Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

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

There are 8252 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, ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at PRWeb.

justme

Fargo, ND

#4133 Apr 19, 2011
Hello Sue,
One of my patches was replaced with collamend fm this is a bio mesh or pig skin. Be aware there are synthic-bio mesh as well.I still have three synthic mesh in me they are going to be removed shortly and replaced with bio mesh. Dr are going to do abdominal wall reconstruction.
Sue

Walled Lake, MI

#4134 Apr 19, 2011
justme wrote:
Hello Sue,
One of my patches was replaced with collamend fm this is a bio mesh or pig skin. Be aware there are synthic-bio mesh as well.I still have three synthic mesh in me they are going to be removed shortly and replaced with bio mesh. Dr are going to do abdominal wall reconstruction.
Thanks justme, I'm still afraid but I have to get it done. Thanks for the info. Now I just have to find a surgeon who uses the bio mesh
Terrie

AOL

#4135 Apr 22, 2011
11:02am c-time. Friday 04/22/11. To all women that have had female, bladder sling surgery with the AVAULTA ribbion mesh surgery. I just saw a advertisment for call Attorney Davis & Crump @ 1-800-928-9191.
All Meshed Up

Boulder, CO

#4136 Apr 27, 2011
I now have been turned down by every law firm I have contacted concerning damage done by Prolene mesh. I now have been turned down by 2 law firms concerning Kugel mesh that was implanted to repair the damage done by the prolene. Call us when the Kugel breaks and you are damaged is what I am being told. Meanwhile I have had to apply for disability because I can no longer work as I used to. I am in pain 24/7. I almost passed out yesterday because of a "rolling pain" that hit me while I was in a state office trying to get assistance. Scared the hell out of the lady there. So.....we have been used as guinea pigs, damaged and experimented on and then ignored and left to deal with what is left. The lawyers suck, the FDA is criminal and nobody gives a rats butt about us. I have no family, no job, no legal representation and no money. What am I to do now? I still try to work but spend the next couple of days curled up in pain. This is not a life any more. Its survival. And I am a mild case in this wonderful world of Mesh.
angi meadows

Colorado Springs, CO

#4137 Apr 27, 2011
I had Proceed surgical mesh sewn into my abdomen in april 07. How do I find out if the lot number of my mesh is on the recall list. I have had problems ever since that surgery with pain. I have had 2 lawyers turn me done for the class action suits. I have no idea how to find a local lawyer who might do something. I have a dr now who believes me about the pain and the mesh but they are putting me through all sorts of tests before they will support a surgery to take the mesh out. This is the 2nd time I have had mesh problems. The first mesh from 05 was put in with little pigtail screws. The pigtails came out and the mesh twisted, pigtails caused abscesses in my abdomen.
Terrie

AOL

#4139 Apr 29, 2011
All Meshed Up wrote:
I now have been turned down by every law firm I have contacted concerning damage done by Prolene mesh. I now have been turned down by 2 law firms concerning Kugel mesh that was implanted to repair the damage done by the prolene. Call us when the Kugel breaks and you are damaged is what I am being told. Meanwhile I have had to apply for disability because I can no longer work as I used to. I am in pain 24/7. I almost passed out yesterday because of a "rolling pain" that hit me while I was in a state office trying to get assistance. Scared the hell out of the lady there. So.....we have been used as guinea pigs, damaged and experimented on and then ignored and left to deal with what is left. The lawyers suck, the FDA is criminal and nobody gives a rats butt about us. I have no family, no job, no legal representation and no money. What am I to do now? I still try to work but spend the next couple of days curled up in pain. This is not a life any more. Its survival. And I am a mild case in this wonderful world of Mesh.
I have been in your shoes. Go to Binder & Binder they are a SS Disability Attorney's.( I used them they did good by me). They have offices thru out the USA. Their main Office is in NY City. They are a BROBONO, they fight for you. Any attorney takes 25% of what you win. How it works is, a whole bunch of red tape. Papers and more papers at first. Keep all doctor appointments, Don't deal with SS they within 6 weeks dein your claim.( Gov. Red Tape). Then thats when you hire attorneys, Stay with out of area attorneys. Small town attorney's rather have ties to doctors hospitals etc.... Ok it can take up to use to be 18 months to get a gov hearing. but now with all Fed Gov budget cut's I don't know how it will work. Anyway once all paper work is filed with attorneys, attorneys deal with ss( also if health insurance is involed ss will make them pay first. You can not own any extra property stocks bonds IRA etc... it all counts against you. SSD bases your payments on your highest payed job. SS deals with all of your medical records from many years, so make sure any and all doctor visits are filed by you, get copies you also are allowed to have your med records that SS gathers. Get back to the drawn out filing which drags out. Along with hearing . From the date you file get deined you hire attorneys up to the time you go to trial or court hearing, all that time accounts as back pay. You win your case SS figures your back pay along with a monthly gov check then 25% is taken out of payment. Google SSDisability. For more imformation.
steven435

