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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.

What to Ask Your Doctor if he Suggests Pelvic Surgery

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 17, 2019 ~ Monique Sanders is a prolapse expert who turned to natural remedies to resolve her own problems. She advises others on what to ask a doctor if he says you need surgery, whether with mesh or not.  Image: Monique Sanders,  Prolapse Natural [...]

By |2019-08-17T23:42:52-04:00August 17th, 2019|Mesh Reading Room Resource|0 Comments

Doctors Could Be Held Responsible for Mesh Implants Gone Wrong

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 6, 2019 ~ If one legal team is any indication, doctors who implant polypropylene mesh to treat incontinence, could be brought to court on medical malpractice charges.  The team is targeting doctors who implant TOT mesh (transobturator), known to cause some of the most [...]

By |2019-08-17T23:34:00-04:00August 6th, 2019|Legal News|21 Comments

Law Firm Pushes Back Against Legal Pelvic Mesh Malpractice Claim as Others Join

Protesters, Wharton Co Texas August 2, 2019 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 4, 2019 ~ Another woman has joined four other plaintiffs in alleging legal malpractice by two large Houston law firms. Meanwhile Clark Love Hutson has fired back against the firm that's accusing it. On July [...]

By |2019-08-17T23:32:33-04:00August 5th, 2019|News|1 Comment

Newly Diagnosed with Incontinence? What You Should Ask to Avoid a Mesh Repair

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 22, 2019 ~  This is a story that is re-printed occasionally because there are newly diagnosed women with incontinence who are being told that a polypropylene mesh is their only answer to treat incontinence. Doctors are selling patients by easing their concerns, selling them [...]

By |2019-08-17T23:34:21-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Featured|5 Comments

California AG Suit Over J&J Pelvic Mesh Injuries Begins Today

Calif. Attny. Gen. Becerra Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 15, 2019 ~ This is the second of four State Attorneys General suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over its pelvic mesh devices and the cost to the state. The first trial by Washington State ended just before trial [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:30:52-04:00July 15th, 2019|Featured|45 Comments

TOT Mesh Devices Targeted Next for Going Off the Market

Left Behind by the Vaginal Mesh MDL: Survivors with Catastrophic Pain After 2016, implantation of the Uphold and Restorelle Direct Fit is blatant malpractice involving both doctors and hospitals. These influential Boards have been trusted to keep women safe and simply both have failed to intervene.” — Dr. Greg Vigna [...]

By |2019-07-15T17:25:36-04:00July 5th, 2019|Op-Ed|1 Comment

Dunfee Awarded $500k in Philadelphia Prolift Case

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 2, 2019 ~ It is the smallest jury compensation so far, but on Friday June 28, Linda and Thomas Dunfee were successful in their product liability case against Johnson & Johnson over her Prolift pelvic organ prolapse implant.  It was another Friday verdict in [...]

By |2019-07-15T17:24:06-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Legal News|31 Comments

Coloplast Mesh and Med Device Maker Exploring Sale

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23,2019~  Coloplast had nearly 3,000 pelvic mesh cases filed in federal court in West Virginia and had recent disappointing news about its remaining mesh on the market.   The doors appear to be closing on its  urology division.  Coloplast Exploring Sale It has not been [...]

By |2019-06-24T00:03:42-04:00June 24th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments