Timeline

 

  • March 2010 –  Ethicon’s Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh is available for use in the U.S. market. It was approved without a clinical trial, through the FDA’s 501(k) application. This means it was approved because it was “similar” to other types of hernia mesh on the market.
  • April 2016 – Lawsuit filed against Ethicon after patient suffered severe complications in 2015 from a hernia repair using Ethicon’s Flexible Composite mesh. This will be the first hernia mesh trial, with a date set for January 22, 2018 before Judge J. Phil Gilbert.
  • May 2016 – Urgent field notice is released after two studies in Germany and Denmark show higher hernia recurrence and re-operation rates among patients using Ethicon’s hernia mesh, compared to other similar products.
  • May 2016 – Johnson & Johnson issues a voluntary global market withdrawal for its Ethicon Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh due to an increased risk of side effects.
  • September 2016 –  A lawsuit was filed against Ethicon by a woman from Florida. The hernia mesh grew into her intestines, which required surgery and caused serious health problems.

We Can Help

If you suffered health problems after undergoing a hernia mesh procedure you may qualify for compensation. Recovery may include compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of spousal consortium. Avram Blair & Associates, P.C. is headquartered in Houston, Texas but handles hernia mesh cases nationwide. To find out if you have a claim, please call Avram Blair & Associates, P.C. at (800) 634-7490 or contact us online for your free consultation.

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