Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

A number of different types of hernia mesh made by various manufacturers have been associated with design defects that could cause severe and life-threatening complications after hernia surgery.

FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A HERNIA PATCH LAWSUIT: Thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed in recent years as a result of problems with the Ethcion Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, Alloderm, and Kugel Patch.

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OVERVIEW:  Manufacturers of hernia repair mesh have an obligation to adequately research their products and warn about risks associated with their device. In recent years, a number of specific hernia mesh products have been linked to high rates of complications, including:

  • Hernia Repair Failure
  • Infections
  • Protrusions or Movement of the Mesh
  • Internal Injuries
  • Revision Surgery to Remove the Hernia Mesh
  • Other Hernia Repair Complications

In many cases, it appears the manufacturers knew or were warned about these problems before the patches hit the market, and financial compensation may be available for individuals who have experienced complications after hernia repair surgery.

Some of the hernia products that have been linked to complications include:

Ethicon Physiomesh: An Ethicon Physiomesh recall was issued in May 2016, removing the product from the market worldwide amid a large number of failures and revision surgeries. Although the FDA classified the action as a “market withdrawal” in the United States, several foreign regulatory agencies have classified the action as a hernia mesh recall, and Ethicon has required all unused inventory to be returned and does not intend to begin selling the product again since it was unable to identify the cause of the problems associated with the controversial hernia mesh. The lawsuits were consolidated for pretrial proceedings as mart of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation, in May 2017.

Atrium C-Qur Mesh: Pronounced “secure”, C-qur is a polypropylene mesh that is covered in a gel made from omega 3 fatty acids and triglycerides. It has been linked to a number of adverse events and complications, including claims that it causes friction with the underlying tissue. In October 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to Atrium, citing the company for failing to respond to complaints about the C-QUR mesh and other products. The FDA accused the company of failing to review or investigate any complaints involving C-QUR failures or infections. The lawsuits were consolidated for pretrial proceedings as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation, in December 2016.

Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches: Recalls have been issued for a variety of different Kugel hernia products used for repair of ventral or incisional hernias, which may develop at the site of prior surgical scars. The Kugel Patch contains a memory recoil ring around the perimeter of the mesh, which allows the doctor to fold it during the hernia repair. It is designed to spring open once in place to lay flat. However, design defects may cause the plastic ring to break, resulting in serious internal injury. A number of Kugel hernia mesh settlements have been reached in recent years.

AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix: Alloderm is a hernia repair and abdominal reconstructive surgery patch, which is manufactured from tissue harvested from human cadavers. The manufacturer then aseptically processes the tissue to remove the cells and epidermis, and freeze-dries it to remove some of its elasticity, leaving a white, fibrous patch.

When used as a hernia repair patch, Alloderm has been linked to problems due to the manufacturer’s initial failure to warn physicians about the importance of pre-stretching the product, which can expand after it is implanted, causing a number of painful and debilitating complications.

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159 Comments

  • DarleneMay 28, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    My mom had hernia surgey years ago..a big egg shape grew on the side of her..she had surgery to remove it yesterday..here it was a big ball of mesh

  • KirkAugust 26, 2019 at 4:19 am

    3D Max from C.R Bard/Davol for inguinal hernias should be banned. FDA should be held responsible too. For my friends that have had inguinal hernias, try to have your Dr. Go for a triple nourectomy. It alleviated 99 percent of all my pain. I knew instantly when I woke up. Just make sure you find the best, most confident Dr. You can. Good luck to all. Finally pain free after five years of extreme c[Show More]3D Max from C.R Bard/Davol for inguinal hernias should be banned. FDA should be held responsible too. For my friends that have had inguinal hernias, try to have your Dr. Go for a triple nourectomy. It alleviated 99 percent of all my pain. I knew instantly when I woke up. Just make sure you find the best, most confident Dr. You can. Good luck to all. Finally pain free after five years of extreme chronic pain.

  • amandaFebruary 13, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Check your spine, pelvic problems go all the way up

  • LyndaJune 21, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I had a incisional hernia in 2007 ....were l had a Sepramesh ip Composix ..this Mesh is layered and had costing on it for to stop Adhesions forming It was biological mesh ....is this the same as Venerlight mesh ...l have been in constant pain and have complications from it ..auto immune problems Infections loss of teeth ..sweats and flu problems . This mesh l have sounds the same ..but in 2007l[Show More]I had a incisional hernia in 2007 ....were l had a Sepramesh ip Composix ..this Mesh is layered and had costing on it for to stop Adhesions forming It was biological mesh ....is this the same as Venerlight mesh ...l have been in constant pain and have complications from it ..auto immune problems Infections loss of teeth ..sweats and flu problems . This mesh l have sounds the same ..but in 2007l I was never told l had mesh ..l found this in my surgery notes ..I feel angry because l was lied to for years .

  • NINAMarch 1, 2018 at 3:01 am

    One year after taking Arimidex and Larazapam I took a fall. As I result of the fall I got 3 hernias 1 on the naval and the other two on each of inguinal areas. They corrected the hernias thru a regular opening and were repaired with the poly mesh made by Johnson and Johnson. I have been suffering for nine years. I even had to have back surgery to see if it would help the pain caused by mesh. [Show More]One year after taking Arimidex and Larazapam I took a fall. As I result of the fall I got 3 hernias 1 on the naval and the other two on each of inguinal areas. They corrected the hernias thru a regular opening and were repaired with the poly mesh made by Johnson and Johnson. I have been suffering for nine years. I even had to have back surgery to see if it would help the pain caused by mesh. The pain did not go away, well guess what the did not go a way. I am walking around with this piece of mesh with in me No body would touch me because of the danger in removing the mesh. The attorney did not want to take my case because I did not have a second surgery. First all that is no guaranty that it sill work and second no Surgeon or Specialist would not even think of touching me. The groin pain is horrible, RTA infections are horrible I get one every one every two months. Pelvic pain. Hip pain, incontinence, bowl problems and the list goes on and on.

  • BobbyNovember 17, 2017 at 4:36 am

    My toxic mercury levels are at levels that would kill most people according to an annual physical Dr. This was back in the late 90's. I figure the reason was the mercury leaching out of the fillings I received while in the Air Force, Every time I request to have the fillings removed the dentist would tell me there is no evidence that mercury fillings would cause any kind of harm. Toxic metal blood[Show More]My toxic mercury levels are at levels that would kill most people according to an annual physical Dr. This was back in the late 90's. I figure the reason was the mercury leaching out of the fillings I received while in the Air Force, Every time I request to have the fillings removed the dentist would tell me there is no evidence that mercury fillings would cause any kind of harm. Toxic metal blood test are not normally part of normal physicals. Had it not been for this test I would never have known about being harmed by the mercury.

  • AndrewSeptember 4, 2017 at 2:01 am

    I had the Parietex Composite placed into my abdomen in late 2008 after a hernia repair. Almost immediately after surgery I knew something was not right. At my 2 week post surgical appointment I had a huge racquet ball sized lump in my right armpit. I was given some antibiotics and brushed off as if it were nothing. A few days later the test came back positive for MRSA. Lump finally went away after[Show More]I had the Parietex Composite placed into my abdomen in late 2008 after a hernia repair. Almost immediately after surgery I knew something was not right. At my 2 week post surgical appointment I had a huge racquet ball sized lump in my right armpit. I was given some antibiotics and brushed off as if it were nothing. A few days later the test came back positive for MRSA. Lump finally went away after three rounds of antibiotics 2 of which were bactrim. Even though the lump went away my surgical wound never completely healed. It was mostly closed except for three holes along the incision (top, middle, and bottom). These were tunneling oozing infected wounds and they were positive for MRSA as well. These tunneling wounds went deep back into my abdomen and required cleaning and packing of gauze strip into the tunnels twice a day with horrid smells and extreem almost unbearable pain at times. To make a long story short the surgeon was an ass and a master at blowing me off as if these problems were caused by me. So after a couple months of the runaround I just stopped seeing him because he wasn't helping. Over the next 1 1/2 years I seen several different doctors at hospitals and wound clinics and they were all stumped as to the cause of this wound not healing. I was sent on so many tests and studies (MRI, Cat, Fistulagrams, sonogram xray etc....) to try to ascertain the cause of the wound but to no avail. Finally in 2011 I found a doc who refused to just pass the buck and was commited to getting to the answer . While doing a full open exploratory abdominal procedure it was discovered, in the very lowest part of my wound wadded and balled up was the entire piece of mesh that was installed in the upper abdomen in 2008. The mesh was infected and rotting in my gut for over 2 years. The tunneling wounds that had never healed had to be cleaned and derided. When it was over the full open wound was as big around as a large grapefruit and as deep as a racquet ball. I was on a wound vac post surgery for over 3 months while the gaping hole in my stomach healed. The complications healthwise I've had since the initial placing of the mesh have been horrendous. The pain and discomfort is so awful I have a hard time doing anything that requires any amount of strength or stamina. After the removal of the mesh in 2011 I have never been able to return to work. I have applied for SS disability twice since 2011 only to be denied both times after the appeal process. I have uncontrollable diarrhea every day as well as enormous amounts of gas that's horrid. I can barely eat a meal due to the nerve damage and gastroparesis I now suffer from as result of all the abdominal surgeries. The gerd and nerve damage cause me to vomit sometimes multiple times a day. I'm so anemic I have to be infused with iron twice a month. This has truly been an awful chapter in my life. Since I couldn't go back to work of course I lost my health insurance and any shred of dignity I had left because now I have to ask someone for everything because I have no means of support. SS tells me because I'm under 50 they can't approve my benefits that I paid In to the system for by having a job my entire life since I was 16. Now with both denials and the time that had passed they tell me that even though I had earned way over the amount if work credits needed to get my ss disability that the rule is you have to have earned work credits sometime in the 5 years previous to any application for benefits and now even though I've applied twice and been denied that now I'm beyond the 5 years for having a work credit so now I'm not eligible for any of the benefits I paid in for my entire life. At best they say I could maybe get a few hundred in SSI but that's only if they approve that. I have been screaming since 2008 about the defective Parietex that caused me all of this harm but could never find an attorney willing to persue it. I've been very depressed at times and wanted to check out. Sometimes that sounds like the best plan but for some reason I hang on hoping maybe someday ill get some justice just maybe. -G-

  • DawnAugust 27, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I've had surgery perhaps done back in 2004, I'm not even sure if I qualify for the lawsuit. The Doctor who performed the surgery on me has long since retired and so I'm stumped on the answer. I know the surgery needs to be re-done as two other Doctors have told me this. I still have pain in the area so I guess I do need to get an answer on this.

  • LouisJune 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I had a laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair surgery done on me. I was bleeding in my bowels, nausea ,headaches, severe abdominal pain in the my navel,redness, discoloration, infection in the wound, fever ,constipation, vomiting and bulging or round abdomen. please help me any anyway that you can.

  • chrisJune 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    i had hernia repair twice in 2012 in november 2016 i was unable to work due to complications and cronic pain where meshes were placed still out of work as of today physio mesh and perietex mesh are still in me and no surgen wants to help me

  • AliciaMay 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Had my surgery June 2004. I was telling the doctor then, it was hurting. He just said you need to adjust. Years later I am still having problems, bowels , bulging, stomach constantly is tender. Every now and then i still fill it pulling. Also lack of appetite, but gain weight around that area and it is kind of hard around my navel area. Had a doctor that didn't speak good english to me and dismis[Show More]Had my surgery June 2004. I was telling the doctor then, it was hurting. He just said you need to adjust. Years later I am still having problems, bowels , bulging, stomach constantly is tender. Every now and then i still fill it pulling. Also lack of appetite, but gain weight around that area and it is kind of hard around my navel area. Had a doctor that didn't speak good english to me and dismissed what my concerns were. I just want to feel better.

  • FredApril 15, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I had a hernia mesh surgery in 1999 and this past year I am suffering bad pain every day , it is bulging and I have to constantly push it back in , I am fearful for what the mesh is now doing inside me ,

  • PaulMarch 16, 2017 at 4:51 am

    I had a hernia surgically repaired and the mesh was used. Two years later, I had a diverticulated bladder thanks to the fact the mesh failed and my bladder when down my iguinal canal where the original hernia had been. I had to have a second surgery to put my bladder back in place and repair the broken mesh with another form of repair. I believe that, if a lawsuit is happening, I'm certainly one o[Show More]I had a hernia surgically repaired and the mesh was used. Two years later, I had a diverticulated bladder thanks to the fact the mesh failed and my bladder when down my iguinal canal where the original hernia had been. I had to have a second surgery to put my bladder back in place and repair the broken mesh with another form of repair. I believe that, if a lawsuit is happening, I'm certainly one of the "victims."

  • BrianMarch 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I had umbilical hernia repair surgery with a mesh product (don't know what make/model yet) in mid Jan 2017. Now on March 9, 2017, I discover it has failed already and the hernia is returning.

  • deloresMarch 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Had hernia surgery 4 times, and my stomach hurts all of the time & I feel something is very wrong.

  • MatthewFebruary 22, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    In March of 2016 I had a hernia repair done. Shortly after it got infected and I actually ended up getting MRSA and readmitted and quarintened. After several more infections it finally healed yet now there is a massive lump on my stomach from another hernia that has formed. I wonder if the biomesh they used was faulty...

  • mikeJanuary 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    is there a statute of limitations on mesh hernia surgery? I had 2 hernias, one in 2004 one in 1997. in pain of and on all these years. have hydrocele in one testicle.

  • josephJanuary 9, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Had hernia surgery right of groin I have a large scare that is painful and changes frequently. Internal pain,testical pain, painful to sit to long, pain while driving is unbearable. Limited mobility. The list goes on. Need help getting my life back..

