August- Happy Anniversary Mesh News Desk
Welcome to Mesh News Desk, Your Resource for mesh-related news and information.
We hope you are enjoying your summer.
This site began five years ago this month when pelvic mesh litigation was just beginning. Today there more than 100,000 lawsuits filed in the U.S. alone and as well as cases filed around the globe.
Pelvic mesh is still being used. Hernia mesh, also made of polypropylene, is used daily as well. This site's purpose is to bridge the disconnect between the injured and the medical community and mesh makers who are still promoting their products as the standard of care or "Gold Standard."
Pelvic mesh product liability litigation is still ongoing, albeit very slowly, too slowly for some women who are losing their homes and husbands during the wait. Most manufacturers are offering some settlement dollars.
J&J is the last holdout, though despite its tough talk is quietly settling some cases. Those J&J cases NOT settled, more than 40,000, will begin to be trial in courts in Philadelphia and Texas very soon. Stay tuned.
MND is not a substitute for legal or medical information from your professionals.
What MND is is a collaboration of some very smart and capable women who have had enough and are weighing in on the failures of the Food and Drug Administration to protect them and the continuing refusal to help them fund the surgeries they required to make them as close to whole as possible. This has been an incredibly dark chapter in modern medical care.
Be sure to file your adverse event report with the FDA, it is the only way they can track this vast experiment. See how here .
Those who are new to the issue, recently implanted and looking for answers, expect to see more introductory stories in the future. Check out the Reading Room as a resource here, and check the Search Bar.
Be sure to use Facebook to post your questions as well. This is a rich community with very wise women.
For those of you considering having a pelvic mesh implant, or a hernia mesh implant for that matter, please ask your doctor if he or she knows how to do an alternative procedure. Unless and until one can predict who will react negatively, the Precautionary Principle is advised. These pages will attest to that.
Jane Akre, editor MND