Posts Tagged ‘ hernia ’

Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Clinic, Toronto

In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March 2014
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A “Gold Standard” for Hernia Repair and the Patients’ Post-surgical Understanding of Unreasonable Mesh Device and Procedural Risks?

Aug 19th, 2014 | By
David Schmidt, FDA hearings September 2011

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, 2007,
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Day 28: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Verdict Day $3.35 Million

Feb 25th, 2013 | By
Day 28 Verdict Day!

February 25, 2013 ~ Jurors in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial awarded the 47-year old woman from South Dakota and her husband $3.35 million today in an Atlantic City, New Jersey Courtroom. Jurors have been deliberating 5 days now in the product liability trial. Jurors decided the Prolift was not defectively designed by a
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When Marlex Mesh Erosion Appears as Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Jul 20th, 2012 | By
Marlex Mesh Erosion, J of the American Board of Family Medicine

July 20, 2012 ~ In this published report in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine,  Jan-Feb 2012, doctors from Dewitt Amy Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA, determined irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be caused by a mesh complication. In this case a 50-year-old woman had Marlex hernia mesh implanted 13 years earlier to
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Suffering in Silence: Hal Samples’ Years of Pain Following Mesh Hernia Repair

Nov 21st, 2011 | By
Hal Samples and friends

Dallas photographer and artist, Hal Samples’ name is synonymous with the trendy, downtown Dallas art district. His gallery was named Best Art Gallery in Dallas in 2009 and his photographs, film work, and documentaries have taken him around the world and provided an income most artists hope to achieve.



Pelvic Surgeon Dr. M. Tom Margolis on ‘Getting the Mesh Out’

Aug 26th, 2011 | By
Dr. M. Tom Margolis, Bay Area Pelvic Surgery

  As a Pelvic Surgeon/Urogynecologist, Dr. Margolis helps women suffering from incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and a variety of surgical problems involving the female pelvis. He has done mesh removal surgery from his office, Bay Area Pelvic Surgery, in the San Francisco Bay area.