  • KirkDecember 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    inguinal hernia repair in 2011, pain started 2 1/2 years after surgery, now I'm missing right testicle and have a large lump size of an egg on my left pelvis. Can't work the pain can get so bad I can't even talk, hurts after ejaculation, usually no sperm. please help! ALL MESHED UP Kirk

  • LoriNovember 30, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I have had 5 hernia surgeries the last one being in 2010. I have had severe pain on the surgery site of the 1st 4 surgeries and was told it was because of the scar tissue. I have asked what kind of mesh was used and was told not the kind that was being recalled that was the first recall now I'm wondering if out of the 5 different kinds I have some of the recalled mesh?

  • phillipNovember 19, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Had first hernia repair 4/2014 and had all kinds of complications. Infections, rejection of the mesh, removal and then replacement. Then again in 2016 bowel blockage and another hernia repair

  • TrudyOctober 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    In 1995 I had a severe infection from my bowel leaking and was taken to the hospital and emergency surgery done. I was in the hospital for 30 days. I had to wear a colostomy bag for over a year and had it reversed in 1996. Because of that surgery I ended up with Hernia's (Huge Hernia's ) one on the right side and one on the left side. In 2006 or 2007, I can't remember the exact date. I went to Her[Show More]In 1995 I had a severe infection from my bowel leaking and was taken to the hospital and emergency surgery done. I was in the hospital for 30 days. I had to wear a colostomy bag for over a year and had it reversed in 1996. Because of that surgery I ended up with Hernia's (Huge Hernia's ) one on the right side and one on the left side. In 2006 or 2007, I can't remember the exact date. I went to Hershey Pa Hospital for Hernia repair on the right side and I was in the hospital for 6 days, sent me home and I ended up back in the hospital in Hershey Pa. with in 3 days with a severe infection, It was so bad that when I went to the Doctors office they laid me on a table put a plastic basin under my stomach area and was pushing the infection out into a plastic pan. Then sent me to the hospital opened me up farther and left me open after cleaning me and giving me so much antibiotics and etc. for 7 days and then sent me home , left open and I had to get changed and stuffed with gauze for a long long time. I was left open for a year and then sent back to Hershey for them to fix the other Hernia on the other side which I was cut back open again after I was healing from the inside out, and I was finally stitched back up and sent home. I still have problems with pains in my sides but nothing can be done about those. They took me away from my business for a year because I could not go down to the barn to make sure I did not get any bacteria. I had to hire people to do what I normally did. It was costly and broke me. I asked Lawyers before to help and they only wanted the vaginal mesh cases. I told them this is a mesh case. Would not take it. I was treated unfairly. Now some one wants to help after all this suffering. Thanks

  • MarySeptember 15, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Had umbilical hernia surgery in 2012. Had ventral hernia surgery in April 2015 at which time they found the mesh from the previous surgery (very small amount remaining) and tangled up. Had ventral hernia surgery in June 2015 because the mesh (manufactured by Bard) had disintegrated (or as the surgeon put it, I at the mesh). This time had biologic mesh put in. As of now, I have yet another vent[Show More]Had umbilical hernia surgery in 2012. Had ventral hernia surgery in April 2015 at which time they found the mesh from the previous surgery (very small amount remaining) and tangled up. Had ventral hernia surgery in June 2015 because the mesh (manufactured by Bard) had disintegrated (or as the surgeon put it, I at the mesh). This time had biologic mesh put in. As of now, I have yet another ventral hernia. Two loops of bowel are pushing out by my navel. I have been in constant pain for over a year already. The surgeon said that I now have 2 options - try the biologic mesh again or wear an abdominal binder for the rest of my life. I'm 58 and just got on disability after being laid off last year from the job that this mess caused me to miss 6 months from. This hernia has put so much strain on my back that I really cannot stand the pain much longer. Can I be included in the class action law suit?

  • CeceliaSeptember 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I am a 65 yr. old female who has had recurring hernia surgeries over the yrs. since 2009. In 2010 my surgeon placed a Dual Gore-Tex mesh over my abdomen to prevent more hernias and since then I have had another hernia repair in 2012. I have experienced pain, distention and cannot have a bowel movement without laxatives. This makes life very uncomfortable and painful and I understand it could be[Show More]I am a 65 yr. old female who has had recurring hernia surgeries over the yrs. since 2009. In 2010 my surgeon placed a Dual Gore-Tex mesh over my abdomen to prevent more hernias and since then I have had another hernia repair in 2012. I have experienced pain, distention and cannot have a bowel movement without laxatives. This makes life very uncomfortable and painful and I understand it could be caused from the mesh. I am scheduled for still one more hernia surgery September 18th. which is Monday.

  • RobertSeptember 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Had a Heriona operation...mash was used and later gaveway and forcing me to have another operation...had 2nd operation and have new scars and pain. Is there anything action I can take?

  • JaySeptember 8, 2016 at 3:36 am

    I started with exploratory surgery finding a torn colon resulting in a colostomy bag, then removed to a semi normal life in 1988. Since then I had three more abdominal hernia surgeries. My abdomen is lumpy and in pain with another obvious hernia in need of repair. I don't know if I could handle another surgery, now at 49 years old, unemployed, on MediCal here in CA. What do I do?

  • sykviaAugust 25, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Jordan I also had 3 hernias repair also had a mesh omg mine was also done in 2015 and since than im suffering with so much pain just like u I cant work cause of this but im suferring with the pain 24 hours 7 days and not even the pain medicine helps ufffff I justdont know what to do to

  • DeniqueAugust 17, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Hernia Repair surgery with mesh in August 2004 with Dr. Donna Barbot in Philadelphia Pa Graduate Hospital Partial mesh removal 2006 by Dr Marc Rickford in Washington DC. Scar tissue removal 2012 with Dr. Barnea at Camden Care in Camden NJ. I still have persistent pain in that area, incontinence and I am still currently in rehabilitation with Cooper Hospital in New Jersey for the same issue. I can [Show More]Hernia Repair surgery with mesh in August 2004 with Dr. Donna Barbot in Philadelphia Pa Graduate Hospital Partial mesh removal 2006 by Dr Marc Rickford in Washington DC. Scar tissue removal 2012 with Dr. Barnea at Camden Care in Camden NJ. I still have persistent pain in that area, incontinence and I am still currently in rehabilitation with Cooper Hospital in New Jersey for the same issue. I can no longer afford medical bills and have no other options. Pleas help. Denique I have been to over 16 doctors and I can no longer afford the Medical bills. Please help

  • ShannonMay 22, 2016 at 3:54 am

    My mother had hernia surgery 8/3/12 and passed away 7/12/14 due to the mesh detaching and entangling in her colon perforating it. Her system went septic, etc. I have had difficulty finding any legal help, has anyone had any help finding legal assistance. If so please contact me asap.

  • PeterApril 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    First hernia surgery was oct of 2012 after 7 months of pain second surgery was may 2013 first was open second was. Laperscopic these were performed in up state ny I moved to Florida in may of 2015 and on April 1 2016 had open hernia surgery again and surgeon found golf ball size of wadded mesh. I have had to sell everything I had to support my family while struggling to work in pain please let me [Show More]First hernia surgery was oct of 2012 after 7 months of pain second surgery was may 2013 first was open second was. Laperscopic these were performed in up state ny I moved to Florida in may of 2015 and on April 1 2016 had open hernia surgery again and surgeon found golf ball size of wadded mesh. I have had to sell everything I had to support my family while struggling to work in pain please let me know if there's any compensation available to help my family thank you Peter humphries

  • dexterApril 3, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I had hernia surgery preformed in 2001,since then I have suffered severely in constant pain.Unable to eat,sleep & nothing but severe pain.I have had every test possible in the in the medical system but yet no Doctor has been able to tell me what is causing the problem. I have lost a lot of weight, due to not being able to eat & every Doctor that you talk to thinks you are nuts. I have spoken to th[Show More]I had hernia surgery preformed in 2001,since then I have suffered severely in constant pain.Unable to eat,sleep & nothing but severe pain.I have had every test possible in the in the medical system but yet no Doctor has been able to tell me what is causing the problem. I have lost a lot of weight, due to not being able to eat & every Doctor that you talk to thinks you are nuts. I have spoken to the manufacture of the mesh product,they said that the mesh should be removed as soon as possible,that was 3 yrs. ago, know Doctor in Canada will even listen to you.Does this sound familiar to any body else.

  • SusanFebruary 24, 2016 at 7:58 am

    2 Surgeries 1 in 6/2008 & 2nd 6/2010 & now I have to have a 3 rd. Surgery. I have pains, Bacterial Infections, with having the Parietex & Ventralex Mesh in my stomach. My Surgeon wants to put more mesh back in me to repair the existing hernias now. I don't want anymore meshes in me and I want the other meshes taken out. So, I need an Attorney to Help Me with this matter.

  • KeithFebruary 19, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I had an umbilical hernia repair using mesh in 2005. I had a bad infection after surgery, which was handled using antibiotics. The past couple of weeks I have been experiencing discomfort in the area of my navel , and yesterday when I rolled over in bed I felt a sharp pain there. I checked the area, and a small amount of blood was seeping from my navel. I am scheduled to see my family doctor next [Show More]I had an umbilical hernia repair using mesh in 2005. I had a bad infection after surgery, which was handled using antibiotics. The past couple of weeks I have been experiencing discomfort in the area of my navel , and yesterday when I rolled over in bed I felt a sharp pain there. I checked the area, and a small amount of blood was seeping from my navel. I am scheduled to see my family doctor next week.

  • jordanJanuary 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I had a left inguinal hernia repair done on april 1,2015. The surgeon used a 3DMax left large patch manufactured by bard/davol.Also they used a sorbafix fixation system.Since the surgery I have been in unbearable pain. I used to be very fit and athletic always working out and playing with my kids and working on the house etc. I also use to work 75 to 80 hours a week in the oilfield. Since the surg[Show More]I had a left inguinal hernia repair done on april 1,2015. The surgeon used a 3DMax left large patch manufactured by bard/davol.Also they used a sorbafix fixation system.Since the surgery I have been in unbearable pain. I used to be very fit and athletic always working out and playing with my kids and working on the house etc. I also use to work 75 to 80 hours a week in the oilfield. Since the surgery I have not been able to do any of those things. I cant even pick my kids up or push them around playing like we used to. I have been unable to work cause sitting or standing lifting courching doing all of these things puts me in pain that even pain pills will not take away. The pain is 24/7 pain pills only dull it enough to walk with a limp and not cry.When I talk to the doctors I can never get a straight or even a good enough answer as why im in so much pain and why my abdomin is constantly swelling. I cant even have sex with my wife without buckling over in pain after.. Its been almost a year now and i cant take it anymore. My family is suffering because im not able to work I even had to swallow my pride and start a go fund me account to get help which im not having any luck there. I need help. I NEED ANSWERS. and most important I NEED OUT OF THIS HELL OF PAIN. and to return to a normal life where i can take care of my family. Please some info or help and prayers will be greatly appriciated.

  • JOANNADecember 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Please call me to explain this lengthy story of what my mother endured over8years to date thank you for your time JoAnna

  • robertDecember 7, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Surgery 12 yrs ago, constant pain

  • RobertNovember 14, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I have bad pains very much in pain all the time.

  • jackieOctober 11, 2015 at 12:44 am

    i had a hernia surgery and they put a mesh in my abdomin it now is wire all in my stomach and pain i also have problems breathing and swelling everyone ask why is your stomach so big you have lost so much weight and i dont wont to eat help reply im in texas dallas

  • MarcusSeptember 29, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Had hernia surgery ten years ago, belly button would always leak had to keep bandaid over it. Now a piece of wire was sticking out so far that it would hang on my shirt, i took clippers and clipped it off but one can still feel it sticking out. Now it has got infected and i have appt with surgeon next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • georgeSeptember 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    large lump in hernia repair area pain and cramps thought it was normal now think different--over

  • BruceJune 23, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Had an abdominal surgery about 6 years ago. The lower abdominal area has pain on and off over the past 6 years. Sometimes the pain is so bad it gets hard to handle. Have had to take Vicodin over the entire time.

  • AlbertoJune 21, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    hi i have a lot of complications with those prolene mesh in 2009 i had bilateral inguinal hernia repair in a week i stared with a lot of testicular pain and inflammations then it was pain even in the pelvil so i had 5 surgery even the urine stop with the need of a suprapubic tub just in January 2015 the removed those meshes but there a lot of pieces of mesh that still give me a problem with chroni[Show More]hi i have a lot of complications with those prolene mesh in 2009 i had bilateral inguinal hernia repair in a week i stared with a lot of testicular pain and inflammations then it was pain even in the pelvil so i had 5 surgery even the urine stop with the need of a suprapubic tub just in January 2015 the removed those meshes but there a lot of pieces of mesh that still give me a problem with chronic epididymitis chronic colitis pain inflammations and infection and the need for more surgery i can work i don't know how to fight this cos hospitals hide document from me i still don't know what wen wrong i never imagine that doctors are so bad like that just 46 i can't even have sex is that not crazy?

  • BeckyJune 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    My mother is in the hospital this week having a repair surgery done. She has had intestinal fistulas for a few years now and finally found a doctor who would perform the surgery to fix it. All this because of the hernia mesh inside of her has broken apart and tore into other tissue. The doctor said she'll have to have at least four other surgeries to completely repair the damage from the mesh.

  • susanJune 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I had hernia repair for 5 abdominal hernia in 2010 . A mesh implant was used to repair my abdominal wall. I stayed I'll and was then treated for ulcerative colitis. On Dec. 31 2113 , I operated on for hernia, mesh removal, and removal of Infection pocket. Still nor.t well I had surgery for recurrent hernia repair on June 3rd 2015. I had been sick due to herniated with blockages, infection caused [Show More]I had hernia repair for 5 abdominal hernia in 2010 . A mesh implant was used to repair my abdominal wall. I stayed I'll and was then treated for ulcerative colitis. On Dec. 31 2113 , I operated on for hernia, mesh removal, and removal of Infection pocket. Still nor.t well I had surgery for recurrent hernia repair on June 3rd 2015. I had been sick due to herniated with blockages, infection caused by faulty transplants for several years. I left my job in 2012 because I could no longer do my job.

