Marlex Hernia Mesh Patch (Davol Bard Composix)

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Lou

United States

#1 Apr 21, 2008
Hello my name is Lou and I had a Ventral Hernia operation back in July 2006, in which they used a Davol Bard Composix/Marlex hernia mesh patch. Within 10 days from the surgery I had severe abdominal pain and discomfort in addition to the scar I have 4 major wounds a good 3-5 inches deep that discharge blood and fluids everyday all day. Some heal then abscess again within 2-3 days. Due to the patch I have suffered an extreme financial, work, and social loss. In addition to having depression and stress for almost 2 yrs with not one doctor telling me what is going on and blaming it all on my Adult Type 2 Diabetes.
I have cut myself several times (construction) some worse than others, all over my body without any issue of healing...I had a deep cut above the would from sheetrock and it healed in no time and stayed healed for 8 months now...I believe from doing my own research I have some form of chronic enteric fistula due to the type of mesh that was used to fix my hernia. I take 3600mg + in antibiotics...and I still have constant bacterial infections. I have been to 2 different wound clinics...used the wound vac for 3+ months with no help from it I turned it back in due to daily costs and upkeep. Doctors seem to not really say what is going on...they want to take the mesh out but nobody will say what they are replacing it with...I feel the synthetic of the mesh is what is wrong with me...if anyone has had similar issues please let me know. I could really use your help in obtaining any information you might have maybe directly dealing with this or knowing someone who has. Also if you have had to have it removed what did they replace it with? Or if you have sued who have you used as a Law Firm to represent your case…Thank you all so much for listening to me and best of luck for everyone going through this! I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy :)
RTB5

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Aug 5, 2008
I had a double umbilical hernia repaired in Dec 2007 and then another one fixed (left inguinal hernia) with the Marlex mesh as well in April 2008.I wanted to tell you that I have abdominal pain as well.In my left groin I came home 2 hours post op with severe chills, and nausea and fresh blood in huge quantities from the rectum.I called the surgeon who said"NO>>>it can't be from the surgery!" I just had a cat scan and the mesh appeared to be in place.The pain stops me in my tracks when I walk.I feel as if something is digging into my artery.I can literally feel it throb.And No one Gives a shit! Doctors suck! I don't give a rats ass what the catscan is showing you.....it doesn't show arteries and veins......that damn mesh is killing me.And I have developed a lump next to umbilical hernia.....they claim is adhesions...funny it wasn't there before surgery??????????
Richard A Hawkins

Portland, OR

#3 Aug 19, 2008
I had my hernia repared over 10 years ago. It was infected they removed it I steal have dranage after all these years. They want to operate on the four dranage arias (at my expence of corse) this has cost me more than I will ever be able to recover from.
ivan

United States

#4 Aug 24, 2008
Double inguinal hernia repair in 1995. Marlex Mesh. Occasionally I get that same pulling tear feeling, as when I had a hernia. Mostly though I can feel tenderness along my scar tissue.
Anyone one else?
Also, what is the odds of peritoneal-intestinal adhesions leading to ischemia or dead bowel?
Kerri-Long Island- NY

Williston Park, NY

#5 Sep 18, 2008
Lou wrote:
Hello my name is Lou and I had a Ventral Hernia operation back in July 2006, in which they used a Davol Bard Composix/Marlex hernia mesh patch. Within 10 days from the surgery I had severe abdominal pain and discomfort in addition to the scar I have 4 major wounds a good 3-5 inches deep that discharge blood and fluids everyday all day. Some heal then abscess again within 2-3 days. Due to the patch I have suffered an extreme financial, work, and social loss. In addition to having depression and stress for almost 2 yrs with not one doctor telling me what is going on and blaming it all on my Adult Type 2 Diabetes.
I have cut myself several times (construction) some worse than others, all over my body without any issue of healing...I had a deep cut above the would from sheetrock and it healed in no time and stayed healed for 8 months now...I believe from doing my own research I have some form of chronic enteric fistula due to the type of mesh that was used to fix my hernia. I take 3600mg + in antibiotics...and I still have constant bacterial infections. I have been to 2 different wound clinics...used the wound vac for 3+ months with no help from it I turned it back in due to daily costs and upkeep. Doctors seem to not really say what is going on...they want to take the mesh out but nobody will say what they are replacing it with...I feel the synthetic of the mesh is what is wrong with me...if anyone has had similar issues please let me know. I could really use your help in obtaining any information you might have maybe directly dealing with this or knowing someone who has. Also if you have had to have it removed what did they replace it with? Or if you have sued who have you used as a Law Firm to represent your case…Thank you all so much for listening to me and best of luck for everyone going through this! I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy :)
Hi Lou, My father in-law has almost exactly the same case as you've described. I'm not sure how old you are, but he is 72 and has a very bad heart. He's had 2 massive heart attacks. He is afraid to have the surgery done again, but this seems to be the only option. I'm wondering if you've had any luck with your situation that could perhaps help us with ours. I hope you are doing well. Thank you for your time.
glenda

