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nomeshno

Gilbert, AZ

#6950 Dec 8, 2012
mesh good wrote:
Had inguinal hernia repaired in 2001 with mesh
at Hernia Institute in Miami, Fl and have had
no problems at all. Just had second repair of
other side (no mesh Dr's idea) and not happy
with results at all. The fault of these mesh
repairs I would bet is the Doctors/Surgeons
lack of experience doing the repairs and using
mesh. If you need a Hernia repair check out the
Hernia Instute in Miami that's all they do. Perhaps
contacting them if you are having problems with
a previous repair might be a good idea also.
Good for you, so then why are you on this forum? You should be living your no complication normal life instead of looking for complications from hernia. You want to blame the doctors fine, they are at fault too for not doing research and just trusting the sales rep. For example the Kugal is just placed after the incision then it pops into position like a tent, to make it easier on surgeons. But how to you explain after the mesh was lifted to remove it and right below the mesh the intestines looked like a blob in the exact shape of the mesh. It was chemical leaching reaction that caused chronic inflammation of the intestines, which caused massive adhesion. So did the doctor cause this? Then from the chemical leaching it destroys the endocrine system along with causing autoimmune diseases and it is proven in many victims medical records, so did the doctors cause the diseases and cause slow damage of the thyroid, adrenals, pancreas etc?
Stop infuriating the sufferers and just go away from this site.
Andy

New York, NY

#6951 Dec 9, 2012
I was intrigued by the observation by All Meshed Up that location may have something to do with how a case turns out. He may have point here. Lawyers are aware of this so they must come with some sort of strategy to combat this. While I may agree with you on this, I feel differently about your view on how the "big" law firms are more concerned on how to pay their jets. A friend got in touch with http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuitcenter.us/ and she seems very satisfied with how it's being handled.
Blair

Charlottetown, Canada

#6952 Dec 9, 2012
Andy wrote:
I was intrigued by the observation by All Meshed Up that location may have something to do with how a case turns out. He may have point here. Lawyers are aware of this so they must come with some sort of strategy to combat this. While I may agree with you on this, I feel differently about your view on how the "big" law firms are more concerned on how to pay their jets. A friend got in touch with http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuitcenter.us/ and she seems very satisfied with how it's being handled.
Andy, All meshed up is right and we are talking about two different lawsuits,one is Kugel Mesh,the other is vaginal Mesh and i hope your friend is not male. Don't worry they will get screwed also. The law firms are the big winners of any settlement. Clearly there is no justice for the little guy. One big lesson for young people today in the working world, don't become reliant on the system to help you when you become injured. You need insurance to protect yourself in case of sickness or injury. Most policys will pay back three guarters of what you payed in when you reach retirement. Protect your family from the medical world.
Sonia_59

