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Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7227 Feb 3, 2013
Had inguinal hernia surgery in 2011 groin pain got better but soon after that had difficulty urinating when sitting in the morning then started having incomplete bowel evacuations, had ct scans upper gi with small bowel follow through and sigmoidoscopy. Defacating got worse couldn't sit because bloated ab pain above incisions loss 50 lbs muscle loss sensitive to hot and cold temp. All senses became altered.my neuropathy pain increased decided to have mesh removed in 10/26/12 thinking autoimune symptoms and maybe mesh obstructing bowels dr ramshaw found scar tissue on colon and removed and removed all mesh and plugs wich were untangled in nerves he cut and buried them. Now groin numb but still ab pain and bloating above incisions still defacating and urinating problems and all other painfull sensations seems like I'm loosing my mind . Anybody else have similar problems and did they get resolved? Please help lost all hope
ALIEN BABY

Woodbine, NJ

#7228 Feb 4, 2013
Angry as hell wrote:
Blair, I have Richard Ratcliffe out of Providence RI. He believes that I have a strong case. I never heard back from Cory. Thank You for your Helmand yes I will keep you posted on what is happening.
Angry, not to be intrusive but would you mind telling me which category you fall under in the MDL? My Pop falls under #6. I just reached out to Mr Ratcliffe to hopefullyhave him help represent my father in law. The US FED Dept of Justice told me to get an attorney local to Rhode Island or else we could open our own case in Jersey. I cant find anyone here in jersey willing to take this on because his mesh doesnt have "KUGEL" in its name, its the composix e/x but has same lot# of recalled kugel meshes....? Hope everyone is having a relatively pain free day if that is even possible with all everyone has gonbe through because of this crap i mean mesh. Off to take Pop to pain management docs for monthly visit.
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7229 Feb 4, 2013
ALIEN BABY wrote:
<quoted text>
Angry, not to be intrusive but would you mind telling me which category you fall under in the MDL? My Pop falls under #6. I just reached out to Mr Ratcliffe to hopefullyhave him help represent my father in law. The US FED Dept of Justice told me to get an attorney local to Rhode Island or else we could open our own case in Jersey. I cant find anyone here in jersey willing to take this on because his mesh doesnt have "KUGEL" in its name, its the composix e/x but has same lot# of recalled kugel meshes....? Hope everyone is having a relatively pain free day if that is even possible with all everyone has gonbe through because of this crap i mean mesh. Off to take Pop to pain management docs for monthly visit.
Mine is also a category six, i just finished a chat with a long time poster and he just got a payout, all of these cases were dropped in Canada because of Motley Rice telling them they can not prove the mesh. The ones in the MDL are getting payouts and the rest of us can't get in. They told me it was time frame but that is bullshit. Keep fighting, i am trying to get the name of the law firm, but they are not to give out info. i will give you updates.
George

Payson, AZ

#7230 Feb 4, 2013
Terlin wrote:
Had inguinal hernia surgery in 2011 groin pain got better but soon after that had difficulty urinating when sitting in the morning then started having incomplete bowel evacuations, had ct scans upper gi with small bowel follow through and sigmoidoscopy. Defacating got worse couldn't sit because bloated ab pain above incisions loss 50 lbs muscle loss sensitive to hot and cold temp. All senses became altered.my neuropathy pain increased decided to have mesh removed in 10/26/12 thinking autoimune symptoms and maybe mesh obstructing bowels dr ramshaw found scar tissue on colon and removed and removed all mesh and plugs wich were untangled in nerves he cut and buried them. Now groin numb but still ab pain and bloating above incisions still defacating and urinating problems and all other painfull sensations seems like I'm loosing my mind . Anybody else have similar problems and did they get resolved? Please help lost all hope
Terlin, Yes there is hope!! I realize this sounds contrite, but give it some time for your nerves and soft tissue to recover. Typically it takes a year to recover fully from abdominal surgery and you have had two in under two years. I have had similar problems with multiple surgeries, over the past couple years and the pain has not gone to zero but has diminished. As you have read getting the mesh out is far more complicated and destructive than putting in. Sadly the trial going on with J&J Eithicon Pro Lift mesh vs Ms. Linda Gross has seen J & J docs testimony stating if there is a mesh problem just remove it. So a pelvic left or hernia repair with plastic mesh is temporary in in at least 20% of those implanted? 20% is the current complication rate and is probably a low estimate. Terlin, just go easy, so your repair lasts and you do not have to have another mesh implanted to fix your hernia. My situation is mesh in, mesh out, mesh in, and waiting for fully recovery to initiate reconstructive surgery, not much fascia left to repair with - as they say #10 is the charm!!
Terlin, do not give up hope!! Yes intense chronic pain does take us to dark places, but you are not alone. Maybe try a chronic pain meeting in your area. Hang Tough G
Chuck

