Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

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

There are 8243 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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Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7155 Jan 23, 2013
Suzie wrote:
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Terlin-
I am in Michigan also and need help. I have two mesh pieces from three surgeries in me from a hernia that resulted from four C-sections. For 5 years I have been dealing with chronic pain, sometimes debilitating. I have been in and out of Beaumont hospital with the last visit having the surgeon come in for less than a minute, say Ive dont all I can, and refer me to a pain specialist. I have not yet gone to the pain clinic. I just want these patches removed. I am WAY WAY worse off than I was when I noticed the first hernia almost 6 years ago. Are you getting any help from a doctor or hospital in Michigan? I have the same issues with nerve pain and scar tissue. I need someone who can at least do more than put me on narcotics.
I have been going to u of m no help from them they don't admit it's the mesh
Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7156 Jan 23, 2013
I found dr ramshaw in Daytona very compationet and does give you referrals to patience that had meshed removed by him not all good though. He does respond back to e-mails and some times phone calls , he is very busy removing hundred of mesh
Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7157 Jan 23, 2013
Has anyone have severe joint and muscle pain and lower abdominal pain after inguinal hernia surgery. And have anybody else have mesh removed by Dr ramshaw as I recently did, if so how are you doing?
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7160 Jan 24, 2013
Suzie wrote:
Does anyone know if the Parietex polyester mesh by Covidien has been recalled? I have two patches from three separate surgeries to repair a ventral hernia which occurred after my fourth Csection. I cannot find any SOLID documentation as to whether or not this has been recalled. Mesh was put in in July 2007, and a second one in 2008. Having severe difficulties with everything from carrying laundry to having sex. It totally sucks. Advise????
I spent quite a bit of time trying to get the answer for you. My conclusion is that NO the Covidian Parietex Pro Grip is not recalled. What I did find in the 2011 10K financial report by Covidian states that there was a "voluntary" recall of the Parietex mesh but it apparently was then stopped. I can find no further notes or explanation as to why there was a "voluntary" recall but Covidian in their finacial report were quite worried what this would do to their market share. I will continue to "poke" around and see what I can find. As I have stated before...the only mesh that has been recalled at this time IS the Kugel Large Patch with ring. Best Wishes.....
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7161 Jan 24, 2013
Blair wrote:
<quoted text>
All Meshed Up, Remember to be calm, cool and collective, find out why we are on the category list but are not getting a payout. I can not get the real truth as to why some are getting payouts but others are not. If it starts to go south then tell them how you feel. This lawyer who is at the trials in Rhode Island should be able to answer you questions. Like to be in on this conference call. Good Luck
I have no idea if I will be even considered to be on the "list". I will stay calm,( I am cool ) and collected because this is not my first rodeo when dealing with lawyers. I am hoping I will be "screwed up" enough to make the grade with these folks but if not.....same crap....different day!.....
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7162 Jan 24, 2013
Blair wrote:
<quoted text>
All Meshed Up, Remember to be calm, cool and collective, find out why we are on the category list but are not getting a payout. I can not get the real truth as to why some are getting payouts but others are not. If it starts to go south then tell them how you feel. This lawyer who is at the trials in Rhode Island should be able to answer you questions. Like to be in on this conference call. Good Luck
I was turned down by the lawyers yousuggested. They did not even ask what lot # I had. They asked what date I was implanted and then said NO. This seems to be SOP for these asswipes. They did not care what the lot # was or anything else. SO....same crap...different day. I do not know why I even try to get help. No one gives a damn......Especially the lawyers....
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7163 Jan 24, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> I was turned down by the lawyers yousuggested. They did not even ask what lot # I had. They asked what date I was implanted and then said NO. This seems to be SOP for these asswipes. They did not care what the lot # was or anything else. SO....same crap...different day. I do not know why I even try to get help. No one gives a damn......Especially the lawyers....
They only want category 1, 2 and 3 cases, they have big payouts, the rest of us will never get justice. The girl i spoke with said the cases that did not settle would end up getting nothing.
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7164 Jan 24, 2013
Blair wrote:
<quoted text>
They only want category 1, 2 and 3 cases, they have big payouts, the rest of us will never get justice. The girl i spoke with said the cases that did not settle would end up getting nothing.
Same Crap, Different Day. Its all the same. They pick and choose. Lets not try to make it equitable. Lets not look at all of the victims or how long they have been in pain, anxiety, poverty. The courts will feel like they did something, the lawyers get lots of money, the manufacturers get off relatively easy ( all they have to do is deny payments and "muck" up what settlements they are supposed to do.), the FDA gets to puff out its chest and say "SEE WHATY WE DID!!" and the the rest of the guinea pigs get swept under the rug. There is no justice for us. And I doubt, unless your dead, will anyone get a real payout worth all the crap they have gone through. Especially after Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Dr.'s etc etc. Excuse my negativity here but I cannot wait for the day this ALL comes out. Burn them at the Stake! Off with their heads! Whack their pee-pee! Lets hope that day is soon, shall we? Best Wishes......
Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7165 Jan 24, 2013
Anybody have inguinal hernia surgry with mesh and pain each side of the navel with bloating so bad can't sit. Hurts more than the incision site. Had this for 2 years, also seem to have incomplete bowel movements. Presure up to ribs making it hard to take deep breaths
Life Changed 2011