Marrickville, Australia

#6953 Dec 9, 2012
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> You work for a law firm. Thats the link you posted. Its an advertisement. Do you really have a "friend" or is she a client? I'm just asking because it is suspicious that the link is a lawyers site not an "information site". Just saying "Jessica" from Washington D.C.
Hi, you give it to them, looks like more and more skeletons coming out of the closet. I will update you on my dilema, still passing razer blades, and funny enough, the latest poo test, I got a call from the original specialist who performed the colonoscopy in 2008. I think my GP, know a lot more and is not telling me. That other surgeon who did the prolapse and the colonoscopy still have heard nothing from him. I hope they take his license away. Kind regards Sonia_59
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#6954 Dec 10, 2012
Sonia_59 wrote:
<quoted text>Hi, you give it to them, looks like more and more skeletons coming out of the closet. I will update you on my dilema, still passing razer blades, and funny enough, the latest poo test, I got a call from the original specialist who performed the colonoscopy in 2008. I think my GP, know a lot more and is not telling me. That other surgeon who did the prolapse and the colonoscopy still have heard nothing from him. I hope they take his license away. Kind regards Sonia_59
Glad to hear from you Sonia! Was wondering how you were doing. I hope that you will be able to get the help you need soon. I am increasingly interested in the proliferation of mesh products to other countries. We have had several posts from other continents and they all say the same thing as we post here. This situation is slowly developing into world wide harm done by mesh and a continueing marketing effort by big medical firms. In researching past documentation of mesh development I was surprised to see French, German, English and Swiss manufacturers as well as American. Many of the Europeon documents are very specific about the erosion, chemical leeching and material breakdown and migration of mesh. Why, other than money/greed, would any company come up with a marketing concept that promotes a lie that this stuff is benign, pliant and harmless? Globaly there must be millions of implantee's. Many may be in developing regions of the world where there is no access to the internet and information on the dangers of mesh. Pretty scary actually. I send my Best Wishes to you and your family Sonia. And I send my wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and Happy, Happy New Year to you all. God Bless us, everyone. Lets hope that 2013 is a breakthrough year for us all.
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#6955 Dec 10, 2012
Blair wrote:
<quoted text>
Andy, All meshed up is right and we are talking about two different lawsuits,one is Kugel Mesh,the other is vaginal Mesh and i hope your friend is not male. Don't worry they will get screwed also. The law firms are the big winners of any settlement. Clearly there is no justice for the little guy. One big lesson for young people today in the working world, don't become reliant on the system to help you when you become injured. You need insurance to protect yourself in case of sickness or injury. Most policys will pay back three guarters of what you payed in when you reach retirement. Protect your family from the medical world.
You are completely right, Blair. Thanks again. "Andy's" post reads almost the same as "Jessica" from "DC". As I have posted previously, the "vultures" are trolling for victims. They will give these people hope that they will be able to recoup some of what they have lost. They will be screened, catagorized, sucked dry of all their information and if not deemed worthy they will get a call from some minimum wage call center worker who informs them ( in a not so caring voice ) " We are dropping you as a client at this time because you do not have a strong enough case". Please contact a local lawyer before your statute of limitations are up". Thanks for contacting *enter lawfirm name here* and have a nice day. NEXT! We all need to contact and make a report to the FDA MAUDE site, again. And again. And again. Only by overwhelming numbers can we break down the doors that have been shut in our faces. Only by overwhelming numbers will we be able to get the attention of those people that are ignoreing us, abuseing us, ridiculing us and looking down their noses at us. We all need to participate in this campaign for our rights as victims. Thanks for your help Blair and all of you that are suffering through this sham but still fighting.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#6956 Dec 10, 2012
The Medical mesh device news desk announced that there is an nbc news station in Jacksonville Fl. Wanting to interview mesh victims. Hmmmm. Any takers?
mathias

Gig Harbor, WA

#6957 Dec 10, 2012
Patty Williams wrote:
The Medical mesh device news desk announced that there is an nbc news station in Jacksonville Fl. Wanting to interview mesh victims. Hmmmm. Any takers?
I would be very interested. The only doctors ive had access to have been the ones at the hospital my sugery was done in. They tell me the same thing," That its "A" typical and its normal to feel the pains I've been having. I really dont believe it at all and think there givin me a snow job to cover there own rear ends. I havent talked to any lawyers and do suffer from many of the symptoms listed in past posts. I would like to have some more information on this if its possible. Please have anyone e-mail me at campbellmat.mc@gmail.com I really do need all the help that I can get, especially if its coming from out of state from where I am
Rhonda

Portsmouth, VA

#6958 Dec 11, 2012
had a grynfeldt hernia repair 9/2011 and since then I have had chronis hives which i got tired of taking benadryl and my PCP wanted to try OTC antihistamines. I have pain at and around surgery area. You can see the pariameter of the mesh by the hives on the outside of by side that defines the edges of the mesh internally. I have chronic fatique and muscle aches. MY cholesterol increased and I eat organics, mostly vegetarian, dont use condiments... I eat very healthy and had not experienced such physical ailments until this mesh was placed. had follow ups with surgeon but never addresses my complaints. surgeon notes that mesh remains intact and stable per MRI but not followed up w/ MRI w/ contrast.(thats how hernis was diagnosed) Initially misdiagnosed as LIpoma until it got so big it was affecting my large intestine and the ligaments to my left kidney.
Susan

