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A “Gold Standard” for Hernia Repair and the Patients’ Post-surgical Understanding of Unreasonable Mesh Device and Procedural Risks?
By David Schmidt Thank you Jane for this opportunity to share my experience as a U.S. hernia patient harmed, via the standard of care, by two large 4.3” x 6.3,” heavyweight, polypropylene Bard 3DMax Mesh implants. My story begins, as any patient’s does, with the blind trust placed in a physician. On April 18, [continue reading…]
MND, Jan. 6, 2014 ~ Transvaginal mesh has been used in women to shore up pelvic organs since the late 1990s but long before that, the same polypropylene mesh was used in the treatment of hernias. In fact, it was thought that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) where the bladder, vagina, uterus or colon fall [continue reading…]
Rosemary S. Roberts has filed a negligence lawsuit against C.R. Bard for injuries she suffered from the hernia mesh implanted in her in 2004 reports the West Virginia Record. It was filed August 22 in Kanawha Circuit Court in Charleston, West Virginia, the same city where more than 30,000 lawsuits have been filed alleging [continue reading…]
April 9, 2013 ~ Dr. Robert Bendavid is a well-known hernia surgeon who in this editorial for the Africa Middle East Hernia Society discusses surgical mesh. Past president and a founding father of the American Hernia Society, Dr. Bendavid has performed thousands of procedures and is presently associated with the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto where the natural tissue, [continue reading…]
The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Landro writes about hernia repair and the secret patients should understand before undergoing the operation. The secret appears to be that hernia repair, one of the most common surgeries, carries a high risk of chronic pain after surgery – 30% of patients have restricted movement and chronic pain that [continue reading…]