Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns ...

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

There are 8238 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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Mzsharkeater

Quesnel, Canada

#5013 Dec 30, 2011
Supposedly- left femoral hernia repair April 2007 with prolene mesh. July 2008-Had a couple of nerve blocks, then Re-operated on Oct 14 2008, found a defect over Coopers ligament with fatty tissue protruding into the femoral ring-a PHS mesh repair was carried out. The defect was filled with PHS mesh. Feb 2010 nerve was clipped,
April 2011 hospitalized-Huge mass of infection mass is the size of a grapefruit.....I cant sit, stand, lie, walk without severe pain, chronic infection and pain.
Im being operated on Jan 2012-mesh is being removed along with the mass. Ive contacted a lawyer and since the first surgery was in 2007 -its past 2yrs -cant sue past this time -malpractice suits are hard to prove here in canada-they want $5000 to get started-but like i said ive past the 2yr mark, ive reported the doctor to the BC physicians and surgeons. I saw my doctor yesterday-I have an open wound-the mass of infection near the mesh is pushing its way out.....I now have E-coli and back on a different bunch of antibodics. The bacterial E-coli is found in surgerical wounds etc....Surgery Jan 10th to remove mesh-Im asking the surgeon to save the mesh for evidence....Ive asked many people what I can do here in Canada...
wolf99 wrote:
Happy New Years Everyone. 12/29/11. Question on Proceed Mesh? I just received an e-mail from a friend. Stating that their is a recall as of Dec. 15,2011 on the Ethicon J&J Company (PROCEED-Code PCDG1 Lot # BMG618). Potential for delamination resulting in EXPOSURE of underlying POLYPROPYLENE MESH which could potentially result in adhesions and fistulas.
Blair

Montague, Canada

#5014 Dec 30, 2011
steven435 wrote:
HELLO,BLAIR,i hope you are doing well.i went to a new sergen last week he sent me to a spesialist in st.louis.iwas told to live with it unless it was an emergency,i was told the hernia and scar tissue are so extensive i may not make it off the table.i will never settle ,iwant my story out there so every one can see what bard has done to us.
Steven he is right you really are taking a risk. When mime was done it took two surgerys and i had a plastic surgeon and surgeon working on me and i still ended up in the progressive care unit.The second surgery was to remove the scar tissue which was done by the plastic surgeon. He had to close me up without getting it all for fear of ruining the first procedure to close the hernia which turned out to be six hernias that did not show up in the cat scans. He was not surprised and was well prepared to do my tissue repair without mesh. Be carefull if you had to go for emergency surgery your odds would not be good. With so much tissue damage from your mesh removal it is hard to find any surgeon who wants to operate. You need settlement money and then you can go to one of the few surgeons dealing with this mesh mess. You will have to deal with it in the future but for know be super carefull.
Keith

Washington, DC

#5015 Dec 30, 2011
I have had ingunial hernia surgery four times. I was hopitalized for a month and almost died about two years ago due to bowel perferation, intestinal fistulae, and infection. I was in so much pain that I wanted to die. Thanks be to God and Jesus I survived.
Angry Mom

Schiller Park, IL

#5016 Dec 30, 2011
My son was born premature in 1994, with that came a side effect of left and right Inguinal hernias. The first surgery was performed around 1 yr old and the 2nd around 3yrs old. No problems until this year. Had to go to the hospital with pain in the high groin area. Pain again about a month later, but he refused to go to the hospital. They couldn't find anything wrong with him, now I wonder if his repair as something to do with it. I will be requesting hospital records to be sure. Thank you to all of you that have posted here. It is a hopeless feeling when your child hurts, and you can't help them. It may not be the problem, but at least its a start in the search.

Since: Dec 11

Pfafftown, NC

#5017 Dec 30, 2011
Blair wrote:
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Nobody will be getting rich except the law firm at over 50% taken from us that are disabilied for life. Talk to your lawyer
lol, they are all full of bull shit and watch your wallet they we tell you what you what to hear while stealing your money. Round one is over for Kugel mesh,they are gearing up for round two. Judge Lisa has a time line set on the Kugel Mesh case. Let Bard/Davol spend their money in the court room,we will never get our fair settlement.
The only lawyer my family is paying is the one we hired. Whom my family knows. I also have another lawyer that works on these types of cases giving advice and looking at everything thats going on with these cases if I have questions or need advice he helps.. And a good friend of my parents who had been council for them and myself for 30 + years keeping an eye on whats going on as well. So what ever happens We are quite prepared. My moms life was taken....I want to know everything I can...what I dont know I ask...If I cant find out they will.
LARC

Canyon Country, CA

#5018 Dec 30, 2011
loss in nc wrote:
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The only lawyer my family is paying is the one we hired. Whom my family knows. I also have another lawyer that works on these types of cases giving advice and looking at everything thats going on with these cases if I have questions or need advice he helps.. And a good friend of my parents who had been council for them and myself for 30 + years keeping an eye on whats going on as well. So what ever happens We are quite prepared. My moms life was taken....I want to know everything I can...what I dont know I ask...If I cant find out they will.
if you hired your own attorny why would you join in a class action suit? a friend would not give that kind of advice would he?