Warrior, AL

#6959 Dec 11, 2012
Jessica wrote:
A friend of mine suffered from constant bleeding caused by a bladder sling she was implanted a few years ago. We came across some informative articles at http://www.bladderslingrecall.us/ and learned that it's actually one of the potential complications associated with these devices. She had to go through multiple corrective surgeries to have it completely removed. It's terrifying to know that things could have gotten worse had she not had the device extracted.
Whats so sad now adays is that one cann't even trust a surgeon! Thats my true feelings... One has to research research every angle before having any kind of surgery of any kind. For any more they surgeons, are out to make big bucks themselves!! I know for I researched everything before my second office visit. One needs to take on next visit any printed out stories of bad surgery. Ask all kinds questions. rather they are Pro or Con questions, Other words back the doctor surgeon in the corner, don't let him her lie to you. Been their. In my case surgeon didn't know that I was up onto the cons of the bladder sling surgery. Will not go back to him. I gave him the best gift of knowledge to him. For I left him the folder of all the bad surgeries caused by the Bladder sling surgery. I also asked him if he knew that these slings were not even approved by FDA to be on market. The look on his face. Priceless to me. For he didn't get screw my life up to pad his pockets...
Chuck

Warrior, AL

#6960 Dec 11, 2012
Ok just read this on internet, Obamacare pre-exicisting Conditions Fee to cost companies $63.00 perperson These charges are a buried charge in recent regulations. Yet nothing is getting done to cut the cost of what is causing these pre-existing conditions. Stuff like many bad meds, bad med devices, I blame our own Fed Gov for these high cost. Fed needs first to rebuild our own Human Health Care System. Starting with FDA. For they are the jerks that allow bad medical stuff on the market. Not enough research being done to see what all side effects these meds/ devices etc can cause a persons health. Do most normal people ever wonder how alot of junk gets put on market or how it even gets tested for approval? Most unfitted med stuff is tested on people of back streets of third counties of the poor homeless people . Most people are of little schooling. Big pay offs. I also remember seeing a show last yr. about this testing of meds for fda approval. It seemed it was 60 mins, or 20 20. The gov could do alot to cut alot of red tape. One get Americans to run our county. Starting with SS department. It seems when I call them I end up speaking to an non broken true english speaking person. Then always getting back to back letters correcting their own screwups of one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing! Blind leading the blind! I got say they SS don't like when I call. What gets me is all the pay offs trade off. Getting SSDisability you fill out tons of life history, in triple forms some more then that. Then within few weeks been deined. Then now one has to hire attoreny meaning you have to refill papers, meaning you have to do most leg work. Then who knows how look before a judge sees you or your file, I know some people it took up to 3yrs. Then if person wins the case, the attoreny gets 1/4 of the award toward you. Sure you do get back pay which ends up paying back bills if one hasn't become homeless first, or passed way waiting. We live in a screwed up greedy med world.
Ted

Chatham, Canada

#6961 Dec 11, 2012
Had the cqur put in Jan 2012. Had it removed in August of 12 as it was breaking down and pieces of what could be the omega 3 would flow out an open wound in my abdomen. Looking for a lawyer in Canada who would be interested in this case