Pell City, AL

#7231 Feb 4, 2013
Was checking e-mails this site might be of intrest to others, being my wife has had 4 adbominal surgery 2 being hernias. Anyway scar, adhesions of tissue. site; MedlinePlus Clinical Trials.gov title to look for adhesions update
Mesh mate

Portsmouth, NH

#7232 Feb 4, 2013
patty wrote:
<quoted text> Atrium is a drty word in my house too. Good luck
Yes , best of luck to you... This journey requires patience, diligence and strength. None of us asked to be here , but we are, and the support means a lot.
ALIEN BABY

Woodbine, NJ

#7233 Feb 5, 2013
Blair wrote:
<quoted text>
Mine is also a category six, i just finished a chat with a long time poster and he just got a payout, all of these cases were dropped in Canada because of Motley Rice telling them they can not prove the mesh. The ones in the MDL are getting payouts and the rest of us can't get in. They told me it was time frame but that is bullshit. Keep fighting, i am trying to get the name of the law firm, but they are not to give out info. i will give you updates.
Heard back from the Rh Island Attorney Ratcliffe, he is not going to represent my Pop but didnt say why. I sent him med records but he did say something about statute of limitations. Its funny about that statute since there is not time limit on everyones pain suffering and disfigurement. Frustrated...but still going to try!!
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7234 Feb 5, 2013
ALIEN BABY wrote:
<quoted text>
Heard back from the Rh Island Attorney Ratcliffe, he is not going to represent my Pop but didnt say why. I sent him med records but he did say something about statute of limitations. Its funny about that statute since there is not time limit on everyones pain suffering and disfigurement. Frustrated...but still going to try!!
Motley Rice stuck a deal with Bard/Davol and the ones in the MDL are getting paided but everyone else is out in the cold. They are using the statue of limitations as their way out. Mine was well without the time frame but Motley Rice would not let me in the MDL and they are a international law firm. I have not found one law firm that will tell the truth. Most will tell you the cases did not get a payout and even with the proof they are in denial.Keep fighting you might find out the real truth.
George

Payson, AZ

#7235 Feb 5, 2013
Here the list of plaintiffs for the MultiDistrict Ligation (MDL) through Feb 1 2013.

http://www.wvsd.uscourts.gov/MDL/avaulta/case...

You can search for your name or case number. Appears this is an ever changing process that started in 2009 - 18 cases settles so far which just leaves 1870 to go and that number is growing.
If the testimony in the J&J ProLift VS Linda Gross has any bearing then it seems that there no such thing as an ok mesh - problems can occur 20 years after the implant, so I would think the statue of limitations is not valid in these situation.

http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/

So J&J appears as poorly run and greedy as we have all come to expect. The FDA also seems to not be nearly pro-active enough in the past or now. Just think TODAY people are getting a piece of plastic mesh hell implanted - right now, this second! This is as much a tragedy as any mass shooting, far greater numbers everyday, the bullets just move slower and do not get the media coverage we know it deserves. OOps just fell of my soap box G
Angry as hall

Hammond, IN

#7236 Feb 5, 2013
Alien baby I am a category 3.
Angry as hall

Hammond, IN

#7237 Feb 5, 2013
Blair, Ratcliffe told me that my case was filed after the 2 year limitation in Texas, however in Rode Island it's 3 years, which mine was filed in that time frame. They said that they will do their best for me.. I also contacted a attorney today about the Proceed mesh that I had trouble with. They said they would let me know in about 5 to 7 days. We all need to be compensated for all our suffering. We did not ask to go thru all this.someone needs to paid. I will let you know what I fined out.
slamfire_1969

Sevierville, TN

#7238 Feb 5, 2013
I had mesh put in june of 2011 it is pro lite and my doctor said not to worry it takes time to heal. Still have knots that come up and leak out. And pain that will put u on ur knees. Still only have2-4 bms a week and can't stand or sit for more than 15- 20 minutes at a time male 43
concerned

Pompano Beach, FL

#7239 Feb 5, 2013
slamfire_1969 wrote:
I had mesh put in june of 2011 it is pro lite and my doctor said not to worry it takes time to heal. Still have knots that come up and leak out. And pain that will put u on ur knees. Still only have2-4 bms a week and can't stand or sit for more than 15- 20 minutes at a time male 43
Please research other surgeons who are more experienced with mesh complications. You should not be having the complications you describe over one year later after implantation. Be aware of the statute of limitations in your state for both med mal and product liability. You need to present your scans or get one and send it one of the doctors mentioned on this site. Good luck to you, you are not alone or crazy you have a medical complication and it needs to be addressed,
Natl Meshoma Foundation

