Class action suit targets hernia mesh...

Class action suit targets hernia mesh manufacturer

There are 40 comments on the The Independent and Free Press story from Jan 14, 2010, titled Class action suit targets hernia mesh manufacturer. In it, The Independent and Free Press reports that:

Kristie Pells of Georgetown is a representative plaintiff in a class action lawsuit in Canada against a company that manufactured a mesh used for hernia repair.

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Elizabeth

Canada

#1 Feb 6, 2010
I had a hernia repair a while ago and have been suffering with pain since shortly after the operation. I am seeing my doctor in the next few weeks to hook me up with thesurgeon who did the repair. Is there anything I should know before going to see him? Perhaps I should be a part of this class action. Please advise.
Thank you, E. Tripp
Seth

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Feb 6, 2010
Elizabeth wrote:
I had a hernia repair a while ago and have been suffering with pain since shortly after the operation. I am seeing my doctor in the next few weeks to hook me up with thesurgeon who did the repair. Is there anything I should know before going to see him? Perhaps I should be a part of this class action. Please advise.
Thank you, E. Tripp
I Elizabeth,

How long ago did you have teh operation? Did you have laparoscopic surgery or some kind of open surgery? Was it an inguinal hernia (in the groin)?

Did they use a heavyweight "Marlex" type mesh instead of a more modern Parietex or UltraPro mesh which are more lightweight?
Seth

Houston, TX

#3 Feb 7, 2010
To Elizabeth, how come you post and don't answer my questions. We are trying to help you. Otherwise, you are just wasting peoples time.
Seth

Houston, TX

#4 Feb 9, 2010
You are typical of someone who posts and doesn't respond. I don't think you really want anyone's help you are just a complainer, Elizabeth
John

United States

#5 Feb 9, 2010
Seth wrote:
You are typical of someone who posts and doesn't respond. I don't think you really want anyone's help you are just a complainer, Elizabeth
Hi Seth. I don't think you should take someone's lack of a response personally.

Yes, it is common courtesy however, a lot of things could have happened that prevented that response

Just my thoughts
Sel

Kota Bharu, Malaysia

#6 Feb 11, 2010
The way that u ask people and acuse someone is not the correct way to help people... It sound so sacarstic.
Sorry to say that
Sel

Kota Bharu, Malaysia

#7 Feb 11, 2010
Maybe she so shy to answer further... People in pain bro
Sel

Kota Bharu, Malaysia

#8 Feb 11, 2010
My hubby just came out from hospital 1 wk ago. He feel pain too... Almost everyday he read the forum abt hernia and I think he worried too much... I am really worried abt him... I know he scared but what can I do?? I just motivate him and saying that " dun worry. Nothing going to happend to him"...
Sel

Kota Bharu, Malaysia

#9 Feb 11, 2010
Tomorrow is the 1st follow up check up wt the doct... Will see
Howie

Centreville, VA

#10 Feb 11, 2010
Sel wrote:
Tomorrow is the 1st follow up check up wt the doct... Will see
You are not Elizabeth. But we are interested in "all" people who follow-up on this board.

Howie Greene
sad

Palm Springs, CA

#11 Jun 20, 2010
Sel wrote:
My hubby just came out from hospital 1 wk ago. He feel pain too... Almost everyday he read the forum abt hernia and I think he worried too much... I am really worried abt him... I know he scared but what can I do?? I just motivate him and saying that " dun worry. Nothing going to happend to him"...
Lol,of coarse he has pain..IT'S ONLY ONE WEEK AFTER SURGERY!!!!!!!Did he think there would be no pain for this?How is he now that time has passed..
Carlos Romano

Clarks Summit, PA

#12 Feb 16, 2012
With the news on FDA surgical mesh recall and with the increasing reports from patients who suffered much due to the surgery there should be someone who should answer for this. a surgical mesh law suit against the manufacturer is timely to put an end to the suffering. http://www.rotlaw.com/transvaginal-placement-...
Tim

Dearborn, MI

#13 Feb 20, 2012
I had colon reduction surgery after my colon perfed in 2005. I had a colon resection
and I had an ilioscopy. After 2 1/2 months the surgeons reversed it and hooked me
back up. The Dr.s had to wait until I was no longer septic before they could
operate. I was in the hospital for about a month before having the resection. In 2006 I
had hernia repair surgery and the Surgeon put in mesh to help with support. In 2009 I
got real sick and had an obstruction. I had ventrial hernia repair surgery. The Dr.
opened me just below my sternum all the way down to where they did the repair
to my colon. Mesh was implanted for the second time. In 2010 I had more pain
and yet another hernia so the Dr.'s went back in with a different mesh. This surgery
was just as intense with the incision as the time before, but his time recovered in
the ICU because I had a heart attack and my blood pressure went way up. After
another full recovery. I was rushed to the hospital Sept. of 2011 with another obstruction
and yet another hernia repair and more mesh. While recovering at home my employer
terminated my Management position in October of 2011. I currently still have pain
and bloating in the region today. I should probably get my medical records from the
hospital to find out what were the four different meshes used?
Todd

Saratoga Springs, NY

#15 Apr 7, 2012
I had hernia repairs done from 1997 till 1999 I just found out that the mesh I have called marxel mesh has a recal and maybe counterfeit since the surgeires i have had 5 more and they have not been able to fix the proplem using same mesh and know i have almost 5 hernias in my stomach no more scar tissue left in y stomach fro all the surgeries in the past and know they can not do any more operatoins becuase of this I have been in total pain everyday and have not wrked since 2003 know i am on morphine 3 times a day for pain anything i can do Todd email is [email protected]
Thank you
Leanne

Taylor, MI

#16 May 2, 2012
I had the surgey about 3 years ago and for the past year and a half have been having pains where the surgery had taken place. I didn't know anything about the lawsuit till a few week ago but don't know what the steps I should take now. The pain that I have now is the same that I was having before I had it fixed. Does anyone know what steps I should be taking to have this fixed bc I no longer have insurance to pay for it! Email is [email protected] please help me if at all possible. Thanks for your time
KellyL

Binghamton, NY

#17 May 30, 2012
I had an incisional hernia repair done feb 2012 they put mesh in but never sewed the hernia shut. Just had another hernia repair to the same hernia April 2012. They removed the mesh saying it was dissolving and turning colors and stitched the hernia shut. Now I hear all this about mesh and wonder where I stand... The mesh caused major pain and discomfort, after this last surgery I had zero pain. However, now I have yet another hernia forming. This one is much higher than the last one. UGH HELP PLEASE... Is it possible that the mesh caused the rest of my hernia troubles?
KellyL

Binghamton, NY

#18 May 30, 2012
I will probably never find this posting site again, no doubt that's what happened to Elizabeth, so here is my email: [email protected]
Martie

Des Moines, IA

#19 Jul 18, 2012
Is there a class action law suit for for the parietex mesh? Does anyone know? It has been recalled by manufacturer because of FDA. Has caused deaths apparently. Please respond if you know of anything!!
Xavier

Lodz, Poland

#20 Aug 12, 2012
Is a hernia mesh just like a vaginal mesh? If it is, then lawsuits against its manufacturer have been well expected by many people. http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit.com/vaginal-mes...
suz

Mount Clemens, MI

#21 Aug 17, 2012
KellyL wrote:
I will probably never find this posting site again, no doubt that's what happened to Elizabeth, so here is my email: [email protected]
I am in need of the same info. Two of these bad boys are in me from 07 and. 08. Life has been a mixture of prescribed narcotics and nerve blockers since. Pain is off the charts. Please share any info!!!!!!

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