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Oct 22, 2008
hello lou
i had myhernia repair done one in 1991 and one in 1994 i have been going through hell with this for 17 years so many infections its a shame they wait till 2006 to recall these marlex meshes i have so much pain in my stomach its gotton so bad that the pain is causing my right kidney to bother me i cant sleep at night i have a doctors appt next week to find out whats going on if any good news ill get back to u ok
max

La Grange, IL

#7 Oct 23, 2008
RTB5 Yes it would be funny if it weren't so evil.Surgeons all act like they never had a patient with complications.I had a ventralex placed in my umbilicus as a routine precaution . Worst mistake i ever made. Best thing you can do . Dig yourself out of the hole. Get into pain management, no drugs hopefully. Anyone tried acupuncture.I had my 1st session today. Scar tissue causes pain. Block the pain. We can get on with our lives , right?
Marlex Mesh

St Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S.

#8 Jan 14, 2009
Lou,

I too have had serious problems with the Marlex mesh implant. In 2005 I had a (R) inguinal repair with placement of the Meash and plug. It lasted for approximatley 2 1/2 years as it became infected in the latter part of 2008. I had the mesh removed on 12/30/08 with serious complications following. Daniel
Alisin Salina Ks

United States

#9 Feb 3, 2009
In 2004 I had a double ingiunal hernia repair with marlex mesh.In 2006 I had the right side removed and replaced, I couldn't even walk! It made one of my testicles shrink and the other swelled up. It makes me sick that they used mesh from C.R.Bard Kugel co. to replace the one they removed.Last week I had an operation to remove the swollen testicle.Marlex mesh from Bard Kugel has way of poisoning you without showing up as an actual infection, but you know something is terribly wrong,so do the producers of that stuff thats why they keep changing the name of the same product to keeping making money, and the FDA from figuring out what they are doing.If you Google C.R.Bard Criminal history, you'll see they've done this before.All in the name of using us for guinea pigs and making millions!I called the Johnson Law Firm, Ft.Worth Tx. Class action law suit.
Debbie

United States

#10 Mar 2, 2009
Hi, I had hernia surgery on Feb. 15,2007, they used the large Kugel Mesh,( which was already recalled then). For a year I was in so much pain, and so sick I thought I was going to die. I kept going back to the surgeon and he told me that it was adhesions causing the pain. Then I learned about the recall of this patch and asked my doctor and he told me that I did not have that kind of patch. So I called the hospital and requested all my records for the week that I was in the hospial. Sure enough it was right in my records that they used the Large Kugel Mesh Patch that was recalled. So I got me an lawyer. He contacted the doctor for the serial number of the patch and it was the recal patch. So Doctors do and will lie. I called my doctor back and told him the pain that I was having and how sick I still was and how I felt something moving around in my stomach all the time, he told me that he needs to do surgery because I have another hernia. And then also tells me about my patch being all wrinkled up. Mean while the lawyer pulls my records from the doctor, talking about being mad, wow was he ever. So I had the patch out on January 17, 2008, and still sick with pain, nausea, throwing up and infection. I have been trying to just survive but it is so hard when you have pain daily, they have taken my life. All because Of C.R.Bard. Thanks
Debbie

