The lawsuit was filed by Bill Tedford, a man from Alabama who had surgery to repair a hernia in December 2013. He developed complications and reactions to the Ethicon Physiomesh hernia patch implant that required him to undergo additional medical procedures.

The most serious reactions left him with permanent scarring and other injuries. He accuses Ethicon Inc. of selling a defective medical device and failing to warn about the risk of complications.

Lawyers say the multi-layered design of Physiomesh was advertised to prevent or minimize the risk of inflammation and adhesions (scar-tissues growing together abnormally) and facilitate the incorporation of the mesh into his body — but it did not.

According to the complaint:

Instead, the multi-layer coating prevented adequate incorporation of the mesh into the body and caused or contributed to an intense inflammatory and chronic foreign body response.”

His adverse tissue reaction resulted in migration and damage to surrounding tissue in the form of sclerotic, granulomatous, and/or fibrotic tissue, and improper healing, the lawsuit states.

The case will be centralized into a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2782), where it will be overseen by U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story along with around 85 other Physiomesh lawsuits nationwide.

The lawsuit was filed on August 15, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (Southern Division) — In RE: Bill Tedford v. Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc.Case No. 2:17-cv-01370-AKK.

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Source: Over 80 Lawsuits Already Pending in Consolidated Physiomesh Litigation

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