  • leahJune 5, 2015 at 9:45 am

    had patitex mesh implanted 3/12. Need name of legal advocate.

  • lametricaMay 29, 2015 at 5:25 am

    I had hernia repaired back in 1999 and did not have complications right away but eventually i began having problems with my stomach specifically in the navel area. The pain sometimes gets unbearable like knots and sharp stabbing pains. I have not been able to go to specialist bc I have no insurance. Now it is to the point where I can barely digest my food and as soon as I eat something I have to g[Show More]I had hernia repaired back in 1999 and did not have complications right away but eventually i began having problems with my stomach specifically in the navel area. The pain sometimes gets unbearable like knots and sharp stabbing pains. I have not been able to go to specialist bc I have no insurance. Now it is to the point where I can barely digest my food and as soon as I eat something I have to go to the bathroom n certain foods cramp my stomach.

  • JANETMay 20, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    My husband had umbilical hernia repair in 2010. He was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in 2012. He died from liver cancer in Jan. this year.

  • RichardMay 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I had an ambilical hernia surgery, however they made about 5 small incisions and placed patch in. After surgery my abdomen area has stayed sore and a large lump on right lower side of my belly button has appeared and has been there for a few years now.When I have brought up to MD. as well as Surgeon who preformed no explanation except surgical hernia and that it can't be repaired. It is really ten[Show More]I had an ambilical hernia surgery, however they made about 5 small incisions and placed patch in. After surgery my abdomen area has stayed sore and a large lump on right lower side of my belly button has appeared and has been there for a few years now.When I have brought up to MD. as well as Surgeon who preformed no explanation except surgical hernia and that it can't be repaired. It is really tender and sore all the time. If I lay down and go to sit up, my stomach area looks as if an ALIEN from a movie is trying to come out. I'm not sure what kinda patch they used.

  • JanMay 12, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I had a hernia surgery 2010 and for the last two years I have had pain and i have been hospitalized 3 or four ct scans and the doctors can't find any thing still having pain what to do

  • JoyMay 9, 2015 at 9:16 am

    5 incisional hernia surgeries and now abdominal reconstruction then seroma formed. Drain put in and a large section of fatty tissue pulling causing pain. Feel surgeon is dragging his feet to get it taken care of it

  • SHERYLMay 6, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I have been hospitalized numerous times for hernia mesh erosion bowel preforation and a number of hernia repair surgeries

  • SallieMay 6, 2015 at 11:09 am

    My hernia mesh have been giving me problems for a while the mesh hurt when I move or walking around it fell something is pulling the wrong and I can fell the mesh it fell like something is sticking me all the the pain is bad at time.

  • MargaretMay 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I had hernia mesh surgery 2005, have had a problem ever since, soreness in right side, infections, bowel problems, I am to get a ct soon. please contact me. 9313896540 or cell 931-639-2858. please leave a message. Thank you.

  • charlotteMarch 27, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I've had two meshes put in after having hernia surgery. Since the last mesh was put in i have been sick off an on for the last year. I've been hospitalized an no one seems to know why my blood pressure is high.supposedly dehydrated an my one kidney started to shut down. I havent gotten any answers of why

  • christinaMarch 12, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I had to have 2 mesh implants for hernia due to the doctor not revue exray right..had infection..hospitalised..thought was getting better but for yrs since surgery I have huge soft ball size buldge and pain..now I notice a rock size hardness above where last mesh was implanted and feels like a stabbing knife.. I not one to go to doctors .. I just deal with pain due to dotor or emergency room says [Show More]I had to have 2 mesh implants for hernia due to the doctor not revue exray right..had infection..hospitalised..thought was getting better but for yrs since surgery I have huge soft ball size buldge and pain..now I notice a rock size hardness above where last mesh was implanted and feels like a stabbing knife.. I not one to go to doctors .. I just deal with pain due to dotor or emergency room says nothing to do if life threatening of rupture and send me home..can't work due to it..and my childrens dad quit paying child support for 5 months now..

  • RalphMarch 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    My sister had a mesh surgery, and is now having complications. She's even had a corrective surgery done. Now she is bleeding from the navel. She is being schedule for another surgery.

  • lisaFebruary 20, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I had a.colon resection surgery that caused an abdominal hernia, I went through a six hour surgery. To repair because according t to my doctor, my stomach was a mess and I had no lining left to my stomach, a piece. Of mesh was used to repair, after several months there was an obstruction and a larger piece of mesh was put in i still suffer with. Stomach pains and up under my ribs, they just keep t[Show More]I had a.colon resection surgery that caused an abdominal hernia, I went through a six hour surgery. To repair because according t to my doctor, my stomach was a mess and I had no lining left to my stomach, a piece. Of mesh was used to repair, after several months there was an obstruction and a larger piece of mesh was put in i still suffer with. Stomach pains and up under my ribs, they just keep telling me it's from the mesh and they can't do anything about it.

  • BarbaraJanuary 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    In May of of 2010 I was diagnosed with lower quadrant abdominal spigelian hernia yhat contained multiple loops of small bowel. I had it repaired that month with Bard Elliptical L/P mesh. Since this surgery I've had nothing but pain that's gotten increasingly worse over the years. I've gone back to the surgeon and was tole there's nothing wrong, have seen GI specialists and told the same thing No[Show More]In May of of 2010 I was diagnosed with lower quadrant abdominal spigelian hernia yhat contained multiple loops of small bowel. I had it repaired that month with Bard Elliptical L/P mesh. Since this surgery I've had nothing but pain that's gotten increasingly worse over the years. I've gone back to the surgeon and was tole there's nothing wrong, have seen GI specialists and told the same thing None of these Doctors have bothered to perform any tests. I've recently changed PCP's who's actually listening. I'm also wondering if this mesh could be on the list of mesh

  • DebNovember 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I had a double hernia repair lower and upper hernia. I got a bad infection. From the mesh now I have a lump size of egg to the left of my belly. It hurt like someone is stabing me with a knife and turning it around. The infection gone accord ing to the ct scan. He gave me pills to help but aren't work to make lump go away or the pain.going back to surgeon Nov 20th to tell him I'm no better. I stil[Show More]I had a double hernia repair lower and upper hernia. I got a bad infection. From the mesh now I have a lump size of egg to the left of my belly. It hurt like someone is stabing me with a knife and turning it around. The infection gone accord ing to the ct scan. He gave me pills to help but aren't work to make lump go away or the pain.going back to surgeon Nov 20th to tell him I'm no better. I still can't work because a can't sit to long.

  • dianeSeptember 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I had hiatal surgery in 2010 the hernia caused me to aspirate into my lungs burning them this is sept 2014 and the hernia is back I have to have another surgery the mesh came loose and i'm in a lot of pain

  • ShanikaSeptember 3, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I had a umbilical hernia surgery back in June 2003. The surgery was so painful afterward ... I could not keep my food down. Now it's 11years years after.... I stay with a sniky smelly belly button,Constipation and, feel like Vomiting at time

  • RoseJune 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I had hernia repair in 2011. Been experience stomach pain since 9/2011. Been in and out of the er. It got to a point to were I end up going to the hospital to get my medical records. I have severe stomach pain everyday. I realize now I had Bard Mesh plug in me. It is scare I get where I going to die one day cause the pain get so bad to were I can't breath. I need a solution to the problem. I cal[Show More]I had hernia repair in 2011. Been experience stomach pain since 9/2011. Been in and out of the er. It got to a point to were I end up going to the hospital to get my medical records. I have severe stomach pain everyday. I realize now I had Bard Mesh plug in me. It is scare I get where I going to die one day cause the pain get so bad to were I can't breath. I need a solution to the problem. I call the surgeon who did the sugery the only Tell me to go to the er. Mental this is destory me.

  • DebbieJune 2, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I had a incisional hernia from breastbone to the groin area.It was repaired late 2001 or early 2002. It was ok till last year.I started getting pain that made me double over and had fever of 104.My stomach area started swelling up and turning red.The surgeon put in a drainage tube for infection and later surgery to take out the infected mesh that put a hole in my bowel.The surgery was several hour[Show More]I had a incisional hernia from breastbone to the groin area.It was repaired late 2001 or early 2002. It was ok till last year.I started getting pain that made me double over and had fever of 104.My stomach area started swelling up and turning red.The surgeon put in a drainage tube for infection and later surgery to take out the infected mesh that put a hole in my bowel.The surgery was several hours long as the surgeon used tweezers to pull the mesh out one strand at a time,as he was afraid some of my organs might be stuck to the mesh.I now have a hernia that cannot be fixed.It is too big and difficult.I have to wear a tight binder at all times,except to take shower,and it has been hell.

  • esmeraldaMay 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I had hernia surgery .they put mesh and it got effected and open it again.I need some lawyer to talk to Iam still in a lot of pain.

  • Tracie LynnApril 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I had inscisional hernia repair June 2010. Nothing but problems and pain since. Two CT's later still no help. Please help.

  • RoyMarch 21, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I had the hernia plug put in in 2006, I have had nothing but pain afterwards. The Drs. office told me it was because of the surgery, and it should feel better with time..........NOT. At times it hurts so bad I can hardly move.

  • SeredaMarch 1, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Yes I have a friend had hernia surgery the doctor put a mesh in and now he is having a lots pain and infection and taking antibiotic.Do any one know any good doctors and good lawers please email me. Thank You

  • PattyFebruary 5, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I had my left kidney taken out and then ended up with a hernia. The repair/mesh failed. I then went to mayo in mn and they took out the old mesh and replaced it with the largest mesh they had. I have had a collection of fluid that has had to be drained twice and then they tried to tack the inside of my stomach to the mesh. still have a litter of fluid on my side, hurts all the time, can't bend[Show More]I had my left kidney taken out and then ended up with a hernia. The repair/mesh failed. I then went to mayo in mn and they took out the old mesh and replaced it with the largest mesh they had. I have had a collection of fluid that has had to be drained twice and then they tried to tack the inside of my stomach to the mesh. still have a litter of fluid on my side, hurts all the time, can't bend etc. they keep telling me to lose weight and maybe that will help. how is weight lose going to help get rid of the litter of fluid. they keep draining and it keeps filling back up. I look pregnant. Nobody will do anything about it because it is the mayo system. I would love help

  • CherylDecember 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I had hernia repair in Nov of 2011 got infected in July of 2012. Took antibiotics help some as soon as they were done came back twice as bad. Went in Sept 5, 2012 for surgery to have it fixed spent 2 months in the hospital and had 4 surgeries doing that time. Won't go into all the details here. Got out had to have a wound vac for awhile and then had to have surgery again not sure of the date in [Show More]I had hernia repair in Nov of 2011 got infected in July of 2012. Took antibiotics help some as soon as they were done came back twice as bad. Went in Sept 5, 2012 for surgery to have it fixed spent 2 months in the hospital and had 4 surgeries doing that time. Won't go into all the details here. Got out had to have a wound vac for awhile and then had to have surgery again not sure of the date in the paper work. Then had to have surgery again Nov 4th 2013. Still having trouble keeps filling with fluid. Go in about once a week to have it drained. I'm so tired of this is there anything anyone can do to help.

  • kerryDecember 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I had a inguinal hernia repair in January 2009 it got infected while I was in prison and I had to have it removed and during that process I had 2 more surgeries back to back cause the dr cut something during the second time that caused me to have internal bleeding and I was in icu for 5 days and the hospital for 9 days I take medication daily for nerve pain I am constantly in pain I am not sure th[Show More]I had a inguinal hernia repair in January 2009 it got infected while I was in prison and I had to have it removed and during that process I had 2 more surgeries back to back cause the dr cut something during the second time that caused me to have internal bleeding and I was in icu for 5 days and the hospital for 9 days I take medication daily for nerve pain I am constantly in pain I am not sure though what the name of the mesh is I am currently trying to find a lawyer to help me with the process.

  • cherylOctober 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I had the mesh put in in 07 HD a few stitches but had to have it done again in 2013 with pain discomfort and 37 staples so I wanna join the law suit.

  • DanielJune 22, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    These products still do not recall outside of United Stetes. Many patient will take risk for using them. The company should conduct clinical trial, and determine the long term effectiveness and safety. The other bad behavoir of Bard you should know of it. C. R. Bard also have corrupt activity in China. Please pay attention on that: The corrupt activity of Vice president of C.R. Bard in China. Ba[Show More]These products still do not recall outside of United Stetes. Many patient will take risk for using them. The company should conduct clinical trial, and determine the long term effectiveness and safety. The other bad behavoir of Bard you should know of it. C. R. Bard also have corrupt activity in China. Please pay attention on that: The corrupt activity of Vice president of C.R. Bard in China. Bard China is a subsidiary company of C. R. BARD. The headquarters of C. R. Bard is in New Jersey. The Corporate senior vice president, name is John Deford, he had a visiting activity in hospital of China when he visits in Shanghai on 9th May this year, and he gave gifts (price more than $100 USD, that’s two of Tiffany gifts) to a physician during visiting time, and the physician immediately used the product (name Lifestent vascular stent, price above $3,000USD) of Bard Company for patient at that time. After the visiting, he gave others gifts to marketing manager of Bard China, and let the marketing manager give those gifts to the other physician. I think that his behavior violate the FCPA and laws of China.

