Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

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

There are 8240 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, ...

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All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#8579 Aug 29, 2014
Hello Lynn, I am glad that you were able to move forward with your husbands Perfix problem.
A couple of things, Bruce Rosenberg IS overwhelmed by the amount of Mesh Victims he tries to help. He is a great guy and a hero to me. He also suffers from a massive sheet of mesh across his stomach. It was Bruce that helped me get through the confusion, anger and thoughts of suicide after my Prolene went bad. God Bless Bruce Rosenberg.
Dr Ramshaw, although an accomplished surgeon, has played both sides of the Mesh problem. He took manufacturer money, enjoyed expense paid conferences where he touted the wonderful uses of mesh. He is now paying for all of those implants with patients returning with all the usual mesh symptoms. My understanding is that he is burned out and not touting the manufacturer line, anymore. I wonder why?
Please let us know how your husband is doing and how everything went. There are many victims that are looking for help and if possible, Dr Peterson would be the first choice for Hernia Mesh removal. I would be very interested as to how he fixes the area where the Perfix plug was placed.
I wish you and your husband the Best of Luck and wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#8580 Aug 29, 2014
To the Administrators of this site.......Where is the "REPLY" icon at now that you have changed this site? Please return it so we can properly reply to posts! Thank you......
Lynn

Narragansett, RI

#8581 Aug 29, 2014
Hi All Meshed Up. I am surprised at your comments about Dr. Ramshaw since Bruce never mentioned that to me. I just emailed Bruce asking if he knows anything about Ramshaw having spoken pro-mesh. I really want Peterson for my husband. Bruce says too that he is the best. Peterson was very confident on the phone consult and he had a sense of humor. It took two weeks for the phone consult to happen because the office staff said they are unusually busy. The way it works is u go to noinsurancesurgery website and fill out the online application. It's fairly easy. I did it on a Saturday and that Monday the office called and scheduled a consult with my husband for the next day. Sounds easy right? Not so much as Peterson is delayed often with his actual patients plus he can be out of the office during the week. So what I did was...After 15 minutes of the scheduled phone consult, I would call the office and immediately reschedule it for the next available slot. Call the office number and not the 800 number on the website. Make a note of it when they call u.
Also...when u call the office number, the line 'rings' which just means to hold. It's confusing but just hold and someone will answer if voicemail doesn't pick up.
After several rescheduled appts, I faxed my husband's OR report over to them after they gave me permission. It is important to be respectful of the office staff and follow the policy which is what I did. The office staff said it was my persistence that got the consult. Ofcourse if u book your surgery..they will expediate the process but u need a $200 deposit. Some or all is refundable if Peterson says no to u or if u land up in an ER.
They advertise on their we site a hotel/casino for the patients to stay at with a 15 percent discount. How cruel is that? To be in Vegas for the firsr time staying in a casino and having to be incapacitated? Lolol. Have to laugh at the irony.
All Meshed Up. Thank you for your reply and well wishes. Im glad Bruce helped u. Will keep updating esp if Dr.Sedlack is abke to read the rads.
Lynn

Narragansett, RI

#8582 Aug 29, 2014
Hi All Meshed Up...I heard back from Bruce regarding Ramshaw taking money from mesh manufacturers. He said most leading surgeons will in order to get capitol to study mesh complications , develop better products , and to pay their staff. But, I am still leaning to Dr.Peterson. I should have asked him how many PerFix plugs he has explanted.
How bad is your nerve complications?
Lynn
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#8584 Aug 29, 2014
I also have to add that Bruce has become the friend I have never met. We try to talk at least a few times a month and revue what is happening in the world of mesh. He does what he does without being paid. He gives his time and expertise freely. He has his own mesh problems but you would not know it unless he tells you. He is the reason I am on here. He could not keep up with all of the people calling him about their mesh problems and questions about what they can do and also do this Forum. So I fill in for the Teacher! I do not have the extensive knowledge he has but if I do not know a particular problem, Bruce is always available to me.
Again, Best Wishes......
Michael Weatherford

