Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

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

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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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Since: Apr 07

stockton ca

#1521 Dec 9, 2008
I Haven't posted in here for awhile but, read all the posts from others. I guess I am 1 of the few that have made it thru this nightmare. Its been 10 mo now & I am doing better all the time. I was in all the pain & having all the problems just like all of you & I was determined to get it fixed & be somewhat normal again. With the Help of Dr Parvis Amid & Bruce in here I Have done just that. I feel fantastic. I do have some small issues but, it is nothing like what I went thru for the first 2 years. My motto was never give in or give up & I believe that is what kept me going. I just reg to do a 1/2 marathon in Jan & I am soo excited about this. I am 48 yrs old & in better shape now than I have been in the last 10 yrs. Just keep searching until you find that Dr that will listen to you & Help you on your road to recovery. May God Bless Each & Everyone of you. Never give up hope. Thanks Bruce for all your input it has helped greatly. All my Best Linda
Linda B

AOL

#1522 Dec 9, 2008
HELP wrote:
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help me. I cannot find a lawyer in the USA to represent me to get compensation for the Marlex Mesh problems I am having. I am 66 years old and had a double hernia surgery with Marlex in the early 1990s. Now I am having pain that is increasing. I had a colonoscopy which resulted in no problem. IS THERE A CLASS LAWSUITE about the BARD MARLEX MESH? Does ayone know of a lawyer to represent me. I live outside the USA. However the surgury was done in the USA. I need to have another surgery to fix the problem and need the money for it.
Tuesday 12/09/08,1:47pm c time. Hi, linda here, I am finding out the same problem finding attorney, I lived in Fl when I had the first hernia in 09/2003, now have a recurrent Hernia,the first was a incisional hernia, or ventral, I'm now told this is because of two C-sectional births that weaken the abdominal wall long with the heavy type of work over the years. what blows me is the doctor used the Mayo method or techinque, of sutures in interrupted manner.( old technique called vest over pants, or Candian Technique?0. meaning cutting muscles that have all ready have two much tenssion on them from past surgery, my question is why would any doctor use this method knowing and seeing the past surgery and scar tissue from past surgery, and putting the strong recurrent rate of new hernia to happen??? For 51/2 years I was lead to belief that I had my hernia repaired with gore Mesh/Mayo Technique. Now 51/2 years later I can take no action against the doctor or the county. I'm being told that state of Florida has a 2 year melpractice period??? I think this is wrong because I feel the county has been covering my defect up over the years of complainting of my health. Does any one have suggestion what can be done????
Howie

Suitland, MD

#1523 Dec 9, 2008
Carl had mesh replacement and apparently is doing fine. Does anyone know his doctor that was listed on Dr. Goodyears board?

I have heard a lot of praise about Dr. David Grischkan.

And Dr. Kevin Peterson in Las Vegas also has a website.

Boards should reflect helpful information .
Patty

AOL

#1524 Dec 10, 2008
I also had inguinal hernia repair w/ Marlex Mesh and I have all the same symptoms that you are all saying.
Howie

Suitland, MD

#1525 Dec 11, 2008
I think Dr. David Grisckan is an individual some of you should look at. I am quite impressed by interiewing one of his prior patients.
Norma

Cincinnati, OH

#1526 Dec 11, 2008
According to what I read online, the ProCeed mesh was recalled by the FDA in February 2006. I don't know of any class action suits. My surgeon says my problems are not related to the mesh because no one else has called with problems. I am going to another surgeon after the holidays. I have also emailed the Hernia Center of Ohio. There is also a site online called Products That Hurt. This site might help some of you needing an attorney. Good Luck and Blessings!
Michelle

Bremerton, WA

#1527 Dec 12, 2008
Look at Dr. Peterson in Las Vegas who repairs inguinal hernias without mesh and also takes out mesh. My brothers wife's sister had mesh removed and has no more pain!!!
amy

