Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

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

There are 8234 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

#7355 Feb 25, 2013
Hey there Lin, check out Post#7347
patty

Eugene, OR

#7356 Feb 25, 2013
shayne wrote:
<quoted text>
NO!!!!
wait a second there, unless you are a doctor or know if the hernias are in any way life threatening( incarcerated or strangulated) dont be giving advice as to weather or not someone should have repairs. We are not doctors. We try to help folks by giving tips about how to get medical records, how to file adverse event reports, and support them emotionally. The person could be having surgery without mesh. I didnt see where the person mentioned anything else. Please be careful. This forum is important. Lets not help get it shut down for giving bad medical advice. Please and thank you.
Lin

Phenix City, AL

#7357 Feb 25, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
Hey there Lin, check out Post#7347
Ok thanks, check ur emails
finding answers

Pell City, AL

#7358 Feb 25, 2013
I have an ethecon patch implanted for a double hernia.operation in september and i have had similiar symptoms that at first limited me to working part time and since december i have not been able to work since because the pain keeps getting worse.. i have this bookmarked so please all others with ethecon mesh speak up so we can get an official recall and so the doctor will stop looking at us like its in our heads... if anyone knows of a lawyer or doctor who is involved in these cases and can help get me better and back to work i would really appreciate it and yes i am willing to travel to finally function like a 23 year old.
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7359 Feb 25, 2013
http://www.doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/dc2...
This site has info on the Ethicon Proceed mesh that was volutarily recalled in 2010. Thanks Lin.....
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7360 Feb 25, 2013
finding answers wrote:
I have an ethecon patch implanted for a double hernia.operation in september and i have had similiar symptoms that at first limited me to working part time and since december i have not been able to work since because the pain keeps getting worse.. i have this bookmarked so please all others with ethecon mesh speak up so we can get an official recall and so the doctor will stop looking at us like its in our heads... if anyone knows of a lawyer or doctor who is involved in these cases and can help get me better and back to work i would really appreciate it and yes i am willing to travel to finally function like a 23 year old.
Dr Bruce Ramshaw in Florida and Dr. Peterson in Las Vegas are 2 right off the bat. You can google them or Hernia Mesh Removal Dr.'s and get more. Best of Luck......
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7361 Feb 25, 2013
Lin! Send me the Ethicon 360 link. I removed it by mistake! Thanks.....
Lin

Sylacauga, AL

#7362 Feb 25, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
Lin! Send me the Ethicon 360 link. I removed it by mistake! Thanks.....
Ok will do. just check to see if you got mail.
Lin

Sylacauga, AL

#7363 Feb 25, 2013
Lin wrote:
<quoted text> Ok will do. just check to see if you got mail.
AMU Resent plus some others. I find if one changes a few words in search of hernia recalls you can find different sites, I did this between useing Google Chrome and AOL
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7364 Feb 25, 2013
Lin wrote:
<quoted text> AMU Resent plus some others. I find if one changes a few words in search of hernia recalls you can find different sites, I did this between useing Google Chrome and AOL
Thanks again! I found the same thing when trying to find Prolene mesh within Ethicon. Bruce gave me the real name,%, yep a % sign is how its labeled at Ethicon. http://www.ethicon360.com/sites/default/files... .... check the dates on these notices!
ramshawed2000

United States

#7365 Feb 25, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Dr Bruce Ramshaw in Florida and Dr. Peterson in Las Vegas are 2 right off the bat. You can google them or Hernia Mesh Removal Dr.'s and get more. Best of Luck......
I'm glad to see that he is listed as one of the "best" Dr.'s listed to remove these mesh. In Atlanta in 200 he was one of the "best" that implanted the gortex mesh that perforated my small bowel and bladder. After a 12 hour disection and removal of 4ft of bowel, 3/4 of my bladder and the whole mesh removed, I'm left with Peripheral Neuropathy and a crap load of meds for pain. I'm Greatful for life!!! It's just very interesting that Dr Bruce Ramshaw now makes a living removing meshes that he once made hid living implanting..
wes opitz

Spearfish, SD

#7366 Feb 25, 2013
I had the mesh put in 1-28-2011 and had lost 46 lbs from 1-2011-1-2013 and have had other health issues along with the weight loss. Who would I get in contact with? It happened at work in north Dakota but im living. In south dakota.

“God Loves You!”

Since: Sep 08

Miami Beach, Florida

#7367 Feb 25, 2013
michelle wrote:
Hi. I had an inguinal hernia repair with Ultrapro mesh patch 1 year ago and have been in a lot of pain from it contracting into a hardned ball. While it is still problematic (keeping me from any physical activity) and I am considerig surgery at North Penn, I have had some success with myofasicial release at a chiropractors office. Dr. Goodyear suggested it and it is helping to loosen adhesions and reduce pain.
Has anyone had problems like mine with Ultrapro? Is there legal recourse?
Hello Michelle,

Think about it this way. If you had a splinter in your finger, what would you do? Would you have myofascial release or trigger point therapy or pain management? Normally, no. You would get the splinter out of your finger and allow it to heal. If you had pain or infection after, you would then get antibiotics or pain meds.