United States

#8585 Aug 30, 2014
Larry Caravella wrote:
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I too have had pain I am looking into the recall of mesh nets
hello this is Michael Weatherford had my operation 14 years ago I'm still having difficulties as of today I called bard let them know what was going on and told them that I was having complications of night sweats I do recall I had a urinary tract infection do not know where it came from bled through my urination for almost one year before I went to the doctor had done bleeding in my fecal matter for several months didn't know what was happening have had no insurance throughout the years cant afford to go to the doctor every time something happens to me .I have lost over 150 pounds no diet no exercise I am a diabetic so therefore I have many other complications I do not need more complications added to my life this is been very difficult .I've lost so much weight that when I sit down on something hard my plugs push up against abdomen and causes me severe pain nobody seems to care this operation has cost me my livelyhood.
.Devol bored says there is no recall on my message I'm beginning to wonder if somebody is covering up just so I won't take it any further any other comments or suggestions I would really like to read thank you.
Lynn

Narragansett, RI

#8586 Aug 30, 2014
Hi Michael.... I am sorry the mesh did this to you. Where do you live? I suggest seeing an MD who is atleast experienced in dangers of mesh and who does explantations. If u can get it documented, u have a better chance of getting disability. My husband has been suffering daily for 3 years. He has horrible night sweats too.. Atleast u know what the issue is now and that u are not crazy. Maybe someone on here can suggest a doctor near u....I am in New England.
Lynn

Narragansett, RI

#8587 Aug 30, 2014
Michael.... What mesh do u have? U said 'plugs'. Do u mean PerFix plug? And how many implants do u have? Also , what was your procedure?
Juanell Rice

Washington, DC

#8588 Sep 4, 2014
LARC wrote:
<quoted text>google strattice warning letter fda there also a study that comes up also
I am currently having WOLFGANG MUELLER REVIEW MY MESH CASE IN BERKELEY MICHIGAN
kirit

London, UK

#8589 Sep 5, 2014
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text>
But seriously, we are not medical people on here. We are Mesh Victims and survivors. If you are having fluid build up in your lower extremities , my best guess would be possible pulmonary or heart problem where the heart cannot pump the blood out of your legs. This can be a lead on to further more dire problems. See a Doctor ASAP.....Best Wishes.
My Body rejected the mesh, and fat and fluid is due to this rejection, not because my heart or blood circulation, just want to know is anyone else has same problem and way to reduce it, thanks
mesh sucks

United States

#8590 Sep 5, 2014
kirit wrote:
<quoted text> My Body rejected the mesh, and fat and fluid is due to this rejection, not because my heart or blood circulation, just want to know is anyone else has same problem and way to reduce it, thanks
I developed a seroma where the mesh was which was a sign of rejection. That was the beginning of the hell...
depressed

Baltimore, MD

#8591 Sep 5, 2014
Dave wrote:
I too have fluid build up in my stomach. This have been happening off and on since Marlex mesh was used to repair my hernias in 2005. Recently, this past July, I had to be hospitalized. It is my understanding that the mesh in me has been recalled by the FDA. Seems saying that to doctors is not a good idea. They keep wanting to push Cancer on me even though I pass all those tests. A recent CT shows the mesh has become dislodged and has moved. They still won't remove it! I also found out that since some lymph nodes are located near where my hernia repair was, that the mesh may be blocking the fluid flow from there, and thus might be causing the fluid build up. All my liver tests are normal as well. Keep fighting. I am seeing another surgeon on Monday to see what he as to say.
Hi Dave,
I have the marlex mesh and was hospitalized 8/5/14 my stomach busted open and my mesh was severely infected I almost died. The Dr took me in for emergency surgery was in Icu for 9 days. Came home on a wound vac. I'm still healing. I have more of the marlex mesh in bedded in my intestines which will be another surgery.
kirit