United States

#1528 Dec 15, 2008
do any of you know dr. bruce ramshaw i have the kugel mesh implanted in me that is recalled lots of problems consttipation, burning skin, oozing belly button (mine was ventral umbilical.) upper left stomache pain, partof intestines dead, and i had mine done in st. joe missouri march 05 now im seeing dr. bruce ramshaw and i was advised to see him by dr. brent miedema from columbia missouri.. they say dr. ramshaw was one of the best.. he did cat scans to see damage... wiating on results.. im scared to death,, they said i had granulaiton in my belly button... ane help or tips,,, my email is [email protected]
amy

United States

#1529 Dec 15, 2008
bruce i emailed you looking for ward to hearing from you ..thanks
Michelle

Bremerton, WA

#1530 Dec 15, 2008
Has anyone gone to Dr. Kevin Peterson in Las Vegas who is known for removing meshes? My son has had a lot of pain after an inguinal surgery!!
He had a new mesh re-planted after the two open contracted. This time they used fasteners done the key hole method. I don't think any mesh should be put in that is why we don't like Dr. Grischkan's method. But not sure if he always put mesh in.
Sharon

AOL

#1531 Dec 16, 2008
Janice wrote:
gore-tex mesh will be added to recall list. caused seroma of the stomach, tenderness and pain and infection
I had gore-tex dual mesh plus implanted on 1/26/05 due to an inguinal hernia. For 9 months I was in pain, reddness, swelling, tenderness to palpation and continuing draining. My surgeon refused to acknowledge any problem and said to continue cleaning the site with peroxide. After feeling ill all the time, I went to the wound care unit of my hospital and they took blood and a culture. The next day they said I should see an infections disease doctor immediately. So I went to one the same day and he told me I had staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) and he put me on the strongest antibiotic and suggested I seek another surgeon because this mesh was infected and had to come out immediately or I might die. I sought our Dr. Donald Tomasello, who saw me right away and scheduled me for surgery as soon as Dr. Hansen, infectious disease doctor, said it was safe to have surgery. I had removal surgery on 11/05 and have been fine ever since. I do feel this gore-tex dual mesh should be recalled but I am unaware as to any attorney working on a class action suit. Do you have more information regarding an attorney's name or number or email? Thanks and God Bless!
Sharon

AOL

#1532 Dec 16, 2008
My original surgeon was Dr. Jeffrey Tenner of NJ.
Howie

Suitland, MD

#1533 Dec 16, 2008
Dr. Grischkan's website has remained the same for quite awhile without being updated. If anyone contacts him, he needs "new" personal references etc.
Kelley Turner

San Diego, CA

#1534 Dec 16, 2008
I had a parastomal hernia repair done 0n September 18, 2008. The first few weeks after the surgery, I was feeling better and seemed to be recovering well. Then in mid October, I began having pain at the sight of the hernia repair, where the mesh was used. I went to see my surgeon and was told not to wear anything over the hernia repair area, ie pants, skirts, etc. This did relieve the outside pain, but I was still having internal pain. Then the week before Thanksgiving, I got a bladder infection, which made it's way to my right kidney> I was hospitalized for three days and was told I had been in kidney failure? Since that time, three weeks ago, I have been in the ER twice with severe abdominal pain and just this past week, I had a bowel obstruction, I was told, this was due to the pain meds I was giving for the abdominal pain. I hurt all the time, but can't take anything for the pain. Could this be symptoms of my body rejecting the mesh patch?
Miller

Bremerton, WA

#1535 Dec 17, 2008
What are all you people doing about retracted mesh? Is there some denial that it doesn't occur. I echo Howie, etc. Has anyone been to see Dr. Grischkan or Dr. Kevin Peterson?

