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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.

AUGS Stands by its use of Polypropylene Mesh Implants

Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND), October 22, 2018 ~ AUGS, the American Urogynecologic Society concluded its annual members meeting this month.  Women injured by polypropylene (PP) mesh implants, which the society promotes, met with some leadership of AUGS.  See MND story here.  Still AUGS stands by its promotion of Read more

By | 2018-10-23T10:44:40+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Sticky|4 Comments

Mesh Injured Speak Their Truth to Urogynecologists

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 15, 2018 ~ They traveled from across the country. Mesh injured women spoke directly to urogynecologists at their annual meeting.  (2 Min. Read)  Image: Marilyn Mansour, Dawn Rasmus-Brown in Chicago They came from as far away as Portland, Oregon and Tyler, Texas. The Chicago Read more

By | 2018-10-22T12:49:25+00:00 October 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

J&J Wins Mesothelioma Talcum Powder case in NJ

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 11, 2018 ~ J&J has won a talcum powder case in New Jersey, filed by a woman who claims the asbestos in the powder gave her mesothelioma. J&J Wins Mesothelioma Talcum Powder case in NJ A talcum powder case being heard in a New Read more

By | 2018-10-11T22:42:47+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Featured, Talcum Powder/Cancer|0 Comments

AU Mesh Should Be Last Resort – Too Little Too Late, Say Critics

Justine Watson, ABC News AU Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 10, 2018 ~ Around The World: Mesh Inquiry in Australia is making front page news, but newly formed consumer group says "Sorry" isn't enough. Mesh Should Be Last Resort – Too Little Too Late, Say Critics Unlike Read more

By | 2018-10-15T16:59:42+00:00 October 10th, 2018|News|8 Comments

Mary Dickson Reports on her Depo with J&J

Mary Dickson after depo Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 3, 2018 ~ Mary Dickson claims her mother died from the complications of her two Johnson & Johnson mesh implants. She is taking her case forward Pro Se, without an attorney after she parted ways with two firms. Read more

By | 2018-10-11T21:46:16+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|News|7 Comments

Dickson v Ethicon Depo is Set Over Mother’s Mesh Death

Mary Dickson Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 1, 2018~ Mary Dickson is set to have her deposition taken Tuesday. She is trying to keep her mother's wrongful death, defective product case against Johnson & Johnson alive, despite the hurdles.  She is facing off with Johnson & Johnson Read more

By | 2018-10-03T14:29:28+00:00 October 1st, 2018|News|4 Comments

*Op-Ed* NYT Transvaginal Mesh Coverage Misses the Big Picture

Mesh News Desk, September 26, 2018 ~  Glad to see that another media outlet shares out feeling about mainstream media coverage.  The New York Times has done two stories about transvaginal mesh, unfortunately they focused on the greedy lawyers and doctors who are preying on hapless women encouraging unnecessary surgeries. Read more

By | 2018-09-30T15:46:35+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Media Reports|10 Comments

*New* McFarland Jury Deadlock Results in Mistrial

TVT and TVT-O, surology.com Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 24, 2018- After four days of deliberation, jurors in the trasnsvaginal mesh case of Susan McFarland v. healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) ended in a deadlocked jury. Judge Michael Erdos had no option but to call for Read more

By | 2018-10-04T17:57:27+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Legal News|16 Comments

McFarland Pelvic Mesh Philadelphia Case Still with the Jury

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mesh Medical Device News Desk, **UPDATE September 24, 2018 ~  Lawyers for Susan McFarland rested their product liability case Monday, September 10th and the next day, Tracie Palmer (Kline Specter) delivered closing arguments. TVT and TVT-O, surology.com The jurors spent Wednesday, Read more

By | 2018-09-25T14:47:01+00:00 September 20th, 2018|News|6 Comments