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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.

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 |2020-01-15T16:28:16-05:00January 15th, 2020|Sticky|9 Comments

First Trial of J&J’s Artisyn Pelvic Mesh Underway in Miami

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 9, 2020 ~ A product liability pelvic mesh trial naming Johnson & Johnson began this Monday in US District Court in Miami for the first pelvic mesh not implanted transvaginally to treat stress urinary incontinence. Charlotte Salinero of Miami and her husband, Efran, filed [...]

By |2020-01-15T16:29:14-05:00January 9th, 2020|News|0 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

A Simple Solutions to Infections?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 24, 2019 ~ Do you get colds, viruses and the flu during the winter months?  Ever wonder why?  The solution may be a simple one. This Harvard trained medical doctor was perplexed why some locations seem to harbor sicker people than others. Working in [...]

By |2019-11-24T17:17:57-05:00November 24th, 2019|Featured|1 Comment

Latest News! JNJ Negligent in AU Mesh Case, Must Pay Thousands of Pelvic Mesh Patients

ABC News AU, Julie Davis (center) Mesh News Desk, November 20, 2019 ~ After two years of court action, the federal judge in a Sydney, Australia (AU) case has finally rendered her decision finding J&J and its Ethicon subsidiary were negligent in selling the mesh devices in Australia. [...]

By |2019-12-12T22:38:36-05:00November 20th, 2019|Media Reports|3 Comments

Australian Class Action Decision v. Ethicon Thursday

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 6, 2019 ~ It's been 21 months since a class action trial concluded in Australia against Ethicon, the maker of the most number of polypropylene plastic mesh implants used in women in that country.  In two weeks the Australian judge will issue her decision.  [...]

By |2019-12-12T22:38:46-05:00November 6th, 2019|Media Reports, Sticky|0 Comments

Vaginal Mesh Nerve Injuries- Why Do They Go Unnoticed?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 6, 2019 ~ Vaginal mesh sling nerve injuries go largely untreated Why are urogynecologists largely ignoring the injuries caused by the placement of transvaginal mesh? For one thing,  they remain largely untrained, despite the information surrounding more than 100-thousand lawsuits filed due to injuries [...]

By |2019-11-06T13:23:23-05:00November 6th, 2019|Your Turn|11 Comments

J&J Recalls Talcum Powder Found Tainted with Asbestos

Mesh Medical Device news Desk, October 18, 2019 ~ The first time ever, Johnson & Johnson is recalling a shipment of baby powder after the FDA found some evidence of asbestos in one of the bottles. This will not serve the defense in the growing number of baby powder/mesothelioma/ ovarian [...]

By |2019-10-18T14:41:06-04:00October 18th, 2019|Media Reports|0 Comments

$117 Mill Multistate Settlement with J&J Over Deceptive Mesh Marketing

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 17, 2019 ~ The business model for Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon Inc. medical device subdivision appears to be - Push ahead and if caught, pay the fines. * J&J has just offered $4 billion to settle about 2,000 lawsuits connected with its [...]

By |2019-11-06T15:19:30-05:00October 17th, 2019|News|55 Comments

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Polypropylene- What You Need to Know About Links to Autoimmune Disease

Noni Wideman Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 16, 2019~ The Links Between Surgical Mesh Complications and the Development of Autoimmune Diseases. The following is from a 2017 story produced by Canadian researcher, Noni Wideman, which bears repeating.  Many people, both women and men, implanted with polypropylene mesh, report [...]

By |2019-10-16T13:08:03-04:00October 16th, 2019|Featured|6 Comments