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Charles

Reykjavík, Iceland

#5638 Mar 24, 2012
patty wrote:
<quoted text> Oh, I found it. I did not see the exact one I needed but it is nice to know they are there. Atrium never did human pre clinical trials. The used rabbits, pics and rats for the CQUR mesh. My husband and a few others are the human trials and those all failed.
Cornell University did canine research in the 80's and concluded that mesh was not a good idea.
I don't know if this is a new website for you, but try these links if you haven't found them already. The MAUDE Adverse Events Site is kind of confusing, but every once in a while you stumble upon something. It's part of the FDA website. There's a little line that says, " repeat the search with the omitted results included ". Try clicking on that too.
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cf...
http://archsurg.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abst...
http://hernia.tripod.com/
Try Googling this " POST HERNIORRHAPHY PAIN SYNDROME.doc " and see if you find anything useful.
Like I said before, I hope I'm not wasting your time but I don't know what paths you've travelled on this journey. Hope some of this helps.
C. Brainard
emgee

United States

#5639 Mar 24, 2012
Once again. The original Bard Davol broken ring cases. Are you a plaintiff? What has YOUR law firm told you about recent settlement processes? If we do not get our money after an agreed on settlement everyone else with potential cases might as well kiss their chances goodbye!
riverrat

Houston, MN

#5640 Mar 26, 2012
bard davol changed there minds they told the court there not paying out due to the doctors installed there product in a neglegive manner and the doctors are to pay for there wrong doings not devol
Jaybird

Chesapeake, VA

#5641 Mar 26, 2012
Did your lawyer tell you that? I know our attornery is expecting payout soon because she has already made arrangements with insurance co. for payback amounts. If you follow the Topix "Kugel Mesh Settlements" the people on that blog are reporting conversations with their attorneys and it is all about the release of the money. One person stated it was released late Friday.No one is stating we won't receive checks soon. We have already received our statement from attorney on what money and how much goes to whom.
cycy

New York, NY

#5642 Mar 26, 2012
Where can I go to learn about my options after receiving the insulting Kugel mesh settlement offer? For example, what happens next if I refuse the settlement? Is there a Class Action suit actually forming in the US, and what steps do I take if I want to be included in it?

I don't have great faith in my lawyer, and need to learn what options I have available.

Where can I learn more about just went on with Judge Lisi and Rhode Island. Originally I thought she was considering the "interplay of three elements: the polypropylene mesh, an extended polytetrafluorethylene layer, and a memory recoil ring," but people seem to indicate that the settlement is based solely on the memory ring. Is that true?

This is too embarrassing to admit, but I can't find the copy of the agreement I made with the lawyer. If I refuse the offered settlement,and thus make no $$ for the lawyer, does the average agreement have some sort of clause that I have to pay the lawyer for their time or anything?

Thanks to everyone for any advise you can offer.
patty

Eugene, OR

#5643 Mar 26, 2012
Charles wrote:
<quoted text>
Cornell University did canine research in the 80's and concluded that mesh was not a good idea.
I don't know if this is a new website for you, but try these links if you haven't found them already. The MAUDE Adverse Events Site is kind of confusing, but every once in a while you stumble upon something. It's part of the FDA website. There's a little line that says, " repeat the search with the omitted results included ". Try clicking on that too.
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cf...
http://archsurg.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abst...
http://hernia.tripod.com/
Try Googling this " POST HERNIORRHAPHY PAIN SYNDROME.doc " and see if you find anything useful.
Like I said before, I hope I'm not wasting your time but I don't know what paths you've travelled on this journey. Hope some of this helps.
C. Brainard
Ive looked at those! There are some cases of the Atrium Cqur. Ive also seen a few rebuttals from Atrium, there is no way they can rebutt my husbands case, there is no way.
Rejected Researcher

