Hernias have a high risk of re-opening (called “recurrence“). To reduce this risk, most surgeons stitch in a mesh patch or plug to help reinforce muscles and connective tissues. They can be synthetic or non-synthetic, permanent or absorbable. Some patches work better than others. For example, Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market due to higher rates of recurrence.

Manufacturers of hernia mesh are in the midst of lawsuits regarding complications arising from the use of mesh in hernia medical procedures. Complications include chronic pain, infections or abscesses, hernia recurrence, scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together (adhesion), blockage of the large or small intestine, organ perforation, mesh migration or erosion, mesh shrinkage (contraction) or the need for another surgery.

Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite, and Atrium, manufacturer of C-Qur Mesh, are included in a host of new lawsuits alleging defective, dangerous design.

The Gabrielli Firm is currently accepting hernia mesh induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Ethicon Physiomesh or C-Qur Mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.



Talcum powder, or baby powder, is a popular choice among women who use it daily for feminine hygiene. Estimates indicate that as many as 40% of women use baby powder or talc based products on a daily basis.

Recent studies, however, have shown that there is a link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

When talc products, such as baby powder, are applied to the genital area, talc can travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. Talc may remain the body for years, causing inflammation. Baby powder and talc based products can create an environment conducive to grow cancer cells.

One in 70 women get ovarian cancer, and studies have shown that women who use talc-containing products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, as part of their feminine hygiene every day run a 30-60% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Despite this, the product is still being sold.

The Gabrielli Law Firm is investigating cases on behalf of women who used talc-based body powder including baby powder, and developed ovarian cancer. We offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss your concerns as well as how we can help.