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#6962 Dec 11, 2012
Ted wrote:
Had the cqur put in Jan 2012. Had it removed in August of 12 as it was breaking down and pieces of what could be the omega 3 would flow out an open wound in my abdomen. Looking for a lawyer in Canada who would be interested in this case
Atrium is a nasty word in my house. The Fda did aa inspection of their facility a few months back. Please look at the warning letter from the fda to atrium on the fda website. Have no idea of any Canadian lawyers. Maybe report it to the fda. I'm sure someone here can lead you in the right direction. Same thing my husband went through with his Atrium mesh over 14 monts ago and still very very sick.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#6963 Dec 11, 2012
Chuck wrote:
Ok just read this on internet, Obamacare pre-exicisting Conditions Fee to cost companies $63.00 perperson These charges are a buried charge in recent regulations. Yet nothing is getting done to cut the cost of what is causing these pre-existing conditions. Stuff like many bad meds, bad med devices, I blame our own Fed Gov for these high cost. Fed needs first to rebuild our own Human Health Care System. Starting with FDA. For they are the jerks that allow bad medical stuff on the market. Not enough research being done to see what all side effects these meds/ devices etc can cause a persons health. Do most normal people ever wonder how alot of junk gets put on market or how it even gets tested for approval? Most unfitted med stuff is tested on people of back streets of third counties of the poor homeless people . Most people are of little schooling. Big pay offs. I also remember seeing a show last yr. about this testing of meds for fda approval. It seemed it was 60 mins, or 20 20. The gov could do alot to cut alot of red tape. One get Americans to run our county. Starting with SS department. It seems when I call them I end up speaking to an non broken true english speaking person. Then always getting back to back letters correcting their own screwups of one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing! Blind leading the blind! I got say they SS don't like when I call. What gets me is all the pay offs trade off. Getting SSDisability you fill out tons of life history, in triple forms some more then that. Then within few weeks been deined. Then now one has to hire attoreny meaning you have to refill papers, meaning you have to do most leg work. Then who knows how look before a judge sees you or your file, I know some people it took up to 3yrs. Then if person wins the case, the attoreny gets 1/4 of ( award toward you. Sure you do get back pay which ends up paying back bills if one hasn't become homeless first, or passed way waiting. We live in a screwed up greedy med world.
Tis true.

Since: Nov 12

Wentworthville, Australia

#6964 Dec 11, 2012
Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well under the circumstances. Has anyone heard of or had implanted or there is a class action suit going for a product Biodesign Surgisis. The solicitors in Australia are waiting on the American's to see whether there are legal proceeding going on for this product which is made by Cook Biotech.

The reason why the solicitor actually found this, was not through the surgeon's operation report, but the records that the hospital holds.

I have done some reading, and it reads like a nightmare, inflamation, infections, degrading etc.

If anyone has any information particularly legal action against Cook Biotech for the Biodesign Surgisis, please let me know. Meanwhile still passing razor blades and I am on Penicilin, full-time.
Blair

Charlottetown, Canada

#6965 Dec 11, 2012
Ted wrote:
Had the cqur put in Jan 2012. Had it removed in August of 12 as it was breaking down and pieces of what could be the omega 3 would flow out an open wound in my abdomen. Looking for a lawyer in Canada who would be interested in this case
Ted, phone the # on the site below, if they are an international law firm they will take you on.

http://www.mesh-pain.com/
nomeshno

Gilbert, AZ

#6966 Dec 11, 2012
Rhonda wrote:
had a grynfeldt hernia repair 9/2011 and since then I have had chronis hives which i got tired of taking benadryl and my PCP wanted to try OTC antihistamines. I have pain at and around surgery area. You can see the pariameter of the mesh by the hives on the outside of by side that defines the edges of the mesh internally. I have chronic fatique and muscle aches. MY cholesterol increased and I eat organics, mostly vegetarian, dont use condiments... I eat very healthy and had not experienced such physical ailments until this mesh was placed. had follow ups with surgeon but never addresses my complaints. surgeon notes that mesh remains intact and stable per MRI but not followed up w/ MRI w/ contrast.(thats how hernis was diagnosed) Initially misdiagnosed as LIpoma until it got so big it was affecting my large intestine and the ligaments to my left kidney.
I can relate with you, for six yrs I went to the surgeon indicating the fatigue, pain, seroma, hives etc. I went to 9 times, he kept on saying I was fine. But I was not, I was dying. My body was rejecting the mesh, causing chronic inflammation which caused permanent damage. My GI system has been damaged, I never had any digestive disorder until the implant. The mesh is made out of chemicals it does not belong in human body. You need to get it out of your body ASAP. Over the yrs I saw about 20 Drs from office visits to hospitalization, no one tell me the truth. I had to go out of state to get help. Drs. Cover for each other and even if they believe it is the mesh, they do not want to get involved in possible legal supoena so they will not tell you the truth.
To stop the hives, I was prescribed Atarax, Zyrtec & Pepcid, it needed a triple threat to make a dent. Zytec & Atarax is a Histamine 1 inhibitor and Pepcid H2...
Chuck

