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Blair

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Nov 27, 2012
 
Thelma wrote:
I had a barb composix e/x mesh hernia laparoscopically implanted 8/30/2005 in April of 2011 I had to have it removed because it had set up severe staff infection. What can I do?
Thelma, the real truth is your mesh failed, surgeons are not telling the truth. Get your pathology report,it will tell in detail what happened. This is a non ring mesh that has injured a lot of patients and is still on the market. To answer your question, please read this post from All Meshed Up, we have been following this mesh settlement for years. This is it in layman's terms. I am contacting a law firm today and i will ask if they will look at your case.
This is to answer your question, Thelma, as well as others on this forum. THERE ARE NO RECALLS ON MESH! The only recall is on the Kugel/Bard Large Oval with RING. The reason this product was recalled is because of the PLASTIC RING that is "welded" together. The weld can break and the ring will cut or puncture all that is around it. There is NO recall on POLYPROPOLENE or other meshs. Johnson and Johnson VOLUNTARILY removed some GYNO mesh products from the market because of all the lawsuits against them for product liability. The FDA has issued warnings of "POTENTIAL" "POSSIBLE" problems with some GYNO mesh products but none for hernia mesh products. Your only possible avenue for compensation is a possible "damage" or "liability" case. J&J took their products off the market as a marketing shift. If you read between the lines that means, we see into the future and we are covering our ass. One of those products was NEVER approved by the FDA for public use and OOPS, J&J just happened to let that one out "by mistake". I hope that if you are trying to sue you are able to find a lawyer to represent you. But I will tell you now that Hernia Mesh cases are dead unless you were the lucky ones to get into the Rhode Island cases. Even then there is no clear cut verdict in these cases and compensation may not be what you may expect. GYNO mesh cases are the "hot ticket" right now because of the publicity and the amount of cases being generated at this time. There are many more of those products than the simple hernia mesh. The likelyhood of you getting a hernia case in front of a judge ( unless you have solid non-contestable evidence or death ) now is VERY remote. Even then you will be waiting for YEARS for a verdict and then the manufacturers appeal or out and out denial to pay will hamper you, break your bank account or cause you to lose your lawyer. I have tried for 6 years to get an attorney. Statute of limitations and medical complications took care of most of them. The complications and the cost to get a case in front of a judge took care of the rest. Until the FDA comes clean we will not have a chance in hell of getting hernia mesh products recalled and the manufacturers to pay damages. Thats just the way the "money bounces" here in Meshoma land. We are up against a government agency that has been paid off and a medical industry that has more money than God and more lawyers than money. Sorry to be so negative about your chances of a lawsuit, my friend. I am a veteran as well. I have talked to Dr.'s and nurses at the V.A. and they are unaware of any mesh complaints. As well as the hospital where I had my 2 implants. Scary stuff Maynard.
My advice is not to put all of your energy in getting a lawyer/compensation. Rather, find a way to get yourself better. Zero in on what will make you better, whether an explant or other further surgery or even a change in diet/weight might make life bearable again. Don't eat yourself up with anger over mesh and what it has done to you because THAT has been done and the only thing you can do now is to try and get better. Best of Luck and Best Wishes..........
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“adverse
events”(doctors code words for a bad result or a mistake).
• 87,500 patients admitted annually to Canadian acute care
hospitals experience an adverse event.
• 1 in 13 adult patients admitted to a Canadian hospital encounter
an adverse event.
• 1 in 19 adults will potentially be given the wrong medication
or wrong medication dosage.
• 37% of adverse events are “highly” preventable.
• 24% of preventable adverse events are related to medication
error.
A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information
(CIHI) indicated that nearly one quarter of Canadian adults
(5.2 million people) reported that they, or a member of their
family, had experienced a “preventable adverse event,” in other
words, a medical error.
Law firms in Canada who take on adverse events have an uphill battle. The medical systems has a fund with billons of dollars set aside to fight and protect them from law suits.Very few cases are picked to get a settlement and you have to use some of your own money up front to get started and the real kicker is if you loose you will have to repay the defendants costs. Put your energy into geting better, you are fighting a corrupt system.
All Meshed Up

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Blair wrote:
“adverse
events”(doctors code words for a bad result or a mistake).
• 87,500 patients admitted annually to Canadian acute care
hospitals experience an adverse event.
• 1 in 13 adult patients admitted to a Canadian hospital encounter
an adverse event.
• 1 in 19 adults will potentially be given the wrong medication
or wrong medication dosage.
• 37% of adverse events are “highly” preventable.
• 24% of preventable adverse events are related to medication
error.
A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information
(CIHI) indicated that nearly one quarter of Canadian adults
(5.2 million people) reported that they, or a member of their
family, had experienced a “preventable adverse event,” in other
words, a medical error.
Law firms in Canada who take on adverse events have an uphill battle. The medical systems has a fund with billons of dollars set aside to fight and protect them from law suits.Very few cases are picked to get a settlement and you have to use some of your own money up front to get started and the real kicker is if you loose you will have to repay the defendants costs. Put your energy into geting better, you are fighting a corrupt system.
Thanks Blair for "getting my back" as it were. Here in the States there is an ongoing effort behind the "scenes" to bring the facts about Polypropolene , in its many forms, into the public eye via Senators and Congressman. We are seeing the manifestations of the Gyno meshs trail of destruction in the 4000+ lawsuits (that are known of) now making their way into the courts. The manufacturers, with the help of the courts,lawyers and the FDA, dodged a bullet with the Kugel mesh case. They are now able to say that they have "negotiated" and "settled" those cases much as many on here may disagree. Now, with the Gyno cases there may be a glimmer of hope that not only will these women who have been so badly treated and lied to will get compensense but so will all the hernia mesh victims. This process has taken and will take time to come about. Unfortunately there are lawyers out there that "vulture" victims of mesh and pick and choose from the "crop" so as to have the best case and to hell with the rest. That is just the way it is.I have seen the same pattern, as I am sure you have Blair. Until there is an upswell of protest or some movie star or politician has their own little mesh experience we will not see it change.