Miller
Bruce

United States

#1536 Dec 17, 2008
Kelley Turner wrote:
I had a parastomal hernia repair done 0n September 18, 2008. The first few weeks after the surgery, I was feeling better and seemed to be recovering well. Then in mid October, I began having pain at the sight of the hernia repair, where the mesh was used. I went to see my surgeon and was told not to wear anything over the hernia repair area, ie pants, skirts, etc. This did relieve the outside pain, but I was still having internal pain. Then the week before Thanksgiving, I got a bladder infection, which made it's way to my right kidney> I was hospitalized for three days and was told I had been in kidney failure? Since that time, three weeks ago, I have been in the ER twice with severe abdominal pain and just this past week, I had a bowel obstruction, I was told, this was due to the pain meds I was giving for the abdominal pain. I hurt all the time, but can't take anything for the pain. Could this be symptoms of my body rejecting the mesh patch?
Kelley,
Please let us know what product you have. What is your surgeon's latest reaction, and any scan results. I suggest you move forward and get the surgeon's operative report asap and copies of any scans on disk. Send them to a mesh specialist depending on where you live. Dr. Bruce Ramshaw at University of Missouri, Columbia or Dr. Miller in Tennesse. It is not likely so much mesh rejection, but the mesh specialist will decide by your scans or laporoscopic observation if the mesh has migrated, folded or was other wise improperly sutured leading to meshoma injury..including adhesion to bowel, erosion through peritineum, erosion into bladder, etc. Mesh infection is difficult to cure. Mesh removal is very invasive but in some cases is waranted. Please contact the experts and let us know your progress. Please don't wait on this..I know this sounds odd but don't panic either, stay calm, hug your family and try real hard to find humor in anything you can. You'll get through this. You are not crazy or alone..Contact me directly at [email protected] to talk.

Feel better,

Bruce
National Meshoma Foundation
MIller

Bremerton, WA

#1537 Dec 18, 2008
Has anyone seen Dr. David Grischkan for mesh removal?
Exhausted

United States

#1538 Dec 18, 2008
Trying to find someone to remove the Kugel Mesh patch --(inquinal procedure) who doesn't make situation worse than it already is. Pain shooting down leg nerves. Leg muscle now contracts at inopportune times. Has put my spine out of alignment and effected neck vertebrae/nerves/blood flow. Also Permanent constipation problems now --did not exist 5 minutes before the procedure -- has been on going since 2003. The horrible surgeon recommended pericolace -- for the rest of my life? It stopped working. After going to the ER -- it was recommended I take Miralax at twice the recommend dosage or the rest of my life. That effects breathing (it has). I've heard "entrapped nerve" -- and removing it is a dangerous procedure. I think it's in my best interest to get it out and heal the old fashion "slow way." Any ideas on this?

FDA class action law suit aside ---can anyone recommend a team of surgeons whose combined expertise will alleviate all of the problems this thing has created?
Exhausted

United States

#1539 Dec 18, 2008
By the way -- if an orthopedic surgeon recommends ultrasound as a heat treatment to relax the muscle --even just 10 -20 minutes -- the Krugel Mesh patch retains heat so avoid moist utlrasound treatments to relax your muscles. That is, the heat coefficient is not amendable to treatment! That is, the heat becomes even more intense than that which was prescribed -- even at the lowest setting -- causing further damage to other tissues. Your bones will feel like they are frying! Stay away from University Health Service -- they don't know what they're doing. And if they recommend psyciatric care for undentified cause (that is they didnt' ask for the bill of lading or information on what was installed in your body -- and mess around with drugs to "fix the problem" or call it fibroneuralgia --they deserve to be incarcerated.
PrettyLady33

AOL

#1540 Dec 19, 2008
Hey,

Can anyone recommend a real good hernia specialist in the Los Angeles aea. I have an Incisional Hernia, and I am desperate need to have it repaired immediately. I would like to use the Laproscopic technique. I am having the hardest time finding a surgeon with this specific speciality. My doctor gave me a referral, but when I did my research, he simply did not cut the muster. YOUR EXPEDIENT ASSISTANCE IS MUCH APPRECIATED.

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