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  • (Lawyer Recommendations) Bard PerFix Plug & Patch

    Posted by Jordan Fitz on August 29, 2022 at 10:12 pm


    It’s been a bit since I’ve jumped back on here. I’m coming up on 5 months since my mesh removal @ Cleveland Clinic.

    Overall, I’m doing MUCH better than before mesh removal.

    I’m only adding that because I know people will ask haha 🙂

    I have a long long list of 4 years of pain and suffering and paper trials of my family spending just south of 100k (not including the 28k surgery insurance cost for Cleveland Clinic) trying to figure out what was going on with my groin / leg pain. Turns out it was the mesh (plug & patch)!

    I want to sue and am looking for attorney recommendations… I have done enough research to know that I will get some type of settlement based on my history and implant that was used.

    So please don’t respond to this thread telling me good luck it’s all about the money, blah blah blah.

    Simply just looking for recommendations for attorneys!

    Thanks so much and I hope you all are fighting for your health / pressing to get answers. I thought I was going to be in pain forever, but I’m finally on the other side of it!

    Much love!

    Good intentions replied 1 year, 5 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Good intentions

    September 5, 2022 at 9:26 am

    Here is an interesting presentation I came across that seems relevant to the original topic.

  • Watchful

    September 4, 2022 at 8:26 pm


    Did he tell you whether he was going to use the mesh or not in your case, or was it going to be decided during surgery?

  • Mike M

    September 4, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Dr. Grischkan was the first doctor I met with regarding hernia repair. He has done 20k+ repairs. The outpatient facility is attached to his office. There were a lot of thank you letters (some very recent) on his wall as you walk in from some big names.

    He is very popular in the body building community for repairs. He doesn’t use gore-tex 100% of the time (polyester? flexible?) and he is anti-mesh. He does a tailored open tissue “no-mesh” repair depending on the size and scope.

    It is my understanding he study at Shouldice for a time.

    He has repaired some pretty insane cases as demonstrated by the before / after photos I saw while I was there.

    I had him as my #2 option behind Dr. Kang.

  • Watchful

    September 4, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    I saw a couple of good mentions of his work on this forum. I never talked to him. He has his own 2-layer tissue repair procedure reinforced with a Gore-Tex mesh (seems like he agrees not to use the mesh in some cases). He calls it a “modified Shouldice”, although it seems a bit of a stretch to call it that. I heard that he does trim the cremaster, but doesn’t cut it completely. He’s very experienced, and has done a very large number of surgeries.

    I haven’t explored him beyond that since the pros and cons of his specific procedure weren’t clear to me.

  • William Bryant

    September 4, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Dr Grisckan is not a name that seems mentioned as much on this forum as others.

    Any good? Any bad results/reviews?

  • Mike M

    September 3, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    I would call Dr. Grischkan’s office and see if he can provide recommendation?

    He has served as an expert witness (hernia doctor) for plaintiffs.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  Mike M.
  • Johnso

    August 30, 2022 at 6:39 pm


    You may be able to get a recommendation from this forum:

    All the best,


  • Good intentions

    August 30, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    This web site, linked below, does a pretty good job of tracking lawsuits and has some names. One thing that you’ll find is that the lawsuits are based on the assumption that mesh devices are inherently safe and do not cause problems. The law firms are working any angle that they can find that implies the manufacturer cut corners or made a mistake in manufacturing the product. There don’t seem to be any suits yet that just say outright that the mesh product’s design is inherently flawed. The defense just points to the 85% of mesh patients that are still functional.

    The plug seems like one that has the possibility to argue that the design itself is flawed. Even mesh surgeons have said that plugs are “evil”, and the “Guidelines” recommend against plugs.

    Glad to see that you made it through. People, including doctors and surgeons, can’t comprehend what it’s like to have mesh problems. If there was a way to let a person borrow another person’s body for a day, no surgeon that borrowed a mesh patient’s body would ever use mesh again for inguinal hernia repair.

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