  • kimberlyJune 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

    i haveve ve a problem i have 21 surgey and can not find a lawyer and still going through them they use doal bard composix mesh in me in 2005 and mess my life so bad i can.t work my life is a mess now am ashame of my body and it hurt each time i look at myself please help me someone please they need to pay for their mistaka

  • DONNAApril 26, 2013 at 8:08 am

    i HAD 4 HURNIA SURG. 7 OPERATIONS 6 INCHES OF DEAD BOWEL AND 1 TIME INFECTION OF THE MESH IN THE ADOMIAL AREA.i COULD NOT FIND ANYONE TO HELP SUE IN DAYTON OHIO.

  • BeckyApril 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I have had 4 surgeries for a hernia repair with a Bard mesh starting on 7/3/12. I still have an open wound as of 4/16/13. I have had an infection most of the time, but right now I do not (that I know of). I had the mesh finally replaced on 2/19/13 and have been in the hospital 2 more times for infection, one of the times was very serious and a huge loss of blood. I work part-time and do not ge[Show More]I have had 4 surgeries for a hernia repair with a Bard mesh starting on 7/3/12. I still have an open wound as of 4/16/13. I have had an infection most of the time, but right now I do not (that I know of). I had the mesh finally replaced on 2/19/13 and have been in the hospital 2 more times for infection, one of the times was very serious and a huge loss of blood. I work part-time and do not get paid when I am off and have been off quite a lot in the past year, plus I have a lot of medical bills. I have been to a wound care clinic (no help), home health nurse (some help), used a wound vac twice (no help) and I am finally (I think) healing on my own with the help of a friend who is a dr. and knows a lot about nutrition.

  • JessicaApril 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I have had a bulge sticking out of my right side for about a year. They took a CT scan and an ultra sound and couldn't find anything,they would send me home saying it was my bowels and I need to take laxatives. I went to a specialist and he decided to do exploratory surgery on October 1, 2012 and found out that I had a hernia that was big in size. He put a mesh over it and today I still see the sa[Show More]I have had a bulge sticking out of my right side for about a year. They took a CT scan and an ultra sound and couldn't find anything,they would send me home saying it was my bowels and I need to take laxatives. I went to a specialist and he decided to do exploratory surgery on October 1, 2012 and found out that I had a hernia that was big in size. He put a mesh over it and today I still see the same bulge on my right side now its even bigger and more painful than before. I went to the emergency room and they gave me a CT scan and said it was my bowels again and sent me home. I'm still in a lot of pain. I'm a mother of nine and can't take care of my kids because of the pain every time I move it stops me in my tracks. Can anyone help me

  • jenniferApril 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I have had 33 sugerys done on my stomach alot had to do with my mesh am in consent pain no surgen will touch me now.

  • randallMarch 28, 2013 at 12:35 am

    .I tohad mesh put n too years ago ben n pain cents adomanal feels like someone stabing me I try walk it bens me over takes my breath away no doc will take it out plus it exploded n me my heart goes out everyone whos life it hurt all my prayers

  • sekharFebruary 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I have an umblical hernia for past over 15 years which has not been causing any major problems. Off-late there is more projection as the intestine get into it a bit more. It goes down on its own when i lie on back by little pressing. Should I undergo surgery as I am told hernia can recur even after open surgery and the mesh.

  • DuayneFebruary 8, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I had umbilical hernia repair surgery around October 2003 at Kaiser in Panorama City, CA; in 2005, after a slight cough, I felt it pop out again, right under my navel. The little bastard was back! When I heard of a class-action lawsuit a few years ago, I investigated the details of my surgery through Kaiser; this is what I found (according to Kaiser): There was no O.R. Record # of my procedure;[Show More]I had umbilical hernia repair surgery around October 2003 at Kaiser in Panorama City, CA; in 2005, after a slight cough, I felt it pop out again, right under my navel. The little bastard was back! When I heard of a class-action lawsuit a few years ago, I investigated the details of my surgery through Kaiser; this is what I found (according to Kaiser): There was no O.R. Record # of my procedure; There was no Lot # on the mesh product they used; There was no written evidence of ANY KIND to support that they had ever performed the procedure. I thought that was rather convenient. Here I am, some 7 years later, still doubling over in pain from time to time, still pushing it back into my abdominal wall (when it decides to go back in), and I can't even exercise properly to get back into shape to keep the weight off. I have no medical coverage as I did at the time of the initial procedure (just starting out again at minimum wage after being unemployed for 3 years); I don't suppose I have any legal recourse at this juncture...

  • MissyDecember 26, 2012 at 5:57 am

    My mom had Hernia surgery 3 years ago. Now she just had surgery for fishula. Witch is caused from the hernia surgery. No her mesh is infected and she is laying in hospital sick. Please help my mother. I love her so much. Thank you, Her daughter, Missy Crippen

  • YolandaDecember 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I had 3 hernia repairs in 2010. Also the Dr. performed a Nissen Fundiplication during the surgery. I have been in constant pain every since. Also had surgical mesh implanted because of the hernias. I experience incontinence during the night, and when I lift something. My stomach stays swollen, and hurts, especially after I eat or am on my feet for any length of time. My job requires lifting, pulli[Show More]I had 3 hernia repairs in 2010. Also the Dr. performed a Nissen Fundiplication during the surgery. I have been in constant pain every since. Also had surgical mesh implanted because of the hernias. I experience incontinence during the night, and when I lift something. My stomach stays swollen, and hurts, especially after I eat or am on my feet for any length of time. My job requires lifting, pulling, pushing, and pulling. By the end of my shift, I am in excruciating pain. The surgeon that did the procedure has left the state. Because of his botched work on some surgeries I can't get another surgeon to even help me. Please advise me, on whom I should talk too.

  • JimmieDecember 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I had a hernia repair in 2009 , within 6 months the hernia reopened. It was repaired with a mesh patch, which again reopened about a year later, I now have had the third repair , each hernia has been larger than the last, thus surgery was done in June of this year, I have pain almost continuously at each point where the incisions were made. I also have had small particles if what I can only assume[Show More]I had a hernia repair in 2009 , within 6 months the hernia reopened. It was repaired with a mesh patch, which again reopened about a year later, I now have had the third repair , each hernia has been larger than the last, thus surgery was done in June of this year, I have pain almost continuously at each point where the incisions were made. I also have had small particles if what I can only assume to be mesh work it's way out of my skin, there is another spot that us trying to " expel" this material .i also am having a lot of stomach upset and bowel problems , should I be concerned, are these things related to the surgery? Help!

  • BrendaOctober 31, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I had breast cancer in 2004 where I had to have a masectomy. The surgeon who performed my mascetomy told me that I should wait one year or longer before I did reconstruction. He is a great doctor whom I love at trust so I waited. I went into the Hospital in 2005 and had tram flap surgery to reconstruct my breast and to have sury on my other breast so they would be uniformed. About three days after[Show More]I had breast cancer in 2004 where I had to have a masectomy. The surgeon who performed my mascetomy told me that I should wait one year or longer before I did reconstruction. He is a great doctor whom I love at trust so I waited. I went into the Hospital in 2005 and had tram flap surgery to reconstruct my breast and to have sury on my other breast so they would be uniformed. About three days after the surger was done the new breast done with the tram flap. turhed purle and black, the breast was getting infected. The surgoen who did the surgery after coming into my room numerous time with other doctors told me he had to do emergency surgery to removed the infected breast immediately. He removed the breast and later on I got infection in my stomach. I overheard him mention to another doctor something pretaining to a mesh, which at the time I didn't know what mesh was. Needless to say I ended up in the hospital for about three months fight a flesh eating infectio where my stomach was left open to heal from the inside out. I later as this doctor do he think this mesh thing I overheard him talking to another doctor could be the cause of my problems, he said it could be. My sister who was staying with me in the hospital took pictures because she didn't like what was going on. After leaving the hospitaL I had to have a home heal;th care nurse visit me during the wekk to change the dressing and to empty a wound pump that continuously sucked out infection everyday, twenty-four hours a day. I had to learn to clean and change my bandages on the weekend. I contacted lawyers here in Georgia but they said it would cost a lot of money to pursue my case. I asked for my medical records from the hospital. they told me it would be $800.00 to get just a portion oof my records which I didn't have nor did any family or friends because they were trying to help me financially. After seing information on television in 2011, I tried contacting lawyers who told me the statue of limitations had run out. After doing investigating on the web, I found information on a poll law that I think states you may sue if you just found out about information about a product you can start from that date. I have records from the plastic surgeon who did my reconstruction sating he had used a mesh when doing my surgery. I alsao have the pictures thanks to my sister. I also fgound out my plastic surgery specalized in hand surgery not breast surgery and have later talked to many women who has had bad expriencing with this doctor for breast surgery. I am currntly going to the doctor with pain, and uti infection, and my stomach does not eliminate my food properly and I sometime have to take raglan to empty my stomach and this medicine interferes with the citroplam, and lorazepram I had to get on in order to be able to take test that require me to have to use a machine for the test. I do appreciate being alive even though my standard of living has decline. But I am also tired of suffering. I work in a prison and this is hard along with my health problems. I need help and I need a doctor who will listen and knows how to fix my problem and a lawyer that may also be able to help me. I have also been dianosed with PTSD. Inned help and I don't know where to turn. I trust and believe in God and I know there is help out there some where.

  • ShaynaJOctober 26, 2012 at 2:57 am

    My heart is heavy reading all of your stories I just had my 11th ventral hernia repair in may 2012 and to no avail I have yet another hernia.I am vicerated each time .....general anethesia....its too much my surgeon has,a different excuse of why I dont heal bs i think i have so many medical problems and always ill cant walk or lift vomit alot I too am in fear of another surgery i dont think i can[Show More]My heart is heavy reading all of your stories I just had my 11th ventral hernia repair in may 2012 and to no avail I have yet another hernia.I am vicerated each time .....general anethesia....its too much my surgeon has,a different excuse of why I dont heal bs i think i have so many medical problems and always ill cant walk or lift vomit alot I too am in fear of another surgery i dont think i can live through it I will wait until i can no longer get up. I have children And A husband thats been seeing me go thru alk tgese

  • jackieOctober 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    well going to see another doc to find out if he can help me or just tell me nothing is wrong again. cant take much more of this i cant bend over with out having a bad time trying to breath.my life as i once new it is over. dont think the docs care about us. its all about the money thats all they want.

  • jackieOctober 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS AS MOST OF U DO. I HAD TO GO TO THE E.R. HAD TO HAVE SURGERY RIGHT THEN . UMBiLiCAL HERNIA REPAiR WITH MESH. BACK IN 2008. AND ABOUT 2 WEEKS AFTER I HAD THE SURGERY . I HAD BLOOD AND NASTY GREEN STUFF COMMING OUT OF MY BELLYBUTTON . I CALLED THE DOCTOR AND HE TOLD HIS NURSE TO TELL ME NOT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL COME STRIGHT TO HIS OFFICE AND HE DID NOTHING FOR ME HE PULLED[Show More]I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS AS MOST OF U DO. I HAD TO GO TO THE E.R. HAD TO HAVE SURGERY RIGHT THEN . UMBiLiCAL HERNIA REPAiR WITH MESH. BACK IN 2008. AND ABOUT 2 WEEKS AFTER I HAD THE SURGERY . I HAD BLOOD AND NASTY GREEN STUFF COMMING OUT OF MY BELLYBUTTON . I CALLED THE DOCTOR AND HE TOLD HIS NURSE TO TELL ME NOT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL COME STRIGHT TO HIS OFFICE AND HE DID NOTHING FOR ME HE PULLED OUT THE STICHES AND SENT ME HOME. WELL NOW i KNOW WHY . I HURT ALL THE TIME CANT BREATH VERY GOOD.DONT SLEEP AT NIGHT IM SO MESSED UP I CANT DO NONE OF THE THINGS I USE TO DO CANT EVEN WORK BECAUSE I HURT SO BAD IM OUT ON SHORT TERM DISABILITY RIGHT NOW AND THEY ONLY PAY ME WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE IT.AND TO TELL THE TRUTH I DONT THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO WORK I CANT EVEN WALK VERY FAR BECAUSE I CANT BREAH VERY GOOD ANYMORE ...MY DOCTOR HAS SENT ME TWO MANY DOCTORS AND THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THING THEY CANT FIND ANY THING WRONG.AND MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT MOST DOCS DONT WANT O FIX OTHER DOCS CREW UPS. AND I THINK SHE IS RIGHT . GOD PEASE HELP US ALL.

  • JEFFREYOctober 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    HAVEING HERTING PAIN ALL THE DOWNE TO MY SCRODUMS.

  • VeronicaSeptember 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I had an umbilical hernia repair and I am not sure what mesh they put in me. I have had problems with my stomach for years now. I was in and out of the hospital for stomach pain that they kept saying was irritable bowel movement. I eventually had my gall bladder taken out.. that didn't help... then I had a total hysterectomy with salpingo oophorectomy...that eased some of the pain.. but my stomach[Show More]I had an umbilical hernia repair and I am not sure what mesh they put in me. I have had problems with my stomach for years now. I was in and out of the hospital for stomach pain that they kept saying was irritable bowel movement. I eventually had my gall bladder taken out.. that didn't help... then I had a total hysterectomy with salpingo oophorectomy...that eased some of the pain.. but my stomach pain is still there.. every so often i get this horrible pain in my right side... shoots up and around .. can't move.. feels ugly.. It tends to come when i am going to put my pants on.. the angle i am in i guess.. I also have a hard time holding my pee in. I hate that. I am 39, have two children and have to worry about peeing or not being able to control my bowel movement. I would of loved more children and that really makes me sad. I have no idea if after my hysterectomy they inserted a mesh or not but i have no feeling in my lower abdomen, the scar is like one associated with a CSection. How do i find out if I have one of these recalled mesh inside me... can i get it taken out.. and is it been that all this time.. could i have really been misdiagnosed. I was 30 when i had my hysterectomy, that has been hard for me.

