Just passing this along because it may potentially be helpful to other patients, and for those who want to advocate within the medical world.

ProPublica is a non-profit investigative journalism organization that occasionally focuses their investigative capabilities on the US health care system and health industry. They have a Facebook group titled "Patient Safety Community" where people share various experiences or knowledge, and hernia / mesh is a topic of discussion on there:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/patientharm/

And a few related articles from propublica:

https://www.propublica.org/atpropubl...-kristen-davis

https://www.propublica.org/series/patient-safety

Unfortunately it is only on Facebook, but for those who are Facebook users it may be a helpful resource or place to share knowledge.