Lebanon, OH

#11 Mar 10, 2009
I have had recurrent infections after a large hernia repair with marlex. I finally went to a specialist who told me that Marlex is known for causing serious infections. His exact words were, "No one uses Marlex anymore if they know what they are doing!" Hope this helps.
RTB5 wrote:
I had a double umbilical hernia repaired in Dec 2007 and then another one fixed (left inguinal hernia) with the Marlex mesh as well in April 2008.I wanted to tell you that I have abdominal pain as well.In my left groin I came home 2 hours post op with severe chills, and nausea and fresh blood in huge quantities from the rectum.I called the surgeon who said"NO>>>it can't be from the surgery!" I just had a cat scan and the mesh appeared to be in place.The pain stops me in my tracks when I walk.I feel as if something is digging into my artery.I can literally feel it throb.And No one Gives a shit! Doctors suck! I don't give a rats ass what the catscan is showing you.....it doesn't show arteries and veins......that damn mesh is killing me.And I have developed a lump next to umbilical hernia.....they claim is adhesions...funny it wasn't there before surgery??????????
Michelle

Barnesville, OH

#12 May 19, 2009
I have found a lawyer that may take cases on Marlex Mesh. here's the #866-879-3040.
Faith

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Jun 24, 2009
Lou wrote:
Hello my name is Lou and I had a Ventral Hernia operation back in July 2006, in which they used a Davol Bard Composix/Marlex hernia mesh patch. Within 10 days from the surgery I had severe abdominal pain and discomfort in addition to the scar I have 4 major wounds a good 3-5 inches deep that discharge blood and fluids everyday all day. Some heal then abscess again within 2-3 days. Due to the patch I have suffered an extreme financial, work, and social loss. In addition to having depression and stress for almost 2 yrs with not one doctor telling me what is going on and blaming it all on my Adult Type 2 Diabetes.
I have cut myself several times (construction) some worse than others, all over my body without any issue of healing...I had a deep cut above the would from sheetrock and it healed in no time and stayed healed for 8 months now...I believe from doing my own research I have some form of chronic enteric fistula due to the type of mesh that was used to fix my hernia. I take 3600mg + in antibiotics...and I still have constant bacterial infections. I have been to 2 different wound clinics...used the wound vac for 3+ months with no help from it I turned it back in due to daily costs and upkeep. Doctors seem to not really say what is going on...they want to take the mesh out but nobody will say what they are replacing it with...I feel the synthetic of the mesh is what is wrong with me...if anyone has had similar issues please let me know. I could really use your help in obtaining any information you might have maybe directly dealing with this or knowing someone who has. Also if you have had to have it removed what did they replace it with? Or if you have sued who have you used as a Law Firm to represent your case…Thank you all so much for listening to me and best of luck for everyone going through this! I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy :)
THAT SOUNDS AWFUL....YOU CAN GET SECOND THIRD AND 15TH OPINIONS I WOULD FIND OTHER DOCTORS TO HELP YOU IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE LIVING.....I HAD MINE ON DEC 14, 2004. I AM IN PAIN ALOT OF THE TIME, I CAN FEEL THE TITANIUM SPIRAL TACKS THEY USED TO HOLD IT IN PLACE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT RAINS MY EMAIL IS elenafaithcohen@yahoo.com email me if you want to I feel for you....I had to start taking antidepressants for the depression from the operation afterwards.....I could not function for about 3 years...had to walk with a cane,etc. I will continue to pray for you and your healing. GET MORE OPINIONS DON'T JUST SETTLE FOR YOUR DOCTOR FIND SOMEONE WHO WILL HELP YOU SO YOU DON'T DIE
Faith

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Jun 24, 2009
ivan wrote:
Double inguinal hernia repair in 1995. Marlex Mesh. Occasionally I get that same pulling tear feeling, as when I had a hernia. Mostly though I can feel tenderness along my scar tissue.
Anyone one else?
Also, what is the odds of peritoneal-intestinal adhesions leading to ischemia or dead bowel?
I HAVE THAT PULLING TEARING AND FEELING LIKE I CAN FEEL WHERE ALL THE TITANIUM SPIRAL TACKS ARE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT RAINS UGH! MY SURGERY WAS DEC 14, 2004 IT HELPS KNOWING I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PAIN. I HAD TO WALK WITH A CANE FOR 3 YEARS FROM THE PAIN.
Walter lyons

Marietta, OH

#15 Aug 13, 2009
Ihad an Umbilical hernia in july of 2007 a mounth later i was hospitalize for getting sepsis today i get a fever up and down tenderness around the area and marlex mesh was used and i get sick to my stomach all the time now anyone else have this prob
RGR5

