Hernia Mesh Recall...

Hernia Mesh Recall...

There are 64 comments on the PR-inside.com story from May 10, 2007, titled Hernia Mesh Recall.... In it, PR-inside.com reports that:

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hernia Patch Recall Internet site and toll free Hernia Mesh Recall Hotline 1-866-374-0338 established to provide patients complete information, a list of affected ... via PR-inside.com

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unknown

AOL

#23 Nov 29, 2007
JJW wrote:
The only real defective meshes are 2 part made in the USA they delaminate like proceed gortex. They have 2 layers. Titanium might be the new hope less scaring and very agreeable, it is not a 2 ply it is coated by a molecular process made in Germany.
By the way eating junk food-cokes will make hernias hurt..
lOOK I DONT CARE WHO MADE THEM THIS THINGS IS NOT PERFECT SO JUST BECAUSE 90% OF PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO JOG AND LIFT WEIGHTS WHATEVER. THE REST OF US HAVE TO SUFFER IN FREAKEN PAIN YEARS LATER AFTER YEARS OF NO PAIN PEOPLE ARE GETTING SUDDEN PAINS. YOU DONT KNOW WHAT WE ALL HAVE INSIDE OF US SO STATE THE FACTS !!!!!!!!!!
i WONT BOTHER WITH TALKING STUPID COMMENT
JJW

United States

#24 Nov 29, 2007
A few double layer meshes were put in upside down adhering to the intestines.
JJW

United States

#25 Nov 29, 2007
Id like to see even one person on here who's hurt on their 1st surgery using factory prolene thats not a 2 ply thats not conterfeit. Say in 2007. This is the date that the counterfeits were removed or expired.
JJW

United States

#26 Nov 30, 2007
Lets see some people write in who are sick from single ply prolene. So if you had that please report.
unknown

United States

#27 Nov 30, 2007
JJW,

WHY ARE YOU WASTING YOUR TIME AND OURS, YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO CLUE AS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH. SO LEAVE US ALONE AND GO EAT SOME JUNK FOR AND HAVE A COKE. GET A LIFE!!!

FONDLEY.
unknown

United States

#28 Nov 30, 2007
JJW

WHO ARE YOU ? YOU THINK YOU ARE A DR. IT WOULDN'T SURPISE ME, THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. OR DO YOU WORK FOR THE CHINESE.
I WOULDN'T WISH THIS PAIN ON ANYONE BUT MAYBE YOU.

LIKE I SAID GET A LIFE!!!

LEAVE US ALONE.
unknown

United States

#29 Nov 30, 2007
unknown wrote:
<quoted text>
lOOK I DONT CARE WHO MADE THEM THIS THINGS IS NOT PERFECT SO JUST BECAUSE 90% OF PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO JOG AND LIFT WEIGHTS WHATEVER. THE REST OF US HAVE TO SUFFER IN FREAKEN PAIN YEARS LATER AFTER YEARS OF NO PAIN PEOPLE ARE GETTING SUDDEN PAINS. YOU DONT KNOW WHAT WE ALL HAVE INSIDE OF US SO STATE THE FACTS !!!!!!!!!!
i WONT BOTHER WITH TALKING STUPID COMMENT
WHAT IS UP WITH THIS JJW? I AM NEW TO THIS SITE AND I AM APPAULED THAT SOMEONE WOULD QUESTION US.
GOD BLESS
JACKIE
stephanie

Saint Kilda, Australia

#30 Dec 1, 2007
mary wrote:
<quoted text> could someone please answer this question. I have had apogee and have had many complications, absess formation, abdominal pain, fever, and the last was laparoscopic procedure to evaluate the pain- they found nothing but I had internal bleeding
hi, i really hope you reply.
my dr did not fully inform me of this apogee procedure and i have had nothing but trouble since having it in in 2006. left sided buttock and leg pain and left groin pain, have had 2 laparoscopies with no definite answers
unknown

AOL

#31 Dec 1, 2007
stephanie wrote:
<quoted text>
hi, i really hope you reply.
my dr did not fully inform me of this apogee procedure and i have had nothing but trouble since having it in in 2006. left sided buttock and leg pain and left groin pain, have had 2 laparoscopies with no definite answers
Contact ELLEN [email protected]

OR LANA [email protected]

They have information maybe they can help you.

