March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Jane Akre
March 3, 2014

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Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND) everyone, aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your original source for news on the transvaginal mesh and increasingly hernia mesh front for nearly three years. There are now about 60,000 lawsuits filed in this country alone concerning transvaginal mesh injuries. MND continues to be shocked that the media has not made this front page news!

THANK YOU - each and every one of you who contributed to MND to allow the recent trip to cover the Ethicon trial to happen. Without you all I couldn't have justified the trip. THANK YOU All so much!

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For many of you waiting to have some resolution to your transvaginal mesh defective product litigation this year cannot go fast enough. We already have one settlement offered in the American Medical Systems litigation for an unnamed number of people and the trials that will get underway this year should tell the rest of the story. Meanwhile most of your suffer seeking some sort of resolution through your medical professionals. Some doctors are beginning to understand that they must educate themselves on the thousands of horrendous injuries; that this is not mass hysteria created by mass tort lawyers. To delay and deny treatment is the most cruel prescription a health care provider can give his or her patient. Everyday I still hear the stories from women who say doctors believe "it's in your head." Actually the pain is not in her head it's in her body! I've said it many times, we do not treat dogs this way.

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As always, Bruce Rosenberg is available to discuss your hernia injuries. Not a doctor or a lawyer, Bruce is hernia mesh-injured and has formed The National Meshoma Foundation. His purpose is education...please contact him for information and be patient because he is overwhelmed with the mesh-injured community. 954-701-5094.

Jane Akre, editor Mesh NewsDesk

Jane Akre, editor
Mesh NewsDesk

As the only reporter at the recent Ethicon federal lawsuit in Charleston, West Virginia, I will be sharing what I learned this month. Expect to put your science hats on. The pictures are amazing too. Then there is the litigation with one trial in Texas scheduled for March. Stay tuned!

Stay well and stay in touch!

Jane Akre,

Editor, Mesh News Desk

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