United States

#7166 Jan 24, 2013
Blair wrote:
<quoted text>
All Meshed Up, Remember to be calm, cool and collective, find out why we are on the category list but are not getting a payout. I can not get the real truth as to why some are getting payouts but others are not. If it starts to go south then tell them how you feel. This lawyer who is at the trials in Rhode Island should be able to answer you questions. Like to be in on this conference call. Good Luck
What's the website that I need to go to in order get make/mod of mesh.
Life Changed 2011

United States

#7167 Jan 24, 2013
Terlin wrote:
I found dr ramshaw in Daytona very compationet and does give you referrals to patience that had meshed removed by him not all good though. He does respond back to e-mails and some times phone calls , he is very busy removing hundred of mesh
If this is Bruce Ramshaw,MD- he placed my mesh. And after 12 hours of surgery, that took 4 feet of small bowel n 3/4 of my bladder, leaving me with peripheral nerve damage. I've been looking for him he moves around alot. Glad to see him removing them. He had to realize they were literally killing people.
Life Changed 2011

United States

#7168 Jan 24, 2013
Amy S wrote:
I to had hernia surgery in may of 1998. since then I have terrible bowel problems, blood in my stool, quite often and sometimes alot. severe pain in the spot of my hernia and burning.it is a gore-tex dualmesh. I think the fda should look into a recall on this brand.. if anyone knows anything please e-mail me at, [email protected] thank-you
I also had the same mesh. I'm trying to ser if it is on the recall list.

Since: Nov 12

Sydney, Australia

#7169 Jan 25, 2013
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks again, Blair. Its not a sure thing anytime you get a lawyer working for you. I just would like the chance at being part of one of these suits against Bard/Kugel. I may not get a thing out of it but it sure is better than not doing anything. When I settled my Workmens Comp case the insurance company threatened to come after me for medical expenditures if I ever won a lawsuit against a mesh manufacturer. An accupuncturist (?) that I told in complete confidentiality of her office told the insurance company that I was trying to get a lawsuit going against Ethicon or Bard. It cost me $45,000 for that woman telling them that. And of course I have NOT been able to get a lawsuit going. Anyway, Thanks for the info, Blair and I will keep you apprised of the outcome. Best Wishes.......
Hi how are you doing, sorry to hear about in the States you call it Workmen Comp, here Down Under we call Workers'Comp, either way your dealing with drop kick Insurers, and boy do I know how that feels. Before I had my injury which was primarily to my lower back, and resulted in major surgery with two steel cages, two rods and 12 bolts, but out of that also came the prolapsed pelvis and bowel and centre stage came Dr (Evil) White and the mesh issue. I know how you feel because my Workers'Comp is still going now for over 7 years, and our wonderful State Government, different from Federal, every state in Australia whether NSW, Qld, Vic etc has a premier, and they make up their own laws etc. Well I live in NSW, and the bastards have ripped into Workers'Comp, like it was already a shambles, and yes every worm comes crawling out if there is a sniff of compensation and wants their share, bloody disgusting. Listen sweety I tried the facebook suggestion but only saw something for a band I think, you mentioned a lawyer company who delt all lot of Cook Medical? and you were trying to get a link, all I need is the name of them, if you can?

The other thing I told you I went to another Colorectal Surgeonm, well the specialised white blood cell test took all day at the hospital what fun! I will let you know the results. Hope you get something out of your case. Take Care Son
ALIEN BABY