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Todd wrote:
Hello All,
I am a 47 year old Veteran who had double hernia surgery repair done at a VA Hospital back in 2001. I have had pain on both sides ever since that the VA cannot do anything about.
I already have a copy of my medical record which states the type of mesh used was from the ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION and was POLYPROPYLENE MONOFILAMENT SURGICAL MESH and also includes the REF and LOT numbers. along with the bar code ( all attached on the medical record ).
Can anyone tell me, without having to read all 6400+ posts if there is any type of recall, legal action in regards to this?
thanks
greenville54942@yahoo.com
Hi yes there are a couple lawfirms handeling the Atrium cases. MY husband is also an Atrium mesh victim. I will email you the information on who to contact. No there are no recalls as of yet but there do not have to be recalls .
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Nov 27, 2012
 
Todd wrote:
Hello All,
I am a 47 year old Veteran who had double hernia surgery repair done at a VA Hospital back in 2001. I have had pain on both sides ever since that the VA cannot do anything about.
I already have a copy of my medical record which states the type of mesh used was from the ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION and was POLYPROPYLENE MONOFILAMENT SURGICAL MESH and also includes the REF and LOT numbers. along with the bar code ( all attached on the medical record ).
Can anyone tell me, without having to read all 6400+ posts if there is any type of recall, legal action in regards to this?
thanks
greenville54942@yahoo.com
I dont know of any recalls but if you google "fda warnings and atrium medical" you can read a warning letter from the fda about hairs in their devices, etc. Gross!
All Meshed Up

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Nov 28, 2012
 
med device wrote:
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I dont know of any recalls but if you google "fda warnings and atrium medical" you can read a warning letter from the fda about hairs in their devices, etc. Gross!
There are Law Firms trying to put together cases, mainly Product Liability or Personal Injury, against a lot of odds. I certainly hope that independent law firms will have better success than the "BIG" law firms have had. I think that location, location ,location may have some bearing as to how the proceedings will be handled. Rhode Island, Delaware and Virginia are states that have a large medical manufacturering, research and corporate influence. I am not intamateing that that fact may have had "some" influence as to how unfairly the J&J and Kugel Hernia mesh cases were handled and "compensation" dispersal was decided. But I dare say that a case or cases properly handled in a more "favorable" atmosphere, say Oregon, may have a much better chance of seeing the clear light of day. I would have a lot more faith in a "small" firm that BELIEVED in what they are trying to do than a "BIG" law firm that is more worried about how they are going to pay for that private jet. If the Atrium law suit has any chance at all I say, GET THE BASTARDS! And Good Luck Patty......Best Wishes
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Nov 28, 2012
 
Thelma wrote:
I had a barb composix e/x mesh hernia laparoscopically implanted 8/30/2005 in April of 2011 I had to have it removed because it had set up severe staff infection. What can I do?
Thelma, just got of the phone with the law firm, your mesh was settled and they will not accept any new cases after the settlement, that includes me. You would end up owning them money when everyone else is paid up,lawyers, courts,and insurance companys. I hope you are back on your feet and feeling better. If you have a ring buckle case there is still hope in getting a pay out. Get your operative report, it will show your lot number and type of mesh used. Sorry for the bad news Thelma.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
Hello Meshed:) You a correct once again. I received an email from change. Org regarding a petition to Congress. It said that congressmen should at least have some scientific knowledge before they vote against or for bills having to do with the health of American citizens. I used the teply section of that email to share stories of mesh victims. It certainly cannot hurt to try and get the message out and into as many activist organizations as possible. Hope you are feeling better these days. Go Raiders!

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Nov 28, 2012
 
Here is the warning letter from the FDA to Atrium medical. Specifically mentions the CQUR mesh.
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/W...
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For all of you who have been following the MDL will find this interesting.First trial, John Whitfield ring buckle case,defendants win. Second trial, ring break case, plaintiffs win. Bard/ Davol not willing to settle ring buckle or non ring meshs, after a lot of talks they agree to settle all cases. Remember the payout list, Bard/Davol agrees to the payouts,180 million is set aside for victims. Some settled,some didn't, but the only person not to get a payout was John Whitfield, The law firm should of had a safety net for John and his family. For the law firm to pay them would not even put a dent in the profits they made from Kugel mesh victims. A lot of ligit cases were turned away from the MDL.

