Surgical Mesh Causes Serious Problems - The Corporate Mindset Is To Blame

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Опубликовано 28 декабря 2018, 19:00
A popular brand of Surgical Mesh used to repair hernias has been found to cause dangerous problems in patients that have it implanted in their bodies. Doctors we talked to said it's the equivalent of trying to remove concrete from rebar. Ring of Fire's Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discusses this issue.

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A popular brand of Surgical Mesh used to repair hernias has been found to cause dangerous problems in patients that have it implanted in their bodies. Uh, you know, you know what's so crazy about this story? This has been going on for so long. Johnson & Johnson, for example, knew that the material that was being used in, in Mesh Hernia material would cause a whole host of problems. First of all, it would, it would, it would migrate through the body, would break away in these pieces of Mesh would migrate through the body. Second of all, it wouldn't. It would not allow the site to even heal. The infections are overwhelming. The longterm problems and pain are overwhelming. The reason they know this is because for other companies had been making the same thing and for other companies had been sued for the same thing. And that took place years ago.

But Johnson & Johnson, just like Johnson & Johnson always does says, well, you know, we're going to do it anyway. It's just like, you know, the, the baby powder case. A friend of mine just hit him for $4,000,000,000 in 22 cases of cancer. Uh, it, Johnson & Johnson always, always focuses on the bottom line, always to the detriment of consumers. You know, take, take it from here. I've actually full disclosure, I've handled these cases. I know a lot about them. I know why the material is causing says danger, but go, go ahead and talk about it. We know the Johnson & Johnson through their little subsidiary, ethicon develop these polypropylene meshes, which as you said, other people had already had on the market. Johnson & Johnson wanted in on it because they saw that, hey, everybody else is making a ton of money. We need to develop a, poly a polypropylene Mesh, even though we know they're getting sued, don't worry, we're going to make more money than they'll take from us in the courts.

So they make it and sure enough, it causes migration. It causes a adhesion where, where it either at a, you know, basically becomes a part of the organ or it makes organ's fused together. If they're touching with this mesh. It causes massive infections and horrid inflammation because of the chemicals in this polypropylene actually hinder the healing process. It makes it harder for the hernia to heal, and of course doctors, anytime something like this comes out, unfortunately these drug reps go out. They say, Hey, we know you've been using these old meshes that have been perfectly fine, but here's something new. It's lighter, it's more flexible. It's going to make your patients feel so much better, so use our mesh instead of the old things that have worked for so long. Let me, let me put this in perspective for you. Okay? You're in a business and five, six years before, there are hundreds and hundreds of cases saying that this thing that you're about to bet on the market will bad human injury.

Now, for example, these were, if you can imagine, these were actually used for vaginal, a vaginal mesh program. Now we're talking about Hernia Mesh, which is the same material. It caused such injury inside a woman's vagina in the whole area around anywhere it touched. It caused these adhesions. It caused pain that was so bad that women had to basically have have hysterectomies, I mean radical hysterectomy is because the pain was so bad is you said the the Mesh would merge with other tissue. It would merge with other organs and the women died from this. And this there's no difference in the material we're talking about here where they use this for small bowel resections. They use it for ventral hernia repair. They use it for bilateral tissue flaps. They use it for a whole host of things. Why do they use it? They use it because doctors who aren't really trained in some of these procedures can then say, well, I don't really need to have special training.