Lawson, MO

#4140 Apr 29, 2011
doe's anybody have info. on the next trial????
All Meshed Up

Boulder, CO

#4141 May 4, 2011
Thanx Terri for the info. I have to wait to be denied then I can go to a lawyer. Contacted Motley Rice, was sent a package, sent it back with a lot of info and was then told ( after I called them and talked to Megan) that as soon as my Kugel breaks give them a call.Until then I have to deal with the pain and frustration of being disabled. Wanted to sue Ethicon for the damage the Prolene did to me but can't. Want some sort of compensation for the damage done by the mesh from a simple little hernia gone bad because of the mesh. But I can't find a lawyer that has the balls to go after these people/manufacturers. I know it takes alot to get a case going but when you have a pathology report that states that the damage done to me was because of mesh you would think that there would be something I could do. But there isn't. So at the tender age of 54 I am now disabled. I don't qualify for SSDI because I made to much in 2008 so now its SSI at $645 a month. Can you live on that? I have no idea what I am going to do. The pain is getting worse, the distension of my right side is getting worse and yet there is no recourse. I do not trust Motley Rice to do the right thing after talking to them. I hope they help someone. I don't see a great deal happening. All I read about on this blog is when is the next trial. I don't read about the great success's against Kugel Bard, Ethicon...? WTF? Tell me I am wrong. I don't think I am.
Ouch

Lawrence, MA

#4142 May 4, 2011
Sue wrote:
I seriously regret having the mesh put in. Had I known of this risk I would never have had it done. Please if anyone knows of a solutions, I would be interested to know.
You should, first, determine what mesh was used. You can do this by requesting the records of your operation.
Next, find the lot and reference numbers from, the product (tiny sticker on the operation report, under prosthetics/implants).
Next, go to www.fha.gov/medwatch and report your symptoms. Let's all make them listen by telling everybody the truth about this product.
Next, contact a good personal injury attorney and tell him that you want to file suite against the manufaturer for injuries sustaind by you, due to their.defective product.

Then find a doctor who believes you an look for medical options.
Terrie

AOL

#4143 May 5, 2011
Sue wrote:
I had abdominal hernia surgery, I had infection from the mesh but the surgeon said the mesh was okay. I had 3 more infections until they finally decided to take the mesh out. I had to wear a wound vac for the drainage and spend thousands of dollars because my insurance wouldn't pay for this wound vac. Well I still have my hernia and it is as large as a kids small football. I'm afraid to try anything else to have it repaired. From all the infections I even ended up on dyalasis for 4 weeks. They want to try pig skin but I'm afraid might just live with the hernia. I have no pain or any other symptoms except I can't lift for than 2o lbs. Anyone ever have a hernia repair with pig skin?
Hi, Not to take away from your message. I have be told that alot of the infection on mesh comes from cross contamination off of latex surgery gloves, the powder (CORN STARCH). I researched about the possible connection. The article I read also stated alot of hospital illness is also related to powder.
Terrie

AOL

#4144 May 5, 2011
All Meshed Up wrote:
Thanx Terri for the info. I have to wait to be denied then I can go to a lawyer. Contacted Motley Rice, was sent a package, sent it back with a lot of info and was then told ( after I called them and talked to Megan) that as soon as my Kugel breaks give them a call.Until then I have to deal with the pain and frustration of being disabled. Wanted to sue Ethicon for the damage the Prolene did to me but can't. Want some sort of compensation for the damage done by the mesh from a simple little hernia gone bad because of the mesh. But I can't find a lawyer that has the balls to go after these people/manufacturers. I know it takes alot to get a case going but when you have a pathology report that states that the damage done to me was because of mesh you would think that there would be something I could do. But there isn't. So at the tender age of 54 I am now disabled. I don't qualify for SSDI because I made to much in 2008 so now its SSI at $645 a month. Can you live on that? I have no idea what I am going to do. The pain is getting worse, the distension of my right side is getting worse and yet there is no recourse. I do not trust Motley Rice to do the right thing after talking to them. I hope they help someone. I don't see a great deal happening. All I read about on this blog is when is the next trial. I don't read about the great success's against Kugel Bard, Ethicon...? WTF? Tell me I am wrong. I don't think I am.
All meshed up, Hi. I'm 53 yrs of age. Been in your shoes. It's dam if you do & dam if you don't. I'm seen been deiened jobs called a job risk now with 4abdominal surgeries. Maybe I should of rewrote comment. I was denied the first time around. I filled the SSDISABILITY paper work out online. If you do something wrong they deien you.(But yet I do know afew people have gotten onto SS on the first try). But all the red tape BS All the triple copies of medical records. Might ass will say life history. What ticks me off is WE pay into the system every week or every paycheck, but got be almost dead before you get it. I have lost everything from the first screwed up hernia repair. and while waiting for almost two years for judge granting me temp ssd. But my husband say's that because I have multi health problems I will stay on it. Slowly blindness, low thyroid, joint problems, edema, bloodpresure, other words I'm over the mountain slidding down the other side. I said I wanted to have body given to bio science, when I pass away. I figure this could help learn what genes go wrong. any way. I used BINDER & BINDER they were good by me. I would reuse them again. What scares me is with the clowns in the white house and them not taking pay cut and living on smaller incomes like us that put them where they are. it's us that get hurt, with all the government cuts. Their was word that cuts were going to be made heavy to SS less Social workers. Form readers, up to what few judges that do the trials. Just to much BULL CRap. Which in part I blame on Health Insurance Companies, SSD Medicaid Medcare. Wall Street. Wall Street controls all the rest like puppets on knotted strings.
jeremy fulk