  • candaceSeptember 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Dear Kim I am sorry for ur sister and I feel for u and her. Most people exsplain their symptoms to Doctors in many ways, however if the evidence of symptoms are seen with the naked eye it is a problem and must be addressed by a professional. I am recovering from my 3rd hernia repair which surgery was done on the 17th of september 2012. I to have problem with mesh that have been put in my body to h[Show More]Dear Kim I am sorry for ur sister and I feel for u and her. Most people exsplain their symptoms to Doctors in many ways, however if the evidence of symptoms are seen with the naked eye it is a problem and must be addressed by a professional. I am recovering from my 3rd hernia repair which surgery was done on the 17th of september 2012. I to have problem with mesh that have been put in my body to help the problem of hernia but seems to make some matters worse with the side affects of mesh usage in the abdomen and other areas in which ur surgeon feels it is needed. I will need another surgery at some point to remove the old mesh that attached itself to a muscle so my surgeon was unable to remove it 9 days ago it is frustrating to feel u r not heard and most people no their bodies and the changes that occur over the years. what I would suggest is for u and ur sister to seek help from a University Hospital with specialists and students who will look at all the symptoms and will try to help u and relieve the problems u r having times r tough people out of work no Insurance I am not sure that ur Doctors r more worried about class action suits toward them as u know the manufacturer is the one responsible for the things put out on the market they also r the ones who show surgeons how it is used and this is all the Medical field can go by until there becomes problem with the manufacturers product. I have felt all emotions most of u have posted however I truly still want to believe that the Physcian still stands by his or her oath to do no harm and to strive to heal all that r in need of their care and service, if we lose faith in our health care as of these days I can see and understand the lack of faith in the care that u recieve u still must hang on to the faith that all will turn out best for each individual that r having problrms from mesh or any other issues from foreign things in the body. Please check out ur state for a University clinics and Doctors and see if u can recieve thecare for ur sister God Bless and hope all works out and she will b helped and healed and pain free.

  • kimSeptember 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    my sister has had 4 or 5 surgeries with the mesh. In the last few years she's literally had and now much worse has these fibers coming out of her whole body. She's having a terrible time getting the dr. to believe her. Noe she's to the point where she has almost no hair and she has terrible sores with this stuff shooting out of her body everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE! She too has a huge ball in [Show More]my sister has had 4 or 5 surgeries with the mesh. In the last few years she's literally had and now much worse has these fibers coming out of her whole body. She's having a terrible time getting the dr. to believe her. Noe she's to the point where she has almost no hair and she has terrible sores with this stuff shooting out of her body everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE! She too has a huge ball in her stomach. I honestly believe she is going to die. Its like they are suffacating her skin then she will accidently hit her hand or whatever and these fibers shoot across the room! I can't beleive these drs. are more worried about a class action suit than saving her life. She can't find anyone to help her and I'm sure if she does'nt off herself from the horrible pain first she won't be here much longer. Can anyone hepl?

  • timAugust 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

    i had a hernia operation in 05 or06 i felt funny every since now i think it tore because i am in pain now its starting to patrude out again

  • jeanneAugust 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    had Bard kuegel mesh placed in my abdomen after failed hernia repair, three mos after surgery was unable to eat any type of food without getting sick. Went to see a gastroenterologist and was told first i was lactose intolerant, that test was negative; then i was told i was lutent intolerant that test was negative; during this time i started to also have severe painful bowel movements then i was t[Show More]had Bard kuegel mesh placed in my abdomen after failed hernia repair, three mos after surgery was unable to eat any type of food without getting sick. Went to see a gastroenterologist and was told first i was lactose intolerant, that test was negative; then i was told i was lutent intolerant that test was negative; during this time i started to also have severe painful bowel movements then i was told i had an autoimmune disease called Chrones disease';tested for Chrones that was negative. It was at this time i started to figure out that my before i was admitted to the hospital i already had an autoimmune disease called hashimoto's thyroiditis that my body was trying to reject the mesh and it was making me sick. I called the manufacturer and was told it should have never been placed in my body. Now it is twelve mos later and i have been deathly ill ever since have lived on doulbe antibiotics fevers everyday from 99.6 to 102.7 for the last six mos no lawyer will take the case without a piece of the mesh and no doctors want to operate due to the chronic infectionj where is our protection!Where is our help i no i am goung to die in the next year from the cronic infection why are they allowing bard and the doctors still putting these products in cvonsumers bodies when it is deadly!!!!!!

  • DonnaJuly 30, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Was told in February that I had an umbilical hernia and needed to have it repaired immediately. The doctor told me that he would make 1 or 2 small incisions and that would be it......Same day surgery. Well, when I woke up from the surgery, I had 8 incisions and was in excruciating pain. I was told that the mesh was 19inx21in. I went home and the daily pain was unbelievable. I lost my job becau[Show More]Was told in February that I had an umbilical hernia and needed to have it repaired immediately. The doctor told me that he would make 1 or 2 small incisions and that would be it......Same day surgery. Well, when I woke up from the surgery, I had 8 incisions and was in excruciating pain. I was told that the mesh was 19inx21in. I went home and the daily pain was unbelievable. I lost my job because I could not return back to work after 2 weeks. As of today, 7/29/12, I still have pain, I can't bend down properly, I get pulling sensations when I move certain ways, have trouble sleeping....It's been a nightmare. I am also a single mom. I can't get to a doctor because I no longer have insurance, due to loss of job. I don't know what type of mesh that was used and also don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be much appreciated

  • StacciJune 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    need help from a surgeon who is capable of removing two layers of the recalled mesh. Can't work, sick continually, losing large amounts of weight, need help immediately. I don't have any insurance due to the fact that I can't work, single mom, losing everything, but most important my health. 660

  • LoisJune 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I had a Herina removed on June 25,2012 I have alot of pain and when I cough or sneeze .I get bloated real bad.Ive been sick at my stomach The pain is so several it wakes me up in the night Ive woke being all wet from where my kidneys has went and it is embrassing.And ive had lots of surgerys and never have done this before.I have take to a pillow with me everywhere i go cause if I cough or s[Show More]I had a Herina removed on June 25,2012 I have alot of pain and when I cough or sneeze .I get bloated real bad.Ive been sick at my stomach The pain is so several it wakes me up in the night Ive woke being all wet from where my kidneys has went and it is embrassing.And ive had lots of surgerys and never have done this before.I have take to a pillow with me everywhere i go cause if I cough or sneeze it feels like my inside r going to fall out I wake up crying cause the pain is so bad. A friend of mine said it could be cause of the mesh.So i found this web site on the computer. How do i find out if all that is happening from the mesh. I dont know what to do i want the pain to go away.I dont know for what kind of mesh they used.If you got any advice please email me thanks its been misable

  • BettyMay 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I had a double hernia repair in November 1994 in which Ethicon Prolene Hernia Mesh was used. In 1996 a piece broke off and punctured my bladder the size of a quarter. In 2001 the mesh became entangled and my colon was twisted around it. In 2003, while lifting thirty pound boxes at work, my intestines dropped down into three different sections of the mesh. I was told that I had another hernia, [Show More]I had a double hernia repair in November 1994 in which Ethicon Prolene Hernia Mesh was used. In 1996 a piece broke off and punctured my bladder the size of a quarter. In 2001 the mesh became entangled and my colon was twisted around it. In 2003, while lifting thirty pound boxes at work, my intestines dropped down into three different sections of the mesh. I was told that I had another hernia, but it turned out to be a triple blockage and I had to have a foot of my colon removed. I became obstructed from the surgery and developed two abcesses. This one surgery cost me six additional surgeries and lots of complications. If anyone knows of an attorney handling cases prior to the year 2000, involving the Ethicon Prolene Hernia Mesh, please let me know.

  • michaelMay 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    In augst. of 07 I had a 6"x8" sepramesh by genzyne corp. put in to repair a hernia. A week after getting out of the hospital I woke up in great pain in my abdoman. I was rush to the ER by ambulance with red light and sirings because I was in bad shape. They did a CT and found fluid in the right side, my feavor had went up to 103 and blood presure was very high. I was put in ICU And my abdoman was [Show More]In augst. of 07 I had a 6"x8" sepramesh by genzyne corp. put in to repair a hernia. A week after getting out of the hospital I woke up in great pain in my abdoman. I was rush to the ER by ambulance with red light and sirings because I was in bad shape. They did a CT and found fluid in the right side, my feavor had went up to 103 and blood presure was very high. I was put in ICU And my abdoman was huge by now. All of a sudden the staples let go and a brown fluid shot out of the incesion site. I mean shot out, IT HIT MY FEET and had a foual smell. I freak out and the nurses called the DR. and 45 min. later I was in the OR. The screen mesh had cut in to my small intesten and filled my abdoman with bile and what I had ate. needless to say I got very sick, spending 7 days in ICU and 7 in a normal room. that number 1 In march of 08 due to mutipl. hernias along the scare from the first surgury they had to put another screen back in. This one is a bard composix mesh with goretex and it 8"x12" oval and I have had nothing but truoble scence it was put in me . I have scarp pain on the right side in three spots lower rt. middle rt. and upper right below the right nipple below the rib cage. I have trouble eating, standing,sitting, walking for to long and going to the bathroom. I have complaned with pain proplem right after it was put in, I was told it the sutures pulling or now it scare tissue or it your back. With all the trouble and pain I have and how bad it gets I've been taken to the ER for heart problems or the pain in my abdoman gets so bad Igo to the ER . One DR did a CT and said I have another hernia, other have done CT and said nothing. I have had full heartstudys done in in the last 6 mo. and been check for colen cancer and thier nothing wrong with eather. Im tired of living in pain and I know it has somthing to do with the large mesh screen they put in me because I have been do a lot of research and all so readin storys of people in the same boat I am.

  • scares shitlessApril 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    anyone who has has a memoy ring mesh exlanted from them, PLEASE, let me know how you are doing now, after surgery. I am scheduled for surgery may 16. I am the class action lawsuit, and they want me to settle for 5000.00 before my surgery. then they say iam able to get more in a separate limited fund ( devided by 156 claiment in my attorneys office., and them, of course.) I call bullshit! 10 years [Show More]anyone who has has a memoy ring mesh exlanted from them, PLEASE, let me know how you are doing now, after surgery. I am scheduled for surgery may 16. I am the class action lawsuit, and they want me to settle for 5000.00 before my surgery. then they say iam able to get more in a separate limited fund ( devided by 156 claiment in my attorneys office., and them, of course.) I call bullshit! 10 years of suffering and in a wheelchair in exscruitating pain,,,sure ill take 3500.00 and sign away my rights to further litigate. If they cant wait 4 days to see the outcome of my surgery...doesnt seem like they have my best interest. I am out...Please respond with your explant stories..Mine is poking my bladder right now ..that we know of....scarres shitless

  • BrianApril 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Sounds like we all got some of the same problems with these damn patches. Mine feels like double ice picks in the groin. Such fun. Bottom line is Its not our fault they put these things in our bodies. So fix them and pay us. I'm not shy fuckin pay me, it may make the pain seem less. I wanna know how much I can expect.

  • LouiseApril 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I had a ventral hernia mesh surgery in February, 2012, now my incision feel like concrete in the incision and my stomach is very swollen.

  • SusanMarch 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I have had ventral hernia repair a total of five times so far with the last one being done on March 7, 2012. I am not sure what type of mesh was used but I do know that mesh was used each time. These last four repairs were done by two different surgeons and before this last one Iwas told that I had another new one (been told that each of the last four times) and that I was what they called a her[Show More]I have had ventral hernia repair a total of five times so far with the last one being done on March 7, 2012. I am not sure what type of mesh was used but I do know that mesh was used each time. These last four repairs were done by two different surgeons and before this last one Iwas told that I had another new one (been told that each of the last four times) and that I was what they called a hernia producer or grower. After reading these posts I have to wonder if the mesh is the problem and not me. Is there something I am not being told???

  • MaryMarch 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I had the Kugel mesh with the memory ring to repair an abdominal hernia in 2004. The ring busted and the mesh balled up. The mesh and ring were explanted in 2010 in an emergency surgery. I am part of the alleged settlement by Davol and Bard but have yet to receive any compensation!

  • CarolineFebruary 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I had an Inguinal hernia repaired using the mesh about July 2011, after having 4 C-sections and a over hang tummy, i tried losing weight but tore into the scar tissue and ended up with the hernia. I am STILL in alot of pain 8 months on :( I had a CT scan and it showed it seems to be just scar tissue, but i also had my GP get me to do xrays which i am seeing him about tomorrow, i am starting to [Show More]I had an Inguinal hernia repaired using the mesh about July 2011, after having 4 C-sections and a over hang tummy, i tried losing weight but tore into the scar tissue and ended up with the hernia. I am STILL in alot of pain 8 months on :( I had a CT scan and it showed it seems to be just scar tissue, but i also had my GP get me to do xrays which i am seeing him about tomorrow, i am starting to think perhaps the mesh didn't work, hearing all these stories :(

  • NicholeFebruary 23, 2012 at 3:29 am

    I actually had an emblical hernia surgery with mesh (some kind) on March 25th, 2011. And I hate to admit but I actually had to turn myself into jail the same day for a couple months. My pain started while being there, I started bloating and having stomach cramps. The doctors there said it was all natural and had me taking 800mlg Ibprofin every 4 - 6 hours. So i've grown to be use to the mild pain.[Show More]I actually had an emblical hernia surgery with mesh (some kind) on March 25th, 2011. And I hate to admit but I actually had to turn myself into jail the same day for a couple months. My pain started while being there, I started bloating and having stomach cramps. The doctors there said it was all natural and had me taking 800mlg Ibprofin every 4 - 6 hours. So i've grown to be use to the mild pain. The ibpropfin stops the swellen. But now once in awhile I have real striking, stabing feeling right in my belly button. And my boyfriend happen to see the end of a commerical about recall mesh patches, so that brought me here. With confusion and questions

  • CheriFebruary 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I had gone in to the emergency room on Halloween 2011 with what turned out to be a gall bladder incident which ended up requiring surgery the very next morning. While the surgeon was in there he noticed and repaired two hernias. All I know is he used some kind of mesh. It starting hurting yesterday and I am very sure it's the mesh but I don't know what he used.l All I know is they were both bigger[Show More]I had gone in to the emergency room on Halloween 2011 with what turned out to be a gall bladder incident which ended up requiring surgery the very next morning. While the surgeon was in there he noticed and repaired two hernias. All I know is he used some kind of mesh. It starting hurting yesterday and I am very sure it's the mesh but I don't know what he used.l All I know is they were both bigger hernias.

