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About Jane Akre

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.

Pelvic Mesh Trial Stops Before it get Started Following Covid Scare

*UPDATE ON MESH TRIAL- FRIDAY, September 18, 2020*  As soon as it got started, the long-awaited pelvic mesh trial of Annette Sutpin was called off.  Plaintiff attorney, Kila Baldwin, tested for COVID- 19 received a negative test result, but she does have pneumonia.  Her IT tech reports sickness including nausea. [...]

By |2020-09-18T15:56:55-04:00September 15th, 2020|Sticky|2 Comments

9th Annual Whole Woman Conference Ahead!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 2020 ~ After attending last year's conference in beautiful downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, I thought I would bring news of this year's event to MND readers. Meet Christine Kent. Christine Kent, Whole Woman After suffering a profound uterine prolapse while still in [...]

By |2020-09-15T00:23:09-04:00July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pelvic Mesh: The 5% Secret Your Lawyer Doesn’t Want You To Know

Mesh Medical Device News Desk~  If you were injured by pelvic mesh and have received or are waiting for a settlement, your lawyer does NOT want you to read this! By now most people have heard of pelvic mesh. They would probably say they’ve heard too much, from late-night TV [...]

By |2020-09-15T00:36:46-04:00July 19th, 2020|Featured|20 Comments

Breaking News- JNJ Will Suspend Baby Powder Sales in U.S.

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 19, 2020 ~ Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talcum-based Baby Powder in North America and Canada. The company cites concerns over ongoing lawsuits concerning claims the powder contains asbestos and causes ovarian cancer in women who used it genitally. So far a [...]

By |2020-05-20T14:57:11-04:00May 19th, 2020|Featured|0 Comments

Newly Released Pelvic Mesh Pain E-Book: A Valuable Resource for Your Journey

Mesh Medical Device News Desk   No matter what stage you are in your journey with polypropylene (PP) pelvic and hernia mesh, this free e-book is a valuable resource. Pelvic Mesh Pain, written by Greg Vigna, MD, JD,  Kimberly Langdon MD, with contributors Ben C. Martin Esq. Laura J. Baughman, Esq, [...]

By |2020-09-15T00:35:29-04:00April 16th, 2020|Your Turn|7 Comments

The Profound Anatomical Error of Transvaginal Mesh

Versalius drawing Medical Misconceptions have existed for 400 years. Why have they not been corrected, especially as they pertain to the female pelvis? Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 17, 2020~ Story by Christine Kent, RN of, a teaching and research organization dedicated to women's pelvic health.   The [...]

By |2020-05-19T13:20:02-04:00March 17th, 2020|News|7 Comments

J&J Facing $1.7 Million in Damages to Three Australian Women

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 3, 2020~ This is just the beginning of compensation being offered to thousands of Australian women implanted permanently with J&J's transvaginal mesh. A federal court in Australia has ordered healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $1.7 million (US dollars) plus legal costs as [...]

By |2020-03-17T16:49:09-04:00March 3rd, 2020|News|8 Comments

First Trial of J&J’s Artisyn Pelvic Mesh Results in Win for Defendant

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 21, 2020~ **Update on the resolution of this case.  In the case of Charlotte Salinero, a federal jury found January 21, 2020, that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division was not liable for the injuries claimed by Plaintiff Salinero.  After listening to evidence presented during the [...]

By |2020-08-10T23:03:13-04:00January 22nd, 2020|Legal News|6 Comments

Kaiser $20 Million Prolift Pelvic Mesh Case Survives Ethicon Challenge

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 15, 2020~  An Indiana pelvic mesh trial naming defendant, Ethicon has survived it's recent challenge and Barbara Kaiser and her legal team are set to receive $20 million, unless Ethicon launches another challenge.   Barbara Kaiser is one step closer to seeing an end to [...]

By |2020-03-17T16:49:28-04:00January 15th, 2020|Legal News|9 Comments

New Zealand Surgical Mesh Restorative Justice Report Released

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 12, 2019 ~ New Zealand  has just released a report seven months in the making that acknowledges the severity of surgical mesh harms.  More than 600 people affected by surgical mesh have participated in a New Zealand report to restore justice to those affected [...]

By |2020-01-15T16:29:36-05:00December 12th, 2019|Featured|2 Comments