If your loved one has been injured by an Ethicon surgical stapler, you might be eligible for compensation. Timothy L. Miles, an experienced medical device attorney, can help you determine if your loved one falls into the Ethicon lawsuit criteria. To start, simply fill out the form on this page to receive a free case evaluation. He will then contact you to discuss your options. Once you have been evaluated, you can decide if you should pursue your case.
Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh
Although the manufacturer of Physiomesh ™ does not recall their product, the company is now being sued by a large number of plaintiffs over its defective design. The Physiomesh has been shown to cause significant complications in patients. A recent study of the product compared it to other meshes available in the market. The researchers found that the mesh had a significantly higher chance of causing serious complications than other meshes.
The company is facing a wave of personal injury lawsuits. The company’s C-Qur mesh is at the center of several such suits. One such case was filed in New Hampshire by James Brown. Brown underwent a C-Qur mesh implant in December 2013, but experienced abdominal pain for several years. He eventually underwent a second surgery to remove the mesh, and doctors discovered that he had a giant cell reaction to the foreign body and scarring of the surrounding tissue.
Parietex Composite Mesh
The Parietex composite mesh is a controversial device that has a history of complications. The fabric used in the patch is made of polyester and other materials, and is often prone to infection and fraying. The patch’s unsealed edges may cause the bowel to perforate. The mesh may also fray or tear in the body, which can lead to infection and a recurrence of the original malady. In addition, removing the mesh requires the removal of a significant portion of the live tissue.
Parietex Plug and Patch System
The Ethicon, MDL 2782 for the Parietex Plug and Patch System is a multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving a broad variety of claims arising from a defective product. This five-layer product, which prevents the incorporation of patient tissue, has been a particular cause of failure. The plug is made of a heavy polypropylene material, and some claim it has caused severe pain, sexual dysfunction, nerve damage, and more.
Parietex Optimized Open Skirt (PCO PM) Mesh
In a recent lawsuit Ethicon lawsuit criteria, patients who have used Parietex Optimized Open Skirting (PCO PM) mesh cited the high incidence of infections after the device was implanted. These devices use polyester and other materials and are either permanent or absorbable. Absorbable mesh breaks down and is absorbed over time, while non-absorbable mesh remains in the body. The Parietex mesh was originally developed to treat hernias. The company has denied these claims.
Parietex Composite Ventral Patch
The Parietex Composite Ventral Patch is a small patch designed for the repair of hernias in the abdominal wall. The patch features micro grips and is partially absorbable, so it has a high risk of infection. The unsealed edges of the patch also pose a risk of infection. It is not the only hernia mesh product with an infection risk. Defendants Covidien and Medtronic manufacture this patch.