In January of this year, yet another hernia mesh lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon. The lawsuit was filed by Sharon Smith, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
In 2012, Smith’s surgeon repaired her hernia with Ethicon’s Flexible Composite Physiomesh. Unfortunately, the surgical area did not heal well, and Smith says she was in constant pain for the next five years.
During that time, Smith’s quality of life, as well as her financial situation and her relationships, steadily deteriorated. Finally, in 2017, her doctor determined the surgical mesh (Physiomesh) used in the hernia repair was at fault. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia already has a number of hernia mesh cases in multidistrict litigation, with plaintiffs alleging harm from the mesh, including: