Observing the growing number of Ethicon Hernia Mesh complaints, the Federal Court decided to adopt the Plaintiff and Defendant Fact Sheets, last week, for use in cases selected for the initial discovery pool pursuant to practice and procedure order no. 7.
The Plaintiff Fact Sheet demands the plaintiff to identify key factors related to the adverse events linked to Physiomesh. The Defendant Fact Sheet needs Ethicon, Inc. and/or Johnson & Johnson to detect information regarding the salesperson who interacted with the health care provider along with sales data.
About 900 Hernia Mesh lawsuits are pending in the Northern District of Georgia as a part of MDL No. 2782 (in re: Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation). The lawsuits have a similar assertion that the defective nature of the mesh resulted in serious injuries and complications, other complaints include allegations that the polypropylene used in the device is incompatible with the human tissue and serves a breeding ground for bacteria.