NEW ORLEANS – A Port Sulphur woman alleges she was injured by a defective medical device.

Laura Lutz filed a complaint on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of her implantation of the defendants' defective Physiomesh on June 13, 2012, plaintiff has suffered personal injuries, including hernia revision surgery to remove or revise the defective device. The plaintiff holds Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently designed, developed, manufactured and sold the defective device for the use as a hernia mesh, and concealed their knowledge of the defective device’s unreasonably dangerous risks.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and such other relief deemed just and proper. She is represented by Lauren E. Godshall, Betsy Barnes and Morris Bart of MorrisBart LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02869

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