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Patients Require Long-Term Tracking for Hernia Mesh Infections

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  Mesh News Desk, February 1, 2016 ~ General Surgery News reports January 26, 2016 on a long-term study of hernia patients finds infections can take more than a year to emerge and infections are very common. The study, conducted by the Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, N.C.  found anywhere from 17 percent to 66 [continue reading…]

Missouri Lawyers Weekly Covers MND Exclusion from Sherrer Pelvic Mesh Trial

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MND, Jan 19, 2016 ~ This is the second article prepared by Missouri Lawyers Weekly on the issue of excluding Mesh News Desk from coverage of the  Sheerer pelvic mesh trial. The story says it all.  Thank you Missouri Lawyers Weekly for allowing me to republish it.   *Update on the case – The [continue reading…]

Broadly Covers Transvaginal POP Mesh Issue with MND Input

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Mesh News Desk, January 7, 2015 ~ Your editor, Jane Akre was interviewed for this January 5th story in “Broadly” a unit of the HBO show VICE. Read the story here.   Reporter Gabby Bess was seeking a comment on the new Food and Drug Administration rule that reclassifies mesh used for pelvic organ [continue reading…]

Mesh News Desk Trial Coverage Cut For Being ‘Advocacy’ Organization

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Mesh News Desk, December 9, 2015 ~ A funny thing happened on the way to covering a pelvic mesh trial. As editor of Mesh News Desk (MND), I cover trials either in person or remotely through a feed provided by Courtroom View Network (CVN).  David Siegel who works there, has always been very friendly. [continue reading…]

Transvaginal Mesh- Emerging or Resolving?

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Mesh News Desk, October 14, 2015 ~ As trial lawyers gather in Las Vegas for the twice-yearly Mass Torts Made Perfect, hosted by Levin Papantonio Law, one cannot help but notice the agenda for the last day – areas ahead for future litigation or areas that are waning. As you might have guessed, transvaginal [continue reading…]

Scotland Limits Use of Pelvic Mesh Implants

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  Mesh News Desk, October 5, 2015 ~ According to a story in Scotland’s  The Daily Record, here, on Friday, the Health Secretary of Scotland published an interim report on the use of transvaginal mesh. It says three of the four procedures doctors routinely recommend to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse will no longer [continue reading…]

Huffington Post and Steven Brill on “America’s Most Admired Law Breaker” J&J

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND September 17,2015 ~ Huffington Post has collaborated with attorney and  reporter Steven Brill to produce a 15-chapter expose on Johnson & Johnson.   J&J is frequently in the pages of Mesh News Desk as one of the major mesh manufacturers which promises to be the last to settle its outstanding pelvic mesh injury [continue reading…]

NBC: C.R. Bard Forged Documents on Controversial Blood Clot Filter to Gain FDA Approval

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, September 8, 2015 ~ This week, NBC News investigated a blood clot filter made by C.R. Bard, and the questionable way the controversial medical device was approved for market. Bard also makes a number of pelvic meshes which are the focus of thousands of defective product lawsuits.  The Recovery blood-clot filter, is associated with [continue reading…]

Media Coverage Leaves Tainted Impression of Mesh Injury Surgeries and Medical Lien Companies

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Deconstructing “The Lien Machine” MND, September 3, 2015 ~A recent series of Reuter’s articles takes a broad swipe at the industries that helps women find the resources they need to obtain mesh-removal surgeries. With 100,000 plaintiffs now joined in litigation against seven mesh manufacturers, removal of the polypropylene mesh implant may be the only [continue reading…]

Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Una Lee Offers Help to Pelvic Prolapse Patients

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 MND, August 25, 2015 ~ King 5-TV in Seattle did a health segment in July on pelvic floor problems including prolapse and incontinence.  Featured was Dr. Una Lee of Virginia Mason Hospital, a urologist who trained under Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA. “Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Lee”  was sponsored by Virginia [continue reading…]

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