Good luck hope you feel better
Alice

AOL

#32 Dec 8, 2007
stephanie wrote:
<quoted text>
hi, i really hope you reply.
my dr did not fully inform me of this apogee procedure and i have had nothing but trouble since having it in in 2006. left sided buttock and leg pain and left groin pain, have had 2 laparoscopies with no definite answers
A friend of mine is in the same situation. And she can't get any answers. I will give her this website.
Susan _Wayzata Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

#33 Dec 29, 2007
I had two Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches placed in me on Aug 16, 2006, to repair a surgical ventral hernia.

The two patches used were:

Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
Self-expanding Polypropylene & PTFE Patch
for soft tissue reconstruction
(8" X 10.7") Oval Ref 0010206 - LOT 43DQD804 - This patch was on the updated recall list from Jan 2006.

AND

Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
Self-expanding Polypropylene & PTFE Patch
for soft tissue reconstruction
(5.4" X 7.0") Ref 0010202 - LOT 43LPD254 - This patch was on the first recall list from October of 2005.

Both meshes got infected within days after implantation, and then I had to have drains inserted into my abdomen to drain the infected fluid, plus they removed and additional 5 feet of intestine while they had me open and did an appendectomy, also. I also had be on TPN , no food by mouth, only bags of nutritional liquid and liquid antibiotics pumped in through PIC line that went straight in to my heart. This went on for sixth months and I was weak, had chronic diarrhea, it was miserable. Now here it is, just about the beginning of 2008, and I have basketball sized hernia sticking straight out of my lower abdomen off to the side-I look nine months pregnant, but in a very deformed way - and it's very painful. Every day is a struggle...I've been to the Mayo Clinic twice and they're sympathetic, but not optimistic that I'll ever be normal again. I don't know what to do or where to turn to next....
Susan _Wayzata Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Dec 30, 2007
Susan _Wayzata Minnesota wrote:
I had two Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches placed in me on Aug 16, 2006, to repair a surgical ventral hernia.
The two patches used were:
Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
Self-expanding Polypropylene & PTFE Patch
for soft tissue reconstruction
(8" X 10.7") Oval Ref 0010206 - LOT 43DQD804 - This patch was on the updated recall list from Jan 2006.
AND
Bard Composix Kugel Hernia Patch
Self-expanding Polypropylene & PTFE Patch
for soft tissue reconstruction
(5.4" X 7.0") Ref 0010202 - LOT 43LPD254 - This patch was on the first recall list from October of 2005.
Both meshes got infected within days after implantation, and then I had to have drains inserted into my abdomen to drain the infected fluid, plus they removed and additional 5 feet of intestine while they had me open and did an appendectomy, also. I also had be on TPN , no food by mouth, only bags of nutritional liquid and liquid antibiotics pumped in through PIC line that went straight in to my heart. This went on for sixth months and I was weak, had chronic diarrhea, it was miserable. Both patches were removed in Feb 2007...But now here it is, just about the beginning of 2008, and I have basketball sized hernia sticking straight out of my lower abdomen off to the side-I look nine months pregnant, but in a very deformed way - and it's very painful. Every day is a struggle...I've been to the Mayo Clinic twice and they're sympathetic, but not optimistic that I'll ever be normal again. I don't know what to do or where to turn to next....
I just wanted to make clear the fact that both of the patches were removed in Feb 2007, but I'm still miserable and have this HUGE, deformed hernia to live with every day. I't miserable!
Jim from jersey

Browns Mills, NJ

#35 Dec 31, 2007
First off, why do you even give JJW any voice on these forums, it is obvious he doesn't speak from experience. I am still working very hard to get our voice heard. Like I said I was going to do, I have used my pain to motivate me and wanted to get our problems brought into the lite. There will be an announcement, I am told probably in January, The FDA's Investigation is nearly complete and they will make an announcement shortly. I am not being told of what might be said or reported only that something will be brought forward. I do know how all have benn suffering so, and am very upset that this has happened to all of you. I pray that everyone gets the help they need, but I have a very bad feeling that this problem is going to go on for quite some time. As the FDA has been investigating many of these crappy meshes were still implanted in people as the investigation was going on. I pleaded with the FDA to at least issue warnings to the medical field that these meshes may cause complications, they stated that there is a protocol that they must follow and couldn't do that, so I fear that this topic will rage on for quite a while until the announcement, what ever that may be.
ricardo clay

Amarillo, TX

#36 Jan 11, 2008
i hade the proceed mesh used on me i have been sick i had surgery in may of 2005 i have lost my job and i dont have insurance anymore i have swelling at the site where the mesh was put i have hade dirrea for months what can i do help please my email address is [email protected]
oftenlost-at-gma il