Since: Dec 11

Pfafftown, NC

#5019 Dec 30, 2011
LARC wrote:
<quoted text>if you hired your own attorny why would you join in a class action suit? a friend would not give that kind of advice would he?
Our lawyer is a good one he is handling all our cases, we are not worried, whatever happens we are prepared to go either way we are not worried about him getting rich.....he wants for us what is fair from the loss of my mother. He is working to do that.We trust him.
riverrat

Houston, MN

#5020 Dec 30, 2011
dont sign
steven435

Lawson, MO

#5021 Dec 31, 2011
you can get your own lawyer but if they you you;s any info. gatherd buy mottly rice you will pay the 12% common benefit .
Lisa

Salisbury, NC

#5022 Dec 31, 2011
steven435 wrote:
you can get your own lawyer but if they you you;s any info. gatherd buy mottly rice you will pay the 12% common benefit .
You pay 4% extra the other 8% will be paid by your lawyer. This makes up the 12% common benefit.
steven435

Jerico Springs, MO

#5023 Jan 1, 2012
mottley still get theyrs no matter were it comes from!!!
Alina Thornbuirg

Fort Wayne, IN

#5025 Jan 1, 2012
Just had surgery to remove old mesh the Ethicon Prolene,with a lightweight, more flexible, part dissolveable one made of the same material. I was having pain from day one after my original hernia repair. My surgeon told me it was scarring and I needed to learn to deal and live with the pain. Im not sure how this new mesh will be, but I know my stomach now looks like a road map of scars. I had a historectomy in 2008 which was the start of my hernia problems. I had to go all the way to St Louis Mo from Ft wayne In to get a doctor who would at least try and help with a different mesh. He has said I have Diastasis but feels I should be able to return to work as usual even after telling him that my job requires me to lift 40lbs or more kicking and screaming 3-5yr olds as well as pushing and pulling on heavy objects. Am I thinking wrong that my body can't seem to do my job like it use too? I've commented to my family that Im just not sure if I can proform the duties expected of me any longer. It was becoming very difficult before the new mesh was put in on Dec 20 2011. I've contemplated filing for disability, but not sure I have a leg to stand on, even though I know how my abdomen feels tender, sore and heavy all the time. I also feel tired a lot. On top of this I am a diabetic. I guess I will see once I am released back to work in Feb. This is crap, the way I feel we are being used like guniea pigs. Thanks for listening.
riverrat

Houston, MN

#5026 Jan 2, 2012
have fun
Star

Garden City, MI

#5027 Jan 2, 2012
Hello,im just start reading this forum yestetday & I have a couple of question...i had a hernia repair surgery in 2007 I was wondering if mesh used during these surgery are bad? I noticed I lot of you have been having pain from day one I recently fell & broke my leg & ever since then I've been having blood after a bowel movement wondering if this could be from mesh? As far as pain I have pain every now & then the heavy feeling all the time but since my fall I've been having this burning feeling wonder is this a symptom?I'm always tired but I thought that was working 3rd shift so I've been told numerous times by my doctor...also wondering has anyone had the mesh removed & been ok since having it removed?..just getting really nervous from all the reading
Star

Garden City, MI

#5028 Jan 2, 2012
Also wondering if the doctors are contacting the patients with whom they placed the recalled mesh in??
mesh removed

Van Nuys, CA

#5029 Jan 2, 2012
Star wrote:
Hello,im just start reading this forum yestetday & I have a couple of question...i had a hernia repair surgery in 2007 I was wondering if mesh used during these surgery are bad? I noticed I lot of you have been having pain from day one I recently fell & broke my leg & ever since then I've been having blood after a bowel movement wondering if this could be from mesh? As far as pain I have pain every now & then the heavy feeling all the time but since my fall I've been having this burning feeling wonder is this a symptom?I'm always tired but I thought that was working 3rd shift so I've been told numerous times by my doctor...also wondering has anyone had the mesh removed & been ok since having it removed?..just getting really nervous from all the reading
I had mine removed, i had all the symptoms you described plus bowel obstructions. The surgeon found my intestines balled up and thick scar tissue build up below the mesh. The dr fixed my hernia without any mesh, only sutures. I cant carry anything over 10lbs or I risk hernia reoccurrance.
The mesh is poison in your body it attacks endocrine systems, like pancreas and cause diabetes and other hormonal problems.
Yes, I do feel better but I still suffer from pain and tenderness from the effects from all damage already done from the mesh. Ill never be normal but if i didn't have the mesh out, I'd probably dying or dead already.
Btw, my implant was in 2005.
Star

Garden City, MI

#5030 Jan 2, 2012
Is it only.certain mesh?...&when did u guys realize the mesh.was.causing the problems? Sorry to be asking.so many question but im 31yrs old & very nervous about this..
All Meshed Up

Boulder, CO

#5033 Jan 3, 2012
Star wrote:
Is it only.certain mesh?...&when did u guys realize the mesh.was.causing the problems? Sorry to be asking.so many question but im 31yrs old & very nervous about this..
If you were implanted in 2007 and do not know what product you have, go to the hospital and get a copy of your OP report that will shopw ALL products used on you AND implanted. Make sure that this info contains the manufacturers product and batch codes. Let us know and we can go from there. There is a lot of speculation about leeching of chemicals and such into the body. I will not dispute this but I have not read any reports about leeching. What I do know is the body fights this foreign object 24/7/365 and this will take a toll on your body, mind and spirit. It is an awful place to be. Get back to us as soon as you get your info. Keep the faith
Jaybird

Chesapeake, VA

#5034 Jan 3, 2012
Has anyone out there requested an higher classification and has anyone at all ever received a dime from this ridiculous settlement
LARC

Canyon Country, CA

#5035 Jan 3, 2012
anyone have a law firm that is sueing ethicon for thier prolene patch in men?

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