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Since: Jul 11

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Jul 23, 2011
Has anyone heard any new news on settlements
sue

Altoona, IA

#2 Nov 29, 2011
i have been waiting for 8 years for my settlement i almost died from kugel mesh. my lawyer said they finally got a settlement from the company that made the mesh and that i would get my settlement before the end of december 2011. i called them today they told me that it is going to be longer maybe 6 months or so,because other people havent sent their paperwork in agreeing to their settlement proposal and untilthey do i wont get mine,this is wrong i sent mine back in right away, i asked why they couldnt send mine she said they wanted to send them all at once,if you are one of those people please send yours in ,this is so unfair!! i am at my wits end!!has anyone else ran into this problem? we
all need to pull together to get the money we deserve!!!!
Mary

Owatonna, MN

#3 Dec 20, 2011
It was 6 years ago around this time(
christmas) I was a very sick person due to kugal mesh. By all accounts i should'nt be here. So. i will try to be patient regarding the settlement and remain grateful.
kris

Peaks Island, ME

#4 Dec 22, 2011
MY FATHER HAD THE KUGEL MESH PUT IN ABOUT 15 YRS AGO AND ALMOST PASSED AWAY DUE TO IT CAUSING BOWEL FISTULAS AND IT WRAPPED AROUND HIS INTESTINES AND CAUSED NUMEROUS PROBLEMS AS YOU PROBABLY CAN IMAGINE. HE MADE IT THREW THE OPERATION THANK GOD BUT IM LOOKIN INTO THE SETTLEMENT AND IM BEING TOLD THAT SINCE IT WAS USED TO HELP A HERNIA IN 1996 AND THAT ITS PAST THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS? HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM? ANY SUGGESTIONS WHAT I CAN DO OR WHO I CAN TALK TO? IT DIDNT HAPPEN TIL THIS YEAR THAT IT CAUSED ALL THESE PROBLEMS SO WHY WOULD IT BE PAST? I DONT GET IT SO ANY INFO WOULD BE HELPFUL. IM JUST TRYIN TO HELP MY DAD WHICH IS 69 AND HAS HAD A HARD ENOUGH LIFE WITHOUT THIS HAPPENING. THANK YOU FOR ANY INFO AGAIN.
kris

Peaks Island, ME

#5 Dec 22, 2011
And really sorry for the caps. Just concerned for my dad as many have to understand.
sue

Altoona, IA

#6 Dec 25, 2011
sorry to hear about your dad,i had the same problem with the mesh wraping around my bowels,i would suggest contacting motley rice attourneys, just go to their website, they are pretty good. i hope they can help you out,i feel bad about your dad he deserves some compensation for all of his suffering!!!!
Karen Missouri

Smithville, MO

#7 Jan 9, 2012
I just today, 1/8/12 received papers to sign. It states that if many people withhold signing, payout could be delayed.
Eric Wishart

Fredericton, Canada

#8 Jan 11, 2012
Although I have had all the symptoms of the Kugel mesh and had to have it removed by a specialized clinic in Toronto at my expense,the hospital where it was implanted conveniently have no record of what was implanted other than it was prolene mesh and thus I am precluded from the class action law suit here in Canada.
sue

Des Moines, IA

#9 Jan 13, 2012
that's right karen, my lawyers told me if we dont get our signed papers in we could lose out on all of our money and that means everyone even those who have already signed ours, we were supposed to get them in december but not enough people had sent theirs in so now they extended it longer. please anyone that has not signed yours and returned it plese do it is not fair to the rest of us!!! and if you have not got your papers to sign yet get on your lawyers now. i returned mine in october 2011 PLEASE DO THIS by the way if you think taking yours to court you will get more money you are wrong!! my lawyer said you wont, i almost died and they said i wouldnt get more if i went to court thank you
Jim

Houston, TX

#10 Jan 21, 2012
I received my settlement from a class-action lawsuit recently. Although I did not have a life-threatening result from the surgeries I had to have, I am left with a lifetime of pain, and fight fatigue that my pain meds cause. I received about enough money to take my wife out to a nice dinner. What a joke. It wasn't worth my time to fill out all of the paperwork over the years. I guess these law firms make their money on volume.
They got something like 8 million dollars to settle several hundred claims. If you do the math you realize that is a tiny sum. This suit was little more that a nuisance for the drug company. The law firm makes about 4 mill (40% plus expenses) and most of us got squat.
Bob

Columbia, MO

#11 Jan 22, 2012
Well if most of you know that if you had gone to the Rhode Island court web site, you could have read in the minutes that the lawyers argued over how much they were going to get for lunch, dinner and car services. The judge had to stop that and give them an allowance to get what they needed.

I agree, the amount of money we obtained is not worth the time and engery and now you know your going to have to pay taxes on what you recieve because it will be counted as income.

The pain and suffering for those of us that have it in and what could possibly happend later on is beyond what we can think of, but Thank God for the lawyers that took care of us at 40 % of our cut. I also found out that there at least 400 people that counldn't even prove that they had the mesh and yet they get paid 3000.00.

