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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.

The Bleeding Edge Doc Features Mesh Injuries

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 19, 2018 ~ Members of the Mesh Awareness Movement (MAM) are featured in the new documentary, The Bleeding Edge, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend! The 99-minute documentary will be shown on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22,Tuesday, April 24, Read more

By | 2018-04-19T23:44:17+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Sticky|1 Comment

Appeal Planned in “Wanton” “Willful Disregard” $68 Mill Bard Mesh Case

Lori Cohen Northjersey.com Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 16, 2018 ~ C.R. Bard, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, plans to appeal the record McGinnis transvaginal mesh jury decision, the company has announced. "We are disappointed with the outcome of the trial and we plan to appeal," said Read more

By | 2018-04-17T14:51:38+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Sticky|14 Comments

NYT on Profiteers Who Lure Women into Unnecessary Mesh Surgery

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 15, 2018~  The New York Times published a front page story April 15th about the people who allegedly prey on unsuspecting women with transvaginal mesh, allegedly to have additional surgeries to increase the value of their settlement.  Mesh News Desk has found this to Read more

By | 2018-04-15T21:39:56+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Media Reports|3 Comments

Jury Adds $35 Mill in Punitives Making McGinnis v CR Bard $68 Mil

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 13, 2018 ~ Friday, April 13, became somewhat of a lucky day for mesh injured plaintiff, Mary McGinnis in her product liability pelvic mesh case against C.R. Bard.  After deliberating most of today, the five men, three women jury added $35 million of punitive Read more

By | 2018-04-16T14:23:59+00:00 April 13th, 2018|News|2 Comments

McGinnis Pelvic Mesh Trial $33 Million for Plaintiff, Punitive Phase Ahead

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 12, 2018 ~ The four-week trial of Mary McGinnis, implanted with two CR Bard pelvic meshes, ended Thursday afternoon with a plaintiff award of $33 million to compensate Mary and her husband, Tom.  The punitive phase will be deliberated Friday. The product liability trial Read more

By | 2018-04-16T12:41:35+00:00 April 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Judge Goodwin to Dismiss Thousands of Non-Revision Ethicon Mesh Cases

Judge Joseph Goodwin Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 11, 2018 ~ Judge Joseph Goodwin, overseeing more than 104,000 pelvic mesh product liability cases filed in his West Virginia court, will dismiss more than 13,000 non-revision Ethicon mesh cases, allowing them to be refiled if the woman undergoes Read more

By | 2018-04-12T20:09:18+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Legal News|40 Comments

McGinnis NJ Transvaginal Mesh Case to Close Today

Trial court Bergen Co, NJ Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 9, 2018 ~ The final days of the Mary McGinnis defective transvaginal mesh trial in New Jersey brought out the experts for the defense. Their contention is that McGinnis was not harmed by the Avaulta and Align transvaginal Read more

By | 2018-04-12T02:09:43+00:00 April 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

FDA’s 510(k) Clearance Does NOT Lead to Safer Gyn Medical Devices

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 11, 2018 ~ The Food and Drug Administration's 510(k) clearance process for medical devices has been called a fast-track to market clearance process. This study reveals it does not lead to safer gynecologic medical devices. FDA Approval of Gynecologic Medical Devices Image: Desara mesh by Read more

By | 2018-04-17T14:45:47+00:00 April 11th, 2018|FDA News|0 Comments

Autoimmune Issues to be Added to AU Women Mesh Claim Against J&J

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 11, 2018~ The class action lawsuit involving more than 800 women against Johnson & Johnson just expanded in numbers and in mesh claim complaints against the healthcare giant. Autoimmune Issues to be Added to AU Women Claim Against J&J Image: Au Herald Since July Read more

By | 2018-04-12T23:41:32+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Featured|4 Comments

McGinnis Recounts Pain from CR Bard Pelvic Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND), April 3, 2018 ~ Before the plaintiff closed its McGinnis v C.R. Bard pelvic mesh case last Thursday, Mary McGinnis told jurors in a Bergen Co. New Jersey courtroom about the pain she experiences due to pelvic mesh implants made by the defendant.  Defense Read more

By | 2018-04-17T19:48:31+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments
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