Pompano Beach, FL

#7240 Feb 5, 2013
crazieforchrist wrote:
I'm curious...I had an appendictomy in 2001 and had to have a drain to drain the gangrene due to the appendix ruptured. The drain caused a hernia in which I had to have a mesh. It seems since that I've been nothing but ill, I've had 11 surgeries now and I'm 36. I had a hysterestomy last year due to endometerosis which they don't know what causes endo, my gallbladder removed in August a few months later and I still have abdominal pain, bowel issues, irregular heart beat. I have no clue what type of mesh I have...guess I need to find that out. Any of this sound familiar? I couldn't read the article above, not sure if it has been remove or if it is because I'm on my cell and wont show it.
If you had an infection at the time of your mesh implantation, mesh can harbor infection making it difficult to cure. More specifically polypropylene and other synthetic meshes can harbor infection in the pores of the mesh, and some infections are difficult to detect. Please contact Dr. Galloway at Emory University med center in Atalanta, Georgia, he is experienced with this complication. You may find a better treatment protocol with him than your local Dr.s. Also, obtain the book "Hernia Infections " by the late Dr. Maximo Deysine, available usually on Amazon. This book well describes various bacterial infections associated with mesh, which may help your local infectious disease Dr. to find the right antibiotic regimen for you. Mesh removal is very invasive, but in some cases is necessary to cure the infection. A bio mesh is often used (ie: Surgisis Gold, a porcine product) which tends to be weaker, some patients complain of a bulge with these weaker bio devices and higher chance of recurrence, but improved chance of beating the infection. Keep us updated. feel better, Bruce
Natl Meshoma Foundation

Pompano Beach, FL

#7241 Feb 5, 2013
Please check the following link, or go to Medical Device Newsdesk by Jane Akre to follow the gyno mesh trial in N.J. Click on the second segment to read some of the testimony by Dr. Klinge. The expert Dr. Klinge testified today that he had warned Ethicon of problems with polypropylene gyno meshes, they chose to sell the device anyway and numerous women were severely injured.
If you have had an Ethicon produced mesh device, and have had validation by scan, explant operative note or consult that your mesh had contracted, shrunk, broken, migrated and eroded causing your pain and injuries, please call Ethicon customer service and make an adverse event report. Ask the rep if Ethicon had prior knowledge of these complications if your device was implanted since 2007. If the rep tells you "no" then contact the FDA Office of Criminal Investigation in your area, file a complaint and request an investigation into the matter. Make sure you get the name of the Ethicon rep and a report number. Then call the FDA to file an Adverse Event Maude report, tell them you have already spoken with Ethicon but that you want a confirmed follow up to your report.
You can make a difference, help us to document the severity of these mesh complications by making your report.
Thanks and feel better, below see link:

http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/author/a...

Bruce
Lynn

Talladega, AL

#7242 Feb 6, 2013
Question in hopig someone may be able to help. I did try searching for information. Ok back in 2010 I had Lap Surgery for recurrence ventral hernia heavy adhesion scar tissue, adbominal rebuild.Dia Recti. Repaired with Proceed mesh 31 titanium tacks,been to surgeon that did the surgery, says its ok. Now I have to setup for a new family ,general doctor, for my fam doc, quit his practice due to family health issues in another state. He already sent med records to him. Appointment set for this Thursday, Question, Ok to me one of the porthole really never healed right. It feels like their maybe a titanium tack in the same spot. Here this pass week this area feels swollen, like baseball, To me it feels like start of new hernia, all the signs are their. Concern this new doc going to brush it off.

