The Mesh Manufacturers

We at TMWF for the injured encourage you to be as informed as possible about mesh injury. If you believe you been injured by polypropylene mesh, we advise you take the following steps to become educated about your injury.

 

FIRST CLICK HERE TO REVIEW AN INVENTORY OF MESH MANUFACTURERS AND THEIR PRODUCTS

 

  1. Request your healthcare and surgical records, directly from the Office of Medical Records for the institution(s) that treated you.
  2. Always keep an up-to-date a copy of ALL of your medical records, securely stored, in paper and electronic format in your possession, at all times.
  3. When you have received all of your medical records (this process may take some time, and some hospitals charge you for the privilege of your own records), CHECK FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS AND DEMAND THAT THE DOCTOR/HOSPITAL CORRECT THE MISTAKES IMMEDIATELY.
  4. Call the manufacturer of your mesh product. The manufacturer name and product name(s) should be stated in your records. Report your symptoms and any adverse events related to mesh implant and/or complications. 
  5. SPEAK TO THE HIGHEST OFFICIAL IN THE COMPANY THAT YOU CAN GET ON THE PHONE. YOU are the customer. You deserve to speak to someone who has the authority to answer your questions to your satisfaction. (I am not a lawyer or doctor, and I'm not giving professional advice, so if you feel it's necessary to do so, please speak with either a lawyer, your doctor or both of these professionals before proceeding with your call, especially if you have a lawsuit pending.).
  6. Call the FDA to report your "Adverse Events." 

    FDA WEBSITE FOR CONSUMERS TO REPORT COMPLAINTS AND ADVERSE EVENTS (Medical Harm):

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm 

    FDA CONSUMER SERVICE NUMBER: 800-638-2041

    FDA CONSUMER EMAIL: DICE@fda.hhs.gov

  7. Understand how the mesh that has injured you or a loved one became injured by an "FDA Cleared" (not "APPROVED" but "CLEARED" Device). 

    WEBSITE EXPLAINING THE FDA’s “Pre-market Clearance” (A.K.A. “The 510k Process”):

    http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DeviceApprovalsandClearances/510kClearances/default.htm

     

LIST OF MESH MANUFACTURERS (and their contact info)

 

Johnson & Johnson/Gynecare/Ethicon:

WEBSITE: http://www.ethicon.com/

CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER: 877-ETHICON (384-4266)

LIVE CHAT WITH CUSTOMER SUPPORT: http://www.ethicon.com/corporate/our-connections/support

 

C.R. Bard

WEBSITE: http://www.bardmedical.com/products/pelvic-health/

CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER: 800-526-4455

CUSTOMER SERVICE EMAIL: bardmedical.customerservice@crbard.com

 

American Medical Systems (Endo Health)

WEBSITE: http://americanmedicalsystems.com/

CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER: 800-328-3881

CUSTOMER SERVICE WEB CONTACT FORM:

http://americanmedicalsystems.com/en/about-us/contact-us.html

 

Cook Medical

https://www.cookmedical.com/web/surgery

CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER: 812.339.2235

ALTERNATE NUMBER: 800.457.4500

EMAIL: sales.ops@cookmedical.com

CUSTOMER SUPPORT WEB FORM: https://www.cookmedical.com/connect

 

Caldera Medical

WEBSITE: https://www.calderamedical.com/

CUSTOMER SERVICE: 818.879.6555

CUSTOMER CONTACT WEB FORM: https://www.calderamedical.com/contact-us.php

 

Coloplast

WEBSITE: http://www.coloplast.us/Surgical-Urology/

CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER: 800-533-0464

CUSTOMER SERVICE EMAIL: usmedweb@coloplast.com

 

Boston Scientific

WEBSITE:

http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/products/pelvic-floor-reconstruction.html

http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/health-conditions/stress-urinary-incontinence.html

CUSTOMER SERVICE NUMBER: NOT PROVIDED

CUSTOMER SERVICE LIVE CHAT: http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/customer-service.html

CONTACT US WEB FORM:

http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/medical-specialties/urology/contact-us.html

 

ALSO, CONTACT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (THE FDA) TO PROVIDE THE SAME INFORMATION:

WEBSITE FOR CONSUMERS TO REPORT COMPLAINTS AND ADVERSE EVENTS (Medical Harm):

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm

 

WEBSITE EXPLAINING THE FDA’s “Pre-market Clearance” (A.K.A. “The 510k Process”):

http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DeviceApprovalsandClearances/510kClearances/default.htm

FDA CONSUMER SERVICE NUMBER: 800-638-2041

FDA CONSUMER EMAIL: DICE@fda.hhs.gov

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