I got the paperwork in Jan and turned it in like they said, but I didn't know that paperwork was sent out back in Oct 11.
Gerrie

Murfreesboro, TN

#12 Jan 24, 2012
I received my Kugel hernia mesh patch in 2003 and became a client of William Kherkher around 2006 or 2007. Since that time I have filled out numerous amounts of paperwork at least twice a year. I still have both of my patches in but only one is on the recall list and no doctor will touch it for fear it will backfire on them I assume. Well I received my confidential settlement agreement last week which listed me as a category 6 claimant. $3000 is not even worth the time I spent filling out the paperwork. So I am very upset and not sure that I am going to sign this ridiculous settlement release agreement. It stated that I have the right not to agree and if less than 75% of the category 1-5 claimants do not agree or 90% of the category 6 claimants disagree the settlement will be terminated. However if it got terminated and chose to seek a lawsuit on my on, they will prevent me from ever making it back to court. I for one will never sign nor suggest that anyone join a class action lawsuit for the rest of my life. The only ones that benefited from this lawsuit were the lawyers.
christ

Bedford, TX

#13 Jan 27, 2012
I agree, seeing as it was a class action I believe the lawyers should have been required to drop the fee to at least 30 percent to be fair to the actual victims. Sad all around in my opinion. The settlements won't come close to what the victims deserve. People get spilled by coffee and receive a larger settlement...this countrys judicial system is failing its people.
christi

Bedford, TX

#14 Jan 27, 2012
Oops...my name was Christi...not Christ :)
sue

Ankeny, IA

#15 Jan 29, 2012
i agree christi,the system sucks, maybe we should all pour hot coffee on us or slip and fall at the marriot motel we all would have a good settlelment and it wouldnt take this long to get it,i have been told we should get our settlements soon,but i have been told that before. have any of you been told when we might get our settlements? i also understand people that were put in a low dollar amount category but i think we should all send our settlement papers in because some money is better than none and like they tell us they will stop us from filing separate lawsuits
christi

Bedford, TX

#16 Feb 1, 2012
Was told the hold up on our checks is that the lawyers have not received payment from Bard & Davol yet. Would it not be fair that interest should be accruing on everyone's settlement amount since the settlement was made? I was told Christmas, which was delayed because 90 percent was not in and then told in January the 90 percent was in just waiting on Bard & Davol to give them the money. Called late January and was told end of February because Bard & Davol still hadn't paid out. Shouldn't they be paying interest from the time the settlement was made? It seems like that might have given them a little initiative to do what is right in the first place. It just seems unfair they draw it out as that money sits gaining interest in their bank. I made it clear to my attorney this made me very disheartened and unhappy. The court should have forced B & D to pay interest on all the amount until the money was given as promised.
Bob

Columbia, MO

#17 Feb 8, 2012
Well so far I agree that everyone has a true complaint and I know that I was lied to by my lawyers. I even have the paperwork that I signed 5 years ago stating that this was not going to be a class action lawsuit, but it will be a single suit tried one at a time. But then after doing all the reading that I have and talking with my lawyer, who promised to keep me informed of everything that is going on. Thank God that I been calling and writing him, otherwise I wouldn't have known that I had paperwork to sign. I was advised that on Jan 25 that I would recieve my money in 45 days or less. Well I know that is not going to happen, just Christi said, they should be paying intrest on the mooney that they are holding and paying that out equal to all. I figured that with all the lawyers that involved and the clients that they have, each one will have earned approximately 125,000. My lawyer had 10 clients that get the 30,000 settlement and at 40% take off that is 14,000 he earned 140,000 for just showing up and eating and visiting Rhode Island. I asked for my statement and I was advised that I will get it with my settlement and I can't see it till then. So maybe we should have sued our lawyers to take less money from us that have suffered. So anyway, Good luck to all of you that have had to deal with this and hopefully no one else suffers at the hands of a mess like this.
Mary

Owatonna, MN

#18 Feb 9, 2012
Hey Bob, and others that got low($)settlements, What was your injuries due to the mesh? Thank-you.
Bob

Columbia, MO

#19 Feb 9, 2012
Well for my injuries, I have an extended belly, that showed that the mesh had failed, 2 bowel obstructions so far due to it and because of that I had issues with my gallbladder that had to be removed. I have lesions that were casued from the one of the rings failing. I can excersie anymore due to the pain and it feels like it can pop at anytime.
Anonymous

Colorado Springs, CO

#20 Feb 11, 2012
After having 17 surg due to the kugel mesh and promises too. I can totally sympathize on everyones comment in the matter of this case. I still feel in shock and utmost disapointment after being so pushed to sign (which I didnt) that last settlement offer.
I cannot believe these high corporate so called representatives for the good of the people who we call OUR attys without a doubt knew the unjustly outcome was to only benefit themselves.
The devastation of going through the medical difficulties related to this horrible apparatus is beyond anything I could ever imagined.
What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. What's wrong can never be undone. We will never have the opportunity to live our lives in anyway we have hoped and dreamed for.
What's wrong is they are making and have been making millions off of our trust and our forever pain we will endure.
I was so gald yet sad to know there are others whom are so effected as iam.

There is no price for organs we have lost or for the loans from attys associated to family and friends.
All I can go on is my faith that somehow i can pay back loans and figure a way not to burden the ones I love. And have just a simple life. Even if its a life of forever pain .. I just want to not be a burden or a costly expense to help me live.
I pray for justice and I pray for hope.

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