  • tedziaFebruary 18, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Same here. Had hernia surgery done in June 2010 and for a while I was fine. Then, out of nowhere ended up in the hospital with intestinal blockage and close to death experience. Now, for the past 4 months I am having pain in the repaired area. The pain is severe and wakes me up at nights. More importantly, the same bulge that caused me to opt for the procedure is not back with more pain and disc[Show More]Same here. Had hernia surgery done in June 2010 and for a while I was fine. Then, out of nowhere ended up in the hospital with intestinal blockage and close to death experience. Now, for the past 4 months I am having pain in the repaired area. The pain is severe and wakes me up at nights. More importantly, the same bulge that caused me to opt for the procedure is not back with more pain and discomfort.

  • haroldFebruary 16, 2012 at 6:38 am

    i had a hernia repair in nov. of 2011 ever since then i hurt,just in that spot.it wakes me up in the night.(im hurting now), still have a knot there , not as big as before, loss of appitite,cant lean against nothing on that side,because it hurts,but not sure if its mesh or not, but pain is sure from that area an i know they used somekinda mesh HELP!!!

  • R HolmesFebruary 14, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Had 3 hernia repairs between 1999 and 2004, all used mesh, the last one was a "plug" instead of patch? The operative reports only named the brand, not the batch numbers. After one, there was prolonged drainage, but the Doc let it close up and said things were fine--it looked OK from the outside? I took his word on that and made the best of the situation. Later dates, sought advice/treatment[Show More]Had 3 hernia repairs between 1999 and 2004, all used mesh, the last one was a "plug" instead of patch? The operative reports only named the brand, not the batch numbers. After one, there was prolonged drainage, but the Doc let it close up and said things were fine--it looked OK from the outside? I took his word on that and made the best of the situation. Later dates, sought advice/treatment for discomfort of lower abdomen, was given antibiotics, which solved nothing. 8/2012, after a few months of extremely inflammed lower abdomen and more antibiotics, it spontaneoulsy ruptured to let out very old infective matter. Emergency surgery to remove as much of the mess as possible, showed it was absolutely related to the bad patches, and that the infection ahd been slowly getting worse since those hernia patches were installed. Now, L& I is trying to refuse the claim, stating they were not informed before 60 days after event. The Doc has informed that there will be on-going difficulties, not the least of which is twice daily deep-wound dressing changes as infection continues, and could involve further surgeries to pick away at the bits that had to be left alone during the emergency surgery. Pre-aged gray hair, bone loss of at least 2" height, extreme fatigue, pain, discomfort are daily struggles. Had to take early retirement, losing at least 4 years of owrking income, because can no longer work at job with this condition. Where is the help for people in these situations?!?

  • chrisfrempongFebruary 3, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    i went into hospital to have anaorta graft done they opend me up down my stomach when i woke up i was told they couldnt do it because of a hernia repair i had done 15 years ago with a mesh had started leaking so they removed the mesh and in 3 months i have to go back and have both operations done opend up again meanwhile i am in constant pain with stomach aches feeling sick and find it hard to eat

  • sueJanuary 26, 2012 at 12:51 am

    carla you should be allowed a copy of your medial records from hospital thats how i got the name and size of my patch .i went to medical records signed paper gave id and got mine .im having same problems everyone else is im swollen ,cant eat but few bites at atime, stay so tight in upper ab and chest hard to breathe and still have a hernia pushing up into my esophagus,stay in constant pain around [Show More]carla you should be allowed a copy of your medial records from hospital thats how i got the name and size of my patch .i went to medical records signed paper gave id and got mine .im having same problems everyone else is im swollen ,cant eat but few bites at atime, stay so tight in upper ab and chest hard to breathe and still have a hernia pushing up into my esophagus,stay in constant pain around liver area also have terrible pain with bowel movements .last time i saw my surgeon he wanted to scope me again i said no

  • CarlaJanuary 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I had hernia surgery three years ago and been having pain in the same areas ever since so bad they did explory surgery last summer they are telling me they can't find any thing I'm telling you there is somthing there no one should live in this much pain they just keep giving me pain meds.How do I find out what kind of mesh was used

  • bobDecember 28, 2011 at 4:51 am

    had a umbilial hernea repaired in 2007 Now when I sit with my feet up I get alot of pain in the area where the surgery was done is this do to the patch that was used please advise

  • williamDecember 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I have had 3 hernias. First one was surgically repaired. The next time i had a hernia on each side. I often have bad pain on my lower right side that was not present before and trouble with urination.

  • DianeDecember 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    My fiance had hernia surgery in 2007 w/in 6months,if not sooner,of having the mesh put in the daily pain started.We went to er & all they could tell us is the mesh must have adjusted.Well then you could start ro feel the mesh under the skin.Now the pain has worsened he can barely move.Ive looked at different sites & haven't seen the Atrium mesh patch but is it recalled? & is there anyt[Show More]My fiance had hernia surgery in 2007 w/in 6months,if not sooner,of having the mesh put in the daily pain started.We went to er & all they could tell us is the mesh must have adjusted.Well then you could start ro feel the mesh under the skin.Now the pain has worsened he can barely move.Ive looked at different sites & haven't seen the Atrium mesh patch but is it recalled? & is there anything I can do?

  • GloriaDecember 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    My name is Gloria. I had same day surgery for a bilateral hernia repair, where mesh was used to cover the holes from the hernia. Three days later i was in the emergency room due to extreme abdominal pain, the inability to move my bowels, and vomitting exorbant amounts of bile (green and brown liquids). A tube was inserted in my nose and removed. Then inserted again and removed. I underwent em[Show More]My name is Gloria. I had same day surgery for a bilateral hernia repair, where mesh was used to cover the holes from the hernia. Three days later i was in the emergency room due to extreme abdominal pain, the inability to move my bowels, and vomitting exorbant amounts of bile (green and brown liquids). A tube was inserted in my nose and removed. Then inserted again and removed. I underwent emergency surgery Nov. 7th where another tube was put down my nose to drain bile and the mesh was removed. I was told the mesh was responsible for the bowel obstruction. I suffered during this ordeal, pain, dehydration, the inability to eat or drink. I was released from the hospital on Nov. 17, 2011. I will never forget this experience.

  • Cyn DeeOctober 24, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I had a diastesis recti repair and a hernia repair in july of 2010. My Dr told me he put in a mesh net that covered my entire stomach from top to bottom, and put spiral screws or whatever he called them to further secure the net. I also have a huge bulge from the hernia and it has since gotten bigger. A couple of months ago I started to get severe pain around the top of my stomach, and I could als[Show More]I had a diastesis recti repair and a hernia repair in july of 2010. My Dr told me he put in a mesh net that covered my entire stomach from top to bottom, and put spiral screws or whatever he called them to further secure the net. I also have a huge bulge from the hernia and it has since gotten bigger. A couple of months ago I started to get severe pain around the top of my stomach, and I could also feel the net or whatever was bothering me when I layed or sat a certain way. Is that normal? The pain on a scale of 1-10 is on average a 9! I can't live like this anymore, I have a 2yr old to take care of, and my dr told me it would fix everything! Im not sure what can of net I have, but does anyone have any advice for me? It would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  • PatriciaSeptember 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I have had 4 surgeries all in the same scar. This last one was a incisional hernia. It didn't hurt untill afterwards. Sharp pains started occurring around the incision. They don't hurt if you press the area but do all on their own. This has been since April 2011. I too look like I am pregnant. I have seen 2 pain doctors and am waiting for an appt. to see another. Pills and the TENS machine. I don'[Show More]I have had 4 surgeries all in the same scar. This last one was a incisional hernia. It didn't hurt untill afterwards. Sharp pains started occurring around the incision. They don't hurt if you press the area but do all on their own. This has been since April 2011. I too look like I am pregnant. I have seen 2 pain doctors and am waiting for an appt. to see another. Pills and the TENS machine. I don't want to take any more pills and the machine doesn't work. I am also without a belly button. I don't know which mesh I have either. Why can't we get these issues fixed? I am so tired of pain and operations.

  • michelleSeptember 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I had a hernia repair in 1994. They put a mesh just not sure which one. Well in 2004 I had bleeding in the are where i was cut so i went to see the doctor and he said it was a collasped stich did surgery and found i had infection in the area. Wound had to heal for six weeks. It needed to drain. Doctors did not know how this happened never seen anything like this. well now i have pain the area a sw[Show More]I had a hernia repair in 1994. They put a mesh just not sure which one. Well in 2004 I had bleeding in the are where i was cut so i went to see the doctor and he said it was a collasped stich did surgery and found i had infection in the area. Wound had to heal for six weeks. It needed to drain. Doctors did not know how this happened never seen anything like this. well now i have pain the area a swollen leg and foot from the surgery. Well I have nerve damage in my leg. Not sure if it is from the mesh would have to get my records. can anyone help me!!!!!!!!

  • pamelaAugust 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    i for got to let you all know i was a little embarrass but i have had problems with my bowels every since and i have been in the hospital because they thought that they were twisted now they say i have diverticilitis

  • pamelaAugust 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    i had three hernia operation in 2005 and or 2004 all i know is like everyone else i have had constance pain in my stomach and i dont have a belley button they say my surgery was needed and they put the mesh there thats what they told me but i have been in pain since this is the second time things like this has happen i dont know if i want any more surgerys because i feel worst off then better can [Show More]i had three hernia operation in 2005 and or 2004 all i know is like everyone else i have had constance pain in my stomach and i dont have a belley button they say my surgery was needed and they put the mesh there thats what they told me but i have been in pain since this is the second time things like this has happen i dont know if i want any more surgerys because i feel worst off then better can someone help me with this lawsuit stuff also i said i would have to find out what kind of mesh did they use on me but they said i might need surgery again i said no thank you

  • carolineJuly 25, 2011 at 1:42 am

    my son had a parastomal hernia several months ago. it did not work and came back.today he had a large bowel movement after pain since surgery in june 2011.the mesh came out in bowel july 23rd which iis today.dont know what to do

  • KendallJune 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I had hernia surgery about 13 months ago and now my stomach looks like I am pregenant. I am a man. I have a small piece of something sticking out of my belly button and my stomach is very painful. the surgery was done at the VA and they did use a mesh type repair I had a couple hernias repaired at the same time. my groin area is still painful even after the surgery and it takes GOD to move the VA[Show More]I had hernia surgery about 13 months ago and now my stomach looks like I am pregenant. I am a man. I have a small piece of something sticking out of my belly button and my stomach is very painful. the surgery was done at the VA and they did use a mesh type repair I had a couple hernias repaired at the same time. my groin area is still painful even after the surgery and it takes GOD to move the VA to see a DR

  • BrendaApril 28, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I had a hernia repair in 2008 where they inserted a peice of mess as big as a notebook sheet of paper. I have a big bulge at my navel and stabbing in my stomach and pelvic area. What can I do? Can this be removed?

  • vincentMarch 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    cn you list the shield that had a recoll ?

  • MaryMarch 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I am a 32 year old female. I have had 6 hernia repairs and still have another operation planned for this spring. Before this last surgery I had 7 open and draining abdominal wounds that would not heal. I have so much scar tissue that it is painful everyday just to do anything. I have been out of work for almost 3 years and have been denied disablitly twice. I cannot stand for more than 30 minutes[Show More]I am a 32 year old female. I have had 6 hernia repairs and still have another operation planned for this spring. Before this last surgery I had 7 open and draining abdominal wounds that would not heal. I have so much scar tissue that it is painful everyday just to do anything. I have been out of work for almost 3 years and have been denied disablitly twice. I cannot stand for more than 30 minutes because of the constant pain and cannot go back to work. I had gatric bypass in 2003 that almost killed me. I was in ICU for 4 weeks. I have been in ICU twice with my hernia repairs and I am scared to death to have another surgery.

  • MarticaMarch 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I have had a total of 5 mesh patch replacements. I received my first one in 1997 and then every one to two years after that. The last replacement was in 2007, but since I have no insurance I have to teach myself pain management. When I am able to see a doctor or general surgeon I am told to go back to last person who performed the procedure to which with out insurance of office visit funds I am no[Show More]I have had a total of 5 mesh patch replacements. I received my first one in 1997 and then every one to two years after that. The last replacement was in 2007, but since I have no insurance I have to teach myself pain management. When I am able to see a doctor or general surgeon I am told to go back to last person who performed the procedure to which with out insurance of office visit funds I am not able to do so. I've had repairs because I had 4 c-sections and was told I have a lot of scar tissue build-up. Not happy about the outcome but happy about my children.

