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Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 product liability lawsuits concerning [continue reading…]

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AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Settled and Dismissed by the Hundreds

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 9, 2016 ~ Six hundred pelvic mesh lawsuits dismissed in one work week.  Unlike the snails pace of federal pelvic mesh litigation, Mesh News Desk has learned that over the last work week, 673 product liability lawsuits concerning pelvic mesh made by American Medical Systems (AMS) have been settled [continue reading…]

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Hard Lessons Learned from Mesh Settlements

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 27, 2016~ The following is an Op-Ed written by your editor who has covered the pelvic mesh issues for more than five years.  I am not a doctor or a lawyer and am not providing any professional advice.  I am sharing observations of the evolution of mesh settlements [continue reading…]

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Endo Will Stop Making Pelvic Mesh and Close Women’s Health Division

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

March 2, 2016 ~ Facing billions in defective product lawsuits, Endo International will shut down its pelvic organ mesh unit, Astora Women’s Health, after a search for a buyer was unsuccessful. Based in Eden Prarie, Minnesota, Astora will close March 31 to “reduce the potential for product liability related to future mesh implants.” the [continue reading…]

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Project Censored: Promoting Media Literacy, Democracy and Pelvic Mesh News!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

February 29, 2016 ~ Finally!   Some media coverage on the issue of pelvic mesh. In an in-depth conversation,  Micky Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored talked at length with your editor, Jane Akre about transvaginal mesh, the problems, the issues the failings of our FDA.   This interview was heard in 32 [continue reading…]

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Settlement Dollars are Slow in Coming in Transvaginal Mesh Claims

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, Nov. 5, 2015~ Your editor recently sat down at the Mass Torts Made Perfect session on multidistrict litigation (MDL) to hear the latest on the settlements purported to be in the works concerning transvaginal mesh. Attorney Henry Garrard told the crowd that four of five mesh manufacturers are in the settlement mode.  It [continue reading…]

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Hello May- Doctor Duh!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

This story was originally submitted to the New York Times as an Op-Ed. It was not picked up. So far mainstream media has a blackout on this type of news, likely because of the potential advertisers who make these medical devices. I thought I would post it here for May because lately I’m hearing [continue reading…]

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*Revised* Anatomy of an AMS Settlement – 692 Pelvic Mesh Injury Claims to be Resolved?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

American Medical Systems (AMS) has sent a settlement letter to 692 women who claim mesh-related injuries.  These are women represented one of the settlement counsel. There are at least 100 law firms representing injured women who have been encouraged by Judge Joseph Goodwin, who oversees the federal cases, to reach a settlement.     [continue reading…]

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Open Letter to Judge Goodwin

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Editors Note* Judge Jospeh Goodwin is overseeing more than 70,000 transvaginal mesh cases consolidated in his federal court in West Virginia. That occurred three years ago and mesh settlements either are slow in coming or nonexistent. This MND readers writes an open letter to Judge Goodwin to help her. Please chime in if you [continue reading…]

FAVORABLE JURY VERDICTS CONTINUE IN TRANSVAGINAL MESH (TVM) LITIGATION—IS AMS WATCHING?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 In recent months, Endo Pharmaceuticals made several announcements concerning global settlements in the transvaginal mesh litigation against American Medical Systems (AMS) pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  Based on the numbers of women participating, the [continue reading…]

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