Fort Benning, GA

#16 Sep 21, 2009
Hey RTB5 - just curious as to where you had your surgeon done thanks
rosanne

Toronto, Canada

#17 Nov 16, 2009
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>THAT SOUNDS AWFUL....YOU CAN GET SECOND THIRD AND 15TH OPINIONS I WOULD FIND OTHER DOCTORS TO HELP YOU IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE LIVING.....I HAD MINE ON DEC 14, 2004. I AM IN PAIN ALOT OF THE TIME, I CAN FEEL THE TITANIUM SPIRAL TACKS THEY USED TO HOLD IT IN PLACE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT RAINS MY EMAIL IS elenafaithcohen@yahoo.com email me if you want to I feel for you....I had to start taking antidepressants for the depression from the operation afterwards.....I could not function for about 3 years...had to walk with a cane,etc. I will continue to pray for you and your healing. GET MORE OPINIONS DON'T JUST SETTLE FOR YOUR DOCTOR FIND SOMEONE WHO WILL HELP YOU SO YOU DON'T DIE
hi
im sorry to hear about your story my husband is going through a night mare regards to his hernia repair can you contact us at
torontohot_totrott@yahoo.com
rosanne

Toronto, Canada

#18 Nov 16, 2009
My husband had Marlex mesh put in him after having laproscopic sugury for a right ingunial hernia he has major complications since then he also has 2 scars on the right side and one above his bely button.We have been seeking for 6 years now trying to find out what went so wrong with him .This operation has cost him his job and lively hood.My husband is in severe pain on a daily bases.If there is some one out there that has the same story pls be free to contact me marlex mesh was used torontohot_totrott@yahoo.com
sincerley
rosanne
rosanne

Toronto, Canada

#19 Nov 16, 2009
Marlex Mesh wrote:
Lou,
I too have had serious problems with the Marlex mesh implant. In 2005 I had a (R) inguinal repair with placement of the Meash and plug. It lasted for approximatley 2 1/2 years as it became infected in the latter part of 2008. I had the mesh removed on 12/30/08 with serious complications following. Daniel
Hi Daniel
My husband had Marlex mesh put in him on sept 26 2003 he has had major compliction since then pl s be free to contact me at torontohot_totrott@yahoo.com
sincerly rosanne
Charlie

Mount Holly, NJ

#20 Dec 17, 2009
Has anyone found an attorney willing to file a lawsuit on the Marlex hernia mesh pouch. My story sounds like everyone's and I have had nerve impingment. Anyone who has had nerve pain knows it's awful! I have a doctor who will testify about the condition of the mesh he removed when he did my surgery and he has other patients who have had the same or similar issues but I haven't found an attorney. There is a suit regarding the Kugel mesh but not for Marlex. Thanks for any info you can pass along.
Lou wrote:
Hello my name is Lou and I had a Ventral Hernia operation back in July 2006, in which they used a Davol Bard Composix/Marlex hernia mesh patch. Within 10 days from the surgery I had severe abdominal pain and discomfort in addition to the scar I have 4 major wounds a good 3-5 inches deep that discharge blood and fluids everyday all day. Some heal then abscess again within 2-3 days. Due to the patch I have suffered an extreme financial, work, and social loss. In addition to having depression and stress for almost 2 yrs with not one doctor telling me what is going on and blaming it all on my Adult Type 2 Diabetes.
I have cut myself several times (construction) some worse than others, all over my body without any issue of healing...I had a deep cut above the would from sheetrock and it healed in no time and stayed healed for 8 months now...I believe from doing my own research I have some form of chronic enteric fistula due to the type of mesh that was used to fix my hernia. I take 3600mg + in antibiotics...and I still have constant bacterial infections. I have been to 2 different wound clinics...used the wound vac for 3+ months with no help from it I turned it back in due to daily costs and upkeep. Doctors seem to not really say what is going on...they want to take the mesh out but nobody will say what they are replacing it with...I feel the synthetic of the mesh is what is wrong with me...if anyone has had similar issues please let me know. I could really use your help in obtaining any information you might have maybe directly dealing with this or knowing someone who has. Also if you have had to have it removed what did they replace it with? Or if you have sued who have you used as a Law Firm to represent your case…Thank you all so much for listening to me and best of luck for everyone going through this! I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy :)

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