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Nov 28, 2012
 
Blair wrote:
For all of you who have been following the MDL will find this interesting.First trial, John Whitfield ring buckle case,defendants win. Second trial, ring break case, plaintiffs win. Bard/ Davol not willing to settle ring buckle or non ring meshs, after a lot of talks they agree to settle all cases. Remember the payout list, Bard/Davol agrees to the payouts,180 million is set aside for victims. Some settled,some didn't, but the only person not to get a payout was John Whitfield, The law firm should of had a safety net for John and his family. For the law firm to pay them would not even put a dent in the profits they made from Kugel mesh victims. A lot of ligit cases were turned away from the MDL.
A few reasons why they lost:

Attorneys never challenged the mesh itself, only the weld on the ring, which was the reason for the recall.

A plaintiff attorneys told me personally in fall of 2010 "Mesh is the gold standard".(If they believed that, how could they ever win for anyone without a ring weld break?)

Plaintiff attorneys used the Composix EX Mesh as a better, safer alternative procedure to Kugel Mesh Patch. At least 200 of their clients had the Composix EX mesh implanted in them and they were kicked out of the case.

As I understand it, if there was no ring break, those injured patients were also kicked out of the case.

I tnink what happened in the Kugel Mesh Patch lawsuits is AWFUL. I am so sorry cause you guys really got burned.

These are my opinions and my understanding. If there are facts I don't know or am missing, please let me know.

Mesh is the living nightmare that never seems to end. Wishing all of you the very best possible in an awful situation. Lana
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A few reasons why they lost:
Attorneys never challenged the mesh itself, only the weld on the ring, which was the reason for the recall.
A plaintiff attorneys told me personally in fall of 2010 "Mesh is the gold standard".(If they believed that, how could they ever win for anyone without a ring weld break?)
Plaintiff attorneys used the Composix EX Mesh as a better, safer alternative procedure to Kugel Mesh Patch. At least 200 of their clients had the Composix EX mesh implanted in them and they were kicked out of the case.
As I understand it, if there was no ring break, those injured patients were also kicked out of the case.
I tnink what happened in the Kugel Mesh Patch lawsuits is AWFUL. I am so sorry cause you guys really got burned.
These are my opinions and my understanding. If there are facts I don't know or am missing, please let me know.
Mesh is the living nightmare that never seems to end. Wishing all of you the very best possible in an awful situation. Lana
Lana, everyone in the settlement got a payout except for John and the ones that refused the settlement. Cory Watson is still taking ring buckles cases and they are lead council in the MDL. Composix EX got a payout of 18k. They had a set time frame to get in on the settlement. The real mesh story never was never proven.
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Nov 29, 2012
 
Cory Watson will take your ring buckle cases , i spoke with them yesterday.

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Blair

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Nov 29, 2012
 
there are kugel mesh settlment talks yesterday and today with judge lovegreen, they are indeviduel cases.does any one know what type of cases these are.were they planetiffs that turned down the settlment?
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Lana Keeton wrote:
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A few reasons why they lost:
Attorneys never challenged the mesh itself, only the weld on the ring, which was the reason for the recall.
A plaintiff attorneys told me personally in fall of 2010 "Mesh is the gold standard".(If they believed that, how could they ever win for anyone without a ring weld break?)
Plaintiff attorneys used the Composix EX Mesh as a better, safer alternative procedure to Kugel Mesh Patch. At least 200 of their clients had the Composix EX mesh implanted in them and they were kicked out of the case.
As I understand it, if there was no ring break, those injured patients were also kicked out of the case.
I tnink what happened in the Kugel Mesh Patch lawsuits is AWFUL. I am so sorry cause you guys really got burned.
These are my opinions and my understanding. If there are facts I don't know or am missing, please let me know.
Mesh is the living nightmare that never seems to end. Wishing all of you the very best possible in an awful situation. Lana
Yes Lana, if your ring did not break, as in my case, you had no representation. As far as the Kugel case goes, my understanding is that the FDA with its decision not to put out any warnings about Polypropolene mesh caused the plaintiffs' lawyers to go after the weld as the only way to get a case in front of a judge. If the FDA would read its own MAUDE reports and actually do something about them we would all be talking about progress instead of the crumbs off the manufacturers table. I send my Best Wishes to you, Lana, and hope you are doing better.......

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Having our carpet put in today and speaking with one of the contractors I was amazed to hear that his young wife is suffering from a kugle mesh as well. Her doctor told her she's making the pain up. She's been treated very badly from her medical providers. Her husband finally went with her to the doctor and set him straight. He said that even he cannot understand his wifes pain. I couldn't only tell him one thing. Believe your wife!
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MDL ordered mandarory settlement conference for remaining unsettled cases. Nov 27 and 28 dates.
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Nov 29, 2012
 
My atty.Watts,Guerra,Craft said all unsettled cases would be put before the judge to decide on. My ring did not break.
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I have a non ring case.

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