AOL

#5644 Mar 26, 2012
I take that the next three days are in the hands of the Federal Courts over the Obama Health Care. It comes down to a little more of our freedom of choices being taken away. American people wouldn't be here if the leaders of our country took a look inside their own cookis jars first. One would think, instead of forcing health insurance on us. Why don't they first fix the problems within the medical world, of the FDA the patent Offices. Are not these 2 Federal Offices the leader of defective medical devices and medicines? FDA510k? Who knows what ever else been hidden to throw defective medical stuff on the market that has either disabled, deformed, caused birth defects, deaths. All in the name of someone pockets full of $$$$. at the cost of our health. Is this a hidden first step to rid of SS Medicare Medicaid? With high unemployment no money going in to SS. Yet more people go onto SS daily. So now SS going broke, the only way to fix part of the problem is to force everybody to get their own health insurance in order to save Part B of Medicare. I found this out from my own disability this past week. You pay $99.00 monthly premium for part B Medicare, yet when bills go to medicare they pays 80% you 20% of bills, unless you carry insurance then your insurance pays first. It's not right that medical world of defective meds and devices that harm us on daily bases cost us.
patty

Eugene, OR

#5645 Mar 27, 2012
Still searching for anyone who had a bad outcome with the Atrium CQUR hernia mesh.
Patty
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georgina

East Aurora, NY

#5646 Mar 27, 2012
Two moths ago I had a open histerectomy, Now I have an incisional hernia. Had three open surgeries prior to histerectomy. I donot know, which doctor should perform this incisional hernia. One says laporascopic, the other says open. I now read cadevera or porcin, or mesh of another kind. I am 82, and employed, and cannot come up with 26Thousan bucks, pluss hospital expense. Please comment or suggest a solution.I dont want to jump, I live near n/Falls. LOL. but I do like to hear from you all. Love:)
Rejected Researcher

AOL

#5647 Mar 28, 2012
georgina wrote:
Two moths ago I had a open histerectomy, Now I have an incisional hernia. Had three open surgeries prior to histerectomy. I donot know, which doctor should perform this incisional hernia. One says laporascopic, the other says open. I now read cadevera or porcin, or mesh of another kind. I am 82, and employed, and cannot come up with 26Thousan bucks, pluss hospital expense. Please comment or suggest a solution.I dont want to jump, I live near n/Falls. LOL. but I do like to hear from you all. Love:)
Georgina hello. Are you not getting Social Security for your young age of 82? If you are on Social Security, you should be able to get your medical help under Medicare part A and B. which is part of your month check.
Rejected Researcher

AOL

#5648 Mar 28, 2012
03/28/12, Check this out, CBS Tv station did a morning article on medical devices that were not approved for the market. They showed the hip and knee implants. Article titled Dangerous Devices Metal on Metal started off report was on the Depuy junk. Nancy Metcalf Consumer Reports Probe Finds Untested Implants. That they were grandfathered in under loopholes. Probe was looking into all meshes, defective devices.
trimi

United States

#5650 Mar 28, 2012
Gggggg
Stonk_1983

United States

#5651 Mar 29, 2012
New to the whole prolene mesh controversy. I had bilateral inguinal hernia surgery in Oct 2001 at a veterans hospital. For a week after surgery I was constantly sweating, going thru several sets of sheets , feverish and at times incoherent.

For the past 12 years I have been in constant pain. The VA says it is a left hip strain from iliac crest bone graft done in Octover 2000, however they cannot identify the source of the pain.

I have had X-rays, MRI's, years of physical therapy, yoga, massage and nothing has helped. I have been told now it is due to IT BAND syndrome and advised to do more physical therapy.he VA refuses to pay for me to see a specialist insisting they have provided me with proper medical care, even though they cannot diagnose me after 12 years of pain and suffering and complaints of left hip, abdomen pain, pain when sitting, pain arising fom sitting, inability to lay on left side due to pain, tenderness from surgical site and pain when pressing on scar from hernia surgery.

I just turned 47 and have spent 12 year tryingto get help after finding this site am now wondering if this is all mesh related?

Was just a VA hospital and they recommended 6-12 weeks of IT band therapy for the third time.

Thoughts and suggestions?

