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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.

Mesh, Autoimmunity, Allergies and Vitamin D

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 25, 2018 ~ In some mesh-implanted patients, an autoimmune response is incited. There are far too many cases to be just considered coincidental to the  average observer, but how might that observation become science and what is happening within the body of an implanted Read more

By | 2018-06-25T01:04:17+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Sticky|0 Comments

Hammons Prolift Case $12.8 Million Verdict Upheld

Prolift, MedTech Marketing Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 20, 2018 ~ Patricia Hammons' Prolift pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, handed her a $12.8 million jury verdict.  Yesterday it survived the latest appeal filed by J&J.  Patricia Hammons was awarded $12.8 million Read more

By | 2018-06-20T17:19:34+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Legal News|2 Comments

New Hampshire Lawmaker Asking FDA for Answers After 60 Minutes Report

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 20, 2018 ~ A U.S. Senator from New Hampshire wants some answers from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following a controversial 60 Minutes report on Boston Scientific and the means it went to to secure a new supply of polypropylene (PP) from China Read more

By | 2018-06-25T01:06:01+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Media Reports|9 Comments

Boston Scientific Meshes Not Defective Says Jurors

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 18, 2018 ~  Friday June 15th, a Woburn, Mass. jury came back deciding for Boston Scientific in the 16 day trial of Ana and Jose Martinez. Jurors decided the Pinnacle and Obtryx pelvic mesh products were not defective and the  company did not fail Read more

By | 2018-06-20T14:46:49+00:00 June 18th, 2018|News|7 Comments

AMS Exec Wants Incontinence Devices Back on the Market

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 18, 2018 ~ Product liability lawsuits were filed against American Medical Systems in Multidistrict litigation (MDL)  as early as 2012 when the MDL was created in Charleston, West Virginia.  To date, there are 21,178 cases naming AMS filed there listing 19,524 as closed.  That's because Read more

By | 2018-06-18T13:48:15+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Featured|7 Comments

Martinez v Boston Scientific Plaintiff Opens

Jim Waldenberger, Kline Specter Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 12, 2018 ~ During the opening arguments, an attorney for Ms. Martinez says the company knew its products would cause the pain suffered by Ms. Martinez. Jim Waldenberger of Kline Specter, one of two attorneys representing Ana and Read more

By | 2018-06-18T15:46:47+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News|2 Comments

Martinez Trial Underway – The FDA Debate

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 11, 2018 ~ The following story is retrieved from the first full day of the Ana Martinez v Boston Scientific trial being heard in Massachusetts Superior Court in Woburn, Mass. The judge's instruction to the jurors began during day 4, on May 30, 2018, Read more

By | 2018-06-12T11:31:33+00:00 June 11th, 2018|News|5 Comments

Mesh News Desk – First Webinar Report

THE FIRST WEBINAR- June 8, 2018 – Many questions came into the first webinar conducted by Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) and Monheit Marketing this past Wednesday.  (Monheit advertises and markets MND). Questions concerned the multidistrict litigation (MDL) and the bellwether pelvic mesh trials that were supposed to set values Read more

By | 2018-06-08T15:22:58+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Featured|1 Comment

Transvaginal and Hernia Mesh Still Used Today – What You Should Ask?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 5, 2018 ~ Your editor of Mesh News Desk is hearing from newly mesh-implanted women who are being told the same thing. (Talking points carefully crafted by public relations professionals?)  That is - this is a "New Mesh"  not the same mesh you've heard  Read more

By | 2018-06-06T14:11:18+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Op-Ed|5 Comments

Martinez Mesh Trial – What Jurors Will and Won’t Hear

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 2, 2018 ~ The jury trial of Ana Martinz v Boston Scientific got underway May 31st in Middlesex County trial court in Woburn, Massachusetts, before Judge Thomas P. Billings. Case No. 1281CV03081. Days before the trial got underway, the judge in this trial court Read more

By | 2018-06-11T14:32:59+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|News|6 Comments