Since: Nov 12

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#7243 Feb 6, 2013
Natl Meshoma Foundation wrote:
Please check the following link, or go to Medical Device Newsdesk by Jane Akre to follow the gyno mesh trial in N.J. Click on the second segment to read some of the testimony by Dr. Klinge. The expert Dr. Klinge testified today that he had warned Ethicon of problems with polypropylene gyno meshes, they chose to sell the device anyway and numerous women were severely injured.
If you have had an Ethicon produced mesh device, and have had validation by scan, explant operative note or consult that your mesh had contracted, shrunk, broken, migrated and eroded causing your pain and injuries, please call Ethicon customer service and make an adverse event report. Ask the rep if Ethicon had prior knowledge of these complications if your device was implanted since 2007. If the rep tells you "no" then contact the FDA Office of Criminal Investigation in your area, file a complaint and request an investigation into the matter. Make sure you get the name of the Ethicon rep and a report number. Then call the FDA to file an Adverse Event Maude report, tell them you have already spoken with Ethicon but that you want a confirmed follow up to your report.
You can make a difference, help us to document the severity of these mesh complications by making your report.
Thanks and feel better, below see link:
http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/author/a...
Bruce
I hope you are not one of the parisites that come onto this forum to do some fishing, and have absolutely no regard for us for suffer because of mesh. I had two mesh products implanted one Surgi Pro and the other Biodesign Surgisis, and some of my health issues is ongoing infection and when I do number 2, I feel like I am passing razor blades, which now I feel the razor blades inside 24/7. I researched the Surgisis and yes made of pig, but guess what no matter what chemical they hit it with does not get rid off whatever disease the pig was carrying at the time they used it for this mesh, and also it stated that this Surgisis is used in contaminated/infected sites/wounds. I had a prolapse of my pelvic floor/wall and bowel, no infection then. If you have some useful advice I would love to hear it, including if there has been any legal proceeding against Cook Medical Pty Ltd, whom I understand make this horrific product. Yours truly Down Under.
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7244 Feb 6, 2013
Sonia_59 wrote:
<quoted text> I hope you are not one of the parisites that come onto this forum to do some fishing, and have absolutely no regard for us for suffer because of mesh. I had two mesh products implanted one Surgi Pro and the other Biodesign Surgisis, and some of my health issues is ongoing infection and when I do number 2, I feel like I am passing razor blades, which now I feel the razor blades inside 24/7. I researched the Surgisis and yes made of pig, but guess what no matter what chemical they hit it with does not get rid off whatever disease the pig was carrying at the time they used it for this mesh, and also it stated that this Surgisis is used in contaminated/infected sites/wounds. I had a prolapse of my pelvic floor/wall and bowel, no infection then. If you have some useful advice I would love to hear it, including if there has been any legal proceeding against Cook Medical Pty Ltd, whom I understand make this horrific product. Yours truly Down Under.
Sonia, Bruce is a Dear and Valued friend. He is one of the people that started this site and does tons of work behind the scenes to help all of us. When Bruce talks.....I listen. Best Wishes

Since: Nov 12

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#7245 Feb 8, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Sonia, Bruce is a Dear and Valued friend. He is one of the people that started this site and does tons of work behind the scenes to help all of us. When Bruce talks.....I listen. Best Wishes
Hi, sorry, but as we all know some of the people whom have come on this forum, came for their own agendas. I apologise, I will listen. I am new to this mesh fiasco. I have had a recent radiolabeled white cell blood scan to show any infections from the mesh, all I got was a enlarged liver and spleen. I have never trusted radioligist and they have proved wrong in the past, but can an infection from the mesh cause an enlarged liver and spleen. The other thing this Biodesign Surgisis, is absobarble, so it has absorbed itself into my tissues organs, God knows what it contains. If you or anyone had an enlarged spleen or liver after an infection from mesh please let me know. I have never had trouble with my liver or spleen or hernias prior to the surgery involving the mesh. Sorry again Bruce. Kind regards Sonia
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7246 Feb 8, 2013
Sonia_59 wrote:
<quoted text>Hi, sorry, but as we all know some of the people whom have come on this forum, came for their own agendas. I apologise, I will listen. I am new to this mesh fiasco. I have had a recent radiolabeled white cell blood scan to show any infections from the mesh, all I got was a enlarged liver and spleen. I have never trusted radioligist and they have proved wrong in the past, but can an infection from the mesh cause an enlarged liver and spleen. The other thing this Biodesign Surgisis, is absobarble, so it has absorbed itself into my tissues organs, God knows what it contains. If you or anyone had an enlarged spleen or liver after an infection from mesh please let me know. I have never had trouble with my liver or spleen or hernias prior to the surgery involving the mesh. Sorry again Bruce. Kind regards Sonia
To the Rack with you! Off with your head! No worries Sonia. We DO get a lot of vultures, parasites and such on this site. Bruce does not come up on the site as much as he used to so when you do see his post it is usually a good one. Bruce Rosenburg has used his time, money and his personal experiences with mesh to try to educate and help other victims of this epidemic. Because of this he has become a target for the FDA and other entities within the Government and the manufacturers consortium. Not only has mesh had effects on his body but, as with all of us, the damage has extended itself into his personal and financial life. Bruce is MY hero. He saved my life by giving me hope that there will be a resolution to OUR life with mesh. He and I have gone through the loss of Lawyers that dropped us like hot potatoes after the Supreme Court ruling a few years ago. We went through the absolutely soul draining experience of realizing that the battle we thought that we had a pretty good handle on was nothing of the sort. He has helped me to realize that I ( and he ) will probably, most likely , never see any compensation what so ever from the manufacturers of the mesh that ruined our lives. That realization almost killed me. The thought that after everything that I have gone through and continue to go through will NEVER be resolved put me in a tail spin to suicide. Bruce gave me the strength to persevere and to turn my depression into a mind set to help other victims and to bring to light the corruption that is the FDA and manufacturers of mesh. I will never be able to repay that debt to Bruce. And yes Bruce, I still want our day in court when the manufacturers will have to face the two of us with one set of balls! My Best Wishes to you All. File another MAUDE report and remind the FDA that we are still here and we are PISSED OFF and REFUSE TO GO AWAY!

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