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Hernia Mesh Recalls Don’t Equal Damage Done

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted October 12, 2017

In May 2016, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary company Ethicon issued an “URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE” alerting surgeons that it was voluntarily recalling a product. The product was Physiomesh, a composite mesh used mainly in hernia repair surgery.

This is not the first such recall that has been made.

However, all the FDA and manufacturer recalls don’t add up to the pain and suffering that has been—and still is—experienced by hernia repair patients. Read the rest »

You Need to Know These Facts About Hernia Mesh

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted September 27, 2017

Surgical mesh is used routinely in laparoscopic and open hernia surgery at all hospitals in the nation. In fact, an estimated 90% of hernia repairs in the United States use mesh.

First, let’s mention a positive: mesh is associated with a lower recurrence rate of hernias. But even that benefit is being swallowed up as new surgical techniques are developed (the Desarda hernia repair method, for example). Theoretically, mesh strengthens the abdominal wall and invites body tissues to grow through it, integrating it seamlessly. But there are two main problems with most meshes used today. Read the rest »

Rhine Law Firm, P.C. Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Shorter University Over Alleged Data Breach

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted February 27, 2015

Rhine Law Firm, P.C. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of current and former Shorter University students in the wake of a data breach in which up to 900 individuals’ medical files were allegedly stolen out of an unlocked room on campus.

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