Ethicon's Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh lawsuits are moving ahead at a structured pace; this comes after the centralization of all the federally-filed Physiomesh lawsuits in the Northern District of Georgia this June. With this development and awareness generated, there is a rise in the number of lawsuits being filed under MDL No. 2782 in Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation under U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story.
The number of lawsuits filed has crossed 80+ as of July 2017, and further development is expected post the initial conference scheduled for this August. The litigation is further propelled by the news that the first bellwether case is expected to go for trial on January 22, 2018.