What is the hernia mesh recall commercial about?

I keep seeing this recall on hernia mesh on t.v about people suffering from the mesh and stuff they implanted and stuff. Has anyone contacted these people on t.v for an attorney?

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    RAM Medical Inc., a Wayne­ based distributor of medical prod­ucts, was ordered Tuesday to pay almost $173,000 in fines and resti­tution for selling counterfeit and contaminated surgical mesh used to repair hernias, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

    The company also was sen­tenced to three years of probation. RAM entered a guilty plea to charges of selling adulterated and misbranded mesh last December, through its founder and owner, Richard A. Mazon.

    According to the U.S. attorney’s office, RAM buys overstocked and discounted medical products around the world, reselling them in the United States.

    In 2008, RAM bought about 420 boxes of surgical hernia mesh from a company in the United Arab Emirates, which had pur­chased them from a business called Medserve in India.

    RAM also acquired another 100 boxes of mesh directly from Med­serve in 2009.

    RAM sold the mesh to seven customers. It admitted that boxes sold between December 2008 and June 2009 included mesh that was tainted with microorganisms.

    RAM further admitted that box­es distributed between October 2008 and January 2010 contained counterfeit mesh that was falsely branded with the name of Davol Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Hill­based medical equipment maker C.R. Bard.

    As a condition of probation, RAM will take responsibility for lo­cating and destroying all the coun­terfeit mesh it imported, the U.S. attorney said.

    In March 2010, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the counterfeit sur­gical mesh. The FDA advised health care professionals not to use the counterfeit mesh, and asked them to call Bard at 800-556-6275 if they see any suspicious mesh.

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