The hernia mesh will remain hardened and continue to cause you harm and create other complications as your body continues to try to reject it or encapsulate it. Try to find a REALLY EXPERIENCED mesh removal surgeon who will remove the mesh AND THEN REPAIR THE HERNIA WITHOUT MORE SYNTHETIC MESH.

And it is my understanding ULTRAPRO, because it is a lighter weight mesh, may break up in pieces inside the body. So removing it ASAP is your best option in my opinion.

I am not a medical professional. I am a patient advocate. I know this from my own personal experience with mesh implanted in me, from researching polymers and the yahoo health group, Medical Mesh, which I owned and moderated for over 4 years and had 8,000 posts.

Legal recourse is a relative term when it comes to mesh as most on this blog have had a negative experience with the court system. Myself included.

Wishing you all the best as you find good medical treatment.
Best, blessings, Lana
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7368 Feb 26, 2013
ramshawed2000 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm glad to see that he is listed as one of the "best" Dr.'s listed to remove these mesh. In Atlanta in 200 he was one of the "best" that implanted the gortex mesh that perforated my small bowel and bladder. After a 12 hour disection and removal of 4ft of bowel, 3/4 of my bladder and the whole mesh removed, I'm left with Peripheral Neuropathy and a crap load of meds for pain. I'm Greatful for life!!! It's just very interesting that Dr Bruce Ramshaw now makes a living removing meshes that he once made hid living implanting..
Dr. Ramshaw is listed as "one of the best" because of his long term use of and research in the use of mesh. He is still a proponent of mesh mainly because he gets grants from the Medical Manufacturing community that keeps his loyalties "where they belong". He has "changed his tune" over the past couple of years and is now saying that not all situations are right for the use of mesh. That being said, the removal of mesh is a dangerous procedure that can leave you in worse condition than when you had the mesh. There are those on this forum that know EXACTLY what I am saying. The mesh insinuates it's self into what ever it has been implanted near and then there is the distict possibility of the mesh breaking and migrateing. Dr. Ramshaw, just like other surgeons do not have control over what mesh does once it is inside the human body. He does however have control over what he tells people about the complications of mesh BEFORE install and when it is necessary to remove it. That is the real problem with Mesh Removal. You don't know what you got till you open the package and SURPRISE!! But if you are going to get your mesh removed whether an elective or an emergency does it not make sense to have the most experienced Dr. available to do that procedure? Best Wishes......
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7369 Feb 26, 2013
wes opitz wrote:
I had the mesh put in 1-28-2011 and had lost 46 lbs from 1-2011-1-2013 and have had other health issues along with the weight loss. Who would I get in contact with? It happened at work in north Dakota but im living. In south dakota.
Hello Wes....A couple questions....Did you have a lawyer represent you with your Workmens Comp case? If so contact him NOW. Next....Do you have your OP report from the hospital where the mesh was implanted? If not get it NOW. You are now 2 years out from your surgery but how far out are you from when they deemed you MMI? This could have consequences for your Statute of Limitations. So get your OP report ASAP. Find out from the report what mesh you were implanted with. In the mean time contact your lawyer if you had one. He actually may have your OP report but still get your own. Let us know what kind of mesh you have and we can try to put you on the right path. It ain't gonna be fun my friend as you can find out by reading through the previous pages of posts. I would suggest that you do read through this forum, at least a bit, so asd to get an idea of what you are up against. You are NOT ALONE. There are people on this forum that have the same mesh as you and have gone through EXACTLY what you are going through. I was injured on the job with a simple Right Inguinal Hernia. It was repaired with a Prolene Mesh made by J&J Ethicon. Within a year I had lost 40+ pounds and was so sick that death was a real option. The mesh was removed along with my right testicle and a KUGEL patch was put in its place and that started a whole other set of symptoms. I have been dealing with mesh now for 6 1/2 years. It is a permanent condition my friend. Yes, you may be able to get a law suit going but that trully is a long shot. Read the previous pages and you will get that story. OK! Get your "stuff" together and let us know what you find. We will be here.......Best of Luck.....
George

Payson, AZ

#7370 Feb 26, 2013
Just a thought about health vs money.
Maybe because of the Linda Gross settlement (+$3.5 million) and a couple other high profile mesh court cases but I see more posted about legal concepts and not health. Sure, reading Johnson and Johnson stock taking a hit from Linda's verdict primarily in her favor is heart warming, however, she still is in very poor health. Remember the last large number of case settlements for Kugel mesh averaged $70k before the lawyer fees. My point is money will not get us healthy, maybe we need to change the direction from just victim payment to life time of health care to figure how to heal from these botched medical devices. Sadly, I doubt Linda will live surgery for the next few decades. Also a strong re-eduction of surgeons that any mesh has 20% complication rate and that number goes up over time. I think that a lot of health problems in mesh victims are not linked to the mesh with time from implant, so go unreported. Remember that people getting implants, as we speak (right this second,) from surgeons who state that the complication rate is acceptable have no clue of their future problems. Just some thoughts as this J&J verdict will prompt more settlements with other mesh companies. G
Chuck