[email protected]
All Meshed Up

Boulder, CO

#5652 Mar 29, 2012
Stonk_1983 wrote:
New to the whole prolene mesh controversy. I had bilateral inguinal hernia surgery in Oct 2001 at a veterans hospital. For a week after surgery I was constantly sweating, going thru several sets of sheets , feverish and at times incoherent.
For the past 12 years I have been in constant pain. The VA says it is a left hip strain from iliac crest bone graft done in Octover 2000, however they cannot identify the source of the pain.
I have had X-rays, MRI's, years of physical therapy, yoga, massage and nothing has helped. I have been told now it is due to IT BAND syndrome and advised to do more physical therapy.he VA refuses to pay for me to see a specialist insisting they have provided me with proper medical care, even though they cannot diagnose me after 12 years of pain and suffering and complaints of left hip, abdomen pain, pain when sitting, pain arising fom sitting, inability to lay on left side due to pain, tenderness from surgical site and pain when pressing on scar from hernia surgery.
I just turned 47 and have spent 12 year tryingto get help after finding this site am now wondering if this is all mesh related?
Was just a VA hospital and they recommended 6-12 weeks of IT band therapy for the third time.
Thoughts and suggestions?
[email protected]
H3ey there Stonk....I am also a veteran and my medical care is now handled by them. In my experience and with talking to several surgeons I have not found one that is aware of mesh problems. I am talking to one Dr. who is looking into a possible removal of my little Kugel nightmare but have not heard back as of yet. Get your OP report from the hospital to find out what kind of mesh was implanted and then let us know. We can try to steer you in the right direction. My original implant was a Prolene mesh which crumpled and twisted up inside of me taking every thing with it. Find out what you have ASAP and get back to me at [email protected] Best of Luck and Thank You for your service to our country!
stonk

Greenville, WI

#5653 Mar 29, 2012
All Meshed Up wrote:
<quoted text> H3ey there Stonk....I am also a veteran and my medical care is now handled by them. In my experience and with talking to several surgeons I have not found one that is aware of mesh problems. I am talking to one Dr. who is looking into a possible removal of my little Kugel nightmare but have not heard back as of yet. Get your OP report from the hospital to find out what kind of mesh was implanted and then let us know. We can try to steer you in the right direction. My original implant was a Prolene mesh which crumpled and twisted up inside of me taking every thing with it. Find out what you have ASAP and get back to me at [email protected] Best of Luck and Thank You for your service to our country!
My Surgical Report says PROLENE MESH was used for both repairs....
No Mesh

Carnegie, PA

#5654 Mar 29, 2012
Atrium preformed a human study with Dr. Brent Matthews that was published and successful. In my research i would rather have a bioabsorbable polypropolene mesh then one with ePTFE and polypropolene.
No Mesh

Carnegie, PA

#5655 Mar 29, 2012
Keep searching....it's the best mesh avalable on the market right now.
patty

Eugene, OR

#5656 Mar 29, 2012
No Mesh wrote:
Atrium preformed a human study with Dr. Brent Matthews that was published and successful. In my research i would rather have a bioabsorbable polypropolene mesh then one with ePTFE and polypropolene.
Really Seriously?? Then where is it published?? A PRE CLINICAL HUMAN STUDY?? Nope. They did NOT. And why won't Atrium publish the truth about what happened when my husbands Surgeon had to remove the Atrium CQUR Hernia Mesh after just 8 weeks?? And the FACT that the bioabsorbable Omega 3 coating came off, did NOT absorb and caused massive damage to the surrounding tissue? Where is it published that the same coating has caused damage which also inhibited healing and growth of healthy tissue in other people? Where is that published? Atrium has been made aware of that problem with their mesh,, so where is that factual information published? The ONLY human "study" results Ive seen shows only that the Atrium CQUR did not become infected in a person who had an infection near the mesh. I read that study.
Where is the study which shows the way the the Atrium CQUR will shrink and become rock hard and in that same case the supposed bioabsorbable coating did not absorb, but instead just caused additional issues in the surrounding tissue?
I know for a FACT that my husbands surgeon and at least two other surgeons refuse to use the Atrium CQUR again. They removed it from further use.I cannot speak for other Atrium mesh patches, that would be libel.
So, Im waiting, where are the PRE CLINICAL HUMAN STUDIES that will show how great the Atrium CQUR hernia mesh is?
I know what the reply to that question will be, there are none.Unless the studies are the ones they have done in the past 2 weeks. Your statement has no merit.Ill bet you work for Atrium!!
patty

Eugene, OR

#5657 Mar 29, 2012
No Mesh wrote:
Keep searching....it's the best mesh avalable on the market right now.
Sure, maybe the lesser of the other bad meshes on the market. Still waiting to see the PRE Clinical Study in humans. Where did you say we could find it? The one with that doctor? Really?
patty

Eugene, OR

#5658 Mar 29, 2012
No Mesh wrote:
Keep searching....it's the best mesh avalable on the market right now.
Ive already found 3 other people thank you for your permission. How much does Atrium pay you anyway?

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