Welcome August – A Hot Mesh Mess

//Welcome August – A Hot Mesh Mess

Welcome August – A Hot Mesh Mess

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 3, 2017 ~ Hello and Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, aka Mesh News Desk

It’s hot in most parts of the country, especially in Florida where the MND campus is located, and there is a lot going on in Mesh World, unfortunately much of it is being done behind the scenes.

Settlements are being crafted and people call and ask if they can fire their lawyer!  They are not what plaintiffs envisioned, with any capacity to fix them for now and the future. Not only does the lawyer take a portion, but insurance wants to be reimbursed, any liens, Medicare, etc.  What’s left is a pittance for most women.

Then there are the exceptions.

Some women have a law firm that communications with them and has provided some reasonable settlement.   Keep in mind, none of these reflect on pain and suffering, future medical care, loss of job or consortium.

Dr. Robert Bendavid, Shouldice Hospital hernia surgeon

If you have had a mesh complications- speak out – others need to know that some percentage will not do well with polypropylene mesh!  It is still used everyday by the medical community. Australia and the UK are raising their voices now and they are being heard.

There are alternatives to a mesh implant for hernia and prolapse and incontinence. Ask you doctor if you are a candidate.  Travel to Shouldice Clinic in Toronto to get your hernia fixed.  It will cost less than in the States with a much better outcome.  Listen to the Ralph Nader interview with Dr. Bendavid of Shouldice here.

I apologize for not being able to answer your calls. There is too much to do and I’m not a lawyer or a doctor.   Send me an email if you need a doctor referral, based on the recommendations from others, not my personal experience.

Jane and friends,
Crystal River, FL

Want to help the effort?  I’ve added BeautyCounter product line to Mesh News Desk, here is my website. I use them and they are excellent, made in the US and without toxins, parabens, pthlates etc.

Ingredients Omitted in BeautyCounter Products

The FDA doesn’t regulate skin care products for us or our kids. Here is a video on their mission, which means 1,500 questionable ingredients are omitted from their products!

Best News – The Environmental Working Group ranks them top notch in their Skin Deep review of consumer products!  Not available in stores, only through person to person. I get a percentage of sales which helps keep MND percolating along.

Hoping this is a win-win!!!!.….I’ve got an idea to send a product to a woman in need with your help, so thank you in advance.  More in a upcoming newsletter.

Thank you friends.  Stay cool and stay strong.

Jane Akre,
Editor, Mesh Medical Device News Desk

By | 2017-08-03T14:43:23+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Welcome|9 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. Bejah Blue August 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    People, Why is no one posting here? Please lets talk about it. Thank you Jane for all the readings. Even if we do not comment we are, I am certain, reading. I know, for example, that it is hard to comment if the sorrow is great. It does not mean that we are not thankful for your efforts. Right people?

    I must admit having said this that sometimes I feel I am alone in a big house wondering where everyone has gone. Did they all leave and forget to take me with them? This makes me think of Carl Jung’s dream of the house that I think was symbolic of the mind…so interesting. You guys would not leave me here alone would you?


    • Jane Akre August 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Bejah, I had a problem with the posting function of the website for about 10 days. Sorry, It took a week or so to notice ( I knew there were no comments) then I tested it and found out it was broken. Fixed now! Thank you.

      • Bejah Blue August 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

        That makes me feel better Jane, thanks for letting me/us know. Love ya, B

  2. Sharon August 20, 2017 at 6:48 am - Reply

    My bladder has almost quit working. The urine is backed up into my kidneys, l am in 3rd. Stage kidney failure. I am having a superpubic cath done next week, with a closing of the uuthers, excuse spelling. All this from mesh, with. AMS once again trying to wiggle out of it. Depressed in N.C.

    • Jane Akre August 20, 2017 at 8:55 am - Reply

      I’m sorry this happened. You don’t deserve it. Anyone else in nc?

    • Bejah Blue August 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Dear GOD, Sharon….I feel fearful that this will happen to me as increasingly very little urine is released by my poor little bladder…I speak to it and ask it to release water and it does then but I always feel these days that it is not releasing enough and I wonder why. Also the urine seems strong and I am disgusted by the smell of it and discraced that it is coming from me. It is even horrific like something alien. I wish I could help you and I do feel for you…deeply. I wish someone could explain this to us. Is this not at least in part why the entities who implanted us justified doing so? I remember the testing that determined in part that my bladder was not releasing all of its water as it should in 2009 (Implanted in spring 2010 at UCLA, by Ha-Jong Kim who I curse every day of my life). I wonder how many she implanted before lunch that day. Please know how much your post is appreciated, and how much your sisters feel for you. Let us know of what comes to pass if you can.


  3. Beth August 20, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Doctors realized now they have to work hard than the easy way out. Where I came from doctors are doctors as well as surgeons. Mesh is not used so, women are not injured and complications are rare.

    • Bejah August 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Gosh, Can I come and live with you! 🙂


      • Jane Akre August 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

        Wouldn’t it be lovely to have the house that mesh built? A village for the mesh injured. All we need is money…..

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