London, UK

#8592 Sep 5, 2014
depressed wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Dave,
I have the marlex mesh and was hospitalized 8/5/14 my stomach busted open and my mesh was severely infected I almost died. The Dr took me in for emergency surgery was in Icu for 9 days. Came home on a wound vac. I'm still healing. I have more of the marlex mesh in bedded in my intestines which will be another surgery.
Hi Dave
I have no pain or any other problem, Just big fat belly and lots of Fat grown round my waist
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#8593 Sep 8, 2014
Hello Kirit, you say that your body is rejecting the mesh. What mesh do you have and is it still implanted? If so, why are the Dr.'s not removing it? Normally "Fat" is not a side effect of a mesh gone bad. Fluid, redness, itching, infection etc are common symptoms for a mesh rejection. Mesh will also cause scar build up but that is part of what mesh is supposed to do to reinforce the abdominal muscle. What are the Doctor's saying and if your body is rerjecting the mesh, why are they not getting it out NOW? Best Wishes........
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#8594 Sep 8, 2014
Hello "Depressed", if anyone should be depressed it is you, my Friend. Marlex mesh products have had a long history of causing infections in patients. Many women who were implanted started getting bladder, urinary and kidney infections over and over again even 3 years after the implant.
So, you still have mesh that has migrated to your intestines? Or was the mesh in place but adhered to the intestines? Which ever it is, that is going to cause at least one more surgery. Have someone take pictures of you and your wound. Have pictures taken in the surgical room also if possible. Have the Dr. make a FULL AND CONCISE report of what he found inside you when your belly split AND what he found after going in for the remainder of the mesh. Treat your body as you would a crime scene. Please make a report to the FDA MAUDE data base and have the Dr. make one to. Then find a GOOD Lawyer. Please let us know how you are doing. I wish you the Best of Luck and send my Best Wishes........
frustrated

Palmdale, CA

#8595 Sep 8, 2014
I was told by my surgeon that I have rectus diastasis which is the cause of my hernias and the only way to end this this is to have an abdominalplasty. I just don't understand why this cannot be a covered benefit. These reoccuring hernias are no fun at all.

Since: Sep 14

Netherlands

#8597 Sep 11, 2014
Am from the netherlands and i had a mesh removal but am still sick right now i suver from b12 vitemine sortitsch i want to now if there more people have this probblem sorry for the bad english
Lynn

Narragansett, RI

#8598 Sep 11, 2014
flora5510 wrote:
Am from the netherlands and i had a mesh removal but am still sick right now i suver from b12 vitemine sortitsch i want to now if there more people have this probblem sorry for the bad english
Hi. Are you saying u suffer from Vitamin B12 deficiency? Why are you sick meaning what are your symptoms? Your English is good.
kirit

London, UK

#8599 Sep 12, 2014
All Meshed Up wrote:
Hello Kirit, you say that your body is rejecting the mesh. What mesh do you have and is it still implanted? If so, why are the Dr.'s not removing it? Normally "Fat" is not a side effect of a mesh gone bad. Fluid, redness, itching, infection etc are common symptoms for a mesh rejection. Mesh will also cause scar build up but that is part of what mesh is supposed to do to reinforce the abdominal muscle. What are the Doctor's saying and if your body is rejecting the mesh, why are they not getting it out NOW? Best Wishes........
Thank you, I had Umbilical Hernia and divarication of the recti muscles, it was repair by exposing the rectus sheath above and below the defect, closing with PDS and then placing a PROLENE mesh over the rectus sheath, there was recurrence of collection of fluid , then developed seromal sac with thick wall of 1.5cm thick ---fibro fatty cyst wall this is in my report,thanks
All Meshed Up

Whitewater, CO

#8600 Sep 12, 2014
Hello Kirit. I too had a Prolene mesh implanted in 2006. It ended up almost killing me when it twisted, balled up into a little hard unrecognizable piece of plastic.
I hope the Doctors have a plan to take care of the fluid build up. So, is it infection or just a fluid that is causing the seroma? Are the Doctors going to remove the mesh? Wishing you the very Best and for a speedy, complete recovery......

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