  • ronDecember 1, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I too have had 6 hernia repairs and that does not include the one I need to have done in January. I just dont know if anyone is giving me the correct information. I ask questions but all the doctors seam to be covering each others _ _ _ ! I dont know what the real truth is. I do not know what is being put into me or what was taken out of me! I am not sure if any of these products that have been r[Show More]I too have had 6 hernia repairs and that does not include the one I need to have done in January. I just dont know if anyone is giving me the correct information. I ask questions but all the doctors seam to be covering each others _ _ _ ! I dont know what the real truth is. I do not know what is being put into me or what was taken out of me! I am not sure if any of these products that have been recalled are causing my problems. Nothing has worked yet. The docotrs just say, "its a 30% chance that i will need to have this done again. This is what I hear. Is it that the doctors are affraid to be suied? Does anyone know a good lawyer that is willing to help me? LAst time I investigated this process the atturney was asking me to do all the work for him. I dont speak this language. I dont know who is telling me the truth. Does anyone know an ethical Lawyer that is willing to help me to see if I am being taken advantage of? Any info whould be greatly appreciated, I am trying to put my life back together and no body seams to know anything, or is willing to share the truth. All i know is that I have gained 30lbs and dont even eat that much. It seams like my body is holding alot of fluid? Ron

  • kathyNovember 24, 2010 at 2:57 am

    A friend of mine had a hernia operation late 80's. In June started feeling really ill. Noticed what appeared 2 be a bug but on his stomach. It got worse so his wife took him 2 the doctors. It was puss filled. The doctor referred him 2 another doctor that sent him 4 tests + right away scheduled him the same day 4surgery. Turns out the mesh from the surgery had broken apart + cut his small intestine[Show More]A friend of mine had a hernia operation late 80's. In June started feeling really ill. Noticed what appeared 2 be a bug but on his stomach. It got worse so his wife took him 2 the doctors. It was puss filled. The doctor referred him 2 another doctor that sent him 4 tests + right away scheduled him the same day 4surgery. Turns out the mesh from the surgery had broken apart + cut his small intestine. His blood was being poisoned + he was hours from death. He has had multiple surgeries + was near death twice. He has lost his job, that he loved and is in constant pain. He currently is sporting a wound vacc. He is getting another skin graph next week 2 help close up this wound. His wife is an amazing women + has cared 4 him thru it all. He cannot drive, barely walk and is very limited. What advice can I give him? Thankfully he has great insurance so his doctor bills are paidn however the other expenses add up quickly.

  • DeniseNovember 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Had mesh hurnia repair done Oct 22, 2010 got out of hospital Oct 24, 2010. Started having high fever (102) on Nov 1, 2010, called doctor Nov 2, told me if I had high fever again to come to er, well Nov 3rd came went to er and was given antibiotics and stronger pain killers and sent home. The drainage looked like dirty pond water with fish scales floating on top, no one from er wanted to take drai[Show More]Had mesh hurnia repair done Oct 22, 2010 got out of hospital Oct 24, 2010. Started having high fever (102) on Nov 1, 2010, called doctor Nov 2, told me if I had high fever again to come to er, well Nov 3rd came went to er and was given antibiotics and stronger pain killers and sent home. The drainage looked like dirty pond water with fish scales floating on top, no one from er wanted to take drainage to lab to get tested, could feel heat from insision and red, doctor gave me appointment to come in Nov 4, soon as I was seen by doctor he put me into hospital, he was in er on 3rd but wouldn't come see me and they sent me home. I had surgery Nov 5th. woke up with hole size of football in chest with electric drainage hooked up by sponge. Have to have this changed 3 times a week at hospital because can't find nurse to come to carrollton, OH to home. Feel like shit, have talked to plastic surgeon that says I will have this going for the next couple months, shouldn't have hole where doctor cut all infection out, took me 8 years to get brave to get hurnia surgery after back surgeon screwed me up in 1999 and 2002, with 4 screws, 2 connection plates, 2 connection rods for a back surgery that shouldn't happened. Feel like lab rat......

  • barbaraOctober 12, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Hi im not sure if what type of mesh the doc put in me but had 2 grapefruit size hernia in my abdomon i had emerg. surgary in 07 in mich. after wards the doc said he put something from a pig in as mesh.. 2 yrs later in 2009 i was having pain and uncontrol bladder problems.. went to a doc found out i had two more hernias one was arround my belley button the other one under the mesh from the l[Show More]Hi im not sure if what type of mesh the doc put in me but had 2 grapefruit size hernia in my abdomon i had emerg. surgary in 07 in mich. after wards the doc said he put something from a pig in as mesh.. 2 yrs later in 2009 i was having pain and uncontrol bladder problems.. went to a doc found out i had two more hernias one was arround my belley button the other one under the mesh from the last surgary which was pushing up and against my bowals and small intestants.. the doc infiormed me that the last doc really messed it up... that it was not good...so now 5 months after the second surgary im still in pain and i can feel cyst like lumps in that same area..and feels like the same befor the first surgary... help me please

  • devildocSeptember 4, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Guess this is more of a question than anything else. Was a Navy Corpsman and part of 1st marine group deployed to Operation Desert Shield (Aug1990 2/5 1st mardiv). While in desert warfare training, I ended up getting a left venteral hernia. By October, I couldn't take the discomfort anymore and reported to sickbay. I had surgery the same evening and some convelesant time off to heal. 45 days after[Show More]Guess this is more of a question than anything else. Was a Navy Corpsman and part of 1st marine group deployed to Operation Desert Shield (Aug1990 2/5 1st mardiv). While in desert warfare training, I ended up getting a left venteral hernia. By October, I couldn't take the discomfort anymore and reported to sickbay. I had surgery the same evening and some convelesant time off to heal. 45 days after surgery I was on leave enroute to an oversea duty station and ended up being admitted into a civilian hospital with internal bleeding however the doctors could never find where I was bleeding. I had mentioned to them about my recent hernia repair and asked if that could of posed an issue and was told it wasnt likely. Needless to say I spent 15 days and was transfused with 5 units while an inpatient. I finally stopped bleeding and was released and passed a fit for duty and then redeployed. Since then I have had at least 20 bleeding episodes between 1990 and 2010 (both in and post service) and was just recently admitted again for the same scenario. all together I've been transfused 13 times. I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, chrones disease, ulcerative colitis and diverticulosis over the years. All of which I've been told could not have been the cause of my bleeding events. I happened upon this page and the recall of this product but an not sure what was placed in me during surgery. I still feel that this could be my issue and a result of many years of life altering events. As I mentioned, I just bled again and now am being told that I should have a total lower intestion resection even though they can't find where I am bleeding from. I am very hesitant about having this procedure done without a 100% confirmation of where I am bleeding from. Plus the fact that I now know that I dont have all of the diagnosed issues that I had been told I had i.e. ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, chrones disease. I was told though this time, that I did have Diverticulosis, but that I could not have bled like I did from the site. Yet again, they couldn't see where I was bleeding from via CT with contrast tests. My question I guess, is how would I find out if the mesh that was placed in me was one of the recalled products? And If so, what do I need to do about it ASAP, as I am about to go under the knife to have a procedure (total lower intestine recection). Thanks in advance for any input.

  • JeanAugust 18, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I had Hernia surgery in Oct. 2009, everything was fine until the last week in June 2010,one of the incision sites had a little knot in it I,could roll the knot arount which meant it was in a capsule, I went to my Doctor, he agreed it was a little cyst that had to be removed,but he was going on vacation for 2 weeks would do surgery when he returned, surgery was set up for July 26/2010. The site bec[Show More]I had Hernia surgery in Oct. 2009, everything was fine until the last week in June 2010,one of the incision sites had a little knot in it I,could roll the knot arount which meant it was in a capsule, I went to my Doctor, he agreed it was a little cyst that had to be removed,but he was going on vacation for 2 weeks would do surgery when he returned, surgery was set up for July 26/2010. The site became red all around the cyst, about the size of a softball and started to get a pus head to it I was out of town for the 4th of July, my doctor was out of town, I just kept hoping it wouldn't rupture until I got home, It was very sore and painful at times, sometimes a deep stabbing pain. My hernia was due to Gall Bladder I had in 1976, hadn't been closed properly, hernia was right over my stomach.It started forming heads like a boil, I had about 5 of them, on the way home on Monday, we stopped to eat, I went to the bath room, looked down and my stomach and everywhere was full of bloody mucus, I panicked for a moment then realized what had happened, it ruptured in a public bath room, what a place for that to happen. It took a half roll of toilet paper to clean it up and to stop the ozzing, I held toilet paper folded several times over it under my top until I could get back in our Motor home and cleand it up and bandage it.It had been painful and sore, but after it rupurted it felt much better. Got home and called the doctors office, saw my doctors associate, which was a woman, she had very little to say, took a steril cotton tip applicator, the stick end and stuck it down in the opening of the incision, I thought she was doing a culture for sure, found out later she didn't. She said she wasn't going to do anything, my doctor would be back the next week and to come back to see him then, she did put me on strong antibodic. I went back the next week to see my doctor, there was still some drainage, he said it was a stitch that was supposed to be permanate, but sometimes had to be removed, set up surgery for the next week, everything went well got the stitch out and two nights later,the site became red and started to hurt, called the doctor the next morning, went in to see another associate,my doctor was in Surgery. This doctor said when ever you operate on someone with infection you never close it up completely, you leave a drain to get that bacteria out of there. He got some instruments, I said what are you going to do take the stitches out he said you can bet your life I am, and I'll bet you pus is going to ozz out of it, then yep sure did,he did a culture, and put me on the antibodic for Staph Iinfection (whick came within a split second of taking my life in 1976 I was in ICU for 2 months) He told me to come back in to see my doctor in a week, this time the drainage had stopped, my doctor said to leave it alone, let it heal up, I tried to pull the incision open, he said no no no let it heal up. I was getting read to go out of town again on a camping trip and noticed a lump around the top of the incision, I thought it was scar tiswsue at 1st, but started to get sore, I showed it to my husband, he said, yes, it needs to drain, next day I had a physical with my family doctor, he sent me right over to the surgeon, he took a Syringe and drew about 5cc's of fluid off , about a burgendy color, he had a name for it, said it was old blood and serum, said it had no odor, and did another culture on it, said the culture before didn't grow anything, thought I was ok and told me to call him If i need nim, that night at the camp ground when I was changing the dressing, the incision was festeret up, I cleand it dressed it, and took a shower the next morning, it ruptured started to drain, still draining, I see him tomorrow. I told my husband I have had it, I want some answeres, there is something in there that doesn't belong there, I want a cat scan an MRI what ever it takes tomorrow. That is my story up until now. In 1977 I had the same thing happen from surgery on my throat, I went to Mayo Clinc in Rochester Minn. had surgery there, found sutures and foriegn material, surgery after surgery and draining in my throat for 8YEARS, where my brain was I don't know I was just thankful to be alive, and didn't want to fight, I am over that, where do I go from here?????

  • cathyJuly 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I have more herina repairs than i can count on both hands. The last 2 surgeries there was a mesh put in. Weeks after my last surgery I looked swollen and was told that it would go down. Well that was over 2yrs ago and now I look like I am about to give birth. So this has caused more problems, I have changed surgerons to see what is going on and I know that I am looking at another surgery seeing as[Show More]I have more herina repairs than i can count on both hands. The last 2 surgeries there was a mesh put in. Weeks after my last surgery I looked swollen and was told that it would go down. Well that was over 2yrs ago and now I look like I am about to give birth. So this has caused more problems, I have changed surgerons to see what is going on and I know that I am looking at another surgery seeing as another herina has come out on my left side. I have already had a foot of my colon removed due to a larger herina cutting it off. There has to be something to do for this to stop. Seeing as I only work at a desk and not allowed to lift.

  • SharonJuly 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I had a hernia repair in Nov. 03. Two weeks later I was readmitted to the hospital with an obvious wound infection. I was taken back to surgery and the wound was "cleaned out" I went home with a wound vac that I had on from Dec.03 to July 04. The wound drains every so often. I go get antiobotics and pain pills and the drainage stops. This yeat 2010 the wound started draining in Feb. I got the anti[Show More]I had a hernia repair in Nov. 03. Two weeks later I was readmitted to the hospital with an obvious wound infection. I was taken back to surgery and the wound was "cleaned out" I went home with a wound vac that I had on from Dec.03 to July 04. The wound drains every so often. I go get antiobotics and pain pills and the drainage stops. This yeat 2010 the wound started draining in Feb. I got the antibotics and pain pills and the draining stopped but I had a terrible pain in my stomach. The wound erupted and I went to the emergency room and was in surgery.in two hours. I was admitted to the hospital for 44 days with a major infection. I have been told that the mesh should have been removed back in Dec. 03 that once it becomes infected you will continue to have problems. The mesh was removed this time. Now the problem is getting the wound to heal. I go to the wound care center every week and they have me using multidex and aquacel for the dressing. The wound care center says that the problem is there is nothing I can do that cause pressure on the wound. I don 't know what to do. I can't work because of the pain. If anyone knows of a solution please let me know.

  • MaureenJune 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I had a large ventral hernia repair in 2007 with a Bard mesh. I had continueing problems with drainage and infection and ended up with exploratory sugery to find the source of the infection. Nothing significant was found. I came home from the hospital and developed a huge infection called morgaella morganii that took 8 months to get under control only to be left with a staph infection. My doctor f[Show More]I had a large ventral hernia repair in 2007 with a Bard mesh. I had continueing problems with drainage and infection and ended up with exploratory sugery to find the source of the infection. Nothing significant was found. I came home from the hospital and developed a huge infection called morgaella morganii that took 8 months to get under control only to be left with a staph infection. My doctor finally decided that the mesh had to come out and 2 doctors were present during the surgery to remove the mesh only to find it balled up in my abdomen,full of staph. It was removed and I had to have my incision left open to heal and avoid more infection which meant that the hernia still needed repair. Pathology in the hospital found that the mesh was compromised and that it was in two pieces when they examined it from the balled up state. Since then I have had another hernia repair using other materials and seem to be healing well without the problems from before. I contacted a lawyers 14 months ago after the removal who said he would take the case. After 9 months of trying to contact him he finally stated that he didn't want to handle it. Wasted 9 mths. of the precious 2 yrs. I have to file a claim. I found a notable lawyer who is handling the cases in Rhode Island and after 2 mths. decided he didn't want it. He didn't say I didn't have a case, just to find another lawyer. The mesh that was used on me was not one of the original recalled ones but it was stated in articles I read about these cases that that didn't mean that it wasn't possible for the one I had to be compromised in the same way as the recalled ones. I actually have the mesh that was removed from the hospital in my care as evidence. I realize that it is more difficult to prove a case if it isn't one of the original recalled meshes but I can't believe that my case has no significance. Is it that the money awarded isn't enough in each case for someone to do the work?? I realize this is wordy but my life has been on hold and the expenses since I have no insurance has resulted in us remortgaging our house and still it's above that.

