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UK Mesh Report- A Whitewash?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2017 ~ A report from the UK government stops short of calling for an outright mesh ban such as is underway in Scotland. Anger is erupting at a newly released government report on transvaginal mesh. The report released this week is here. At least 7,800 women in [continue reading...]

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Mesh Around the World

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ While the U.S. seems to be slowing down in mesh litigation while settlements take place behind the scene, across the globe a collective energy and consistent voice demanding change is being heard.   In Philadelphia In Philadelphia, preparations for the Ebaugh v. Ethicon trial coming [continue reading...]

Mesh Injured Fill Parliament Gathering in UK on Pelvic Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 19, 2017 ~ Mesh campaigners call it a successful rally that brought hundreds of mesh-injured and their families face to face with government at the London Parliament building on Tuesday. It was an emotional public gathering as women wept in Parliament about the aftermath of a simple mesh medical [continue reading...]

Mesh Campaigners Lobby Parliament and Call for Suspension

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 17, 2017 ~ Car Crash in the Pelvis – that’s how mesh campaigners are describing injuries from transvaginal mesh as they lobby United Kingdom Members of Parliament.  Anti-Transvaginal mesh campaigners who want Britain to follow Scotland’s lead and ban mesh implants used to treat incontinence and pelvic organ [continue reading...]

AU Mesh Trial Introduces Bleak Picture of Money Driven Physician

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 10, 2017 ~ In a class action trial of 700 Australian women who claim injuries from pelvic mesh, Johnson & Johnson documents reveal the sales pitch used to urge physicians to readily adopt the pelvic mesh implants. It’s estimated 8,000 Australian women were implanted with pelvic mesh beginning in [continue reading...]

Multidistrict Litigation – Is It Working for Transvaginal Mesh Cases?

Part Two – Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 29, 2017 ~ The Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) system allows a select few law firms (about 70) to the top positions in the court structure, no matter where it is based. An MDL is like a class action in that plaintiffs with substantially similar complaints against [continue reading...]
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Welcome to Mesh News Desk

July 3, 2017 Mesh Medical Device News Desk has been at this for five years now, delivering news and information concerning this horrific chapter in American healthcare. If you are a steady reader, would you consider a monthly donation?  Even a small amount will help with this effort to bring the latest mesh and [continue reading...]
Featured

Scotland Mesh Ban Continues With Your Help

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ Scotland has led the way with a ban on mesh procedures due to the tireless campaigning of the mesh injured.   You can help them and here’s how: In Scotland – Elaine Holmes of Scottish Mesh Survivors is urging women across the world to add [continue reading...]
FDA News

Does the FDA’s MAUDE Work?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 17, 2017 ~ Does MAUDE work? MAUDE is the FDA’s central database that’s supposed to identify problems with medical devices that are on the market. Washington University did a review and found it was inadequate.  Printed on the website of Society of American Gastrointestsinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES),is [continue reading...]
Legal News

Mesh Makers Want Non-Residents Ousted from Philadelphia Court

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 11, 2017 ~ * This story is just updated** Mesh makers, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific want 97 transvaginal mesh plaintiffs ousted from Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas following a U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction.  **NEW* As of Monday, July 10, the judge in the [continue reading...]
Medical News

The Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Diseases

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 21, 2017 ~  Canadian, Nonie Wideman, is a survivor of medical complications from synthetic medical mesh.  She has spent over 15 years advocating for children and families, over twelve of them as a specialized care provider teaching coping and life skills.  Wideman turned the skills on herself after [continue reading...]
OP-ED

Opinion: Why the US Can’t Get its Mesh Message Out

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2017 – The following is one woman’s opinion on why the US is not having the same outcome in getting out its mesh message to the media.  What she doesn’t mention is that law firms representing the injured have all warned their clients to keep quiet and [continue reading...]
Media Reports

International Media Headlines on Mesh Mess

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S., the media in UK and AU have been making the mesh mess front page news. Here are some of the headlines recently.   SKY News coverage is here on an alleged cover up by the UK regulatory body concerning the under reporting of [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Australian Health Advocates Articulate Goals for Mesh-Injured

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ What Australian women want for their government to become more responsive to the needs of the mesh-injured and to prevent further injuries.  Isn’t this a global goal to prevent more injuries in the future?  Joint submission by Health Consumers Councils across Australia: Health Issues Centre [continue reading...]
Mesh Reading Room Resource

What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 201 ~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).   But you may not know about the additional chemicals that are introduced with polypropylene mesh.  There is no other way [continue reading...]
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