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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...]

What’s Wrong with the MDL System of Conflict Resolution?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, Part One, June 27, 2017 – University of Georgia School of Law professor, Elizabeth Burch, is not a fan of multidistrict litigation or MDLs.  Burch studies mass torts, such as the Kugel mesh case, and is currently working on a book about the MDL system. According to her research, [continue reading...]

Judge Settles Hundreds of Transvaginal Mesh Suits Naming C.R. Bard

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 21, 2017 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing more than 103,659 (as of today) product liability cases involving transvaginal mesh. Three hundred product liability cases naming C.R. Bard have been dismissed just since Monday. Earlier this year Judge Goodwin  told lawyers he would like to have the cases filed [continue reading...]

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...]

AU Investigation Questions Ethics Behind Mesh Study

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 5, 2017 ~ An Australian public health watchdog is launching an investigation into whether two doctors participated in a pelvic mesh study and implanted women without the knowledge of the women or the hospital.  The Victoria Health Minister, Jill Hennessy, is behind an investigation into a Melbourne public [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...]

Your Turn – Traumatic Evil, Pocket Change of Tyrants

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ The following essay was written by a mesh-injured woman. She is looking forward to an upcoming trip where she will sit on a beach and contemplate her present and her future. These words represent her opinion.  She prefers to stay anonymous.   Traumatic Evil, Pocket [continue reading...]
Media Reports

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on the Travesty of Mesh Complications

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 10, 2017 ~ Consumer advocate Ralph Nader interviews Dr. Robert Bendavid on hernia mesh and Jane Akre, editor of Mesh News Desk on the ubiquitous nature and complications of polypropylene meshes. He is known to most Americans as a consumer crusader who is responsible for establishing the Public [continue reading...]
Your Turn

Jack Wilkerson Seeks Hernia Surgery in Seoul, S. Korea

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 5, 201 ~ MND loves to hear true tales of healing from readers. Thank you. Jack Wilkerson writes:  I noticed from your website the you are seeking reports relating hernia mesh or no mesh surgery. I had “No Mesh” inguinal hernia surgery June 14, 2017 at the Gipum Hospital [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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