Warrior, AL

#6967 Dec 11, 2012
Has anyone else been hearing about ads on tv from attorneys, about the Da Vinci Robot Surgery for lap surgery? It's been running alot lately on tv. My wife had lap surgery back in 2010 ventral hernia, with this method, she has one lap port hole that never healed right or closed proper. Yet how can one know if some of the problems we have isn't caused by this type surgery? I researched the attorneys finding, has anyone had problems with this lap surgery years after having it done?
All Meshed Up

Grand Junction, CO

#6968 Dec 12, 2012
Chuck wrote:
Stuff like many bad meds, bad med devices, I blame our own Fed Gov for these high cost. Fed needs first to rebuild our own Human Health Care System. Starting with FDA. For they are the jerks that allow bad medical stuff on the market. Not enough research being done to see what all side effects these meds/ devices etc can cause a persons health. Do most normal people ever wonder how alot of junk gets put on market or how it even gets tested for approval? Most unfitted med stuff is tested on people of back streets of third counties of the poor homeless people . Most people are of little schooling. Big pay offs. I also remember seeing a show last yr. about this testing of meds for fda approval. It seemed it was 60 mins, or 20 20. The gov could do alot to cut alot of red tape. One get Americans to run our county. Starting with SS department. It seems when I call them I end up speaking to an non broken true english speaking person. Then always getting back to back letters correcting their own screwups of one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing! Blind leading the blind! I got say they SS don't like when I call. What gets me is all the pay offs trade off. Getting SSDisability you fill out tons of life history, in triple forms some more then that. Then within few weeks been deined. Then now one has to hire attoreny meaning you have to refill papers, meaning you have to do most leg work. Then who knows how look before a judge sees you or your file, I know some people it took up to 3yrs. Then if person wins the case, the attoreny gets 1/4 of the award toward you. Sure you do get back pay which ends up paying back bills if one hasn't become homeless first, or passed way waiting. We live in a screwed up greedy med world.
The FDA is now going to require a $250,000 fee instead of the $5000 they get now for their 501K program. They are also requiring more education of the surgeons about medical implants coming on to the market. 1. This will cause all of the smaller competitive companies to think twice before bring a new product on to the market. There by taking them out of the medical device buisness. Leaving J&J, Kugel and the rest with the vast majority of the market share. They have now circled the wagons and cut out the smaller ( possibly the more innovative ) companies from competeing. 2. Doctors will now get the majority of blame for the "bad surgeries" that "they" have done. The facts about what mesh does will be lost in the furor about the lack of Implant Education and "Greedy" Dr.'s causing "all" of this great harm to the "Poor Victims" ( literally or figurtively, take your pick!) of their "shabby surgical practices". 3. The FDA in all of its wisdom has again sided with big Medical Manufacturers and hidden it in the guise of helping streamline the system. The fact that our Medicare and Medicaid programs are/is broke/broken, rife with fraud, cost over runs, loss of funds etc AND now lets throw in, what, 50,000 mesh victims? 100,000 victims? All hitting the system at one time. What is Obama Care going to do with that? What is the insurance, legal system and the manufacturers going to do when it breaks that mesh is "REALLY" bad? How is the system going to handle all of the SSI clients because MESH is now recognized as a debilitating "medical device failure". Even the lucky ones that have not had a problem with mesh will want their implant out or part of one of the many lawsuits. This Government and the Medical Device Manufacturers cannot let that happen. They are the ones who perpetuate this stuff. Sonia, in her latest post, mentioned that the Austrailian Government is "monitoring" what the U.S. is doing about mesh! Lets hope they have better luck there than we have had here when it comes to our beloved FDA looking out for OUR interests instead of THEIR interests.

Since: Apr 12

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#6969 Dec 12, 2012
Does anyone know what's going on with the new tax on medical devices? I know this is not a political forum but I'm not understanding the scheme. I know that there are jobs in jeopardy over the mess.

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