Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns of Death and Serious Healt...

There are 8245 comments on the PRWeb story from Feb 4, 2007, titled Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns of Death and Serious Healt.... In it, PRWeb reports that:

Patients should review the latest recall information to see if they have been implanted with the recalled device and seek medical attention if symptoms such as unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, ...

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All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7311 Feb 20, 2013
I want to Thank All of the participants of this forum. Participating in this discussion whether just blowing off steam or imparting meaningful information is essential for all of us. We, the victims of mesh, are in a VERY bad situation. Until the FDA comes out and admits mesh is 99.9% bad, that there was and is a conspiracy within the FDA and the medical community ( this includes the manufacturers and Dr.'s ) we are not going to see the justice that all of us want and need. Jus Me stated, and its true, that there are good reasons to use mesh in certain situations. But we as a group were implanted with mesh for every concievable reason. I had a very simple Inguinal Hernia and was never asked or told that I was soon to be the proud owner of a Prolene mesh. Now I have Kugel mesh. I, like all of us, will never be the same. That is our lot in life now and we have to try to do the best we can. Many "newbies" come on this forum looking for answers about their mesh and what they can do. We as a group recommend Dr's that perform explants and in some cases, Lawyers that can "represent" them. All well and good. We also ask that every mesh victim contact the FDA's MAUDE data base to file a complaint. Fully 97% of all mesh implantees that are having a problem do not do that. If we as a group cannot get those other 97% of victims to make that report we are ALL SCREWED. Getting a Lawyer to try and get some sort of compensation is great but that will take YEARS and the outcome I will say right now does not look good. Your health, whether mental or physical or both, should be the priority. But we, and I include all the "newbies", have to come together to protest our situation to anyone that will listen. We need numbers! We need our Senators and Congressman to be so overwhelmed that they have no excuse but to open REAL investigations. We will NOT get a CBS, NBC or Fox news report about all of this if we do not get our Senators and Congressman on board. Last year DATELINE was VERY interested in doing our story which is pretty fantastic considering they get over 60,000 story suggestions a year. But when they contactd the FDA they were told that there were not that many complaints and most of the complaintees had preexisting conditions, were obese, were hooked on pain killers and just wanted more or they wanted to sue and make money. And that my friends was the end of that. We were told that it was a great story IF IT HAD BEEN TRUE. We need for every victim to make a MAUDE report. We will not, I can't even say win anymore, get the justice we want unless we ALL make a report and we all participate in contacting our representatives. And that my friends is the TRUTH.
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7312 Feb 20, 2013
Hey there Sonia, please contact me at [email protected] Want to talk to you about your mesh. Thanks.....
drChandler

Newark, NJ

#7313 Feb 20, 2013
I can't seem too get anyone too help me with my situation I had this proceed mesh put in 2010 been having problems with this pain everyday its always there please help doctor won't take it out too risky so left with it in me severe pain everyday so that the situation please help
Just Me

Pocatello, ID

#7314 Feb 21, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
Hey there Sonia, please contact me at [email protected] Want to talk to you about your mesh. Thanks.....
All Meshed Up. I agree you are living with a ticking time bomb leaving the kugel mesh in there. Why wont the Dr remove it.
Lin

Sylacauga, AL

#7316 Feb 21, 2013
drChandler wrote:
I can't seem too get anyone too help me with my situation I had this proceed mesh put in 2010 been having problems with this pain everyday its always there please help doctor won't take it out too risky so left with it in me severe pain everyday so that the situation please help
What was the lot number of your Proceed mesh used on you? For their is or was a recalll on one lot of the J&J Proceed Mesh last year, for it came apart. I'll look it up and post about it, be back in minute.
Lin

Sylacauga, AL

#7317 Feb 21, 2013
Lin wrote:
<quoted text> What was the lot number of your Proceed mesh used on you? For their is or was a recalll on one lot of the J&J Proceed Mesh last year, for it came apart. I'll look it up and post about it, be back in minute.
From FDA Recall page, Class 2 Recall Jan 14,2011, Eithcon issuse recall letter Oct. 18,2010 for stop useing. Recall#Z-0903-2011 Product code PCDG1 Lot BMG618
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7318 Feb 21, 2013
Just Me wrote:
<quoted text>
All Meshed Up. I agree you are living with a ticking time bomb leaving the kugel mesh in there. Why wont the Dr remove it.
The Dr.'s have told me that 1. Too much scar tissue from the previous 5 surgeries. 2. Because of all the scar tissue and the location of the mesh and ring explanting it could cause them to cut my Femoral Vein or Artery because they would not be able to recognize it within all the crap. I could bleed out on the table and they ( the Dr.'s ) say the chances of me making it are very slim. Gee....Thanks Doc! So until it becomes an emergency ( the ring breaking ) they don't want to touch me. I have been told to avoid getting punched in the abdomen and to try not to get into an auto collision because the seat belt could cause the ring to break or????? Again.....Gee! Thanks Doc! Have a great day out there if'n you can!
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7319 Feb 21, 2013
A couple of things to put out there for you all..... Check out Jane Akre's site by googleing Jane Akre/Ethicon e-mails. There should be a jury decision most likely tomorrow on a Gyno-mesh case that may affect all of us. Interesting mails between Ethicons Research and Development dept. and the head muckity mucks at headquarters. R7D says there is some bad results with their Gyno mesh. Headquarters says something to the effect of SO? Put it out on the market. This is no B.S.. It has now been documented that Ethicon from top to bottum was very aware of the potential problems with their Gyno mesh products BUT THEY PUT THEM ON THE MARKET ANYWAY. You would think that this would be the smoking gun that we have been waiting for. SILLY RABBITS! The game is not played that way and the FDA and its vaunted Office of Criminal Investigation is totally ignoreing these e-mails. Doesn't matter. Doesn't mean a thing. Go back to what you were doing nothing to see here! Anyway second thingy is that if you are trying to find info about a mesh product and history of complaints please go to this website...http://www.accessdat a.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/ cfMAUDE/search.cfm You will need the exact lot#, make, model AND the exact wording on the complaints you are looking for. This is a pig of a site to try and get your info but persistence will payout. Best of Luck and Best Wishes......
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7320 Feb 21, 2013
Thanks All Meshed Up, it's a never ending battle.

http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/your-que...
George

Payson, AZ

#7321 Feb 21, 2013
Here is a talk given to Medical Students about hernia mesh at the University of Denver Medical School

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/me...