  • JanJune 18, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I have had problems ever since my patch was installed, many of the same problems people that have posted a comment has had and then some.

  • shawnJune 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I've had a total of 14 surgery's. the first 3 with bard kugel mesh patch. I;ve been put on diability for the last 6 yrs lost almost everything from relationships to job. As i write this im awaiting another surgery. ucsf in SAN FRANCISCO. i hope and pray that nobody goes through this ever and the people or company responsible for this are held responsible. ive also gained so much weight with a[Show More]I've had a total of 14 surgery's. the first 3 with bard kugel mesh patch. I;ve been put on diability for the last 6 yrs lost almost everything from relationships to job. As i write this im awaiting another surgery. ucsf in SAN FRANCISCO. i hope and pray that nobody goes through this ever and the people or company responsible for this are held responsible. ive also gained so much weight with all the pain meds and not abkle to do anykind of physical activity. in closeing everybody out there thats going through this i wish them well

  • StephanieMay 13, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I have had a total of 7 hernia repairs all using mesh, I have had continued pain and problems with the hernia repairs... I have gone back to the doctor's to find out the reason for my pain and am being told that the mesh is irritating the scar tissue...

  • MelissaApril 24, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I have had two hernia repair surgeries which have been repaired with mesh. I am not sure if it is the patches that have been recalled but would like to have someone take a look for me. Since my surgeries the hernia has come back I am in terrible abdominal pain I cannot stand or lay on my stomach or left side. I cannot wear tight clothes and even the seatbelt in my car is extremely uncomfortable. I[Show More]I have had two hernia repair surgeries which have been repaired with mesh. I am not sure if it is the patches that have been recalled but would like to have someone take a look for me. Since my surgeries the hernia has come back I am in terrible abdominal pain I cannot stand or lay on my stomach or left side. I cannot wear tight clothes and even the seatbelt in my car is extremely uncomfortable. I have problems with unexpected constipation and or diarreah. My last surgery was in the latter part of 2007. Around three months after surgery I began having problems. I went back to my surgeon who refused to fix it again saying that I wasn't a good candidate for surgery. My stomach constantly stays bloated and or swollen looking causing many people to inquire if I am pregnant just because of the way it is shaped. My incision is infused with an enormous amount of scar tissue causing it to not be flexible which causes problem with being able to bend over. Probably most important is that I cannot lose any weight in my stomach which in turn is causing problems in my lower back such as ostio-arthritus. I am at the emergency room at least once a month for them to look at the hernia and all they can do is give me pain meds and send me home. Due to being layed off my job I no longer have insurance to go to a regular doctor. I will be 35 years old this year and may have to file for disability because I cannot meet most job requirements of standing, bending or lifting. Due to not being able to meet those requirements I have been unemployed since July of last year.

  • byronApril 15, 2010 at 6:23 am

    i had daily updates from this site until march 17 /10 in order to kuup up to date on the kugel mesh trials.as i am a victim of the mesh;i tried to re-subscribe but keep being told i am receiving it,NO I"M NOT but please help me get the daily aboutlawsuits back as i haven't seen anything anywhere else about the MDL now in progress

  • MichaelMarch 4, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Im just looking for updates, seems no lawyer wants to speak of the issue are they all laughing at us Kugel mesh injured because they are all taking us for a legal ride. yep I am FURIOUS WITH MY ATTORNEY.

  • SamFebruary 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I had an inginal hernia that was repaired in the fall of 2004. In 2007 (February) I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. I am currently pulling the OR's records to find out what hernia patch was used for the surgical repair. The reason being, the underlying lymph node, since my PetScans and CT Scans began in 2007, have showed that this lymph node is still swollen. The two questions that I have a[Show More]I had an inginal hernia that was repaired in the fall of 2004. In 2007 (February) I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. I am currently pulling the OR's records to find out what hernia patch was used for the surgical repair. The reason being, the underlying lymph node, since my PetScans and CT Scans began in 2007, have showed that this lymph node is still swollen. The two questions that I have are; can the hernia patch cause enough irritaiton to have my lymphatic system fight it? and two, are there possible links between Hernia patches and cancer?....

  • jenniferFebruary 13, 2010 at 4:04 am

    i had hysterectomy in june 2006 i am in constant abdominal pain ever since many tests done still on heavy pain meds could they have used a mesh? anyone else with same story or any ideas

  • gloJanuary 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Many years ago my mother had hernia surgery ... they didn't use mesh or any thing else ... funny she is fine today .. never returned and she never got sick from it. Maybe it's time we turn back the clock to things that worked before ... much like a wheel ... if it don't need fixin then leave it alone.

  • JeffJanuary 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Rita - request the medical records from the hospital in question and it will have the product info along with the notes from the surgery. I did that recently because I'm in constant pain since mine. On me they used Davol Bard Mesh Perfix Plug. Anyone know anything about this device?

  • ritaNovember 1, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    how do i go about finding out what kind of mesh was used in a operation? my father had a hernia operation in about 1997 and the va put a mesh in him and a brother who had mesh put in a scar on his shoulder that the tissue and muscle has attached to and causes him pain daily to the point of taking strong pain meds.

  • michaelOctober 17, 2009 at 7:07 am

    In April 27th this year I picked up a heavy backpack, felt a tear in my groin, and pain up and around my hip to my left flank. Ever since then my entire world has been crumbling around me. This happened at noon just as I was on my way out the door to meet a friend, and then to attend a phlebotomy refresher course later that evening. I tried to ignore what I was saying itrapersonally: "This mu[Show More]In April 27th this year I picked up a heavy backpack, felt a tear in my groin, and pain up and around my hip to my left flank. Ever since then my entire world has been crumbling around me. This happened at noon just as I was on my way out the door to meet a friend, and then to attend a phlebotomy refresher course later that evening. I tried to ignore what I was saying itrapersonally: "This must be what a hernia feels like." By the time I met up with my friend, the pain had become beime sebere enough for me to have to miss the skill refresher, and proceed directly to the ER at Kaiser in Oakland. While there, despite my tale of physical strain, I was diagnosed with a UTI, and profalacticly given an IV antibiotic, prescribed an additional course of oral antibiotic, and a prescription for Vicodin. It was now 2am, my friend I was to stay with was most certainly asleep , not enough money to get a hotel, and I was told I would need to leave: Until I suggested that I had consummed four liters of beverage (my favorite 1.9l 7/11 Ultimate Gulp), plus the two giant bags of IV fluids and not only had I not passed any urine, but I had absolutely no urge to pee. The doc didn't seem like it was a concern, but orderd a nurse proceed with a catheter. That procedure didn't go well, and even tho I had been given a fair ammount of dillauded

  • douglasOctober 16, 2009 at 1:40 am

    i had a bi linguinal hernia and stomach hernia in 2007 14 months later i had major testicle pain and my right leg would go out. 1 month ago i had a nerve stimalotor put in.the problem is still there when i had the stimolator put in the hospital .when i woke up i noticed the surgeon was there. i think the doctor that put in in is covering up something how do i find out what kind of mesh they put in[Show More]i had a bi linguinal hernia and stomach hernia in 2007 14 months later i had major testicle pain and my right leg would go out. 1 month ago i had a nerve stimalotor put in.the problem is still there when i had the stimolator put in the hospital .when i woke up i noticed the surgeon was there. i think the doctor that put in in is covering up something how do i find out what kind of mesh they put in.i am very worried.i still have alot of pain and my pain doctor is trying to say that i am lying and i all want is money.

  • steveSeptember 23, 2009 at 4:18 am

    i had my first abdominal hernia 2000,i have had four sergeries sins then.i had an open wound in my side for 18 months with drainage .it became so infected i had emrgencie surgerie and almost didnt make it.i have a large mesh patch now and i have herniated again.

  • dennisJune 16, 2009 at 1:19 am

    My original abdominal incisional hernial repair was in 02. 7 Years later, this past 4/09 I had flu like symptoms-body aches, fever,chills.This lasted about a week. Then the hernia site became red and inflammed. I went to Thomas Jefferson hosp in Phila. E.R. They operated that night. my temp was 104. 2 days later ther operated again because I had a perforeated bowel and they had to do a 2 inch bow[Show More]My original abdominal incisional hernial repair was in 02. 7 Years later, this past 4/09 I had flu like symptoms-body aches, fever,chills.This lasted about a week. Then the hernia site became red and inflammed. I went to Thomas Jefferson hosp in Phila. E.R. They operated that night. my temp was 104. 2 days later ther operated again because I had a perforeated bowel and they had to do a 2 inch bowel resection. 8 days in the hospital. Lost 15 pounds.

  • JohnFebruary 27, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I had surgery about 13 years ago, to repair a hyadle hernia. I ended up with about an 8" scar that ran from navel to just below my rib cage. 5 years ago that scar began to herniate. The whole incision was reopened and a mesh was inserted to keep it from herniating again. I immediately started to experience stabbing like pains in numerous areas of my abdomin.

  • PennyFebruary 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I had my first surgery performed in 1990, and Just this past jan 2009 I became extremely ill running high fever consistley and I had a pertrusion on my stomach, I lost 19 pounds in 2 weeks, went to my Dr and told her i msut have a hernia where the old mesh was, thet performed a CAT Scan and found the mesh had balled in a knot tore the lining open once again and torn the small bowel I had multiple[Show More]I had my first surgery performed in 1990, and Just this past jan 2009 I became extremely ill running high fever consistley and I had a pertrusion on my stomach, I lost 19 pounds in 2 weeks, went to my Dr and told her i msut have a hernia where the old mesh was, thet performed a CAT Scan and found the mesh had balled in a knot tore the lining open once again and torn the small bowel I had multiple fistulas in the stomach, Emergency surgery was performed . The body had made sterile pockets in the stomach area, but the Dr told me if any one had broken open I would not be here today to tell this, the infection was raging and once they removed the mutilpe pockets of infection, they found I not only have one infection bug but there was 3 different types of infection bugs. I am very thankful for the great Dr I had, without him acting quickley as he did, I would not be here today. Listen to your body and don't put nothing off any more, I had many signs and didn't have a clue as to how sick I was because the only time I hurt is when I was up and at work for several hours the pouch on my tummy would start hurting me.

  • TomFebruary 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I had my first hernia surgery in the April or May of 200, which recurred and I had a second hernia repair with mesh in Dec 2007. I have had some problems with pain, but nothing that I sought medical attention for. Perhaps I should get my medical records and just see if this type patch was used to repair my hernia. It was a large repair the second time around.

  • JPNovember 30, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I had 4 hernias removed in 04, I became very ill, my wound wouldn't heal, I was in bed for the year, my immune system shut down, I had to have it removed in August or else i would die, I had lost 75 pounds- not a good way to lose weight. The mesh came out in pieces and not all of it was even there. We still didn't know it was a bad product. in April o5 I had bad pains again - I had gotten another [Show More]I had 4 hernias removed in 04, I became very ill, my wound wouldn't heal, I was in bed for the year, my immune system shut down, I had to have it removed in August or else i would die, I had lost 75 pounds- not a good way to lose weight. The mesh came out in pieces and not all of it was even there. We still didn't know it was a bad product. in April o5 I had bad pains again - I had gotten another hernia, same manufacturer but different type was inserted. I healed but still have bowel digestion issues and pain on both sides on a regular basis, I am on pain meds and alcohol- also not a good combination- I found out today that my new mesh is also on the list. This has run my life for the last 4 years. I am a single mother and cannot afford to see the specialist on a regular basis, activities are little to none and I have never gotten my strength or energy back. I found out in 2006 about the orginal mesh recall and have had an attorney in Rhode Island for over a year. I am having to file bankruptcy. I wish I new of other alternatives to this mesh. my same scar has been cut open 6 times.

  • DeboraNovember 5, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I had my second hernia surgery a year ago. The site of my hernia is about 4 inches from my breast to the right. A mesh/patch was inserted into small openings in my abdomen. Within weeks after the surgery the patch failed and the hernia returned to it's original condition. A year later, I took a fall and suffered some lower back pain. A few days later, after reaching across my lap from left t[Show More]I had my second hernia surgery a year ago. The site of my hernia is about 4 inches from my breast to the right. A mesh/patch was inserted into small openings in my abdomen. Within weeks after the surgery the patch failed and the hernia returned to it's original condition. A year later, I took a fall and suffered some lower back pain. A few days later, after reaching across my lap from left to right, I experienced a severe stabbing in my right side. I could barely move. I was in the emergency room for eight hours, had several xray type tests with no negative results. The diagnosis was torn muscle. Although the severe pain has subsided, I still experience severe stabbing in the area when I lay down on that side. No muscle movement causes the pain, only pressure against the kidney area. I sense the existence of something foreign in that area of my abdomen and I believe it to be the patch that came loose from my hernia area. The foreign object is 4 inches directly to the right of my hernia.

  • karenNovember 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    My husband had a hernia repair on the 14 of July in 06. The surgeon and hospital used Bard Composix e/x mesh. In May of 07, he had another repair. Another doctor from the same practice took pictures of the mesh from the lst surgery that had come apart and was integrated with the bowel. He cut out what he could. Now we are having problems with what they suspect is bowel obstruction.

  • JamesOctober 17, 2008 at 2:09 am

    I has had three hernia surgerys.I am constantly in pain with my stomach area.MESH or the PATCH was inserted in my stomach.I am in pain on a daily basis.

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