Hernia Mesh Lawsuit FAQ
Answers to Common Physiomesh Lawsuit Questions
We know that deciding to file a hernia mesh lawsuit and choosing an attorney are difficult decisions. Whether you choose our firm or not, we are happy to provide some general information that will apply to most Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit questions. For more detailed information, please contact our firm for a free, no-obligation Physiomesh lawsuit consultation.
Who can make a hernia mesh injury claim or file a Physiomesh lawsuit against Ethicon?
Any individual who was harmed by injuries or complications following the implantation of Ethicon hernia mesh may be eligible to make a claim by filing a Physiomesh lawsuit. Likewise, family members of such a person may also qualify to file a hernia mesh lawsuit.
What does it cost to have an attorney review my case?
We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation. To obtain a free Physiomesh lawsuit case review, simply contact our firm. An attorney handing hernia mesh lawsuits will listen to your story, give their analysis, and answer your questions as thoroughly as possible.
Why did it take so long to detect Ethicon Physiomesh problems?
Physiomesh was approved via the FDA's 510k review process, which is a fast track review for a new device deemed to be similar to an approved medical device. Because Physiomesh was considered comparable to another product, it was not subject to safety testing that specifically examined its application in the abdominal wall. Rather than conducting its own safety testing, Ethicon waited for outcomes studies on Physiomesh to emerge. In essence, users of Ethicon Physiomesh for the past five years were the product's guinea pigs. As such, many consumers agreed to have hernia mesh implanted without knowledge that its safety had not yet been proven. The hernia repair registries of Denmark and Germany indicated significant problems with Ethicon's product, resulting in Physiomesh's permanent global market withdrawal.
What will it cost to file a hernia mesh injury lawsuit?
We are committed to representing all persons filing a Physiomesh hernia lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. To receive a free Ethicon hernia mesh lawsuit case review, please complete our contact form. One of our attorneys handling Physiomesh injury lawsuits will be happy to speak with you about your circumstances and answer your questions about a possible hernia mesh lawsuit.
Who is at risk for complications from Ethicon's hernia mesh?
Any person who underwent laparoscopic surgery to repair a ventral hernia may be at risk for developing Physiomesh complications. If you experience pain, fever, signs of infection, or any other side effect, contact your physician immediately. In its Urgent Field Safety Notice, Ethicon urged physicians to continue monitoring patients who had been implanted with Physiomesh for potential complications.
Aren't most products liability lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff can expect only a small, symbolic settlement?
Physiomesh lawsuits are not class action lawsuits. Instead, it is likely hernia mesh claims around the nation will consolidated together as MDL, or Multi-District Litigation. This is a legal procedure that allows cases with similar claims to be processed at once, while preserving the unique elements of each case. Individual claimants in a products liability MDL can expect to receive real compensation, with the amount based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.
We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
What time limits apply to filing a Physiomesh injury lawsuit against Ethicon?
There are hernia mesh lawsuit time limits that apply to claims made in many states. However, if you contact an attorney in the near future regarding a Physiomesh injury claim, you will likely fall within the accepted time limits. To learn about specific hernia mesh lawsuit time limits, contact the firm for a free, no-obligation case review.