You may need a Med Dictionary to get through it or just skip to the last slide my fellow test subjects.

For me the mesh induced abdominal pressure is graph is really telling and explains a lot of pain - discomfort we all experience daily.

G
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7322 Feb 21, 2013
Lin wrote:
<quoted text> From FDA Recall page, Class 2 Recall Jan 14,2011, Eithcon issuse recall letter Oct. 18,2010 for stop useing. Recall#Z-0903-2011 Product code PCDG1 Lot BMG618
Hey there Lin....was this a forced recall by the FDA or was Ethicon allowed to do a "voluntary" recall which is then viewed as a marketing decision by J&J/Ethicon. This "voluntary" recall is a way for the Manufacturers by pass FDA prosecution/investigation and possible fines AND have to admit that there are problems with mesh products. I'm not paranoid! I know their after us! Thanks for the info Lin.....
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7323 Feb 21, 2013
George wrote:
Here is a talk given to Medical Students about hernia mesh at the University of Denver Medical School
http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/me...
You may need a Med Dictionary to get through it or just skip to the last slide my fellow test subjects.
For me the mesh induced abdominal pressure is graph is really telling and explains a lot of pain - discomfort we all experience daily.
G
GEORGE!! Don't know how you found that study but that is about the best link that has been put on here in a long time. Thanks so much. EVERYBODY needs to go through that link. They have done a very comprehensive study and really quite good with a bit of fun mixed in. Really really good. Sonia! You need to look through this. There is a whole study on the Surgisis Gold and other products. Mentions the infections and other symptoms that read as if they are what you are experiencing. Pretty much verifies what we have all known and been experiencing. Too bad the FDA weenies can't read. Thanks again George. Best Regards......
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7324 Feb 21, 2013
Again everybody...these links and info put on the forum today is another example of why all mesh implantees that are having bad reactions to their mesh should make a report to the MAUDE data base. I'm going to be a real pest about this! Sorry..........not really ;>)
Jimmy

Portland, OR

#7325 Feb 21, 2013
hey email me at [email protected] if you are looking to get pain pills. OCs and Blues, NO LE or cops
text 7077268358
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7326 Feb 21, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
hey email me at [email protected] if you are looking to get pain pills. OCs and Blues, NO LE or cops
text 7077268358
Go back to the hole you crawled out of!!!
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7328 Feb 22, 2013
Thanks for the study George, love that it takes in a lot of the meshs we are dealing with. Using my own fascia to repair my abdominal wall was the right decision for me. This is so true.....

“If we could artificially produce tissue of the density and toughness of fascia and tendon, the secret of the radical cure of the hernia repair would be discovered.”
patty

Eugene, OR

#7329 Feb 22, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Hey there Lin....was this a forced recall by the FDA or was Ethicon allowed to do a "voluntary" recall which is then viewed as a marketing decision by J&J/Ethicon. This "voluntary" recall is a way for the Manufacturers by pass FDA prosecution/investigation and possible fines AND have to admit that there are problems with mesh products. I'm not paranoid! I know their after us! Thanks for the info Lin.....
This just in!
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-02-22/j... begins a 42 state investigation for hip and J and J meshes for HERNIAS and pelvic prolapse.
patty

Eugene, OR

#7330 Feb 22, 2013
Blair wrote:
<quoted text>
Go back to the hole you crawled out of!!!
Yes give me your phone number, so I can give it to the DEA you douchebag.
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7331 Feb 22, 2013
patty wrote:
<quoted text> This just in!
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-02-22/j... begins a 42 state investigation for hip and J and J meshes for HERNIAS and pelvic prolapse.
You beat me to the punch Patty!!! Its all over the news net now. Bloomberg news J&J Dupuy Hip replacement and its Gynovaginal mesh and HERNIA mesh is now under investigation for fraud! Holy Crap Ladies and Gentlemen this MAY be the break we have ALL been waiting for! Yahooo!

“God Loves You!”

Since: Sep 08

Miami Beach, Florida

#7332 Feb 22, 2013
Potential criminal activities of Johnson & Johnson are being reported by Bloomberg relating to synthetic surgical mesh and metal hip implants. Sadly, this will not bring back the lives of hundreds of thousands are already harmed. Myself and other patient advocates have been feeding information to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Criminal Investigation (OCI) of the U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration (FDA) and anyone else who would listen for several years now. They can't get the horse back in the barn now!!

Praise God the truth is going to be told now. Please send this to everyone you know. You may just save a life from being ruined! Thank you for getting the news out there. We have to protect each other because it is obvious some Pharmaceutical Companies have defrauded the FDA, Doctors, Hospitals and the American Public!

God bless America!! Yours truly, Lana C. Keeton

J&J Discloses Government Investigations of Hips, Mesh By David Voreacos - Feb 22, 2013 8:35 AM ET

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