Leesville, LA

#38 Jan 31, 2008
I have these same problems. I had hernia surgery back in 2005. It was my second one. my first on the other side was when I was a kid. in 89. It was the old stuff. I have never had a problem with it like it was never there. But this new hernia surgery i had in 05 mesh was used. now if I cough , lift weights, any thing strenuous there is pressure and pain at the spot of surgery. I'm getting my records now to find out exactly what patch they used. Hopefully they will replace it. Im def getting an attorney.
ELLEN

United States

#39 Mar 1, 2008
stephanie wrote:
<quoted text>
hi, i really hope you reply.
my dr did not fully inform me of this apogee procedure and i have had nothing but trouble since having it in in 2006. left sided buttock and leg pain and left groin pain, have had 2 laparoscopies with no definite answers
STEPHANIE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME i HAVE THE SAME MESH AND COMPLATIONS AND CAN HELP YOU EMAIL ME YOUR NUMBER [email protected] GOOD LUCK eLLEN
ELLEN

United States

#40 Mar 1, 2008
Alice wrote:
<quoted text>
A friend of mine is in the same situation. And she can't get any answers. I will give her this website.
pLEASE CONTACT ME ABOUT ams APOGEE MESH i CAN HELP YOU EMAIL ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND I WILL CALL YOU eLLEN
ELLEN

United States

#41 Mar 1, 2008
ALICE AND STEPHANIE YOU NEED TO CONTACT NANCY HERSH [email protected] OR [email protected] THEY CAN HELP YOU WITH APOGEE MESH {AMS]
Dawn

AOL

#42 Mar 11, 2008
JJW wrote:
Lets see some people write in who are sick from single ply prolene. So if you had that please report.
Hi, I had the prolene mesh on right side, and bard mesh, flat on the left side. Right after the right surgery I started suffering from excruciating pain. I have a whole file of doctors and surgeons notes now, when before I never had any health problems whatsoever. The right side has been raised and very swollen for 6 5 years now, hurts to touch it, radiates to my lower back (right side). I'm miserable. I went from happy athletic girl, to now being overweight and depressed. I can't stand for long periods of time, My sex life has went downhill completely, I'm in constant pain. I just don't know what to do. I had rectal bleeding and the doctors blew it off as nothing after doing embarrassing tests. I had two mysterious infections that were also blown off as nothing. One in my back, lower back, after 2nd exploratory surgery from right hernia repair, and then an infection that radiated to my feet, I ended up losing a toenail from it. Again, it was passed off as nothing. All these mysterious things started happening to me after I had hernia surgery and what Pisses me off, is no doctor is willing to fully investigate and see what is actually going on. My pelvic, right side area is so swollen that it looks like I have a baseball in my stomach, that is no exaggeration. My surgeon admitted to me that he went around to my back during the exploratory surgery to get entrapped nerves and mesh, but when another doctor was present, he changed his story a little bit. I know I have permanent nerve damage from this and I can't take the pain anymore. I have been getting pain injection shots for years now, physical therapy that does nothing whatsoever and any kind of activity makes it hurt that much more worse. I finally went in 2005 and had another surgeon do another surgery on the right side, so now that is three surgeries, just one one side. He said that it was all a mess in there and loosened some entrapped nerves. The ironic part of all this is, I saw my surgeon (who is now retired) At an in and out mart here in HOlland loading up on Wine and Beer. Now it makes me wonder if he could have possibly been drinking when he did my surgery, but i'll never know. I say that because he kept changing his story as to what procedure he did, first it was a femoral, then ingunial, then he removed the mesh, then he didn't. Just really frustrating situation all together. IF anyone knows of anyone getting help for this damn Mesh, Not just kugel mesh, please let me know. I need to find someone that can help me so that I can get my life, happiness and relationship back to where it was before. This Is Not Fair!!!! If someone wants to email me, my address is [email protected]
DAN MASTERS

United States

#43 Mar 14, 2008
I HAVE HAD A MESH NET HERNIA SERGURY IN 2000
IT HAS NOT BEN RIGHT EVER SENCE I AM FINALY IN THE PROCESS OF GETING IT REPAIRED AGIN WICH IM AFRAID TO DO BUT IT IS GETTING WORSE.WHAT ARE MY CHOICES A NEW MESH OR ?? PS I DONT KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MESH IS IN NOW DONT KNOW HOW TO FIND OUT EATHER ITS BEN ALMOST 10 YEARS.

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