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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed in West Virginia Court

Bard Ventralex hernia mesh, from Dotmed.com 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, Read more

By | 2013-09-17T23:54:09+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Media Reports|21 Comments

Bard Docs: Company Knew Hernia, Transvaginal Mesh Not Fit for Human Implants

Bard ALYTE Y-Mesh graft June 26, 2013 ~ Bloomberg is reporting on court documents revealed in advance of the July 8, C.R. Bard trial that the company had been warned the plastic used in its hernia and transvaginal mesh was unfit for human implantation. Read the story here. Read more

By | 2013-06-26T10:16:01+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Legal News|11 Comments

Dr. Robert Bendavid: Women May Not Always be Candidates for Surgical Mesh for Hernias

Dr. Robert Bendavid 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 Read more

By | 2013-04-09T13:41:44+00:00 April 9th, 2013|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Op-Ed|27 Comments

Hernia Mesh Complications- Is the FDA Watching? Part II

Dr. Kevin Petersen, YouTube, No Insurance Surgery November 28, 2012 ~ Continuation from Part I, According to hernia mesh removal surgeon, Dr. Kevin Petersen, in a certain percentage of patients, the body will detect hernia mesh as a foreign material and will reject it. Symptoms may include scar Read more

By | 2012-11-28T21:33:28+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|33 Comments

Hernia Mesh Complications – Is the FDA Watching? Part I

Removed hernia mesh plug, Dr. Kevin Peterson November 28, 2012 ~ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been updating pages on mesh used for hernia repair. Unlike transvaginal mesh, also made of plastic polypropylene, there is no Health Notification or Safety Warning on hernia mesh. That Read more

By | 2012-11-28T21:20:02+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|100 Comments

Dollars and Sense? Saving Money on Hernia Mesh

  Money graphic, WikiCommons “Application of Evidence-Based Value Analysis: Standardization of Surgical Mesh Products” In this White Paper, Winifred Hayes, a medical efficiency analyst, known as, “Your Outsourced Research Partner,” tells hospitals how to save money buying hernia mesh by being more efficient. Problem: In the case of Read more

By | 2012-09-17T23:38:29+00:00 September 17th, 2012|Featured, Hernia Mesh Injuries|1 Comment

Hernia Repair: Secrets Patients Should Know

Synthetic Hernia Mesh, WikiCommons, author: droftcm 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 Read more

By | 2012-03-01T23:57:29+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|358 Comments

Hernia Mesh Injured Patient Jim Shull Testifies on FDA's Lax Oversite of Medical Devices

Jim Shull February 15, 2012 ~ Testimony of James Shull U.S House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health My name is Jim Shull and I am from Browns Mills, New Jersey. I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak here today. My Read more

By | 2012-02-16T23:48:34+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Op-Ed|18 Comments

Hernia from Hell Treated with Biologic Mesh

Story in Sarasota Herald-Tribune February 6, 2012 ~ James Fico had a problem. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (here) reports on the North Port man’s basketball-size hernia that protruded from his belly for more than five years. (Caution- the photos in this article are not for the weak of heart). Read more

By | 2012-02-07T12:52:40+00:00 February 7th, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Media Reports|19 Comments

Sheri Ragan Still Suffering from Biologic Hernia Mesh

Sheri Ragan Sheri Ragan is playing the waiting game - waiting for a hospital in Ormond Beach, Florida to decide when and if it will take Medicaid so she can have an infected biologic mesh implant removed by the doctor of her choice. At 42, Ragan still doesn’t Read more

By | 2012-02-03T15:35:39+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, News, Patient Profiles|60 Comments