A new lawsuit alleging Ethicon hernia mesh failure was filed in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division on March 21, 2018. Plaintiff Gary P. is holding Ethicon Inc. and the Johnson & Johnson Co. liable for Ethicon hernia mesh failure after implantation with the product on January 5, 2012.
Gary is a citizen and resident of the state of California and his surgery took place at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. According to the short-form complaint, the implanting surgeon of record for the Ethicon hernia mesh was Dr. Raashan Ali-Jones.
The plaintiff is bringing the following counts forward from the Ethicon hernia mesh product liability long-form which is multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidating all related legal complaints:
Count 1: Strict Product Liability—Defective Design; Count 2: Strict Product Liability—Failure to Warn; Count 3: Strict Product Liability—Manufacturing Defect; Count 4: Negligence; Count Six: Gross Negligence; Count 8: Punitive Damages; Count 9: Discovery Rule, Equitable Tolling/Estoppel.
Through his counsel, the plaintiff is asking for a jury trial on all counts and compensatory damages that reflect the mental and physical…