New Hernia Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Ethicon


A new hernia surgical mesh lawsuit was filed on January 19, 2018, against Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson Inc. in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Up to 40 potential defendants in this medical device product liability case remain to be named and are identified at this point as DOES. The complainant in this hernia mesh lawsuit is Sharon S., a U.S. citizen and patient consumer of the Ethicon Physiomesh flexible composite mesh.

The plaintiff Sharon S., according to the hernia surgical mesh lawsuit, had surgery to correct an incisional hernia that developed from a prior surgery. Incision hernias are where the bowel pops through the muscle wall of the abdomen at the site of a former cut. The incisional hernia repair was done by Houlman Solomon M.D. at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles on August 17, 2012.

According to the hernia surgical mesh lawsuit, Sharon suffered pain which severely interfered with her day-to-day life for a little over five years before her surgeon decided the Physiomesh product was the source of the problem and made the decision to remove the medical device. The removal surgery occurred on…