Woodbine, NJ

#7171 Jan 25, 2013
We should all get together and start a class action lawsuit for all the category 6's(composix e/x) it seems that most of these got serious infections after implants and had to be taken out or the infection would have killed the people. I have been in touch with Davol Bard and they are trying to lay blame on the doctor, the stitches, the complex closure, not being sanitary, etc., but my father in law has had worse problems since his mesh was removed three months after the put it in to repair ventral hernia. However, I have found someone willing to "BE ON OUR SIDE" from a local news channel here in the pennsylvania/south jersey area, they have a segment of their news broadcast thats called "ON YOUR SIDE" so I wrote to them, explaining whats going on with my pop, the producer called me and said she wants to get involved on his behalf. She saw the pics of pops stomach, he looks pregnant with alien, hence alien baby name.....so if anyone here on this forum is local to northeast united states, get in touch and lets make them pay!! The producer has us getting all relevant records, then a day or two prior to me sending to Davol legal dept., she is going to call them, tell them they will go public with this story, and it can be good about davol or not.....Davol did tell me if I have records for him saying it was the mesh(which we have) but I guess they want more, and since I am not an attorney and cannot find any lawyer who will take a mesh thats not the "kugel" they probably think I will take no for an answer. WRONG DAVOL!! Hearing No after what he has been through(and everyone else) well the word NO just makes me want to push harder for justice!! So if it means "going public on tv" then thats just what we will do. Get in touch people, lets make them accountable for their crappy products!! they voluntarily recalled my pops lot # yet they say its not a recalled mesh. Wait, your company recalled that lot, but its not recalled? Am I stupid or does that just not make sense??
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7172 Jan 25, 2013
Did anyone get help from Cory/Watson?

http://www.cwcd.com/hernia-danger.php
Blair

Montague, Canada

#7173 Jan 25, 2013
ALIEN BABY wrote:
We should all get together and start a class action lawsuit for all the category 6's(composix e/x) it seems that most of these got serious infections after implants and had to be taken out or the infection would have killed the people. I have been in touch with Davol Bard and they are trying to lay blame on the doctor, the stitches, the complex closure, not being sanitary, etc., but my father in law has had worse problems since his mesh was removed three months after the put it in to repair ventral hernia. However, I have found someone willing to "BE ON OUR SIDE" from a local news channel here in the pennsylvania/south jersey area, they have a segment of their news broadcast thats called "ON YOUR SIDE" so I wrote to them, explaining whats going on with my pop, the producer called me and said she wants to get involved on his behalf. She saw the pics of pops stomach, he looks pregnant with alien, hence alien baby name.....so if anyone here on this forum is local to northeast united states, get in touch and lets make them pay!! The producer has us getting all relevant records, then a day or two prior to me sending to Davol legal dept., she is going to call them, tell them they will go public with this story, and it can be good about davol or not.....Davol did tell me if I have records for him saying it was the mesh(which we have) but I guess they want more, and since I am not an attorney and cannot find any lawyer who will take a mesh thats not the "kugel" they probably think I will take no for an answer. WRONG DAVOL!! Hearing No after what he has been through(and everyone else) well the word NO just makes me want to push harder for justice!! So if it means "going public on tv" then thats just what we will do. Get in touch people, lets make them accountable for their crappy products!! they voluntarily recalled my pops lot # yet they say its not a recalled mesh. Wait, your company recalled that lot, but its not recalled? Am I stupid or does that just not make sense??
Found this in my favorites this morning, boy did we get the shaft from the courts, this is a good read and i was thinking of you when i found it. Put it in your favorites and show it to your father in law.

http://www.beasleyallen.com/news/federal-cour...
Ampsmarie

United States

#7174 Jan 25, 2013
I need help... I had my hernia surgery done in Ohio, however I cannot locate the doctor who completed the surgery so I have no idea how to find out what type of mesh I have. I am not in severe pain, however I have uncomfortable feeling in my abdomen and where the mesh is located. I am now located in Las Vegas and would like to see if there is anything I can do... I had a friend who had a co-worker who passed away due to mesh from hernia surgery, so now I am in a panic!
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#7175 Jan 25, 2013
Ampsmarie wrote:
I need help... I had my hernia surgery done in Ohio, however I cannot locate the doctor who completed the surgery so I have no idea how to find out what type of mesh I have. I am not in severe pain, however I have uncomfortable feeling in my abdomen and where the mesh is located. I am now located in Las Vegas and would like to see if there is anything I can do... I had a friend who had a co-worker who passed away due to mesh from hernia surgery, so now I am in a panic!
Contact the hospital where the surgery was done and get a copy of your OP report. That will have the info you need. Then read previous pages of this blog.
Terlin

Wayne, MI

#7176 Jan 25, 2013
Severe abdominal pain muscle loss confusion can't sleep anybody have these symptoms muscle spasms autoimune to hernia mesh along with bowel a bladder problems
Mike m

United States

#7177 Jan 25, 2013
I have proloop atrium and plug also with a marlex mesh in i havd pain walking back pain been seein docs for 3 yrs go to Cleveland clinc feb 5 2013 will get there opinion

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