Goodwater, AL

#7371 Feb 26, 2013
AMU, or anyone else. Ok got some questions my wife went to her hernia surgeon, he told her that because she has had 4 abdominal surgeries, he felt around the abdominal area couldn't feel anything of a bugle, didn't count one out, yet leaned more toward scar tissue, adhesions, for the deep twisting feeling when turn wrong way, or from deep cough snezzing allergy asthma season. He things that she may have tore tissue muscle. Anyway he ordered a Cat Scan for tomorrow. To see what might be going on in her abdominal area. He stated that I could not for see having another surgery. He said that their was not any worth while tissue to tack or stitch anything to. So where do we go from here. He says he would refer her to UAB of Brimingham. She can not work in this condition so where do we go from here?
What ever

Mcpherson, KS

#7372 Feb 26, 2013
Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Results in $3.35M Jury Award
What ever

Mcpherson, KS

#7373 Feb 26, 2013
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 08:45 AM PST
A New Jersey jury has awarded $3.35 million in damages for complications caused by vaginal mesh sold by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, and the manufacturer may be forced to pay additional punitive damages for willful and wanton behavior in failing to warn about the risks associated with their Gynecare Prolift mesh.
The verdict comes following a month-long trial and is one of several thousand vaginal mesh lawsuits pending throughout the country against Johnson & Johnson and manufacturers of other similar products that are used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse and female stress urinary incontinence.
The complaint was filed by Linda Gross, who alleged that she suffered severe and debilitating injuries after receiving Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift mesh in July 2006.
As a result of complications associated with the mesh, Gross required at least 18 surgeries and alleged that this could have been avoided if the manufacturer had adequately warned consumers and the medical community about the potential risk of the mesh eroding through the vagina and causing other health problems.
The jury awarded a total of $3.345 million in compensatory damages, including $1.385 million for past and future medical treatment,$680,000 for past and future lost wages,$1.1 million for pain and suffering, and $180,000 for her husband’s loss of consortium.
After reviewing the evidence presented and the ruling, Judge Carol Higbee, who is presiding over this case and hundreds of similar lawsuits pending in the New Jersey state court system, decided that the Gross’s lawyers will be permitted to ask the jury to award additional damages designed to punish Johnson & Johnson and their Ethicon unit. The jury could award up to $16.75 million in punitive damages under New Jersey law.
Vaginal Mesh Litigation Pending Nationwide
The case was the first Ethicon Gynecare mesh lawsuit to reach a jury in the United States, with Johnson & Johnson facing more than 3,000 claims in state and federal courts throughout the country by women who suffered similar injuries.
In New Jersey state court, Johnson & Johnson faces at least another 1,800 lawsuits that have been centralized before Judge Higbee for pretrial proceedings. In addition, another 2,000 complaints filed in U.S. District Courts throughout the country have been consolidated in the federal court system as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation, which is centralized before U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the SOuthern District of West Virginia.
Judge Goodwin is also presiding over the consolidated pre-trial proceedings in four other vaginal mesh MDLs, each involving similar transvaginal mesh products manufactured by different companies, including C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific and Coloplast Corp.
Well over 10,000 total lawsuits over vaginal mesh are currently pending throughout the U.S. court system. All of the complaints involve similar allegations that the transvaginal mesh implanted to provide support for the bladder or other pelvic organs caused women to suffer severe infections, erosion and other complications. Plaintiffs claim use of vaginal mesh for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse or female stress urinary incontinence is dangerous and that the products are defectively designed and manufactured.
What ever

Mcpherson, KS

#7374 Feb 26, 2013
The Gross lawsuit is the second product liability lawsuit over vaginal mesh products to reach a jury, with a California state court jury awarding $5.5 million in the first mesh trial in July 2012, involving problems with a Bard Avaulta Pelvic Mesh product.
In the federal court system, a series of “bellwether” trials are scheduled to begin in the coming months, with the first case involving the use of Bard Avaulta mesh. This will be followed by at least three trials expected to begin in December 2013, involving lawsuits over products manufactured by AMS, Ethicon and Boston Scientific.
The outcomes of these trials are designed to help the parties gauge how juries may respond to evidence and testimony that may be repeated throughout many different cases, and they may help facilitate eventual vaginal mesh settlement agreements in other cases.
Lana Keeton is not an advocate ! You need to be careful I got letters from people she has ripped off , contact her , find out what your lawyer does to you next. I won't & don't need this or collect your info, I just bring the news.

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