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, triggering a market recall of their product last year.Read [ Ethicon Physiomesh Withdrawn from Market, Never Formally Recalled ]
July 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Expert insight from a witness in a recent transvaginal mesh lawsuit provides a revealing look into how some products reach the market prior to evolving to become a thorn in the side (or elsewhere) for a patient having undergone a surgical procedure in good faith with a device presumed to be safe.Read [ Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Introduced Without FDA Pre-Market Clearance: Report ]
June 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Toronto, ON: Colleen Copland feels that she is far too young, at age 34, to be dealing with surgical mesh side effects stemming from an implantation of the now-recalled Ethicon Physiomesh. A routine procedure to repair an abdominal hernia mushroomed into a nightmare for the Canadian woman, who along with one other sufferer interviewed by CTV News (03/28/17) back in the spring have joined a class action surgical mesh lawsuit in Canada.Read [ Canadians Miffed at Failed Physiomesh Approved Under FDA 510(k) Clearance ]
June 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A Nova Scotia man is the latest Canadian to report complications with surgical abdominal mesh, and will likely join hundreds of other Canadian hernia surgery patients in a class action lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Physiomesh.Read [ Abdominal Mesh Complaints Rise in Canada, MDL Established in the US ]
June 15, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A jury has awarded $2.1 million in damages in the fourth consecutive transvaginal mesh bellwether product liability lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The lawsuit is part of a massive multi-district litigation and was brought against J&J’s Prolift pelvic mesh. It was made and marketed by J&J’s subsidiary Ethicon, and subsequently withdrawn from the market in 2012.Read [ Woman Awarded $2.1M in Fourth Pelvic Mesh Trial ]
June 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Sydney, Australia: Transvaginal mesh side effects have been getting a lot of ink in Australia of late, both for transvaginal mesh (TVM) itself and for abdominal surgical mesh used for hernia repairs, but with side effects not dissimilar to TVM mesh.Read [ Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh ]
May 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has just lost its fourth surgical mesh lawsuit after a jury in Philadelphia just this past Friday returned a verdict of $2.16 million against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology (Ethicon). The fourth loss for the defendants in as many trials signals, say pundits, a trend in lawsuits alleging surgical mesh complications.Read [ Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Nets $2.16 Million for Pen Argyl Plaintiff ]