Mcnary, AZ

#4145 May 8, 2011
i got a double herina and i want to know if my mesh patches were recalled i got it like three weeks ago
jeremy fulk

Mcnary, AZ

#4146 May 8, 2011
in 2011
KAS

Vancouver, Canada

#4147 May 10, 2011
Does anyone know of any CANADIAN LAWSUITS against ALLODERM?

[QUOTE/]"ken griffiths"]hello James, thank you for stating what you know about the sholdice clinic. I heard they no longer do hernia repairs using mesh. When i visited them, the doctor who saw me was frank & honest. He said my problems with horrific pain are from having mesh put into my left groin 5 times [ he said this is a foreign body which my body cannot get used to] he said also that to remove the mesh would most likely kill me because of hemmoraging. As much as i suffer like a dog [ disabled w/pain, sleep problems, meds dependency] i cannot walk or exercise much without further pain aggravation. on top of this in 1990 the surgeon dissected my femoeral, & illoinguinal nerves. wow what a mistake!! he might as well put 2 wisdom teeth in there & told me to live with it permanently! I strongly advise to anybody out there: no nerve surgeries, & if you can live with your hernia---just live with it. because your alternative just is NOT worth it! i definitely feel that the marlex mesh is defective & however i dont know who to talk to about a lawsuit. anyone know for canadians?[/QUOTE]
Nor-cal

Redding, CA

#4148 May 10, 2011
steven435 wrote:
doe's anybody have info. on the next trial????
I wish! Back in September my attorney told me they requested a jury trial and it was filed in November 2010. Haven't heard anything since. Waiting, and the pain that goes with it, is the hardest part of this whole drawn out fiasco. What is it going to take to get Davol/Bard to admit they made some crappy products and pay for their mistakes. My mesh implant was definitely the fault of the mesh. The surgeon that removed it took pictures showing how the ring snapped and pierced me and how the mesh had balled up and deteriorated inside. Pretty gross and graphic pictures.
lets see

Houston, MN

#4149 May 11, 2011
post the pics
All Meshed Up

Littleton, CO

#4150 May 12, 2011
Thanx again Terri. In regards to Jeremy Fulks' question....need to know what kind of mesh you had. The only mesh that is currently being recalled are the LARGE Kugel patchs with the PET ring. You were more than likely implanted with another mesh. Get your OP report from the hospital where you got the surgery. Make sure it has the product code and such on it. If not, there may be another sheet that has the products used in your surgery. This may include saline solutions, the type of sutures and SHOULD contain the info for your mesh. Go from there. Good Luck.
All Meshed Up

Littleton, CO

#4151 May 12, 2011
As far as my situation goes I cannot find a lawyer to take my case. I have the small oval Kugel implanted to patch the hole left when the other mesh was removed. I read on this site not long ago that the mesh with PET rings were ALL going to be recalled as deemed by the judge in Rhode Island. Does any body know if this is true? Not one lawyer including the Motley bunch knew anything about it. Please let me know. Thanx Mucho!
Mesh removed at UCLA

Gilbert, AZ

#4152 May 12, 2011
lets see wrote:
post the pics
How do I go about posting my explant pictures on here?
steven435

Lawson, MO

#4153 May 13, 2011
here we go again,delay after delay.the next trial is not set untill july.jury selection in the romanowski trial set for 7/26/2011.at this rate our grand kids will see justes!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Health Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Get tested on HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb '09) 44 min The Real Sopper 12
News Callaway Liquor Store takes advantage of tribal... (Feb '09) 12 hr Kilroy 6
News "Are you dead, sir?" ER doc caught mocking pati... 18 hr doxtoared flattie 1
NEW Dirty Ki...K (Sep '16) 18 hr jwerner54464 31
News When will we see a herpes cure? (Mar '10) Mon Michel 46
News Will abortion become illegal in the United States? Sun puppy power 1 7
News Lawsuit: CU Regent John Carson allegedly discri... (Aug '17) Sun Messenger of Love 14