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Rand Paul Chooses Shouldice Clinic for Hernia Repair!

Mesh News Desk, January 14, 2019 ~ He is not only a member of Congress but a medical doctor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is reportedly having his upcoming hernia surgery performed in Canada at the renowned Shouldice Clinic! Mr. Paul could have his surgery anywhere in the world.  As a [...]

By |2019-01-15T10:46:36-05:00January 14th, 2019|Featured|14 Comments

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

Krishna Engineering, EtO Sterilizer Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).   But you may not know about the additional chemicals that [...]

By |2018-06-07T17:50:31-04:00June 28th, 2017|Mesh Reading Room Resource|19 Comments

Patients Require Long-Term Tracking for Hernia Mesh Infections

  Prolene hernia mesh removed after 1.5 yr. Mesh News Desk, February 1, 2016 ~ General Surgery News reports January 26, 2016 on a long-term study of hernia patients finds infections can take more than a year to emerge and infections are very common. The study, conducted by the [...]

By |2016-01-31T23:23:48-05:00January 31st, 2016|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Media Reports|15 Comments

J&J Named in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Prolene mesh Plaintiff  Richard McLaughlin filed his lawsuit in California's Central District last February. Although his mesh, made by Johnson & Johnson, was used for hernia repair, the allegations are the same as mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse - that the mesh is defective, that the instructions [...]

By |2014-04-15T10:25:47-04:00April 15th, 2014|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Legal News|28 Comments

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed Against Atrium Medical Corporation By Dan C. Bolton and Farid Zakaria, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The law firm of Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP recently filed a lawsuit in California federal court on behalf of a forty-six year old man injured by a hernia mesh [...]

By |2014-03-11T10:04:26-04:00March 11th, 2014|Featured, Hernia Mesh Injuries|27 Comments

The 510(k) Process – Safety Forgotten

THE 510(k) PROCESS – SAFETY FORGOTTEN By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP The 510(k) process is relied upon by the medical device industry, including pelvic mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson, Atrium Medical Corporation, and Davol/Bard, to quickly get devices marketed in the United [...]

By |2018-06-05T10:53:05-04:00January 23rd, 2014|Featured|10 Comments

Religious Preferences and the Makeup of Your Mesh

Cows and Pigs, by Rob Purvis, WikiCommons November 14, 2012 ~  MDND would like to hear from individuals who have had an animal mesh (bovine, cow or porcine, pig) or an allograph (biologic) mesh to gauge their experience for hernia repair when compared to polypropylene mesh. In this [...]

By |2012-11-14T23:07:46-05:00November 14th, 2012|Medical News|2 Comments

Trudy Thomas: Suffering in Silence and Financially after Kugel Mesh Settlement

Trudy Thomas (right) and her daughter Kandace Trudy Thomas is 53-years-old and the song, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all,” might be her anthem. Thomas lives in Cascade, Colorado near Colorado Springs and halfway through our profile interview, she had to [...]

By |2012-08-19T23:38:51-04:00August 19th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|35 Comments

Couple Finds No-Mesh Hernia Repair Doctor in Fresno

Sue Wilson and Harry Cowan had a dilemma. The couple from Northern California are friends of mine and Sue even included me in her latest film, Broadcast Blues, about the failures of the FCC to regulate broadcasters. But Harry had developed a hernia and it needed to be [...]

By |2012-04-30T16:29:17-04:00April 30th, 2012|Featured|14 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 [...]

By |2012-02-03T15:35:39-05:00February 3rd, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, News, Patient Profiles|60 Comments